Garmin today announced an update to its line of Garmin fenix 3 multisport watches at CES 2016. The new models come with updated hardware, new software supporting more activities and new watch bands.
The new watches include a premium model with a titanium bezel and band, another with easily interchangeable leather and nylon straps and a fenix 3 HR model that adds a Garmin Elevate wrist-based heart rate monitor. All three come with a sapphire lens and a software update that adds activity profiles for golf, stand up paddleboarding and rowing as well as new running dynamics and physiological measurements.
“As one of our most popular watches, we’re thrilled to offer new fēnix 3 devices to consumers,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “We’re excited to bring Garmin Elevate technology to the fēnix line, and the updated leather and titanium versions will appeal to users no matter if they’re hitting the trails, the boardroom, and now even the golf course.”
The Garmin Elevate wrist-based heart rate technology found on the fenix 3 HR will track heart rate on a 24 by 7 basis. It also keeps track of Intensity Minutes registered during workouts and apply them towards weekly aerobic activity goals.
The software update is also available to current fenix 3 owners. It adds the updated advanced running dynamics and new activity profiles for golf, SUP and rowing.
The new Garmin fenix 3 Sapphire watches will launch later this quarter. The fenix 3 HR and fēnix 3 Sapphire with leather and nylon bands will both sell for US$599.99. The titanium fenix 3 Sapphire will sell for US$799.99.
Source : Garmin