If you enjoyed our take on Fenix 2 wristwatch introduced by the world-famous navigation equipment manufacturer Garmin a while ago, then you’ll certainly be thrilled by this little piece of fresh info – the Special edition bundle of the much-loved multisport wristpiece has finally arrived and it’s looking pretty sharp, as versatile as ever and mighty convenient for professional and would-be athletes alike. So here’s the long and short of it.
The athlete’s best multisport training buddy with a trendy red strap and non-negative 1.2 inch LCD display with LED backlight, Fenix 2 is a handy combo of Garmin’s best features found in the brand’s other fitness and outdoor wrist wearables topped by a reliable HRM-Run™ monitor. With its unique technology and advanced functions, Fenix 2 keeps track of your performance stats in six different sports (running, riding, hiking, climbing, paddling, swimming and skiing), and it also has some special training features such as Advanced Fitness Metrics – VO2 max estimator, Training Effect, Race Predictor, Recovery Advisor and Running Dynamics with trustworthy feedback on your cadence, vertical oscillation and ground contact time.
And if this is not enough for you, Garmin’s Fenix 2 also packs a handful of neat extra options to provide detailed metrics on your crucial performance points such as the Ski Mode with info on your distance, speed, vertical drop and an automatic run counter, and the Swim Mode which delivers feedback on your pace, distance, stroke count and more. Plus, there are also some smart outdoor features to make the outdoor essentials of your athletic life easier to grasp and handle, such as the high-sensitivity GPS navigation function and ABC sensors (barometer, altimeter and three-axis compass) so you’ll always be up to date on the weather conditions, your direction, routes and landmarks in your surroundings. The watch comes with 20 MB of integrated memory with track log capacity of up to 10,000 points and 100 saved tracks.
Thanks to its wireless connectivity options (including ANT+™ capabilities and Bluetooth® technology), Fenix 2 can pair with Garmin Connect mobile application on your smartphone (compatible with IPhone 4s and above) and upload your performance info to Garmin Connect, LiveTrack, BaseCamp™ and various social media so you can use this smart little wristpiece for live tracking and sharing your top scores with the people you care about most – plus, with the Smart Notification feature, your new Garmin watch will also let you receive emails, texts and alerts 24/7 right there on your wrist.
Unlike with the regular Fenix 2 package, in the special edition bundle you also get the HRM-Run monitor which quickly pairs with your wristwatch to track your running dynamics and crunch data on running speed, beats per minute and heart rate variability to deliver VO2 max estimator feedback on the maximum oxygen volume you can consume each minute, which is a convenient addition to the other standard stats on your time, pace, distance, speed, calories burnt, lap data and heart rate. Plus, thanks to the Fenix 2 ANT+™ connectivity, you can also use your Fenix 2 as a glove-friendly remote control for your IRB® and VIRB Elite action camera and film some real athletic action starring you. (Needless to say, like any other timepiece, the Garmin wearable packs all the wristwatch basics such as timer, stopwatch, alarms, tones, vibration alerts and world clock.)
Built to stand up to the toughest athletic challenges you decide to throw its way, Fenix 2 is rated water-resistant to 5 ATM and comes in a sturdy shock-proof housing with scratch-resistant mineral glass lens, all attached to a high-endurance polyurethane wrist band. In the box with the watch and HRM-Run monitor you also get a fabric wrist strap with hook-and-loop clasp so you can easily replace the band and switch to a more stylish wristpiece design.
Sizing 0.7 x 1.9 x 1.9 inches and weighing 3.2 ounces, Fenix 2 is powered by a single rechargeable 500 mAh lithium-ion battery which can provide up to 50 hours of use in the GPS mode and as many as 840 hours in the regular, non-GPS watch mode. In the special edition bundle with the Fenix 2 GPS watch, HRM-Run™ monitor and the alternate fabric wrist strap kit, Garmin will also send you the AC adapter and USB cable for simple battery recharge and quick data transfer – and in case of any user dilemmas, you can always check the quick start manual. And here’s the best bit – all of this performance monitoring versatility and reliability can be yours for $449.99, so make sure you grab your Fenix 2 special edition bundle before you head out for your next training – because Garmin’s latest delivery bundle is really worth every penny.
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