Garmin Fenix 2

Triathlon Magazine Canada - - UNITS -

$400; $450 with HRM

Tak­ing the out­door chops from the orig­i­nal Fenix, that seemed like more of a hiker’s dream watch than a triath­lete’s, the Fenix 2 com­bines the fea­tures of a fit­ness and out­door watch to cre­ate a train­ing tool for any mul­ti­sport ac­tiv­ity you can imag­ine. The gps plus ABC (al­time­ter, barom­e­ter and com­pass) wrist­watch of­fers track­ing fea­tures like a three-axis com­pass and Garmin’s TracBack fea­ture so you can feel free to ex­plore any trail with con­fi­dence that you’ll be able to find your way home. Thanks to its ant+ and Blue­tooth com­pat­i­bil­ity, you can con­nect the watch to other de­vices or a smart­phone.

The fit­ness ca­pa­bil­i­ties of the Fenix 2 are as­tound­ing. Add a HR mon­i­tor and you can not only keep track of your speed, pace and dis­tance, but the Fenix will even es­ti­mate your VO2 max to help you mon­i­tor your fit­ness. With the op­tional hrm- Run mon­i­tor you can gauge cadence and ground con­tact time to mea­sure your run­ning econ­omy. In the pool the Finix 2 (which is wa­ter re­sis­tant to 50 m) can track your dis­tance, pace and stroke count. In ad­di­tion to all the triathlon­friendly fea­tures, you can even use the Fenix 2 to track your ver­ti­cal and count your runs on the ski slopes in the win­ter. Any se­ri­ous mul­ti­sport ath­lete will love this train­ing tool.

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