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Garmin fēnix 3 HR

HWM (Malaysia) - - TELEPORT - By Az­izul Rah­man Is­mail

com­pos­ite. The watch face, on the other hand, is pro­tected with not glass, but scratchre­sis­tant sapphire. It is also one of the few smart wear­ables that boast the abil­ity to with­stand pres­sure equiv­a­lent to a depth of 100 me­ters. Af­ter wear­ing it daily for more than a week, the fēnix 3 HR still looks like new.

The fēnix 3 HR is also built for the ac­tive you. Fit­ted into the watch is the abil­ity to track a mul­ti­tude of ac­tiv­i­ties, in­clud­ing ski­ing, climb­ing, run­ning, cycling, swim­ming, and a whole lot more. This ca­pa­bil­ity can be ex­panded fur­ther with the ad­di­tion of apps, wid­gets, and cus­tom work­outs. We find that no mat­ter the phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity or train­ing you wish to put your­self through, there is an option for it on this wear­able.

For the ad­ven­tur­ous in­di­vid­u­als, there is a built-in al­time­ter, barom­e­ter, heart rate mon­i­tor, and GPS. With these sen­sors, you can keep track of where you are, how high you are (com­pared to the sea level), what's the way home, how hard you're work­ing out, and if a storm is com­ing.

It also func­tions as mo­ti­va­tor and health mon­i­tor. For ex­am­ple, the fēnix 3 HR buzzes if you stay sta­tion­ary for too long, mo­ti­vates you to work harder dur­ing an ac­tiv­ity or sport, while also func­tions as a sleep mon­i­tor. The thing that sets it apart is that it an­a­lyzes and dishes out ad­vice once it has gath­ered enough data.

To fully un­lock the po­ten­tial of the fēnix 3 HR, it has to be paired with a smart­phone or a PC. When paired with a smart­phone, the watch also func­tions as a smart­watch, dis­play­ing no­ti­fi­ca­tions and alerts. De­spite not hav­ing a touch dis­play, we find that nav­i­gat­ing the watch in­ter­face us­ing its five but­tons, se­cond nature.

De­spite all the pos­i­tives, the price tag on the Garmin fēnix 3 HR is tough to swal­low, while the plethora of func­tions can be in­tim­i­dat­ing at first.

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