Garmin Fenix 2 Smart Fitness Training Watch
Combining the best features of our fitness and outdoor adventure watches, the Fenix 2 by Garmin is the ideal multisport athlete’s training partner. Whether running, climbing, riding, hiking, paddling, skiing or swimming, the Fenix 2 lets you easily switch between feature sets for easier access to the information you need. Switch from advanced fitness training features like VO2 max, Virtual Partner and recovery advisor to high-sensitivity GPS tracking features like 3-axis compass and TracBack, worldwide base map, or jump to completely different feature set for any of your separate activities. And Smart Notification keeps you alerted and in touch, even while you're out inventing new sports.
The Fenix 2 is packed with training features to tell you about your form and fitness. The first is the VO2 max estimator. When used with a heart rate monitor (available on the Fenix 2 Performance model), Fenix 2 crunches data, including your running speed, beats per minute and heart rate variability to estimate the maximum volume of oxygen you can consume per minute.
Track changes to your VO2 max to see your fitness gains and to compare with your peers. Other fitness metrics include recovery advisor with a recovery timer and recovery check, plus a Race Predictor, which estimates your ideal finish time based on your current VO2 max number. Smart Notification lets you receive emails, texts and alerts right on your watch, even if you're on the trail. The Fenix 2 receives the wireless signal from your iPhone 4s or later, let’s you know you have a message, and displays the full text on its own screen whenever you’re ready to read it.
Garmin's Fenix 2 combines a strong housing to survive shocks with a curved mineral glass lens to resist scratching. It boasts a large LCD display with a red LED backlight and a robust polyurethane wristband. An alternate fabric wrist strap (with hook-and-loop fastener) is also included with your Fenix 2 to accommodate all wrist sizes and so you can strap it on top of a heavy jacket. Fenix 2 is water rated to 5 ATM (50 meters) and has a battery life of up to 50 hours in GPS mode (depending on settings) and up to 5 weeks in watch mode. Basic watch functions include alarms, tones, vibration alerts, timer, stopwatch and world clock with the ability to display several times zones at once.