Saturday, February 22, 2014

Garmin fēnix 2 GPS smartwatch and physical activity tracker

The Garmin fēnix 2 is a GPS smartwatch that also has a 3-axis compass with altimeter and barometer. It's a multisport GPS smartwatch for athletes who like to quantify their physical activity.

It's intended for running, climbing, riding, hiking, paddling, skiing, swimming... (the list goes on)

The fēnix 2 can connect with a heart rate monitoring strap to calculate your recovery time and VO2 max estimate.

Garmin offers a unique heart rate chest strap called the HRM-Run and this heart rate monitor strap adds data for cadence, ground contact time and vertical oscillation. The HRM-Run was introduced with Garmin's GPS running watch called the Forerunner 620.

What's really nice about the fēnix 2 is that it's waterproof (up to 50 meters) and for swimmers, it tracks your distance, pace, stroke count and more (just like the Garmin Swim watch).

fēnix 2 is equipped with both ANT+ capabilities and Bluetooth technology. That means that fēnix can also pair with several external devices, such as our temperature sensor, heart rate monitor and speed/cadence bike sensor.

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