Sunday, July 29, 2012


Hooo yeah!! To all of you out there who really loves to hike or jungle trekking, here's a really neat gadget that you should have in your collection. Yup, it's the brand new first outdoor GPS watch from Garmin. It can record way points and track logs in order to navigate back to a starting point, with a TracBack feature letting you trun around and navigate your way back along the track you just made. With this, you can practically say BUH-BYE TO BEING LOST!!! ;P

The unit also allows user to download routes from their computer and navigate to them in the field. How neat is that!? And there's an arrow to keep you pointed in the right direction as you travel.

The watch includes a worldwide base map that displays nearby cities and a Basecamp desktop application that allows for trip planning and sharing. A Basecamp smartphone application will also be available and ANT + and Bluetooth functionality allow the Fenix to share routes and other information wireless with compatible devices.

         Like existing Garmin sports monitors, the Fenix tracks performance data like distance, time, pace and altitude. The unit can be paired wireless with Garmin's heart rate monitor or bicycle cadence sensor for additional tracking features. The Fenix also proficient in its ABCs (altimeter, barometer and compass), which can be automatically calibrated by way of GPS. Garmin's Tempe external thermometer can be used with the watch for an accurate temperature reading.

         In terms of more basic features and design, the Fenix boasts a world clock with multi-clock display, alarm, vibration alerts, timer and stopwatch. It has a scratch-resistant LCD display with LED back light and a rugged, waterproof (50m/164 ft) housing. It offers up to 50 hours of battery life in GPS mode and up to 6 weeks in standard watch mode.


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