Garmin Fenix Chronos Watch Looks Good In A Suit Or Up A Mountain

By 04:26 Thu, 05 Aug 2021 Comments

Garmin has some cool activity-tracking watches in the Fenix 3 series, but it just unveiled the definitive model - Fenix Chronos. A premium watch with high-discontinue tracking features and a price to match.

Note that this isn't an Android Wear smartwatch, but it can show notifications from your phone. And while it looks fine enough to wear with a suit, that's not where it wants to be.

The Garmin Fenix Chronos wants to go hiking. It has a 3-axis compass, altimeter and barometer, GPS and GLONASS too - its battery can last up to 13 hours of GPS-based navigation. If you enable the UltraTrac mode, the battery life extends to 25 hours (the watch uses GPS intermittently, relying on an accelerometer the rest of the time). The omnidirectional EXO antenna promises fine reception everywhere.

It wants to go diving too - it's waterproof up to 100m (330ft). Other features include a heart rate monitor, step and stair counter, calorie counter as well. Compared to the Fenix3 HR watch, the bump for the HR sensor is noticeably smaller, making for a more comfortable fit.

Compared to older Fenix 3 models, this one has a red button - a long press takes yo to the stopwatch

Garmin Fenix Chronos

The Fenix Chronos uses Garmin's Chroma display, 1.2" big. It has the readability of classic black-and-white LCDs, but this one can render color too. The classy screen is protected by a domed sapphire glass.

The base model comes with a 316L stainless steel casing and a leather strap. You can upgrade to a steel strap for an extra $100, but that makes the watch heavy (184g). For $1,500 you can have the Titanium version - just 104g! And it comes with a fancy wooden box if that will fill the hole in your heart and wallet.

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