Introducing fēnix™ 2: The Ultimate Sport and Outdoor GPS-Watch from Garmin. The right choice for ambitious athletes and outdoor adventurers.

Introducing fēnix™ 2: The Ultimate Sport and Outdoor GPS-Watch from Garmin The right choice for ambitious athletes and outdoor adventurers. Schaffhausen, Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, introduces the fēnix 2, the second generation of the popular outdoor GPS watch with a range of new sport and training options, updated intuitive user interface and expanded smartphone connectivity. The original fēnix focused on navigation and tracking functionality, and the new fēnix 2, continues to aid the explorer, adding cutting edge multisport training capabilities. Whether running, climbing, riding, hiking, skiing or swimming, fēnix 2 provides users real-time feedback on their progress and helps them achieve their training goals. Advanced running dynamics, for example, can coach users to become more efficient runners. Where ever outdoor activities may take the user with GPS, a barometric altimeter and a 3-axis compass, fēnix 2 always provides safe navigation functionalities and guidance.

“The fēnix 2 combines the very best fitness and outdoor technology from Garmin into an easy-to-use wristwatch, making it the perfect companion for multisport athletes and outdoor adventurers.” said Martin Resch, Garmin Outdoor Product Manager EMEA. “Users can easily switch from advanced fitness training features like VO2 max, virtual partner and a recovery advisor, to GPS navigation features like TracBack® or activity tracking in ski mode, all while staying connected with smart notifications and LiveTrack™.”


Become a Better Runner

Fēnix 2 is the first Garmin wristworn device to include advanced running and fitness features in the rugged form factor of an ABC watch making it the perfect fit for ultra- and trail runners. fēnix 2 displays real-time performance data such as distance, time, pace and heart rate (monitor sold separately), as well as the advanced workouts and running dynamics introduced with Garmin high-end running watches. Like the Forerunner 620, fēnix 2 can estimate users’ VO2 max to evaluate their fitness level. Plus, fēnix 2 can calculate recovery time and perform a recovery check after intense workouts, so users know how much time to rest before they’re ready for the next hard running workout. The fēnix 2 also incorporates advanced running dynamics with the new HRM-Run™ heart rate monitor, which provides feedback on running form by measuring cadence, vertical oscillation and ground contact time. These metrics effect running economy, so fēnix 2 can coach users to become more efficient runners. With the Virtual Partner™ feature, users can set time, distance or speed goals, then push themselves to compete against their Virtual Partner and the built-in accelerometer, allows fēnix 2 users even to track their distance and pace indoors without any additional accessories like a footpod.

Fully Connected

Thanks to the Bluetooth® Smart wireless upload capabilities, fēnix 2 can send runners’ data through the Garmin Connect Mobile app on their compatible smartphone to the Garmin online community, Garmin Connect. This allows users to easily track their progress over time. Once on the run, they can easily invite family and friends through email and social media to follow them during their activities via LiveTrack and see their actual location and real-time workout data. This provides peace of mind, especially if training alone. And thanks to additional satellite data synced through Garmin Connect the user spends less time waiting for full GPS support as fenix 2 gets a satellite fix in a breath.

Today Skiing – Tomorrow Swimming

Fenix2_HR_2510.1fēnix 2 user interface is intuitive and allows to switch easily from one activity to another. It offers a number of dedicated profiles which are optimised for each activity making sure to always get the right data on the watch. Besides classic sport activities like running, cycling or climbing, fenix 2 adds further activity profiles like Ski-Board mode, XC Ski mode and swim mode, which make this device incredibly versatile and very appealing to active people and multisport athletes.

Ski-Board mode, for skiing as well as snowboarding measures the daily skiing performance and intelligently pauses the time and distance tracking when standing still or going up the ski lift. It also has auto run detection where each run is counted separately so users can see the data from each individual run. Every fēnix 2 comes with a strap extender this way it can be worn over the sleeve of a jacket, so data is easily accessible while on the mountain. In the dedicated swim mode, fēnix 2 can record stroke count, interval distance, pace and time for both indoor and outdoor training. For pool swimming, fēnix 2 can count lengths and automatically determine users’ stroke type and SWOLF score to gauge efficiency.

Navigate the Outdoors

Like its predecessor, fēnix 2 comes equipped with a high-sensitivity GPS receiver plus a barometric altimeter and 3-axis compass. It includes a comprehensive navigational toolset that allows users to plan trips and create routes, record waypoints, such as campsites or points of interest, and record GPS breadcrumb trails on the move (tracklogs). The TracBack feature safely navigates you back to the starting point, and the device can store up to 10,000 track points and up to 1,000 waypoints, which can then be shared wirelessly to other compatible Garmin devices or smartphones, or can be uploaded to Garmin BaseCamp™.

Fenix2_HR_2553.6Rugged, Stylish Design and Smartphone Notifications

fēnix 2 is built to endure the toughest outdoor conditions, featuring a steel reinforced watch body and a scratch-resistant, curved mineral glass lens, and a water rating of 50 m1. fēnix 2 also makes a stylish day-to-day timepiece with a sleek negative mode display with a red LED backlight. The rechargeable battery can last up to 50 hours in GPS mode or five weeks in watch mode. Furthermore, fēnix 2 adds Smart Notification functionality, so users can pair their iPhone 4S or later with the watch to receive email, call or text notifications right on the device. This way, users can stay connected while their smartphones can be safely packed away in their backpack.

In addition to the HRM-Run, fēnix 2 is connects to a variety of other ANT+™ accessories such as tempe™ temperature sensor, speed/cadence sensor, and the Vector™ power meter. Also through ANT+, fēnix 2 can act as a remote to start/stop recording and take stills on VIRB™ and VIRB Elite action cameras. Fēnix 2 will be available to purchase in March 2014.

Fēnix 2 will have a suggested retail price of £359.99 and the Performer Bundle with HRM-Run will have a suggested retail price of £389.99.

Fēnix 2 is the latest solution from Garmin’s growing outdoor segment, which focuses on developing technologies and innovations to enhance users’ outdoor experiences. Whether hiking, hunting, geocaching, golfing, or mountaineering, Garmin outdoor devices are becoming essential tools for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels. For more information about Garmin’s other outdoor products and more, go to or find us on twitter at and Facebook at