Introducing fēnix® 3 Sapphire Silver with Leather Band and Sapphire Rose Gold : The Next Smart Multisport GPS Watch from Garmin®

Schaffhausen, Switzerland./ Oct. 1, 2015/ Business Wire—Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the next-generation multisport GPS watch, fēnix 3 Sapphire Silver with Leather Band and fēnix 3Sapphire Rose Gold.

fēnix® 3 Sapphire Silver with Leather Band and Sapphire Rose Gold

With the new EXO™ GPS antenna, fēnix 3 boasts features that support a full range of multisport activities, from advanced fitness training, to cross-country and alpine skiing, snowboarding, as well as hiking, climbing and trail running. It’s compatible with the Connect IQ™ store for even more smartwatch functionality and customisation. fēnix 3 also comes in four other variations: Silver, Grey, and the premium Sapphire, which features a scratch-resistant sapphire lens. With uncompromising details like a stainless steel bezel and sunlight-readable high-resolution colour display, the fēnix 3 combines the GPS and wearable technology that Garmin is known for with a sleek new form factor that suits both the outdoors and the boardroom.

Uncompromising Design

fēnix 3 Sapphire Silver with Leather Band multisport training GPS watch combines rugged good looks with smart features for fitness training, sport profiles and outdoor navigation. PVD-stainless steel EXO™ antenna provides dual GPS and GLONASS reception for better, more reliable reception in challenging environments. With a sunlight-visible, high-resolution Garmin Chroma Display™, sapphire lens and distinctive leather band (a durable black band is also included), fēnix 3 Sapphire Silver makes a statement on the trail and off. 

fēnix 3 Sapphire Rose Gold-tone with White Band multisport training GPS watch elegantly combines smart features for fitness tracking and personal navigation with a fashion-forward timepiece design. With a sunlight-visible, high-resolution Garmin Chroma Display™, sapphire lens and soft, bright white silicone band, fēnix 3 Rose Gold-tone watch makes a statement on the trail and off.

Both feature sets for fitness training, activity tracking and personal navigation offer every option for workouts, performance metrics, outdoor adventures or everyday use. The Connect IQ™ platform lets you customise watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps¹.

Fact tags:

1.2-inch high-resolution, sunlight-readable Garmin Chroma Display™
Stainless steel EXO™ antenna
GPS/GLONASS: provides faster fixes and more accurate position than GPS alone

Performance Features:

Water-rated to 100 meters²
Battery performance: up to 20 hours in GPS mode, 50 hours UltraTrac™ battery saver mode and 6 weeks in watch mode
High-strength, scratch-resistant domed sapphire lens
Smart Capabilities
Connect IQ™ platform compatibility to download apps to watch¹
Customised watch faces
Customised data field configurations
Widgets: embedded apps in the page loop to monitor various activities
Applications: download customised/additional activities
Smart notifications let you see emails, texts and other alerts right on your watch
Connected features: automatic uploads, live tracking and social media sharing through Garmin Connect™ and Garmin Connect™ Mobile applications³
Remotely control both the music from your phone and your VIRB® X/XE action camera

Fitness Training Features

Multiple Garmin sport profiles: run, trail run, bike, swim, XC ski, ski-board, climb/mountaineer, hike, pool swim, workout, indoor, multisport, pool swim, open water swim or custom activity

Running dynamics: when paired with an HRM-Run™ monitor, collect your vertical oscillation, ground contact time and running cadence⁴

When used with a heart rate monitor⁴, fēnix 3 crunches data, including your running speed, beats per minute and heart rate variability to estimate V02 max — the maximum volume of oxygen you can consume per minute

Outdoor Navigation

Altimeter to accurately monitor ascent and descent

Barometer to predict weather changes by showing short-term trends in air pressure

3-axis electronic compass keeps your bearing whether you’re moving or not

TracBack® feature navigates you back to your starting point the same way you came

¹Watch faces, data fields, apps and widgets will be introduced when they become available; not all products may be available all the time. Please check for current inventory of Connect IQ™ products.

²For more information on Garmin water ratings, click here.

³Examples of compatible phones include: iPhone® 4S & later, Android™ 4.3, Galaxy S3 or later, Galaxy Note 3 or HTC One, phone must be Bluetooth Smart. For the full list of compatible smartphones, click here. 

⁴Heart rate monitors and HRM-Run, sold separately.

About Garmin

Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN). Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.  Garmin, fēnix and VIRB are registered trademarks and Connect IQ, EXO, HRM-Run, ANT+ and Vector are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries. 

All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

Notice on Forward-Looking Statements:

This release includes forward-looking statements regarding Garmin Ltd. and its business. Such statements are based on management’s current expectations.  The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release may not occur and actual results could differ materially as a result of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting Garmin, including, but not limited to, the risk factors listed in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 28, 2013,  filed by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission file number 0-31983).  A copy of such Form 10-K is available at  No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed.  Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and Garmin undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.