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Garmin Fenix 3

Garmin Fenix 3
alaScore 98

1203 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1203 reviews of Garmin Fenix 3. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other GPS Watches for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS Watches the Garmin Fenix 3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 110 user reviews of Garmin Fenix 3 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other GPS Watches on

84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Fenix 3 GPS Multisport Watch with Outdoor Navigation and Heart Rate Monitor - GreyGarmin Fenix 3 GPS Multisport Watch with Outdoor Navigation and Heart Rate Monitor - Grey

Dec, 2017

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 433 user reviews of Garmin Fenix 3 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other GPS Watches on

85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Dec, 2017

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Lee Crane (

Garmin Fenix 3 HR review


The Garmin fenix 3 HR is as close to perfect as any GPS action smartwatch has ever gotten.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Matthew Miller (

Garmin Fenix 3 HR review: Train, explore, and track life without compromise


Nothing's ever perfect, but the Garmin Fenix 3 HR gets as close to perfection as possible with the ability to track multiple sports, serve as an outdoor GPS tracker, track your activity and sleep 24/7 for weeks, and serve as a basic smartwatch for...

Stunning rock solid hardware ; Comfortable fit despite its size ; Long battery life ; Accurate GPS and activity tracker ; Clear and crisp color display ; Easy to use interface ; Support for a vast number of sports and activities ; Outstanding software...

It's a big watch that won't fit everyone

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Mike Prospero (

Garmin fenix 3 Sapphire Review


I once got lost skiing in the middle of the French Alps. It wasn't fun. I eventually found my way out (thanks to the ski patrol). But had I worn a GPS watch that could have led me back to where I started, I would have been spared a few hours of...

Extremely durable ; Long battery life ; Loaded with sensors ; Tracks a wide range of activities ; Smartphone notifications

Expensive ; Heavy ; Many activities don't show up on mobile app

If you want a GPS watch to track everything and anything in the great outdoors, the Garmin fenix 3 is the one to get.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Stuart Thomas (

Garmin Fenix 3 review: worth the money


Stuart reviews the Garmin Fenix 3 -- a smartwatch that exudes both class for the office and features for the road runner alike.

: There’s no doubt that the Garmin Fenix 3 is one of the best sports watches out there. It’s pricey sure, but if you can afford it, then you should be pretty happy with the purchase. The only real issue I had was getting it to play nicely with...

Aug, 2015

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Garmin Fenix 3 Sapphire


Smartwatches are getting all the attention lately, but there's another very popular category: the sports watch with GPS. Garmin's latest high end model is the Fenix 3, and we look at the Sapphire model that unsurprisingly adds a sapphire crystal that's...

Full featured multisport watch in a luxury watch design. Impressive battery life

May be too big/heavy for some. No support (yet) for swim workouts

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: David Nield (

Review: Garmin fēnix 3 sportswatch


The fēnix 3 is Garmin's latest take on the rugged, outdoor sportswatch. It combines some advanced fitness and activity tracking features with basic smartphone notifications, and it's aimed at those who spend a lot of their spare time running, hiking,...

The watch comes with a 10 ATM water resistance rating, which equates to being able to withstand pressures equivalent to a depth of 100 m (330 ft). That means bathing, swimming and snorkeling should all be fine, but not deep water scuba diving or...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: David Nield (

Garmin Fenix 3 review


Fantastic fitness watch comes at a price

Easy and intelligent configuration ; Quick and accurate tracking ; Rugged and long-lasting.

Needs a chest strap to really shine ; Basic on-screen display ; Sleep tracking is so-so ; Pricey as hell

An impressive sports watch from Garmin that is only let down by its price. Casual users should look elsewhere.

May, 2015

Expert review by: Luke Edwards (

Garmin Fenix 3: Adventure ready for any sport (hands-on) - Pocket-lint


Garmin has released the third generation of its adventure GPS watch, the Fenix 3. The Garmin Fenix 3 is all about adventurous, off-the-beaten-path sports.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Elyse Betters (

Garmin Fenix 3, Epix, and Vivofit 2: Three different sportswatches, three totally different looks (hands-on) - Pocket-lint


Garmin has unveiled a bunch of new sportswatches at CES 2015 in Las Vegas. We got some hands-on time with the Fenix 3, Epix, and Vivofit 2, all of which

Jan, 2015

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (

Garmin Fenix 3


The Garmin Fenix 3 is a serious runner's watch. It's big, it's expensive and makes a pretty bold design statement on your wrist. But it's also great.

Excellent battery life ; Hard-wearing frame ; Versatile GPS tracking ; Quick, well-designed UI

Lacks golf tracking of other models ; No on-watch maps ; Big and bulky

Oct, 2015

Product Specifications


Band material:Leather / Leather, Nylon / Metal / Silicone / Titanium
Color of product:Black / Black, Metallic / Black, Silver / Grey / Silver / Titanium
Housing coating:Ceramic / Chrome
Housing colour:Black, Grey / Pink / Stainless Steel
Housing material:Plastic / Stainless Steel
Lens material:Sapphire
Protection features:Splash proof, Water resistant / Vibration proof, Water resistant / Water Resistant
Watch glass type:Sapphire
Water resistance:10
Waterproof up to:3937


Backlight type:LED
Color display:Y
Display Diagonal:1.2
Display diameter:1.2
Display Resolution:218 x 218
Display size (HxV) (imperial):1.2 x 1.2 / 2 x 2
Display Type:LCD / TFT

Energy Management

Battery performance:300
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

GPS Performance

GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Number of Waypoints:1000
Routes quantity:30


Internal memory:32
Memory capacity:1030
Track log:100

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):-20 - 60
Operating temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC / USB
Chest strap:N

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
Cables included:AC
Quick start guide: Yes


Action sport camera control:Y
Active minutes:Y
Activity monitoring:Y
Advanced workouts:Y
Alarm clock:Y
Area calculation:Y
Automatic daily activity detection:Y
Automatic pause:Y
Barometric altimeter:Y
Built-in distance meter:Y
Calories burned:Y
Clock mode:12h/24h
Distance traveled:Y
Electronic compass:Y
Find my phone function:Y
Foot pod:Y
Heart rate data transfer:ANT / Bluetooth
Heart rate monitor:Y
Heart rate-based calorie computation:Y
Hunt/fish calendar:Y
Integrated timer:Y
Interval training:Y
Languages support:English
Multiple bike profiles:Y
Multisport mode:Y
Music control:Y
Pace alert:Y
Personal goals:Y
Physiological measurements:Y
Quality of sleep:Y
Race predictor:Y
Recommended activity:Climbing, Cycling, Golf, Hiking, Rowing, Running, Skiing, Swimming / Cycling, Fitness, Golf, Hiking, Rowing, Running, Swimming / Cycling, Fitness, Golf, Running, Swimming / Cycling, Golf, Running, Swimming / Cycling, Running, Swimming / Fitness, Football / Fitness, Hiking
Recovery advisor:Y
Recovery time suggestion:Y
Running dynamics:Y
Sport watch to PC data transfer:Training data
Sun & moon information:Y
Time/distance alert:Y
Training effect measurement:Y
Vibrating alert:Y
Virtual pacer function:Y
Virtual partner function:Y
Virtual racer function:Y
Weather alert:Y
Weather forecast:Y

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 LE
USB port: No
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes


Battery Capacity:300
Battery Life:1008 / 50
Battery life (GPS mode):16
Battery life (max):3
Battery life (power save mode):1008
Battery life (UltraTrac mode):40
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:Built-In
Rechargeable battery:Y


Sports activity apps:Connect IQ


Compatible memory cards: No
Flash memory:0.032
Internal RAM:32

Technical Details

Accelerometer: Yes
Barometer: Yes
Built-in camera: No
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speakers: No
Display Diagonal:1.2
Display Resolution:218 x 218
Display Type:TFT
E-mail: Yes
Heart rate monitor: Yes
Languages support:ENG
Mobile operating systems supported: No
Protection features:Vibration proof, Water resistant
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Touch screen: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.512 / 0.63 / 2.01 / 2.03
Dimensions (WxDxH):2.01 x 2.01 x 0.63
Height:0.63 / 2.03
Thickness:0.63 / 2.01
Weight:2.89 / 2.99 / 3 / 3.03 / 3.04 / 6.56
Width:2.01 / 2.03