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Garmin Fenix 3

Garmin Fenix 3
alaScore 93

1176 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1176 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 products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Garmin Fenix 3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Garmin Fenix 3


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 4.0/5 for other products in the same category 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

Sep, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Garmin Fenix 3


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 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on

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

This summary is based on the products: Garmin 010-01338 - 00 Smart Multisport Training GPS/GLONASS Watch, GrayGarmin 010-01338 - 00 Smart Multisport Training GPS/GLONASS Watch, Gray

Sep, 2018

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

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

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 : 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

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

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Dan Graziano (

Garmin Fenix 3 announced, a stylish training watch with activity tracking and phone notifications


LAS VEGAS -- Garmin has had a busy day here at CES. Along with the new Vivoactive smartwatch and Vivofit 2 activity tracker, the company announced the Fenix 3, a multisport GPS training watch that includes various smart features. In addition to being...

This article will be updated with our hands-on impressions of the Garmin Fenix 3 later in the week. We expect to see many more activity trackers and running watches this week in Las Vegas. Be sure to follow CNET's ongoing coverage of CES 2015.

Jan, 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


Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Action sport camera control:Y
Active minutes:Y
Activity monitoring:Y
Advanced workouts:Y / Yes
Alarm clock:Y / Yes
Area calculation:Y / Yes
Automatic daily activity detection:Y
Automatic pause:Y
Barometric altimeter:Y / Yes
Built-in distance meter:N / Y
Calendar:Y / Yes
Calories burned:Y
Clock mode:12h/24h
Distance traveled:Y
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
Find my phone function:Y
Foot pod:Y
Heart rate data transfer:ANT / Bluetooth
Heart rate monitor:Y / Yes
Heart rate-based calorie computation:Y / Yes
Hunt/fish calendar:Y / Yes
Integrated timer:Y
Interval training:Y / Yes
Languages support:English
Multiple bike profiles:Y
Multisport mode:Y
Music control:Y
Pace alert:Y / Yes
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
Stopwatch:Y / Yes
Sun & moon information:Y / Yes
Time/distance alert:Y / Yes
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 / 40 / 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