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Garmin Fenix 3

Garmin Fenix 3
alaScore 93

1150 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1150 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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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

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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

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Garmin Fenix 3 HR review

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The Fenix 3 HR is a chunky and rugged multisport watch, which Garmin promotes as the best device for demanding athletes and outdoor adventurers. But can this large fitness watch live up to expectations and it's similarly hefty price tag? Read on to...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Jonathan Margolis (

Garmin Fenix 3 Sapphire


An activity watch being widely hailed as the best around

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Brian Heater (

Garmin Fenix 3: The Hummer of wearables for extreme athletes only [REVIEW]


Extremely rugged ; Feature-packed ; In-depth monitoring

Long menu navigation ; No built-in heart rate monitoring ; Minimal sleep monitoring

The Garmin Fenix 3 is a jam-packed sports watch for extreme athletes.

May, 2015

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 : 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

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

Product Specifications


Band colour:Black, grey / White
Band material:Leather / Leather, Nylon / Metal / Silicone / Titanium
Colour 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:100


Backlight type:LED
Colour display:Y
Display diagonal:3.05
Display diameter:3.04
Display Resolution:218 x 218
Display size (HxV) (imperial):30.5 x 30.5 / 50.8 x 50.8
Display Type:LCD / TFT

GPS Performance

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


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


ANT+ enabled: Yes

Operational conditions

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

Packaging Content

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

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: 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:N / Y
Calories burned:Y
Clock mode:12h/24h
Distance traveled:Y
Distance travelled: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 / 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 speaker(s): No
Display diagonal:3.05
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
Touchscreen: No
Vibrating motor: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.3 / 16 / 5.1 / 51 / 51.5
Dimensions (WxDxH):51 x 51 x 16
Height :16 / 51.5
Thickness:1.6 / 5.1
Weight:186 / 82 / 84.9 / 85 / 86 / 86.1
Width:5.1 / 51 / 51.5