Garmin fenix Chronos Watch

Garmin announced three new high-end GPS watch models today in their fenix series, under the new model name fenix Chronos.

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The three models share the same features as the existing fenix 3 HR watch, such as a color screen, GPS, 100m waterproofing, built-in optical heart rate sensor, and Garmin Connect IQ third party application compatibility (including our dynamicWatch dwMap route map app). They differ in their premium materials: titanium (watch and band), steel (watch and band) and steel watch with leather band. The Chronos is also slightly thinner, adding to its elegance.

Other features shared with the fenix 3 HR include “ABC” sensors (altimeter, barometer, and compass), activity tracking, smartphone notifications via Bluetooth Smart, and battery life as long as 1 week (every day, non-GPS usage).

Garmin has always intended the fenix range to bridge the gap between a rugged outdoors/athlete GPS watch and a stylish activity tracker/everyday watch and the new Chronos looks to be staking out the high end on the style front.

The other fenix models are very popular amongst our dwMap route map app users:

Price range for the fenix Chronos is US$899 to $1499 (compared to the $599 for the fenix 3 HR).

Oh, and did I mention it comes in a wooden box?

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