Garmin Fenix 2 Specifications & Features

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Garmin fenix 2The Garmin Fenix 2 Multisport Watch is still a relatively new device from Garmin announced in February 2014 featuring smartwatch functionality including connectivity with smartphones and various tracking features for sports activity.

 

 

Garmin Fenix 2 Specifications and Features

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ModelsGarmin fenix 2
Garmin fenix 2
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Specifications And Features
Physical & Performance
Physical dimensions1.9" x 1.9" x 0.7" (4.9 x 4.9 x 1.7 cm)
Display size, WxH1.2" (3.1 cm) diameter
Display resolution, WxH70 x 70 pixels; transflective, monochrome LCD (negativemode-black)
Negative mode displayYes
Weight3.19 oz (90.6 g)
BatteryRechargeable 500 mAh lithium-ion
Battery lifeUp to 50 hours in GPS mode (depends on settings); 5 weeks in watch mode
Water rating5 ATM
GPS-enabledYes
High-sensitivity receiverYes
Barometric altimeterYes
Electronic compassYes
Smart notifications (displays email, text and other alerts when paired with your compatible phone)Yes
Vibration alertYes
Maps & Memory
Built-in memory20 MB
Waypoints/favorites/locations1000
Routes50
Track log10,000 points; 100 saved tracks
Running Features
V02 max estimateYes
Recovery advisorYes
Race predictorYes
Running dynamicsYes
Accelerometer (calculates distance for indoor workouts, without need for a foot pod)Yes
Cycling Features
Compatible with Vector™Yes
Bike speed/cadence sensorYes
Running & Cycling Features
Heart rate monitorYes (optional)
Virtual Partner® (train against a digital person)Yes
Auto Pause® (pauses and resumes timer based on speed)Yes
Multi-sport (changes sport mode with a press of a button)Yes
Advanced workouts (create custom, goal-oriented workouts)Yes
Pace alert (triggers alarm if you vary from preset pace)Yes
Interval training (set up exercise and rest intervals)Yes
Heart rate-based calorie computationYes
Calculates calories burnedYes
Training Effect (measures impact of an activity on your aerobic fitness)Yes
Swimming Features
Swim metrics (stroke type, stroke count and pool lengths)Yes
Stroke recognitionYes
Pool lap recognitionYes
Open-water swim distanceYes
Swim workoutsYes
Outdoor Features
Hunt/fish calendarYes
Sun and moon informationYes
Area calculationYes
JumpmasterYes
Garmin Connect®
Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data)Yes
Official Specs and Features
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Introduction

A smartwatch is certainly on its glorious days now. The common features include connectivity with smartphones and fitness tracking functions. One of the best companies manufacturing GPS and fitness tracking devices is Garmin. This Fenix 2 Multisport Watch introduced by Garmin on February 20, 2014.

Design

The physical dimension measures at 1.9-inch H x 1.9-inch W x 0.7-inch D; it weighs 3.19 oz, so it is considerably thick. The display diameter is at 1.2-inch and it is a transflective monochrome LCD with a resolution of 70 x 70 pixels.

The hardware comes with GPS-enabled feature, high sensitivity receiver, electronic compass, barometer altimeter, vibration alert, and even smart notification. The Garmin Fenix 2 uses a 500 mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery that provides up to 5 weeks of power in watch mode and 50 hours in GPS mode.

Fitness Tracking Features

The Garmin’s Fenix 2 is not specifically designed for any particular sport activity. It does plenty of tracking functions suitable for various outdoor sports such as running, climbing, riding, hiking, skiing or swimming. You can pair Fenix2 with a heart rate monitor to activate the VO2 max function.

Runners get plenty of data fields including pace, distance, time, lap data for each of those, and heart rate. You also get running dynamics metrics, for example vertical oscillation, cadence, and ground contact time.

Besides VO2 max feature, pairing with heart rate monitor also turns on the recovery advisor function which calculates the amount of time you need to recover based on the previous run. The VO2 max statistics are combined with your personal data (age and gender) by Race Predictor to determine or estimate the best possible race time.

Moreover, Fenix 2 also has Virtual Partner feature and it produces alerts when you are below or above certain thresholds such as speed, distance, heart rate, proximity and more.

Swimming

Fenix 2 by Garmin also has swimming-related metrics. It is possible to inform the device about the pool size, swim pace, track length, time, and splits. When used for open-water swimming, the GPS tracks distance while the accelerometer tracks stroke information.

Ski

For snowboarding, Fenix 2 calculates vertical drop, distance, speed, and automatic run counter. You can wear it also when cycling, or mount it on a bike and pair it with any ANT+ speed/cadence sensor to get accurate statistics of your cycling.

More Functions

Equipped with Altimeter, Barometer, and Compass, it can give accurate location tracking data and even temperature reading. Furthermore, you can pair it with smartphones (it requires Bluetooth 4.0), to get notification alerts from almost all apps. A compatible smartphone can even upload your statistics and Live Tracking function.