A true all-rounder
fēnix 3 Sapphire is designed to assist people during their sporting activities and outdoor life. It supports performance sports like running, cycling, swimming, trail running, cross country skiing and triathlon and recreational activities like hiking, climbing and skiing. It measures performance on the go, tracking activities for sharing and navigating safely home in case of an emergency. And the best thing is, it does not stop there, the new Connect IQ App support for fēnix 3 Sapphire opens up the potential to support many more functions and even very specific activities in the near future.
Great style that stand up to the roughest conditions
fēnix 3 Sapphire is the premium model of the fēnix 3 Series: dark gray PVD coated stainless steel EXO antenna, stainless strong link steel band and a high scratch-resistant domed sapphire lens. The watch features an ultra-strong glass-fibre housing and stainless steel buttons for extra durability. A sunlight-readable high-resolution colour Chroma display with LED backlight lets you access your data in any light condition. fēnix 3 Sapphire is water rated to 100 meters and has a battery life of up to 50 hours in UltraTrac mode, 20 hours in GPS mode and up to 3 months in watch mode (all depending on settings).
Once running gets serious
fēnix 3 Sapphire is packed with cutting edge training features from Garmin, when used with a HRM-Run monitor (included with Performer Bundle) it can give you stats about your form and fitness. The first is VO2 Max which gives you an estimation of your actual fitness based on your performance and various values of your heart rate. The fēnix 3 Sapphire is even able to make a prediction on your race time based on your VO2 Max value and after your training the recovery advisor tells you how much time you need to recover from your last activity.¹ With Running Dynamics fēnix 3 Sapphire incorporates sophisticated sensor feedback on your running form to provide multiple advanced running metrics. When used with the HRM-Run monitor¹, fēnix 3 Sapphire reports your cadence, vertical oscillation and ground contact time. These metrics show your running efficiency and knowing about your running dynamics can help you to improve your efficiency over time.
To address the specific needs of trail runners, fēnix 3 Sapphire provides a dedicated trail profile with new features like the automatic switch for core data presentation during flat running vs. climbing sequences and it adds more climbing relevant data such as ascent performance split for labs and vertical speed. For Ultra Trail runner fēnix 3 Sapphire secures additional battery life in UltraTrac mode and the option to run the watch with external power supply for the big challenge.
Whether you’re training in the pool or out on the open water, fēnix 3 Sapphire captures detailed swim metrics, including distance, pace, stroke count, stroke rate and SWOLF score. The drill logging feature allows you to easily log swim drills and kick sets at the pool, and the 2 types of rest timers keep you pushing off the wall on time. Use time alerts to help you hold your pace, or distance alerts to let you know when a set is over. There are even alerts for calories and stroke rate.
fēnix 3 Sapphire is compatible with sensors such as speed, cadence and heart rate to provide advanced training capabilities for your cycling workouts. It can also display power metrics when paired with ANT+™ power meters, including the Vector line of single- and dual-sensing pedal options. If you train with heart rate and a power meter, fēnix 3 Sapphire can derive your VO2 max estimate for cycling to help monitor changes in your fitness.
Take this run
Ski-board mode puts speed, distance, vertical drop and an automatic run counter (with Auto Pause for the lift line) and more at your fingertips. You can even use your fēnix 3 Sapphire as a glove-friendly remote, via ANT+®, for the VIRB® and VIRB Elite action cameras.
You know your way
fēnix 3 Sapphire provides comprehensive navigation and tracking functionalities to guide you on and off the beaten track. fēnix 3 Sapphire records a GPS track log creating a “bread crumb trail” as you move. It also allows you to mark locations, such as a start/finish line, course checkpoint, or a campsite, vehicle or other point of interest. With fēnix 3 Sapphire, you can create and follow courses or mark up to 1,000 locations and navigate to them. Plan trips and share adventures with friends and family using Garmins free planning tool BaseCamp on your computer.
More than just ABC sensors
fēnix 3 Sapphire is equipped with a barometric altimeter and an electronic 3-axis compass. The device auto-calibrates theses sensors using its GPS receiver to provide at any time the most accurate information possible. The built-in altimeter provides elevation data to accurately monitor ascent and descent, while the barometer can be used to predict weather changes by showing short-term trends in air pressure. The 3-axis electronic compass keeps your bearing whether you’re moving or not. For accurate temperature reading from the watch, pair the fēnix 3 Sapphire with our external tempe temperature sensor.
Connect IQ™ Apps
fēnix 3 Sapphire uses the Connect IQ for further customisation so you can personalise your watch with Connect IQ apps, widgets, data fields and unique watch faces that make your Garmin smartwatch even smarter.
fēnix 3 Sapphire is really smart and keeps you in touch with the world – be it through your smart phone to receive Smart Notifications directly on the watch², or through your WiFi hotspot for seamless automatic activity upload to Garmin Connect™. If you want to, fēnix 3 Sapphire even keeps family and friends informed about your whereabouts once you are out in the woods or during your race day through LiveTrack² and once you wants to know more about the world around you, fēnix 3 Sapphire can read sensor data from one of the many optional Garmin ANT+® sensors like Vector® for cycling power, Tempe™ for temperature, HRM-run for running dynamics and heart rate and many more.