One of the best GPS watches ever made is the Fenix 3 HR from Garmin. But is this the sports watch the one you need to go for as it was originally a standard issue for the military. Let us see what athletes had to say while wearing this fitness tracker.
Pros / What Customers Like:
Even while the Fenix 3 HR is a bit bulky most sports users found it comfortable while exercising. The silicone strap fits comfortably and does not leave your skin irritable after a while.
The majority of hikers found the weight of the wearable not disturbing and the heart rate monitoring accurate.
With the multi-sport tracking available all users found that the fitness tracker offered them what they needed no matter what activity they partake in.
Gym users found the ANT+ and Bluetooth with Wi-Fi fantastic as they could use it with the treadmill and more without needing their phone.
Hikers found the built-in metrics showing them the sunset times based on their location a help. Now they will know when it is time to pitch the tent before it gets dark.
Sports users found changing the data fields to suit their activity needs outstanding.
Fitness enthusiasts find the automatic step and sleep tracking a big help and the fact that it gives you an alert when inactive a bonus.
Cons / What Customers Don't Like:
Athletes found the timepiece chunky with the visible screws and metallic finish. Some users even found it geeky and large to wear all day.
Marathon runners found the smartwatch a bit heavy and add extra weight while running.
Paddleboarders felt dismayed as they need to wear the watch over their wetsuit and it does not keep track of their heart rate.
A problem most users found is that they need to turn on the location service on their phone and drains the battery quickly.
If you are not concerned about wearing a chunky and heavy fitness tracker the Fenix 3 HR is perfect. The battery life is awesome and it has tons of sensors with data metrics to fit in with your lifestyle. You can connect it to the Connect IQ apps but it is a bit complicated to use. The alerts according to some users are not perfect but the notifications and data tracks are fantastic for the price.