Garmin® introduces fenix Chronos the refined GPS timepiece for Athletes and Adventurer
SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland. /August 25, 2016/Business Wire — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced fēnix Chronos, a refined collection of unique timepieces available in three high end designs: titanium with brushed titanium band; steel with brushed stainless steel band; and steel with vintage leather band. The fēnix Chronos collection bridges the gap between function and style, combining Garmin’s profound experience in GPS powered navigation and sports instruments, with timeless design.
“Garmin has been the trusted choice for adventurers and athletes around the world for decades” said Martin Resch, Senior Product Manager EMEA. “fēnix Chronos has been designed to stylishly and seamlessly transition from a day hiking through mountains, training for a race or to heading to an official event. With its robust metal case of premium jeweller’s grade materials, constructed to traditional watch making quality, it boldly defines the next generation of tool-watches.”
The premium titanium version features a unique brushed titanium band with individually brushed forged titanium links and black elastomer inner links making it strong yet extremely lightweight and comfortable on the wrist.
The steel version has solid 316L stainless steel links and is available with two band options, a vintage-style luxurious leather band with hand-sewn contrast stitching and a nubuck inner lining that combines timeless design with lasting durability and a solid stainless steel bracelet watch band, carefully assembled and hand-brushed to ensure a smooth, consistent texture. Designed to meet any activity demands, the fēnix Chronos collection has a high-strength and scratch-resistant sapphire lens and an always on 1.2-inch Chroma Display™ optimised for best outdoor readability under any conditions, even in direct sunlight. With up to 25 hours of battery life in UltraTrac battery saver mode, up to 13 hours in GPS mode and up to one week in smart connected mode (depending on settings) fēnix Chronos is an enduring partner. The collection is water rated to 10ATM (100m)2, and designed to withstand the elements.
Leveraging the experience of the popular fēnix 3 line, fēnix Chronos boasts a multisport and navigational toolset that really matters for the athletes and adventurers of today. fēnix Chronos has a metal EXO™ antenna with performance GPS and GLONASS satellite reception, advanced ABC sensors (altimeter, barometer, compass) and Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate technology allow users to track and measure performance data during outdoor and sport activities at a glance. The collection comes preloaded with dedicated activity profiles and features for a number of activities, including running, cycling, hiking, swimming, rowing, trail running, skiing, triathlon, golf and more. And once their activity leads them off the beaten track, well proven and reliable Garmin navigation features like TracBack™ guide them safe back home.
The fēnix Chronos collection provides a connected timepiece with premium style and function that make it the perfect tool-watch. Through the Connect IQ app store in the Garmin Connect™ mobile app, users can download free apps, widgets, watch faces and data fields to personalise the watch. Additionally, users can receive smart notifications including, incoming calls, SMS, email, social media posts on their wrist and even the latest weather updates.
LiveTrack™, a feature which allows the user to share their activity live with others once the watch is paired with a compatible smart phone adds enhanced safety and connectivity benefits.
The fēnix Chronos is also equipped with daily activity tracking3 technology, so users can monitor the number of steps taken, calories burned, stairs climbed, and quality of rest at night with the sleep mode.
Fēnix Chronos titanium with titanium band will have a suggested retail price of £1099.99; fēnix Chronos steel with stainless steel band will have a suggested retail price of £949.99; fēnix Chronos steel with leather band will have a suggested retail price of £849.99.
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1 Compatible smartphone required. For more information visit Garmin.com/BLE.
2 See Garmin.com/waterrating for more details on water ratings.
3 See Garmin.com/ataccuracy for more information on activity tracking accuracy.
Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN). Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Garmin and fēnix and are registered trademarks, and Chroma Display, EXO, Connect IQ , Garmin Connect and Garmin Elevate are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.
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