This week Garmin introduced the fēnix. A GPS enabled watch that that has all of the features as your traditional Garmin GPS, except this is a watch. It has some very basic features including being able to download routes and mark your Waypoints prior to starting off. Expected right? Well, there is more.
The watch also has a feature called Tracklog - or for those familiar with Hansel and Gretel - a trail of breadcrumbs that easily tracks your position when you're in the back country. This feature can easily reorient you if you lose your way.
The fenix has an altimeter, a barometer, and compass which make it comparable to almost every good GPS device The Barometer is a great feature, and along with a temperature display, you can easily predict the future weather conditions so you can stay prepared for the trail ahead. It seems that this watch is one of the better pieces of technology to be deployed in 2012, and we're looking forward to it. But wait, there is more!
To round out the great features, it can wirelessly connect to a multitude of devices including a temperature gauge (better to gauge temp away from your body), a heart rate monitor, bike telemetry, and even your iPhone! TO sum it up, there doesn't seem to be a thing it cannot do. Expected to release in September/October 2012 at a price of $400.
You can check out an incredibly uninteresting video from Garmin below: