Now you can take your training to the next level. The Garmin fēnix is a water-resistant GPS wristwatch that gives you paperless geocaching. Designed for mountaineering and outdoor enthusiasts, it cleverly tracks position, stores way-points (like where you parked the car), and with its inbuilt barometer even warns of upcoming weather changes.
Create your trip data on BaseCamp, the free desktop trip-planning software from Garmin, then load it onto the Fenix and follow the turn-by-turn directions from your wrist. As you move, fēnix records a track log, creating a GPS “bread crumb trail” to show you the way home. You can create and follow routes, mark up to 1,000 way-points and store up to 10,000 track points.
The watch also computes pace and calories burned on foot, making it an excellent training tool for runners. Rugged and stylish the fēnix is also a highly accurate timepiece that includes settings for alarms, chimes and vibration alerts, so it’s as comfortable for everyday wear in the inner city as it is off the beaten path, conquering mountains or having great adventures.
Retail: $449.99, www.garmin.com