Video: Garmin fēnix For The Trekker

Okay, I promise this is the last video I’ll post about the fēnix GPS watch but I didn’t want the hikers and backpackers to feel left out on the fun. This latest video from Garmin features German trekker Ferdinand Thies who thru-hiked the 2200-mile (3500 km) Appalachian Trail and used his fēnix to share his adventures with friends and family along the way. Ferdinand likes the watch because it is lightweight and helps him navigate through areas he hasn’t been to before without the bulk of a traditional GPS device.

The most intriguing thing to me about the fēnix is that I pretty much do everything that Garmin has showed us in the video. Climbing, hiking, trail running and so on. That makes this one very versatile watch as far as I’m concerned. I haven’t decided if I’ll pick up the fēnix or Suunto’s Ambit, but both are definitely on my “wish list” at the moment.

Kraig Becker