Garmin has a premium new smartwatch in store, and introduces the sleek and luxurious fēnix Chronos GPS timepiece.
Sporting a durable metal housing with Garmin's top-grade materials, combined with advanced specs and features for fitness and activity tracking, the new fēnix Chronos seems to have it all.
The smartwatch comes in three versions — titanium with brushed titanium band, steel with brushed stainless steel band and steel with a vintage leather band — and aims to serve as the premium variant of the popular multisport watch.
When it comes to durability, all versions of the fēnix Chronos boast a sapphire lens with high scratch-resistance and 10 ATM water rating for up to 100m. Being targeted toward active users, the smartwatch is also designed to withstand the elements.
The 1.2-inch Chroma display features LED backlighting to ensure good visibility in all lighting conditions, including in direct sunlight, while Connect IQ ensures easy wireless connectivity and compatibility. Users can also customize their smartwatch by downloading free apps, widgets, data fields and watch faces through the Connect IQ store, accessible via the Garmin Connect mobile app. For even more customization, users can tap into their own photos and create special watch faces via the FaceIt app.
Pairing the smartwatch with a compatible smartphone, meanwhile, will allow users to handle calls, texts, emails and alerts straight from their wrists.
Diving deeper into specs and features, Garmin equipped the fēnix Chronos smartwatch with a full multisport navigational toolset, including an omni-directional EXO antenna with GPS and Glonass satellite reception. The gadget further sports various sensors, such as altimeter, compass and barometer, and users can tap a number of activity profiles, such as running, lap swim, bike, row and other.
When it comes to daily activity-tracking, the fēnix Chronos is ready to monitor users' sleep quality, steps taken, stairs climbed and calories burned. Another nice touch comes from Garmin Elevate, the company's special heart rate technology that allows users to monitor their heart rate 24/7 through the fēnix Chronos.
The smartwatch will last for up to 25 hours on a single charge in UltraTrac battery saver mode, up to 13 hours in GPS mode and up to one week in smartwatch mode, depending on the user's settings.
The fēnix Chronos is already available for purchase, starting at $899.99, which will get you the steel version with a leather strap. The steel version with a stainless steel band goes up to $999.99, while the most premium model, the titanium version with a titanium band, costs $1,499.99.
To get a better idea of what the fēnix Chronos has to offer, check out the video below.