Garmin fenix GPS watch

I don't know how useful this new product from Garmin would be for European travelers. I heard about it in a email from Backpacker Magazine. It's one of their Editor's Choice Awards this year. There was a video of it. The computer I'm using wouldn't give me the sound so I could only see it and not know what it was doing. But I got to thinking as a portable one it might be helpful. If it can take European maps. It's also a fitness watch so that might help you know who much walking you are doing. If you really want to know. Since here we extoll multi-use equipment, I think this fits that if nothing else. Just thought I'd let you all know about it. I know there was a time when I saw Garmin advertise wrist holders for the smaller units. That might also work if they still do. If I remember correctly the cost was in the $400.00 range. But when it becomes not so new it might cost less. That can happen with technology.

Posted by Ken
Vernon, Canada
17792 posts

Sharon, While that looks like an interesting product, it appears to be more designed for outdoor hikers rather than travellers. While it comes with base maps, it has no preloaded maps, no ability to add maps and no ability to accept memory cards. One of the larger Garmin NĂ¼vi units will be more functional for travellers. Cheers!