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Fact #19 The Garmin Fenix 3 “Hot Keys” functionality simplifies life brilliantly.  

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Getting to some internal setting on your sports watch, like switching bluetooth on and off, can be very cumbersome. The Fenix 3’s Hot Keys give you a shortcut to certain functions you might want to use or change regularly. It eliminates the necessity of negotiating through menus. Switching bluetooth on and off, normally takes 22 button presses on the Fenix 3 (Starting from ...

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Fact 15. Are you an insomniac? Your Fenix 3 can tell you.

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  If irregular sleeping patterns and insomnia upset your life, the Garmin Fenix 3 might just throw some light on the situation. To illustrate this, I have to make a very public revelation. For years now, I am struggling with exercise induced insomnia. With reluctance I decided to try the sleep monitor of the Fenix 3, but I was very ...

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Fact #13. Locking your Fenix 3’s buttons

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For your triathlon swim, locking the buttons is very sensible and safe if you want reliable stats. Locking the buttons of your Fenix 3 when the start gun goes, might just determine the outcome of your triathlon result. A sure way to perform optimally is to manage your race according to your best possible pre-determined times or averages for each ...

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Fact #7 – Ground Contact Time. It says a lot about how you run.

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The Garmin Fenix 3 measures the Ground Contact Time of your feet when you run – in milli-seconds. But is such detail of any real significance to the average runner? You’d be surprized how much! Let’s focus on one injury-inducing issue that can be identified by Ground Contact Time (GCT): Overstriding. It is one of the most common running style errors, ...

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Garmin Fenix 3 – Smart Notifications: staying in touch the easy way.

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Some people choose to be totally unreachable when training. In Oprah’s terms, it’s their “me-time”. Other people need to be contactable 24/7 for business, family, safety, or other reasons. “Me-time” is not an option. Out of necessity I am always running and cycling with my phone, and this is where Smart Notifications came to the rescue. Prior to my Garmin Fenix 3, ...

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The Garmin Fenix 3 – Bluetooth is your friend

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Bluetooth used to be what you got when you chewed on your BiC pen in school. Today it is something entirely different, and some people shy away from it. I’ve come across quite a few athletes that use a late model Garmin multisport watch like the Fenix 3, but do not use the Bluetooth connectivity. They feel safe sticking to ...

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