By Tim Murphy
on 7.18.12
Photo by Garmin

The good folks who freed us from mapping out runs have released their latest GPS adventure watch, the Garmin Fenix ($399). Sporting staples such as GPS, HRM pairing, and distance tracking, along with few others like ABC (altimeter, barometer, and compass) and cadence counting, it has the trappings of a winner. But the Fenix also includes a few new tricks that will appeal to the data geek in all of us.

Tracklog drops “breadcrumbs” to mark where you’ve been and displays your path on the watch screen, the unit wirelessly syncs and adds your course to a smart phone map, and you can set waypoints to mark things like campsites, Indian burial grounds, and where you left your car. The Fenix maintains a combination of great new features while still maintaining its roots in Garmin’s core GPS services. It’ll get you from point A to point B, but setting up the tent is still up to you.

Buy Now: $399

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