Summary: I sold my ambit one watch to buy the fenix as I was a little put out by sunnto not doing any more updates on ambit one. I am very glad I did as I wanted a outdoor watch that I could use for running as well.
Pros: GPS altitude,looks like a watch barometer works very well
Cons: Wish I could set the watch up on a PC, can sometimes take a while to pick up satellites
Summary: I bought this watch hoping to replace my other Garmin devices as well as my everyday wrist watch. I planned to be able to use it for swimming, kayaking, biking, hiking and running. Sorry to say that it falls short in most of these in one way or another.
Summary: When GPS is on, the battery needs runs down in what seems to be 6-8 hrs. Especially if hiking, I don't think I could count on keeping it on and marking the trail, which is one of the reasons I bought this watch. Still learning all activity functions, so maybe I am missing something.
Summary: I'm not going to go into much detail about the features as, they are covered everywhere. Instead I'll generalize. FEATURES & MENU NAVIGATION - One important thing to consider is that there are a LOT of features and menu options in this watch.
Summary: The watch itself is good quality and the various features are fairly straightforward. The available documentation is a bit lacking as far as setting up the screens and what each of the customization items specifically refers to. The available documenation at the Garmin site needs to be improved.
Summary: I really wanted to like this product, but unfortunately it just didn't meet my needs. I am a bit of a weather buff and liked the barometer and temperature function of the watch. However, after an email exchange with the manufacturer I learned that the watch doesn't continually monitor temperature.
Summary: I've been disappointed in my Fenix. In the three weeks I've had it it has locked up twice and taken several hours to unlock. It appears when you begin to move to quickly thru commands the processor becomes bogged down and takes an extended time to recover.
Summary: I have walked miles with the Garmin Fenix watch; taking it hiking around the Derbyshire countryside and Central London. As a digital watch the Fenix has some nice features; the time is always accurate using the GPS clocks; it also has multiple time zone functions.
Summary: To be honest, if you are spending this money, unless you want it as a toy, buy a handheld. The instructions are a bit confusing, it took me two weeks to work out how it works properly, I assume I pressed a button I shouldn't have done when I first unpacked it.
Are a Heart-Rate monitor chest- strap and world-wide maps included?
20 March 2013
Summary: I don't want to have to buy extra equipment, if the Garmin Fenix watch is delivered without it's full accessories: strap; map coverage; instructions; CD; or 'what have-you' (or rather "find-I-have-not").