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. It's a bit bulky for swimming and every day use and can catch on clothing as well as other objects you might come in contact.
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. I have literally spent a week up to now just exploring and testing features and functions. There are so many options that quick access to data can be tedious if you don't know what you're doing.
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. The biggest problem with the watch is condensation.
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. As that was the primary reason for my purchase I had to return it. 3 Stars for everything working as described.
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. I am traveling to Peru and asked support if I needed an elecrical power converter to recharge my Fenix in Peru. Support told me I had to purchase a separate plug for $32.99 to safe gard my Fenix in Peru.
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. If you are going to put a watch this size on your wrist you are going to want something more; and Fenix delivers with programmable tracks; route tracking there is also a barometric altimeters and a temperature...
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. As a watch it is expensive and height and barometric readings you can get in a watch less than half the price, so think whether you really need/want this.
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").