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Garmin Fenix

Garmin Fenix
alaScore 92

185 reviews

May, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 185 reviews of Garmin Fenix. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other GPS Watches for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS Watches the Garmin Fenix is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin Fenix

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Garmin Fenix from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other GPS Watches on Amazon.co.uk.

84% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Fenix Outdoor GPS Navigator WatchGarmin Fenix Performer with Heart Rate Monitor -Garmin Fenix Performer with Heart Rate Monitor -

May, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Garmin Fenix

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 76 user reviews of Garmin Fenix from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS Watches on Amazon.com.

68% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin FenixGarmin fenix Performer Bundle GPS

May, 2015

Expert review by: Lee Crane (digitaltrends.com)

Garmin fenix Review

 

With the recent Stravafication of running and cycling it seems there is little reason to go anywhere or do anything unless it's GPS tracked for speed, distance, and time. What good is going outdoors if we're not able to capture each data point for...

Stylish, sophisticated yet rugged design ; Huge display reads well during serious activity ; Solid GPS tracking options ; ANT+ and Bluetooth communication ; Cadence and speed capture for cyclists ; Good battery life ; Waterproof to 50 meters

Menu layout is confusing and difficult to navigate ; Profiles and data pages are complicated to set up ; No swimming or snowboard/ski profile ; Full manual is only available online ; Documentation lacks in detail

There's little the fenix does that smartphone apps can't do a whole lot cheaper, but it will reliably churn out data long after your phone has died or lost connectivity and it looks fantastic doing it.

Jun, 2013
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Expert review by: Jamie Carter (techradar.com)

Garmin fenix review

 

A smart watch for the outdoors that's as easy as ABC

Breadth of data ; Excellent build quality ; Long battery life ; BaseCamp app

Expensive ; Locating satellites is slow ; On-watch maps are poor ; No touchscreen

May, 2013

Recommended!

Expert review by: James Morris (trustedreviews.com)

Garmin Fenix Performer Bundle

 

Garmin's fenix rises from the pack with hiking and sports features that are unique for a GPS watch.

Up to 50 hours of GPS usage in UltraTrac mode ; Compatible with ANT+ sensors ; PC or smartphone data upload and download

Expensive ; No facility to add topographic maps ; Chunky

The Garmin fenix is packed with useful functions for the serious hiker or mountaineer, although it does have a major drawback – its price. At £349 for the watch on its own, or an extra £30 for the Performer Bundle, it’s more expensive than any of...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Jon (outdoorsmagic.com)

Garmin Fenix

 

Garmin's Fenix is the GPS brand's first outdoors GPS watch and while it has DNA in common with Garmin's running watches, it has two basic ad...

If you want OS mapping on your GPS, the Fenix is a non-starter, but for easy to use, portable tracking and basic navigation of pre-loaded routes it's brilliant and has the huge advantage of being on your wrist, so it's alway available.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Stephen Fenech (techguide.com.au)

Garmin unveils Fenix - the ultimate outdoor watch

 

Garmin has released the Fenix - the ultimate outdoor watch for sports and adventurers that packs in a GPS, altimeter, barometer and compass.

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Walley (jr.com)

Love it! Basecamp integration rocks!

 

I have only had this for a few days but so far in town it is working great. The controls are really simple to use. Hit the big orange menu button twice and the GPS starts. Acquires the satellites really quick. Easy to turn off the GPS to save battery...

Accurate","Comfortable","Quality Construction","Simple Controls

Bulky

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: jt31 (bestbuy.com.feed)

did what I want

 

It connected to the satellites perfect even when I was inside. I love the swim feature, that is why I originally bought it. I don't really use many other features, but it has a lot of them.

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: PBoston (bestbuy.com.feed)

Great Product

 

Best watch for sports so far. It also connects with my iphone. Nothing against, but if you can, buy the newer model. There are more features.

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: DavidSantaFe (bestbuy.com.feed)

Waste of money

 

I have had this watch for 3 months now and with longer bike rides and warmer weather I'm starting to see a huge issue with it dying as soon as I try to save a workout. Search the web and you'll see plenty of reports. The watch now dies on me at random...

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: Binh (bestbuy.com.feed)

Great watch!

 

I love this watch, everything works great! GPS for running is the BEST!

Feb, 2015
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