The running watch has features for multisport. You can run faster on race day if you know your heart rate. It is shock resistant. There is a battery life. There is a Smartwatch Mode for up to 11 days. The mode is up to 14 hours. The UltraTrac mode has a wrist heart rate. Provides advanced dynamics for running, cycling and swimming, including ground contact time balance, stride length, vertical ratio and more, when coupled with a Running Dynamics Pod, HRM Run or HRM Tri Monitor, sold separately. VO2 max estimate, lactate threshold, race predictor, and recovery advisor are offered. Connected features include smart notifications, automatic uploads, live tracking and more. Their store has free watch faces, apps and more.
👤There is an update. I received a refurbished model to use as a replacement for the broken heart rate monitor. The screen stopped working after five months. I've been using it for 9 months. It takes some time to get used to the interface. The intensity minutes measure is nonsense. It seems that minutes are assigned between high and low intensity. The optical heart rate sensor stopped working after nine months. I haven't seen a green light in a while. My pulse never goes above 101 according to the watch. Even when other devices have numbers in the 150 range. If I take the watch off it will still register a heart rate. My bedroom has a higher pulse rate than my kitchen island. It seems impossible to get through to customer service. The promised call back today has not happened, as my message from yesterday has not gotten a response.
👤I liked the watch for about 5 months. It died during a swim and has been in a black hold of the service for a month. They don't offer any shipping support to send back a product under warranty, so I had to spend 45 dollars to send it back, and then they have 3 day turn around time to respond to emails. I have been without a working product for weeks with no receipt date. They make it hard to contact customer service. If they don't resolve this, I'll have to use credit card protection to get a refund and buy myself a working run watch, which I've owned for years.
👤I wanted to give my initial impressions after two runs with the watch, so I will update this review as I use it more. I've worn it for three weeks now, so I provided some additional thoughts at the bottom of the review. The watch is great because it charges quickly. I've never had a device come close to the speed of this thing. I think it charges at least twice as fast as my FR225 did. I only use it for running and I know it is a tri-watch. I owned the 220 and 225. There are a lot of new features with this one. The great thing is weight, feel, size, look. No one complains. The battery life is excellent and the apps feel endless. The learning curve shouldn't be too steep if you've used a watch before. It can be overwhelming. The nature of it is, like, amazing. I've been playing with it for the last 36 hours, which some people might not want to do. This has less to do with the watch than it does with Garmin. They still have issues with ease of use between the device, their apps and their desktop applications. This isn't as big of a deal with watches that have less features, like my 220 and 225, but it can be quite challenging. The watch comes with a lot of stuff, which is good and bad. The biggest challenge is figuring out how to get apps and turn on/off widgets. It isn't easy to do and the plan to do it isn't clear. The "flow" between screens is a second area of need improvement. I understand that there is only so much they can do, but it takes some time to figure out what does what. You can scroll through the widgets by pressing down, but you can't do other things at the same time. I'm still giving the 735xt five stars despite the constructive criticisms. The size and nature of it makes it impossible to beat. If you can't invest the time needed to really understand the device and adjust it to your needs, then you might end up frustrated. I have worn it long enough to say it is very comfortable. It is fairly accurate, but not perfect, compared to current competition. Once you get over the learning curve, customization is great. There were no issues with the battery life. The 14-hour max may be on the low side. If you start a race at 100 percent battery, I'm pretty sure you'll get at least 18 hours out of it. I was able to run for about eight hours before it got down to about 1-2 percent after six days of constant wear.
You can use a gps device to track how far you run. Estimates heart rate at the wrist all day and night. Connected features include: smart notifications, automatic uploads to Garmin Connect, live tracking and music controls. All-day activity tracking shows steps, calories and intensity minutes. You can join challenges, receive insights and share your progress in their free online fitness community.
👤Are you a runner who wants to take training to the next level, but can't afford a really expensive device? Wondering why you need one? I was in your shoes. The Forerunner 35 is a nice activity tracker. I give it 3 stars because I think it's deceptive to sell a device with features that aren't really useful for training. This is a good activity tracker that is posing as a training tool. Many reviewers say that the Forerunner 35 isn't for serious runners, and that they believe "serious runners" need all the complexity of a very expensive watch. I need to know how long it is. Fancy data isn't going to do much for my running. This watch has everything a serious runner needs. Reviewers say the device isn't for serious runners because none of the features are useful to someone trying to train seriously. Virtual pacing, heart rate and distance information, interval programming, and other things are on the watch. Most of the features don't work well enough to matter during a training session. You can get a nice ballpark pace during your slow runs, but it's useless for speed work and can become really frustrating. The HR monitor works very well for general pacing info on easy runs, the price is good and the device is adequate after initially updating with the GarminExpress app. The feature that really drives me nuts is pacing. It can take up to 3 minutes to catch up to your pacing change, which can cause huge spikes in pacing as you overcompensate. As long as I didn't make any drastic pace changes, it was ok. It's useless for interval work. 2. Virtual pacing doesn't work because you have to be off pace for a long time before it will let you know that your pacing is off. It seems that they have given it a full minute buffer on pace notifications. You can't change the pace during a run, so your warm-up and cool-down will set off constant notifications. You will need to manually pause if AutoPause doesn't work. It takes 3-4 seconds for the watch to start and stop, meaning you have large spikes in your data. You can only set one interval time and then run it over and over, which runners don't really do. Ladders, cut-down, etc. are not allowed. I still have to carry my phone. I have a timer. It's useful to have a pacing device for my runs, but I regret not spending a little more on it. I don't think you need fancy analysis from a really expensive watch to be a better runner. You should find out how well a device's features work before buying.
👤I researched many different running watches before buying this one. I was delaying coming back to this watch because of the negative reviews. Let me tell you who this watch is for. I hated the Apple Watch when I had it. I would get annoyed if I used the watch for features like texting and calling because the screen is small. I never used the sleep tracker because it would die every day and I would have to charge it at night in order to use it the next day. It's really annoying. When running, mileage was always off. It was off by a lot. I could probably have fixed it, but I was too lazy to do so. The watch is for a runner. If you aren't a serious runner then you can get away with something else but the main reason I needed a watch was to track my mileage and timing only during my daily runs and races. I average around 30 miles per week and so holding my phone while running just wasn't cutting it. I like technology and am a young person. I didn't need a watch to do all the things that I had before but never used. This was one of the negative comments that I kept seeing. I need it to tell me my distance accurately so that's what it's for. It gives bonus points that it tracks your sleep, so to me it's amazing. I don't have to worry about accidentally hitting a button without a touchscreen. It's easy and I don't need anything else. If I waited for it to die, I would have to charge it weekly, but I never do. It's huge for me because I had the Apple Watch. I've run with it on a track and multiple times. I know it's correct. Since January, this watch has had no issues. You can sync the phone to the app when you're done running so you can see everything in more detail. The pacing is something I will address. The average pace is slow and takes a while to catch up. I've been running for a long time and this doesn't bother me at all. I am pacing down. I'm looking at the time. I should be at.3 at 3 in the afternoon. I know what my time is going to be. This doesn't bother me because it's always at that time. I've been using the Apple Watch since I got it and it does what it's supposed to- accurately give you your running distance and time.
The ultimate multisportGPS watch that estimates heart rate at the wrist and includes color Topo maps featuring trend line popularity will help you find and follow the best paths. When you're adjusting to higher altitudes, the Wrist based pulse ox Acclimation sensor is especially useful because it provides awareness of your estimated blood oxygen saturation levels. The rugged design features a scratch resistant domed sapphire lens and a carbon titanium rear case. You can store and play 500 songs on your watch, and connect with headphones for phone free listening. You can leave your cash and cards at home with the help of the Garmin Pay solution. Up to 20 days in the wristwatch mode and 13 hours in the gps mode with music.
👤The watch is very nice. I'm not faulting Garmin for anything; it's completely configurable on-device out of the box, does just about anything you could possibly want for physical training, has detailed maps, and is much more responsive. The battery will last through the most intense of training sessions on a full charge or will last through weeks of constant light use, with the screen on and visible 100% of the time, no less. What is the problem? A device that connects to the internet. If you search for issues connecting Fenix watches to the iPhone, you'll find threads full of people with watches that refuse to connect despite repeated resets, reinstalls, etc. You're looking at a lot of work just to keep the thing connected and in sync, because the watch doesn't allow things such as activity screens to be tailored in the app or backed up online. This is an $850 watch, and part of the deal is the phone and online connection. The app needs to be 100% reliable, not constantly failing to connect or sync with no tools provided to diagnose or fix the issues people are having. It's great that your app just automatically connects when everything is working, but maybe you should have left the management of the connection itself to the usual OSUI, instead of trying to roll your own.
👤The features on this watch are great. I have had it since December of last year, but it started shutting down on its own over the past week. Due to it, I lost my music and at least two days worth of data. I'm in the middle of a chat with a customer service representative. The chat went from trying to fix the problem to wanting me to exchange the watch for a new one when I mentioned the software version. The problem lies here. They want you to exchange it for a new one or pay a $360 deposit and they will send you a replacement right away, but you will have to wait up to 14 days for it. Either you don't use it for a half month or you have to pay them again to fix it and hope they get you your money back in a reasonable amount of time. I wouldn't expect it any time soon, based on the interactions I've had over the past week. If you're considering buying this watch, you should check out the Fenix 5x+ reboot issues. When I bought mine, there were a few mentions of minor issues, but it seems like there has been an increase in these issues in the past few days. I wonder what happened after seeing a bigger population of people run into issues the past few days. After spending 1.5 hours in a chat window with a customer service representative, they offered to ship the new watch as soon as they see that the old one is in transit. It's a lot better than their "only two" exchange options that they insisted they had. I really love this watch when it works, but I wouldn't buy it again because of the lack of support from Garmin. I would look for a cheaper option. Even if it has issues, you won't be as hard on yourself for the lack of support. Still don't have a replacement. The USPS is apparently used to deliver by Garmin. My replacement was going to be on April 5th. There was a notification that there was already a delay in the delivery process and that there would be an additional delay. I noticed that it had been turned over to the USPS at 3:37 AM on the 4th after checking on the 5th. The last update from the USPS was on 4/6 and they said they were waiting for it. Neither has updated since the 8th. When I contacted both USPS and DHL, the automated system told me that the package was delivered to Egg Harbor Township, not on any of the updates or anywhere near it's supposed to be. I was told that it could be the result of poor communication between the carriers, but I am not sure why you can't get a definitive answer from them. The package is in the process of being handed off to the USPS since it has a USPS tracking number. That's been it. They don't back up their product, they don't try to help in any way, shape, or form, or even try and provide an answer. I've bought a lot of things from them in the past and present, but it's going to be hard to get anything from them again after this experience. If you're looking at one of their products, have your eyes open. They're not going to support it even if it's under warranty.
The gps running watch has advanced training features and is made of glass. You can easily store and play your favorite songs with music streaming services. Evaluates your current training status to indicate if you are undertraining or overdoing it. You can get free adaptive training plans from the coach, or you can create your own custom workouts. Provides advanced running dynamics, including ground contact time balance, stride length, vertical ratio and more. Tracking and safety features include incident detection, which sends your real-time location to emergency contacts through your compatible phone. The battery life is up to 7 days in the wristwatch mode. The physical size was 42.3 x 42.3 x 12.2. The wrist has a circumference of 127-194 millimeter. The display is 1.2 inch (30.4 millimeter) in diameter.
👤A bit about me. I've owned several older watches from other companies, including the Forerunner 235, Fenix 3 and Fenix 5X. I bike indoors 1-2x per week and run 25-35 miles a week. Stryd Live footpod 4 is what I use. I sync my data to Strava and it has been a great watch. It's a huge watch with a lot of great features, but I didn't use it all. It doesn't have music, which I really wanted. I don't like carrying around my phone while running so the idea of a watch that had that feature was appealing. - I wasn't ready to pay over $600 for the music feature. I was looking at the Forerunner , but it was expensive, and the Vivoactive 3 is not a pure running watch. The Forerunner 245 Music was released in May of 2019. The screen is Gorilla Glass 3, which is less likely to scratch than some older Forerunners, and it's lightweight and barely noticeable on my wrist. You can load pre-designed courses, workouts, and training plans. I like the fact that the 245 can hold 500 songs and can be used with Deezer and other music services. I decided to downsize from the extremely large and heavy Fenix 5X to this watch. I don't regret the decision, but I would like the size of the Forerunners to be somewhere in between. If you're not running ultras, the battery life for this watch is fine. I'd be willing to give up a little weight in exchange for a bigger battery to keep this one going longer between charges. The barometric altimeter is not a must have for me in Florida, but it allows me to measure elevation and stairs climbed, which may be less accurate than using a gps device. I haven't experienced this when running, but it did start to cut in and out while I was walking. My assumption is that this happens because the antenna on the watch is too far away from my ears when I'm walking, as opposed to closer to my chest when I'm running. 99% of the time, I'll be running while listening to music. I have read that one solution is to make sure the watch is on the same side of your body as the antenna for your headset. If you're having the same issue, you might want to try that. I continue to like this watch and my overall rating hasn't changed. I've found it to be very accurate when running and the battery life is holding strong. I have not scratched it since I bought it. If you're like most people and have a Prime membership, you'll love the added Amazon Music support to the watch. I had an issue with my heart rate reading while riding my indoor bike. My heart rate reading will be below my actual heart rate and won't budge much after that. I'm hoping that they come up with a solution soon. The Mpow Flame2 is a good pair of headphones. They maintain strong connection while running.
You can use your watch to pay for purchases with your cards from participating banks. Personalize your watch with thousands of free watch faces, apps and widgets from their Connect IQ store. There are more than 15 indoor and outdoor sports apps. Keep an eye on how you handle stress by monitoring your fitness level with VO2 max and fitness made estimates. You can get connected features such as smart notifications, automatic uploads, Live Track and more when you have a compatible phone. The battery life is up to 7 days in the wristwatch mode. The display is 1.2 inch in diameter.
👤After owning for over a year and having the newer Vivoactive 4 and Apple Watch 5 just released, it's obvious that the watch is very comfortable and can wear 24/7. If you replace your watchband with a metal quick release one, it looks nice. It doesn't make a loud noise when watching sports. The battery life was not advertised. You get 13 hours of use in gps mode. It's about 10. It's better than Apple Watch. I swim/bike/ride regularly and play soccer. I leave the watch on to track how much I run. The watch records and provides the most important metrics for all of the sports it says it does. The website of Garmin is good. You can see the pace after 200 m/yds if you swim in the pool. Swolf score is one of the metrics given. No problem for me here. You can use the watch to record the ride. It's hard to see while riding. I use mine to broadcast the optical HR to my bike computer and it works great. The gps accuracy is on par with other gps/ohr watches. It's nice to know that I can leave the phone at home and listen to music on a run. I can now download music if I am a Prime member. The watch has a barometric altimeter that does a good job. If you care about the issues with altitude, get the VA3 music, it's important to you. I have more experienced eyes and have trouble seeing in dimmer light, but you can adjust the brightness to compensate. Be careful as bright will affect battery life. It's good and I don't have to worry about seeing what I need to see when running or swimming. I'm big into daily activity and sleep, but it seems to be accurate and good to know. It's just right for me. I can see who's texting and decide to pick up the phone from the watch. I don't need to reply with a watch. Not all credit cards can be linked, but if you have a card that does, the option works well. I was able to use my Wells Fargo ATM card. I guess ok if I need to in a pinch, but not my first choice. They added more cards and I was able to add another visa card. I think this is an excellent watch for the occasional to semi- serious athlete who wants to watch their heart rate during pool swims. It can be used to train for a triathlon or just occasional workouts. The newer VA4 is not worth the extra money. I prefer this watch over Apple Watch 3 because of its battery life.
👤I have had this for over a year and I still love it. The bands have held up, the watch face protectors have saved my watch, and I only replaced it once. Check in for 8 months! I love it! Gym work outs, road workouts, yoga and more are tracked. When I am stressed, I can track my sleep and heart rate. Still love it! I have had this watch for 6 months and wear it daily. I absolutely adore this watch. I researched for months before buying this one. I didn't like the idea of having a gps device and it did the job. I wore FitBit watches left and right before that. They are not built to last. I regret not buying a white watch base for the VivoActive. The battery life is not great. If I don't work out as much, mine will last for 4 days. Since I work from home that is not a big deal. I have to take the cord with me when I travel. Before you go to the airport, take off your watch. It causes me trouble every time. The phone notifications drain the battery. I would like to only give the watch call, text and delivery notifications. All notifications that come to your phone are included in your watch options. I bought different bands for this thing and it is durable. There is no bulk on my wrist because these bands tuck into themselves. I got a nick in the glass of my Garmin because I ordered the door frame too late. The film cover is great, but I forget about it. The cover on the device works just fine. The charging cord is in my car. I am driving and I need to replenish my watch. It charges quickly. The green heart rate lights can be a little loud at night. I am sure there is a way to turn them off, but I am not sure. I downloaded a different face for my watch. I like that I can see everything in one place, and it even shows that I have an alarm set. The calendar view app is great because I can see what I have done. The process of sync can be a bit difficult if you don't sync a few times a week. For a few weeks of data, maybe 5 min. I am very pleased with this device. I wear it all the time.
The easy-to-use running watch monitors heart rate at the wrist and uses gps to track how far and fast you run. Take the guess work out of training with suggested workouts of varying intensities based on your training history, fitness level and recovery time. Plan your race day strategy with the PacePro feature, which offers gps-based pace guidance for a selected course or distance, but is not compatible with on-device courses. Race time predictions and finish time estimates are helpful training tools. Track all the ways you move with built-in activity profiles for running, cycling, track run, virtual run, pool swim, Pilates, and more. The advanced features of your body include intensity minutes, fitness age, all-day respiration and more. The Connect IQ Store gives you the ability to personalize your watch with free watch faces, data fields, apps and widgets. Up to 20 hours inGPS mode and up to 2 weeks in smartwatch mode.
👤The original Vivoactive was losing battery life, so I upgraded it to this watch. The battery life was a big selling point for this watch. I did two 5 mile runs in the first 2 weeks and it was at 30% by the end of the 2 weeks. I didn't think I would like it, but I like it. I'm used to large watches. This one is small but not as large as I'm used to. The size is right. I've only used it for running and biking. The suggested workouts feature has not been used by me. The notifications use a light background and a short vibration. The buttons are easy to use. I did an extensive move after I got this watch, and it got banged around a bit, but no marks or scratches on it. If you want a lot of features on the watch, you should not get it. If you want long battery life, accurate gps tracking, and good sleep/health/heart rate tracking, you should get this watch. I would make this choice again.
👤There is an update. The watch has undergone several software updates and the battery life has improved to what was promised. It has mostly stopped the sudden, steep drops in battery life (no more going to bed with it at 80% and waking up to 40%). I think the software updates helped. When I bought it, it was v1.something. The first few times I charged this watch, the battery life was amazing. The charges have gone from 2 weeks to 30 hours since then. I have removed several features that are supposed to improve battery life. I used it for a workout and the battery went from full to 40%. In the last 4 hours, it has dropped from 40% to 30%.
👤I got this watch with great expectations. I like the look, but I would have liked it to have a "Strength Workout" or "Gym" activity profile. The battery life is my greatest disappointment. Within 3 days of getting my brand new watch, it was obvious that my battery was draining and I was not using it. I would be lucky to have a few days of battery life. I was told that a software update was pending after I made contact with the company. After some help, my battery life improved, but now it seems to be draining again. I made contact with the company again and waited for a response. It's very disappointing for a watch that's not even two weeks old.
👤I have never owned a watch like this before. I was looking for a replacement for that that died on me a couple weeks ago. I didn't want to use a tracker again and decided to use a tracker from Garmin. I settled on the Forerunner 55 after looking at many models. It had everything I wanted. A quality brand with HR, sleep tracking, notifications and - like most Garmin products - has a good reputation of being a great fitness tracker among other things. For the watch itself. The first thing I noticed was that it was small. It was about 10mm smaller than my Ionic. I like a watch that covers my wrist, so this was already a problem for me. I knew that the watch didn't have a touch screen, but I was willing to give it a try even though it didn't have a physical button on the side of the watch. I didn't like having to press buttons. It took me 30 pushes of buttons to wake me up. I found it to be cumbersome and inefficient. The display doesn't look like a touch screen. It isn't very bright and doesn't have a bright color indoors. The display is quite dim and it was difficult to see. You can increase the display's brightness by pressing a button, but it's not that great of a difference. The watch face was set to pure white. They looked like a dull grey. After seeing how dim the display was indoors, I went outside to see what it would look like in the sun, and it was even brighter thanks to the reflective properties of the display. It made the display look like I would want it to be all the time - bright white and dark black. It doesn't have a bright touchscreen so it's the biggest drawbacks for me. When I lifted or twisted my wrist, the screen would come on. I was able to see the display clearly. If I wanted to see the time I had to push a button to increase the brightness. It seems like an unnecessary thing to have to do. Unless you're outside, it's not an issue. The watch is nice, even though it is not perfect. It looked like good quality. It was responsive when entering commands. The companion phone app is better than the Fitbit's, it comes with a lot of apps and features. I didn't use this watch for a full day before I decided it wasn't for me. There was nothing against the watch. I would probably think it was a great watch if I continued to use it. It was not for me for the things I mentioned. If the display looked the same when it was in the sun.
The RuggedGPS watch is built to endure the toughest environments. The standard for thermal, shock and water resistance is U.S. Military standard 810G. Multiple global navigation satellite systems (GPS, Glonass and Galileo) support helps track in more challenging environments. Train with activity profiles and monitor your heart rate. Silicone is the material of the strap. Automatic data uploads to the online fitness community and smart notifications with a compatible phone are some of the things you can do to stay connected. Use the trackback feature to navigate the same route back to your starting point, and use the explore website and app to plan your trips in advance. Up to 14 days in the watch mode, up to 16 hours in the gps mode, and up to 40 hours in the Ultratrac battery saver mode.
👤I have been on a frustrating activity tracker and smart watch journey. I was looking for something that didn't seem right. I like to hunt, hike, bike, and occasionally run. An accurate altimeter, barometer, andGPS are things that are very important to me. The first thing I bought was the Fenix 3 HR. I thought I had found the one that was impressive in the beginning. The issue was the altimeter. It wasn't accurate. I waited for the Fenix 5. Same issue. It was worse than the 3. I was told to put the watch in warm soapy water. I continued to experience the same issue even after this seemed to reset it back to normal. I decided not to put my watch in a warm glass of soapy water every night. The 5 plus appeared to solve the issues. But then, garmin made a change to the Instinct. This watch has caught my eye so far. It is light and comfortable. The Fenix watches are large and heavy to wear. You forget you are wearing a watch. The features are great. It has everything I need. I don't care about some of the measurements the Fenix gives you. Some people have commented on the display. I don't agree. It would be similar to E Ink from a book. It is a pleasure to look at and readable. It is black and white. The keys are easy to use. The menus are very fast. You can use the settings to get where you want. The buttons are very good and I have not accidentally pressed one while bending my wrist. The accuracy of the ABC sensors is still being tested but so far it is looking great. I can not say enough about this watch. It seems like a great model from Garmin that will fit in with the niche hunting/outdoors market. I will give an update in a month. I have had this watch for a few weeks and have taken it on several hunting trips. I am very impressed with this watch. This watch is light and comfortable. I think I forgot how nice it is to wear a watch that you forget is attached to your wrist, because I have been wearing heavier watches over the years. I didn't like wearing my watches to bed. I would get into my wrist because it was too bulky. Tracking seems to be accurate. When you are tracking an activity, the attitude has been accurate. What I like about this watch is it is comfortable. It is lightweight and responsive. Menus and screen. The buttons arecessed to avoid Accidental Presses. I only have a few complaints and suggestions to improve the watch. When you lock the keys, you can hold any button for a short time in order tounlock the watch. The amount of time it takes to hold the button is too long. It takes about half a second for it to be unlocked currently. This is a small complaint. The screen is a proprietary material. I would like it to be a display made of sapphires. You can't tell if there is a screen protector on the face because I put one on it. The battery indicator should show a percentage as opposed to the 5 bars in a battery indicator. It would be nice if they changed that. Please ask me questions. I would be happy to answer. Over the years, I've done a lot of research on these watches and believe I have finally found the perfect watch for my needs. I've used all of the watches. This is my favorite watch. An absolutely great watch is still available. Every single day, this watch is on my wrist. It is still very comfortable. I have had a couple issues that I will address. It is a button on the watch. The watch was still under warranty. The watch was replaced quickly. They received an A+ for their customer service. I would be SOL if it had gone out after the warranty period. I think it is a one year warranty. I use this watch a lot. It is always worn. It has held up very well. I still think it is an amazing watch for the price. The lock feature on the watch is one of the issues I stated in the review. You can lock the screen. It is very easy to get it unlocked by bending your wrist and hitting a button. This could be a simple fix. The amount of time required to press a button is not a problem. It doesn't happen very often. It can be very frustrating if it does during an activity. This will be my last update. I will buy another watch whenever this one dies because it has been an amazing watch for me. I hope the watch continues to be improved. All the boxes are checked for my needs.
Warm heart rate monitoring gives you heart rate all day and night, no additional strap is required. There are helpful vibration alert that notify you of running prompt, activity tracking milestones, smart notifications and virtual pacing progress. A new high resolution display is perfect for viewing indoors or outdoors. Automatic updates, smart notifications, live track, music controls, and auto uploads are some of the things that are smart.
👤I just wear the watch to work, and I couldn't imagine a better watch for a nurse. The battery lasts for over a month when the gps is turned off. "If you're not going to use the super accurate gps, why get a gps?" you ask. 1. The step counter is reliable. When I go on a loop run, I use the watch with the gps both off and on, and the step counter calculates the exact same distance as the gps. I don't really care if the route is in the app or not, I just run a loop. 2. The display is always on. To get the display to turn on, you have to flip your wrist up hard. I need to look at the display when my hands are in weird positions. 3. The clock shows military time or healthcare time. My watch doesn't work. Tsk, tsk, tsk 4. I can set multiple alarms with the alarm. The little running man button has a shift function. You can end your indoor run as soon as you compete your task to be timed. There is no timer on this device. 5. The battery life lasts forever. It's normal to have 8 to 12 weeks. It lasted for 3 months. It's crazy. It lasts less than a day. I don't use all of the great features I don't regularly use because I feel I can't do them justice. If you like, this watch also shows email, text, and weather notifications, has a very awesomeGPS that maps a run on your phone, and a nifty app that allows you to track your sleep. I've used all of the features before, but they're too67531 at work to get a notification when I get some mail. Sleeping with a watch on isn't my jam, even though this watch is reasonably comfortable. This is my long-awaited review of this very useful watch tool.
👤I like this device. The HR monitor ran for 16 days and the battery had 2 bars, so I turned it off when I was exercising. The map of my run was provided to me in the app. I bought a refurbished device that said it was fully charged, but later showed low battery, so I decided to buy a new device. I found out that if I wiggled the charge, it would start charging. It said it was full, but it dropped a bar after less than a day. My new device ran for almost a week before it dropped the first bar and I didn't have to fiddle with the charging port.
👤Purchasing through Amazon is recommended by me. I thought I was, but it was just fulfilled by Amazon and the other companies that charge fees for returns. This is not made for a woman's wrist. I regret buying this item.
👤I wore it for 3 weeks with a short battery life, and the first time I used it, I could see water under the screen. They will not answer or return my calls when I call gps nation twice.
The watch case is 43mm and fits wrists with a circumference of 125-190mm. Up to five-day battery life in the smartwatch mode, and up to six hours in the gps and music modes. The broadest range of all-day health monitoring features keeps track of your energy levels, respiration, menstrual cycle, stress, sleep, estimated heart rate and more. You can easily download songs to your watch, and connect with headphones for phone-free listening, if you have a third-party music provider. With more than 20 indoor and outdoor sports apps, you can record all the ways to move. You can get easy-to- follow, animated cardio, strength, yoga and Pilates workouts on your watch screen.
👤I've been using fitness trackers for several years, starting with the Microsoft Band, Microsoft Band 2, and now the Garmin Venu. I like fitness-focused devices more than smart watches like the Apple Watch or theSamsungGalaxy Watch because I have never really seen the appeal of using a tiny screen on my wrist to read news or navigate a map. It's more important to me that the device tracks my sleep, heart rate, steps and workouts, and that it does all of those things, than it is to install add-ons or apps. I'm quite happy with my Venu after a couple weeks of ownership, but there are a few things that need to be fixed. The battery life is good. With the always on display mode disabled and pulse ox tracking enabled only while sleeping, I'm getting more than five days on a charge. The raise-to-wake function is responsive enough to not bother you, but you can also have the display on during activities only, which provides a compromise between maximum battery life and maximum ease of use. The accuracy of the gps device is generally good. It seems to be a noticeable improvement compared to the Fitbit Ionic, which was pretty good but had a tendency to cut corners. You can change the layout, order and number of screens on the workout display. I haven't made many changes yet, but I like having the option, and I like having multiple screens with several fields per screen, compared to the Ionic's limited selection. It seems like heart rate accuracy is great. DC Rainmaker's tests showed good results and it feels right to me. I like the fitness oriented features like auto step goal, and I haven't yet used the latter. It's one of the few devices that has a touch screen and I still prefer it. When it's raining or you're swimming, the Venu software seems well designed to avoid the problems that can be caused by the finnicky touch on fitness devices. There's no way to stop an activity using the touch screen, which is a common problem on Apple Watches. The watch has built-in support for a lot of different activities, all of which have first-class support on the Garmin Connect website and also sync properly with Strava. The biggest annoyances with the Fitbit Ionic were that it lacked support for skiing and snowboarding, and that the website wouldn't export activities without gps data. In the weatherwidget, phone notifications seem to work reliably. It's nice to have a weather app that works now that the weather app on my device never worked. There are third party apps on the Connect IQ store. I haven't used it yet, but I like the idea of being able to add custom data fields to activities. The price! $400 is a lot of money, especially when you can get an Apple Watch series 3 for less than $200. Although I have a lot of gripes about the watch, it's still a pretty good watch if you don't mind some of the activity-specific limitations. I wouldn't buy into their system now that they've been bought by Google. You can't distinguish between normal bike rides and eBike rides in Connect because there is no eBike activity. Even though it supports many different types of cycling, you can't set this later on the website. Even though other devices with the same gps chip and accelerometer support open water swimming, there is no open water swimming support. I don't think there's any reason this watch couldn't support open water swimming, but it's not a price difference. It feels anachronistic that Apple always releases new WatchOS updates to older devices, and it's annoying that Garmin does this. The software features that could have been included on this device are not included. Since they're licensing these features from FirstBeat, they probably pay more per feature, but at least giving us the option to pay for that extraFunctionality without dropping another $200+ on a Fenix device would have been nice. The Fenix 6 series does not have a glance view. When you're looking for a specific one, scrolling through a lot of different things can be a challenge. The sleep tracking accuracy is not very good. It's more of an art than a science when it comes to determining sleep quality, but it seems that Fitbit is better at it. I get readings from a finger-clip device, and "Body Battery" seems to be useless. There is no way to separate notifications from other apps. You have to manually enable other apps to prevent you from getting dozens of notifications on your wrist, but that is clever by Fitbit, which only defaults to calls and texts and maybe a few others. It's either on or off with the device. The notifications for most apps just show a generic icon based on the app's category, rather than the actual app icon, which is what Fitbit shows. TheGorilla Glass screen doesn't seem to be very strong. Even though I've been taking extra care not to damage my new toy, I have a small scratch on it. Buy a screen guard. The Connect IQ Store app has been broken since I got the watch. The main app is not working. You can install apps from the Connect IQ website. I don't really care about smartwatch apps, but the Connect IQ app ecosystem is not good, and a lot of the apps have poor design. That might seem like a lot of "cons" for a 4-star review, but they're not. The Venu feels like an upgrade from my previous watch, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a fitness-focused watch at a reasonable price point. $400 is still a bit of money for a smart watch, but the Venu is affordable compared to the MARQ series, and it is still reasonable. If you're looking for a more detailed analysis from a more serious athlete, check out DC Rainmaker's impressions, I won't link to it, but if you search for "Garmin Venu with AMOLED Display: Everything You Ever Wanted", you'll find it
The smart watch for men and women can be used with most of the above devices. You can easily read information in the sun or dark with six levels of brightness. The Pubufit APP will let you track your sports and health data. The PUBU fitness watch supports seven sports modes, including walking, running, cycling, skipping, badminton, basketball, and football. The fitness tracker will help you exercise scientifically and achieve fitness goals. Health watch for men and women. The smart watch can help you better understand your health by monitoring your heart rate, blood pressure, blood oxygen and sleep state. A smart watch is a great gift for the elderly and children. Also, note: The health data can't be used as a test. All messages and notifications will show on your smart watch and remind you. The fitness watch can't answer calls or text. When you twist your wrist, your face will light up. You can swim or wash hands in the rain. They don't suggest you wear your smart watch while swimming or showering. One full charge of 1.5 hours supports 7 days of working time and 40 days of off time. Other features include music control, remote camera control, shake the watch to take pictures with hands free.
👤This thing has a lot of features. I wanted a watch that would accurately count my steps. I looked at Apple watches, but they were very expensive. I ordered it after reading the reviews of different brands. I am surprised by how many features are on this watch, it came in one week ago. I walked without moving my arms and it still counted my steps. It's very accurate. The watch was set in the metric system when I got it. You can change it on the app on your phone. You can see but not reply to your most recent messages. Emails, phone calls, and other apps are included in the notification options. A sleep analysis. The weather is in your current location. A health section measures your blood pressure, heart rate, and oxygen levels. A training section keeps track of how long you do an activity, how many steps you take, how many miles you travel, and your heart rate. Walking, running, cycling, and skipping are some of the training choices. You can pause, play, or fast forward a song on your phone's music app. You can adjust the brightness and there is a flashlight option. You can access your phone's camera by pressing the button on your watch, which will take a picture of you on your phone. It has a stopwatch. One review said that the watch turned on during sleep. One of the important functions of the watch is to lock the screen, if you scroll down on the watch's homepage you will see this. My watch does not turn on when I use this at night. Push the button on the watch to turn it off in the morning. It was easy! The only negative I could find so far is that you can't change the training section of the watch with other sports. The charge lasts for a few days. I have an Apple product that is compatible with it. This watch is perfect for anyone. I am very satisfied with this purchase.
👤I had a problem with the watch I received. I explained the problem to them. It wouldn't connect to my phone. They sent a replacement watch which works perfectly and was connected on the first try. Thank you...
👤I'm very satisfied with this watch, it seems to have more functions than the one from the other company. The camera and menstrual cycle calendar have functions that I like. I think it's a good idea.
👤I don't want to always get my text. Delivery of other information. It's easy to operate. I charged it on Sunday and it's still going strong. For the price and features. "Like"
👤There were only 90 reviews when I ordered. I was not sure what to expect. It came fully charged, I downloaded the app and watched it in less than 5 minutes. It does the same things as my phone, except I never used that feature. When the phone rings, read text on screen, control the weather, and more. All the health and fitness tracking features are included. Excited to see how accurate the gps is. The screen is very sensitive and it added 50 steps. The main reason I purchased was the steps.
You can use your watch to pay for purchases with your cards from participating banks. Personalize your watch with thousands of free watch faces, apps and widgets from their Connect IQ store. There are more than 15 indoor and outdoor sports apps. The case is made of fiber-reinforced polymer with a steel rear cover.
👤It has a number of features, including step, stair, heart rate, stress, VO2 max and sleep tracking, as well as the ability to record a number of different sports activities with or without gps data included. A wide selection of downloaded applications, app screens and clock faces make this watch quite changeable. A new clock face and a fewWidgets were added almost immediately. It doesn't offer the advanced sports metrics found in more expensive devices, but it can broadcast heart rate data to other ANT+ devices. I can send my heart rate to my older Forerunner 620 when I want to see advanced running metrics. I can send complete cycling data to any ANT+ compatible bike computer. The price for this watch new compared to the Felix 5 series of watches is fine with me. I have no complaints since I bought the refurbished model and it works like new. I will update this review if that changes.
👤Looks new. Theuctions are mostly new. There were some glitch that may have been normal. The unit was locked up while it was on the charge. It was fixed by power cycling. If not charging, did not happen again. A watch face wouldn't install correctly. I assume that both of these problems are not product defects. A bike ride is recorded. None of our gps devices registered the same ascend elevation after elevation was off. There was no prize there. At the end of the day, the battery was not as strong as it could have been. If you record a workout, you will need to pay. It could make it 2 days. I have not seen how long it will last. Will update if necessary. I bought a warrenty. * The battery only lasted 4 days on one charge.
👤This is a watch that I love. It's like new, there are no marks anywhere. Came with instructions. It was done straight up to my phone and computer. It took about an hour to charge and update. The HR and blood pressure monitor pulse were compared. The battery lasts about 5 days. 2.5 hours is how long I use it to workout. I have it connected to my cell phone. There are lots of things on the Garmin. You have to download the app for that and set it up, but I love this one, it shows you how to burn calories and burn fat. It's waterproof and easy to use, what more can you want for fitness? It's perfect for my lifestyle.
👤I've been using a pebble time for a long time and I was happy with it. I bought a new phone in September and it didn't have the Pebble app for the new phone. I returned a Fitbit Versa because it wouldn't stay connected to the phone and didn't provide reliable gps tracking. I decided on the Refurbished Vivoactive 3 after looking at options in the same price range. I am happy I did as it has performed well for me and it is very attractive. The user interface is easy to use. It doesn't need a phone or a connection to record and activity because it has its own gps. I use it as a smart lock to keep my phone open because I have never found it disconnected from the phone. I don't think the battery life is great, but I put my watch face on the charging cable every night anyways, so it doesn't matter to me. The only thing that is not nice about the Vivoactive 3 is that it is easy to long press the screen against the body and change the watch face. My answer is to set the screen to lock when recording an activity and to manually lock it after I have stopped and saved the activity.
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