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.
Premium running/triathlon watch with music. You can download songs to your watch from a number of providers, including Deezer. Vo2 Max and training status with adjustments for heat, altitude Acclimation status, training load focus, recovery time, and aerobic and anaerobic training effects are included in performance monitoring features. You can leave your cash and cards at home with the help of the Garmin Pay solution. You never get lost during your workout because of the onboard maps. Tracking and safety features include incident detection, which sends your real-time location to emergency contacts through your compatible phone. Up to 2 weeks in the wristwatch mode, 10 hours in the gps mode with music, or 60 hours in ultratrac mode. There is a display resolution of 240 x 240.
👤Before I get to the review, I will tell you a little bit about myself so you know how I use the watch. I am an emergency medicine doctor, beginner to intermediate runner and cyclist, and aspiring triathlon. I used to use the Apple watch 4 and the Garmin Fenix 5 before I bought the Forerunner 945. I hesitate to include this because it is not a fitness watch. I am not going to qualify for the Boston anytime soon because I am not a high level athlete. I am a data nerd. Wearables can provide us with insights. I assume that anyone looking to purchase a 600 dollar watch knows what they are buying and has done a fair amount of research. I hope that I can help you make an informed decision by reviewing some of the new features. The Fenix 5 is built like a tank. Heavy, but annoying to wear. It was difficult to sleep with the device on my wrist. I was worried about cracking the screen on the apple watch 4. The Forerunner 955 is correct. The Fenix 5 is significantly lighter. I wear this one all day. My wrist is small to medium and I don't think the Forerunner is too large. It is slightly less comfortable than the Apple watch. I don't want you to think that this is going to look better than an Apple Watch. Apple has a different look. The 955 has the same screen resolution as the 5. The edges are sharper and brighter in use. The processor is noticeably faster from the Fenix 5 and it is a delight to navigate from screen to screen. For fitness metrics, it's the company that reigns supreme. It is superior to any other fitness watch on the market. This is a multisport watch. Don't think that the Apple watch is a fitness watch. It has fitness features. The Apple watch will do just fine if you only need the following. If you want a watch, buy an Apple one. If you are looking at the review, you are probably a dedicated runner, cyclist or triathlon. The amount of data on this computer is astounding. The watch has something for everyone, from the very actionable lactate threshold feature to the less actionable but interesting respiratory rate. If you're new to the system, I'd recommend you to look at the new features on their website. I will give you a rundown of what the new Fenix 5/Forerunner 935 has to offer. Music is the biggest reason to upgrade. I found spotify's integration to be seamless. I use aftershokz air to play music and add a wireless network to watch. That is literally it. It was simple here. It is easy to download music on the Forerunner 945 than it is on the Apple watch. This is an interesting, but not sure what to do with it. You can get a percentage of acclimation with the help of local weather data. After the first week, I was fully acclimatized and rarely fell below 98%. I don't know what to do with this. I don't live or train at altitude, so I can't review that feature. This feature surprised me. I like the training focus graph. If you polarize your training, it is very actionable. I don't have to rely on third party websites to see how well my training is. If it is time for a high intensity run, I do it. You're training effect now comes with a label. This is a good summary of your workout. It keeps me alert. When I think I am doing an easy effort, I go into the workout. It is good for post run analysis. This falls into the category of "please remove this from the market immediately." This feature is something I don't like as a doctor. Not because it is a bad thing to include, but because the data is confusing for people. For a healthy adult, or even a sedentary adult without respiratory or cardiac problems, your normal pulse oximetry should always read near 100% at sea level. Regardless of whether you are working out or not. I can tell you that the accuracy of this feature is so poor that I really wonder why they released it. The idea is that oximetry data can be used for altitude acclimation, sleep tracking, and sleep apnea. The error is at least 10% for any reading. An adult with a pulse oximetry reading of more than 85% would have respiratory problems. My watch will tell me that I'm 81%, but I have to check on a real pulse oximeter. I recommend you turn this feature off as well. I like this feature of the body battery. It takes into account your sleep, stress, activity level, and VO2 max to come up with a number. I found my battery to line up with how I feel. I had a few drinks, had a poor night's sleep, and woke up with a 10% body battery. If you asked me how I felt before I looked at the number, I would have said 10%. It is a good way to become aware of situations that drain you. After a twelve hour shift in the Emergency Department, I usually reach 5%. The HR strap is required for the respiratory rate. I can't confirm, but using HRV makes sense in theory and the numbers seem to correlate with HR when plotted on a graph. This is interesting, but not actionable yet. There is a lot of potential in the future. I can see the data being used for some interesting things. Not enough is going on with it for prime time. VO2 Max takes heat into equation so it doesn't tank during the summer. Nice feature. Training status includes temp data for more accurate training load. It is an improvement, but still wildly optimistic. I found the Wrist HR to be just as good as the Fenix 5, although not great, but acceptable at rest. This is the biggest reason I can't give it five stars. It depends on accurate HR data. I need to run without my HR strap. Software updates will be improvements to come. Get a chest strap. A real stain on a well released product is pulse oximetry. Remove feature completely. I haven't been able to work on my Forerunner 955 or the Fenix 5. I have a power meter and HR belt, but I don't know where the problem is. It would be nice to add an EKG feature. Text back features are still not popular. Notifications are nice, but you still have your phone for text backs. Do I need a chest HR monitor? Yes. If you are going to spend a lot of money on the data options on the Forerunner 945, you should use a chest strap to make sure the device is accurate. What is the difference between the two? The 245 is a running watch. The watch is a triathlon watch. The 245 does not include the threshold for runners which is a huge let down. Falls into the category of "too expensive for a casual runner, not enough features for a dedicated runner". I've come across internet complaints about the product, but have not had a problem yet. It was seamless for me. If it weren't for the internet, I wouldn't have noticed the buttons were mushy. I think they are a little soft. I don't know. They feel the same as the Fenix. I wouldn't worry about it. The Apple watch is on par with the gps inaccurate one. None of these had much variation. I run in a city with tall buildings and have not had any dropouts. It is true. The Apple watch 4 is the only smart watch that has figured out the magic formula. This is an optical HR monitor, so it depends on the day. I still use a chest HR monitor which uses electrical conduction of the heart muscle and is very accurate. I run about thirty miles a week with the battery poor. I'm not sure if the people who complain about running ultramarathons are the same people who complain about other things. I can't speak to any issues here. I use AfterShokz Trekz Qir headphones. These headphones are love, love. They are the best. They work well with the Forerunner. The chest strap is waterproof and accurate. The power pedals are cheap and reliable. Have fun!
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.
Premium running/triathlon watch with music. You can easily download songs to your watch, and connect with headphones for phone-free listening, if you have a third-party music provider. Vo2 Max and training status with adjustments for heat, altitude Acclimation status, training load focus, recovery time, and aerobic and anaerobic training effects are included in performance monitoring features. You can leave your cash and cards at home with the help of the Garmin Pay solution. You never get lost during your workout because of the full-color maps. Tracking and safety features include incident detection which sends your real-time location to emergency contacts through your compatible phone. Up to 2 weeks in the wristwatch mode, 10 hours in the gps mode with music or 60 hours in UltraTrac mode.
👤After one week of not using the watch much, the back button broke, and I had to replace it. Is it Kidding? It is thought to be used in the water. Will return it and come back to it. There is a Sleep tracking is worse than 50 bucks. Buttery life is not as good as advertised. More than 600 bucks? Absolutely disappointed.
👤I was hesitant to order because I was unsure if I would get the product I wanted with all of the components. It was the exact bundle and watch that was listed on the site, and it arrived quickly. All the features are still being looked at. It is their top of the line running/tri watch. The larger display for visibility and data rich screens is what I love about it. The music option is the only thing I am upset about. Although the watch supports Amazon music, I don't think I can download any of the Amazon books I have, or at least not yet. It will be the best sports watch on the market.
👤I am not a pro athlete. I use this watch on average twice a week along with the tri, I like to track my heart rate when I exercise. I use the watch/chest strap on my bike and run. I ordered new batteries and a new O ring after the chest strap said low battery. The chest strap had bad reviews. The chest strap worked for one work out, but it no longer works, connects, or nothing after I changed everything. I'm stuck using the watch to track my workouts. I don't feel like I'm spending more money on a chest strap.
👤I do more cycling if the default is based on running. The battery lasts about 4 days before it needs to be recharged. Excellent menu choices for all sports. Several levels higher than before.
👤Had a chance to get one of the many variations of the Edge, but chose the FR945 for itsVersatility as a training computer, on and off the bike. It took a while to get to my doorstep, but it did as expected. The items I bought that same day from different vendors arrived at my mailbox on time, but the FR945 hadn't shipped until a week later.
👤The wrist heart rate monitoring is unreliable and is one of the reasons I bought this expensive watch. I am a competitive mountain biker. It's very disappointing and worse when they don't offer a solution except to use the chest strap. The strap needs to be tight to work. The difference between one use and another is more than 50 bpm. If the HR is important to you, don't recommend the 955.
👤The connect feature is great. I like the running coach. I am not an experienced runner and it is helping to improve my running. The battery life is good. I use it every day to track workouts, but I go several days between charges.
👤Good battery life, good heart rate monitor/blood O2, good gps accuracy, nice to have control over laps during a workout, and very cool features from Firstbeat.
This is not a medical device and is not intended for use in the diagnosis or monitoring of any medical condition. You can easily download songs to your watch, and you can connect with headphones for phone free listening. With more than 20 indoor and outdoor sports apps, you can record all the ways to move. You can get easy to follow, animated workouts on your watch screen. Up to 8 days in the watch mode, and up to 6 hours in the gps and music mode. Personalize your watch with thousands of free watch faces, apps and widgets from their Connect IQ store. Tracking features include incident detection and assistance, which send your real time location to emergency contacts, when you pair with a compatible device.
👤I like automatic movements and occasionally a quartz watch. Have avoided the "Smart Watch" fad. I've been wearing a fitness band with a regular watch and was looking for something that could carry off both purposes at the same time. I don't look like I'm wearing a phone on my wrist. I'm a guy who likes to use his phone. I don't like the Apple watch. That's okay. If you're looking for a device like this, you have a choice: you can buy a true "smartwatch" with a bright and shiny display, the ability to track your steps, or read your emails. A crummy battery life. You can buy a fitness device with features. Like a navigation device. I choose the navigation device. I bought the 40mm size because it looks like a regular watch and doesn't look goofy with dressier styles. It doesn't have the bright display of the Apples and theSamsungs, but it does have the "always on" display which is easy to read in any light. You can program it with a wrist snap or a tap in dark areas. Again, it's like a regular watch for me, which is a must. You can download others or modify the face with the app. It works for me. It's the fitness part that shines, and it tracks every bodily function you have. The steps are just the beginning. There are lots of pre-programmed workouts. If it's important to you, you'll be happy to know that the competition in the fitness arena is covered by Garmin. You can read texts, but not all of them. I have a phone. I don't want to read emails on my watch. The VA2 looks like a real watch. The fitness stuff cannot be beat. The battery life does not help the Apples or the SAMSUNGs. I get a few days with the basics on. If you don't care about the fitness criteria and want a wrist display for your phone, then you're out of luck. The Apple store is where you can get thee. Make sure you have a charging point. If you want a watch that looks classy and is packed with health and fitness utilities, then this is the one for you. Get the navigation device. There are no regrets here.
👤I have used the watch for over a year. There has been no noticeable degradation. Music used to be free of problems with skipping or choppy sounds. Multiple skips have gotten worse in the last 6 months. It's not the headphones that cause issues with music when connected to my phone. I was looking for a watch that could download a spotify app, connect to headphones, and have a long battery life. I've been wearing the watch for about a week now, and I've been impressed with how easy it is to connect the watch to my phone and internet. I use a pair of headphones. It was very easy to pair them with the watch. There are almost no issues with playing music from the watch. I'll have a few milliseconds where the music is choppy. It's almost not worth mentioning, but in case others are having issues. The gps tracking seems to be great so far. When not listening to music, the battery life is great. Over a 12 hour period, it only uses up 5% to 8%. When listening to music and wearing headphones, the battery life could be better. The battery drain was 30% during a 2 hour period of listening to music. It was good enough for me, but could have been better. I have not had any issues with lag with the touch screen responsive. There are a lot of applications on the watch. It can be difficult to navigate at first, but within an hour of wearing the watch, I was comfortable.
You can download up to 500 songs to your watch and connect with your phone for free listening. Tracks music from streaming services for offline listening. You can leave your cash and cards at home with the payment solution. Provides advanced running dynamics, including ground contact time balance, stride length, vertical ratio and more. Performance monitoring features include evaluating your current training status. The battery life is up to 7 days in the wristwatch mode.
👤I'm a fairly average guy. Not a triathlon and probably not training for a marathon. I am a middle-aged guy who is fighting against the natural descent into slothdom. I go to the gym 3-4 days a week and do weights, swim, and do other exercises. I walk around the track a few days a week, but I only run once in a while. Enough about me. I would like to share my thoughts on the watch. I want more activity tracker than a watch. Good battery life. It will improve with more calibration. I wanted a watch that would guide me through a workout. The display is great, the shape is nice, and the swim training mode is not a touch screen. I have not used this yet, but the battery life is great. The cheapest watch out there is not the best, and it takes a little time to get used to the buttons. Construction of a bomber. The design is great. Accurate tracking. The swim features were great. There are a lot of pre-installed activities. There is a little dark because of the glass. There is limited app selection. Even though this is smaller than the previous ones, I still think it is very heavy. The last nail in the coffin for this incredible watch was a 50% price difference for a watch that didn't hit everything I wanted. The price point for the Gear Sport 2 PROS is reasonable. There is a great display. It worked well. Nice design. There is a good variety of apps. Music can be stored on the board. More than a fitness tracker. The fitness tracking was not accurate. The battery life was not good. The Fenix 5 is better than an Apple Watch. Only had swim tracking, not workout guidance. Excellent price point for the Gear Fit 2 Pro PROS. The display is nice and sharp. The battery life was good. It was.5 miles off over a 2-mile run. There is no pay from the company. Not crazy about the shape or aesthetic. The swim tracking was inaccurate. The price for what you get is decent. The size and shape are nice. A good set of choices. The swim workout function is lacking. The battery life could be better. The Touchscreen is overly sensitive.
👤I have had this watch for almost 3 weeks and it is perfect for my needs. I was tired of carrying my phone and running 20-25 miles a week. Within 10 minutes of opening it, I had loaded my running playlist and was out the door. I already have an account with them and have a phone which saves time since this is my 3rd watch. The watch was recognized by my computer as soon as I plugged it in. When prompted, the library popped up and I just checked it. I didn't know that the watch was only tested with a limited number of ear bud brands, but I am happy to know that the 2 pairs I own are on the list. My primary pair are Trekz Titanium and they instantly matched up. I wear a watch on my right wrist because I am left handed. If my earbuds wouldn't have worked, I would have been sad, but I checked to see if my earbuds were on the approved list. My previous watch, the Forerunner 245, was slower to connect. The watch is lightweight, has a large and easy to read screen, and looks a little dressier than my previous sport watches because of the metal rim around the face plate. I took my phone for a 13 mile run yesterday and continued to play music for 2 hours after I finished my run. The battery was at 70% when I got home. The home screen gives you 4 different pieces of data: time, weekly mileage, date and time of sunset, and I added a step counter on the home screen. I would like to change weekly mileage to monthly. Hopefully that option will be updated. I love the fact that my wrists are small and that my husband's Fenix is a lot smaller than the 645 music. I am very happy with this watch and would recommend it to anyone.
A running watch with music features. 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 or create your own custom workouts on their online fitness community. Provides advanced running dynamics, including ground contact time balance, stride length, vertical ratio and more. Tracking features include incident detection which sends your real time location to emergency contacts through your compatible phone. Up to 7 days in the watch mode; up to 6 hours in the gps mode. Up to 7 days in the watch mode; up to 6 hours in the gps mode.
👤I'm still learning the features of this watch, but I'm very happy with my purchase. I've used a lot of gps watches, most recently a Vivosmart HR+. The 245 is a great upgrade for me. I'm a runner and training for a half marathon, doing 25 miles per week. I like the option to create and upload your own workouts or choose a coach based on your goals. The charge lasts significantly longer than any other I've had. I bought this watch "Refurbished", but wondered if it was just a return or used watch. This was a great purchase.
👤The first week of wear cracked the face. I work at a computer, garden and ride a bike. I don't know how the screen got cracked. I don't want or use it and it randomly jumps to a screen I didn't set up. The cheaper Vivosmart was a better deal because it was simple, straight forward, and sturdy.
👤This is not a watch that you can wear on your wrist, but it is the best running gps music watch I've tried. You can download a spotify premium playlist to your watch and listen to it with headphones. The FitBitGPS is incredibly accurate and locks on immediately, unlike other FitBitGPS watches.
👤It is easy to use.
👤It was very difficult to operate. I sent it back because I was not happy with it.
👤It works great and looks brand new. Thank you.
The solar powered MultisportGPS watch uses the sun's energy to extend battery life and assure more on-wrist time for off-grid activities. This is not a medical device and is not intended for use in the diagnosis or monitoring of any medical condition. There are advanced training features that include pace guidance, VO2 max, and training status estimates. There are over 2,000 worldwide ski resorts, multiple global navigation satellite system (GPS, GLONASS and Galileo) support and built-in sensors for 3- axis compass, barometric altimeter, and preloaded TOPO maps. Not all countries and payment networks are eligible for support for Garmin Pay, music storage with premium streaming service, and more. The internal, rechargeable battery provides up to 21 days of battery life in smart watch mode with an additional 3 days when solar charging, and 15 hours in gps mode with an additional hour when solar charging is used in 50,000 lux conditions.
👤I changed my rating from 4 to 5 stars because I have been able to make changes to my life based on the new information collected by the F6x. The lock on the gps is super fast outside. The F6x is an all around improvement over the older model and it is a great watch. Coming from a Fenix 3 HR, I was hoping the upgrade/migration process would be easy. The watch face would be the same, like custom activities would just carry over. I figured out how to create a custom activity within Connect, but it doesn't list the custom name like it did with the F3. There are no watch faces that are similar to the F3 HR. The minutes are not inline with the hour, which is my biggest issue with the F6x default digital face. The digital face for the F6 Solar is what is expected, minus the sun gauge in the middle. The F6x Solar face should be a default digital one, with the hours and minutes inline and the other data fields around it, for other F6x users. The Fenix 3 HR has a grey bezel that can be worn with anything, while the F6x is shiny and can be worn with anything. Agreed. Thankfully, the older style band was able to be swapped for the shipping band, which had a nicer feel. If you purchase the pulse ox, it will take the battery from 21 to 15 days. The battery will be taxed from 15 to 10 days if the pulse ox setting is changed. Not a fan of the F6 charging cable and prefer the old style F3 cradle due to cable length and the new cable places the watch in an awkward angle that feels like it will break off or weaken the connection. The F6x is burning 50 to 80 calories more than my F3 HR, because they do the same cardio activity with the same HRM strap. The gym is always the same temp, but not sure if the F6x is accounting for it. In the same conditions as my usual run, there was a 38 calories reduction from F3 to F6. The heart rate was tested against Precor gym equipment and it was the same for all ranges. The watch screen is clear and readable. The screen size and clarity make it possible to see HR from a distance during the same MMA activity. It is less bulky on my wrist than the F3 HR, but would prefer a larger battery. The F6x alarm clock has a stronger sound than the F3. I didn't purchase the solar model due to the fact that it was not as scratch/break resistant as my F3 HR Sapphire model, which had never had any cracks or scratches over the course of many years of continuous use. I hope the comments are read and made better. The F3 HR was life changing for me back in March of 2016 and I want to see the F6x Sapphire in Black in person that comes with the leather strap. The ability to track sleep is not appreciated. Two pictures of my sleep while using the 6x. Even with a pulse ox, the Apple Watch cannot do something like this. Recovering time is required for any physical exertion. After having this watch for more than two weeks now, my only gripe with it is the shiny carbon grey (to me its light grey) bezel and the default digital face needs to be looked at from an otherwise great product. Since 13.1, it has been fixed with issues with connect locking up and not snycing. I have updated my phone to the latest version of the operating system, as well as the latest version of the navigation software. Have been using the 6x without any problems.
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.
A running watch with music features. 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 or create your own custom workouts on their online fitness community. 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. Up to 7 days in the watch mode; up to 6 hours in the gps mode. Up to 7 days in the watch mode; up to 6 hours in the gps mode.
👤This has everything I need. It has a unique display and gives great statistics. I bought a refurbished version and it was perfect. Highly recommended.
👤Poor instructions are the reason for the 4 star. Great product, bad writing.
👤Great Warch described the watch as being for running.
Up to 7 days in the watch mode; up to 6 hours in the gps mode. The box contains 1 x Wearable4U Ultimate Black EarBuds with Charging Power Bank Case and 1 x Garmin Forerunner 245 Running Smartwatch. Evaluates your current training status to indicate if you are undertraining or overdoing it. You can get free adaptive training plans or create your own custom workouts on their online fitness community. Provides advanced running dynamics, including ground contact time balance, stride length, vertical ratio and more. Wearable4U 2 in 1 EarBuds + Power Pack contains Wearable4U Power Bank. Their Wearable4U 2in1 keeps your watches charged at all times and lets you listen to your music during sports activities. Earbuds Pro!
👤This watch is wonderful! Accurate run tracking. Downloads to the phone app are done automatically. I don't know how to use a lot of things. It's a good thing.
👤The person that it was given to loves it. Good purchase.
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