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Garmin Fenix 2

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Garmin Fenix 2 review: specs and price

Garmin Fenix 2
Garmin Fenix 2
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Why is Garmin Fenix 2 better than the average?

  • Battery life with GPS on
    50hvs17.56h
  • Height
    49mmvs53.09mm
  • Screen size
    1.2"vs1.19"

Top specs and features

Design

1.Is dustproof and water resistant
Garmin Fenix 2

Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.

2.sweat resistant
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Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

3.Has a display
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The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.

4.waterproofing maximum depth

50m

These devices will not experience water damage, e.g. in the shower. Devices which can withstand more water pressure are better for swimming or diving.

Best

Casio GWA1000FC-2A

200m

5.resolution

70 x 70px

Best

Suunto 9

300 x 320px

6.weight

90.6g

Best

Polar RCX3 GPS

33g

Sensors

1.has GPS
Garmin Fenix 2

GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.

2.Has a barometer
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This measures barometric air pressure. It can predict weather changes, for example a sudden drop in air pressure could mean a storm is coming. When calibrated correctly it can be used to determine altitude, which helps GPS devices to lock on quicker and with greater accuracy.

3.has an accelerometer
Garmin Fenix 2

An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

4.has a compass
Garmin Fenix 2

A compass is useful in games, map and navigation software.

5.Has a temperature sensor
Garmin Fenix 2

With a temperature sensor you can monitor changes in temperature to measure your exertion levels and avoid hyperthermia.

6.Has a cadence sensor
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A cadence sensor measures the revolutions of the pedals on a bicycle. You can monitor your revolutions per minute, i.e. how fast you are pedalling.

Activity tracking

1.Tracks distance
Garmin Fenix 2

It tracks how far you travel.

2.Provides activity reports
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Your activity data is analysed to give you reports, available to view through the app or website. This allows you to see how active you have been and to help you make improvements.

3.Measures pace
Garmin Fenix 2

Measuring pace shows how much time it takes to travel one kilometer or one mile. For example, in running, a 4 minute kilometer would be a very good pace.

4.Has a route tracker
Garmin Fenix 2

With a route tracker you can add your route onto a map. It is helpful if you plan to do the same route again, or want to share it with your community.

5.Has goal setting
Garmin Fenix 2

Allows you to set your own goals, such as reaching 15,000 steps in a single day.

6.Counts how many calories you have burnt
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This is useful if you are on a strict training diet or if you are trying to lose weight. It can also help to boost your motivation.

Connectivity

1.Syncs wirelessly
Garmin Fenix 2

The device syncs all of your data wirelessly, without the need for cables.

2.Has Bluetooth
Garmin Fenix 2

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

3.Is compatible with iOS
Garmin Fenix 2

It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.

4.Supports ANT+
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ANT+ is a wireless protocol similar to Bluetooth Smart, and is very power efficient. It is mainly used for fitness monitoring devices such as heart rate monitors and cadence sensors to connect to other devices, eg. sports watches, smartphones and cycling computers.

Battery

1.has a battery level indicator
Garmin Fenix 2

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.battery life with GPS on

50h

There is less chance that you will run out of battery during an adventure.

Best

Suunto Ambit3 Peak Sapphire (HR)

50h

3.battery life

35 days

With a longer battery life, you don’t have to worry about charging the device as often.

Best

Tech4o Traileader Jet

730 days

4.has a rechargeable battery
Garmin Fenix 2

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

1.Has vibrating alerts
Garmin Fenix 2

Vibrating alerts have a variety of uses, such as interval training.

2.Has silent alarm
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The device can wake you using vibration, so as not to disturb anyone else sleeping in the room.

3.Has notifications
Garmin Fenix 2

If you get a notification such as a call or message, the device will vibrate on your wrist or make a noise to alert you.

4.Includes access to online portal
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Your tracking data is uploaded via your smartphone or computer, and is available to view on the manufacturer’s online portal in the form of reports and graphs.

5.Has a stopwatch
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With a stopwatch you can time yourself.

6.Has social features
Garmin Fenix 2

Friends using the same app can be integrated with your account, allowing you to compete with them. This increases your motivation and makes it more enjoyable.

Miscellaneous

1.Has an altimeter
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An altimeter can track elevation, ascent and descent using GPS or air pressure. It is particularly useful if you travel on hills or mountains.

2.Has trackback mode
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This feature enables you to track your route and reverse it in order to guide you back to where you began your journey.

3.Has a world timer
Garmin Fenix 2

With a world timer you can easily see the time all over the globe. It is useful if you are travelling through different time zones.

4.Is geocaching friendly
Garmin Fenix 2

Geocaching friendly devices enable you to join in the global game of geocaching, hiding and finding treasures.

5.Provides the sunrise/sunset time
Garmin Fenix 2

It can provide you with the exact time when the sunset or sunrise will take place. This feature will help you to plan your day by knowing when daylight starts and finishes.

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