Garmin Fenix 3 Sapphire HR watch - £399.50 with discount code @ Blacks
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Garmin Fenix 3 Sapphire HR watch - £399.50 with discount code @ Blacks

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Found 1st May 2016
Garmin Fenix 3 Sapphire HR watch (newest model with optical heart rate monitor built in). This is the cheapest I could find. Please correct me if I am mistaken.

This is not the performance bundle so it does not include the heart rate strap but it is the model with built in optical heart rate monitor.

Found at Blacks with discount code for 15% off: NEW15 (for new customers only)

Original price at Blacks: £470

This is my first ever post so I am sorry if I have missed any key information.

The performance bundle version (watch plus heart rate chest strap) is £450 at Cotswold Outdoor with discount code VOUCHCLOUD-WEB (original price £500 - vouchercode expires 13th July 2016). Link to this website: cotswoldoutdoor.com/gar…124

You can buy a Garmin heart rate monitor strap separately for around £35. I am not 100% sure if this is the same strap that comes with the performance bundle however, can anyone verify this?

The Garmin fenix 3 Sapphire HR Watch is a stylish, technical watch that is ideal for the outdoors statistician. The fenix 3 Sapphire HR closely monitors performance to garner comprehensive information, including fields such as running dynamics, stride length and vertical ratio, as well as offering recovery advice. Featuring the stainless steel EXO™ antenna, the fenix Sapphire HR watch has a fully functioning navigational facility that receives both GPS and GLONASS signals to provide highly accurate and responsive readings. The watch face features a 1.2” Chroma Display™, a durable, clear and bright interface that remains functional in direct sunlight. The Garmin fenix 3 Sapphire HR Watch is the perfect companion for walkers, runners and cyclists alike, combining clever technology with navigational prowess, in a sleek and ergonomic construction.
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cost like time machine
Shame they dont have the titanium.
rodman

cost like time machine



​Or like an iPad or smartphone
Possible 6% quidco
I just got the standard one a couple days ago and will use my old hrm. Over £100 more for a metal strap and built in hrm doesn't seem worth it...
Thanks Adam - Good spot - Will likely buy this now it is at the £400 mark.

benjai - Not sure it has the metal strap in any case - It just has the sapphire screen (tougher than the standard), and HRM.
Might be a good deal, but how does one justify the cost? could someone explain why this is significantly better than a phone paired with a 30 quid gear best type smart watch (eg: s5 with pedometer + average heart rate monitor). I'm sorry if this comes out as ignorant but I'm actually not there yet with "healthy " smart gadgets. thanks
I'm getting product not found now. Shame I was about to pull the trigger on this.
Yep - Looks like it may be out of stock - Or they don't want to sell them for £400.

I ordered last night - I'm half expecting a cancellation email.

billallme

Might be a good deal, but how does one justify the cost? could someone … Might be a good deal, but how does one justify the cost? could someone explain why this is significantly better than a phone paired with a 30 quid gear best type smart watch (eg: s5 with pedometer + average heart rate monitor). I'm sorry if this comes out as ignorant but I'm actually not there yet with "healthy " smart gadgets. thanks




Hi Billallme - The set up you describe is fine for the odd run or cycle I guess- But if you are taking part in any obstacle course racing/mud racing/ triathlon, you dont want to be dragging your phone around with you. Also GPS on a phone drains the battery pretty fast - so doesn't give you the chance to monitor longer bike rides that easily.
This watch and others like it are heavy duty and waterproof, and will be able to cope with the above scenarios.

There are cheaper options than the fenix - but this is currently the best gps watch available at the moment.



charlie71

Hi Billallme - The set up you describe is fine for the odd run or cycle I … Hi Billallme - The set up you describe is fine for the odd run or cycle I guess- But if you are taking part in any obstacle course racing/mud racing/ triathlon, you dont want to be dragging your phone around with you. Also GPS on a phone drains the battery pretty fast - so doesn't give you the chance to monitor longer bike rides that easily. This watch and others like it are heavy duty and waterproof, and will be able to cope with the above scenarios. There are cheaper options than the fenix - but this is currently the best gps watch available at the moment.



Also improved accuracy and metrics, plus it's a smart watch.
billallme

Might be a good deal, but how does one justify the cost? could someone … Might be a good deal, but how does one justify the cost? could someone explain why this is significantly better than a phone paired with a 30 quid gear best type smart watch (eg: s5 with pedometer + average heart rate monitor). I'm sorry if this comes out as ignorant but I'm actually not there yet with "healthy " smart gadgets. thanks



There's a lot of situations where you don't want to/can't have a phone strapped to you. This also tracks swimming which a phone obviously can't.
spacebeers

I'm getting product not found now. Shame I was about to pull the trigger … I'm getting product not found now. Shame I was about to pull the trigger on this.


Looks like your right. I'll set the deal to expired for now but i'll keep an eye out incase it reappears on their website.
thank you all for the the addition to my knowledge. I think I was a bit narrow minded or say skeptical especially considering the price point but I guess it's not for your typical daily android/apple watch users. thanks again
Just as I predicted- Contacted them today to chase up my order- no stock- and my order is being cancelled - Not happy.
charlie71

Just as I predicted- Contacted them today to chase up my order- no stock- … Just as I predicted- Contacted them today to chase up my order- no stock- and my order is being cancelled - Not happy.


They clearly didnt want it in their deal , hence it being removed.
charlie71

Just as I predicted- Contacted them today to chase up my order- no stock- … Just as I predicted- Contacted them today to chase up my order- no stock- and my order is being cancelled - Not happy.



That's pretty bad really, they should have exclusions stated beforehand if they don't wish for someone to purchase it discounted! I've tried to set the deal as expired but for some reason it still looks as if it's active.
adam231093

That's pretty bad really, they should have exclusions stated beforehand … That's pretty bad really, they should have exclusions stated beforehand if they don't wish for someone to purchase it discounted! I've tried to set the deal as expired but for some reason it still looks as if it's active.


The expire never works, Ive reported it to a mod for you.
rhinopaul

The expire never works, Ive reported it to a mod for you.



Thank you!
Well here is a nice story - Blacks called me soon after my livechat online with them - They said in fact it was out of stock as the one they had is reserved... for me! - I received an email to say it is on it's way too - So as long as DPS do their thing - I'll have it tomorrow -
Thanks OP again - and well done to Blacks for getting it sorted -

Well here is a nice story - Blacks called me soon after my livechat … Well here is a nice story - Blacks called me soon after my livechat online with them - They said in fact it was out of stock as the one they had is reserved... for me! - I received an email to say it is on it's way too - So as long as DPS do their thing - I'll have it tomorrow -Thanks OP again - and well done to Blacks for getting it sorted -


Did it arrive, just managed to order it at £357 plus £17.85 Quidco and they havent removed it from sale so fingers crossed.
Hi Paul - It arrived - and very happy with it-

£357 is a bargain -

Hi Paul - It arrived - and very happy with it- £357 is a bargain -


Did you receive an email confirming shipping or did it just turn up, cheers.
Cant remember - But I'm guessing yours has not turned up in any case -
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