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    Garmin Fenix 5

    Just seen its due for release in march for $599. so will probably be £599 in the Uk.
    Not sure if its worth upgrading from the 3 but it does mean that the 3's will be coming down in price for those that are still waiting for a price drop.

    Link to DC rainmaker review: dcrainmaker.com/201…tml

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    Seems like a good watch shame no microphone

    Thanks for posting.
    I'll stick with my 3.
    The mapping feature I can live without and just use a phone.
    It's easy to create courses (with turn by turn instructions) from the Garmin Connect site and download them to the watch if needed.

    I hope this device doesn't suffer a similar fate, to another device which skipped a number when updating recently.
    (Samsung Note 5 to Note 7)

    Starting price looks to be £499 very interested in this sounds a great watch also can be used for golf

    bobjack83

    Starting price looks to be £499 very interested in this sounds a great … Starting price looks to be £499 very interested in this sounds a great watch also can be used for golf


    You can use the Fenix 3 for golf too.
    I've not tried it. But, you can download lots of golf courses to the watch.

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    bobjack83

    Starting price looks to be £499 very interested in this sounds a great … Starting price looks to be £499 very interested in this sounds a great watch also can be used for golf


    Got one today for £400 . I wasnt going to bother as I have the Sapphire 3HR but couldnt resist at that price to give it a go as I wouldnt lose anything reselling it but I think its only going to be worth upgrading to the 5X which is way too expensive at the moment.

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    Shatwell

    Thanks for posting.I'll stick with my 3.The mapping feature I can live … Thanks for posting.I'll stick with my 3.The mapping feature I can live without and just use a phone.It's easy to create courses (with turn by turn instructions) from the Garmin Connect site and download them to the watch if needed.I hope this device doesn't suffer a similar fate, to another device which skipped a number when updating recently.(Samsung Note 5 to Note 7)


    Apparently Garmin skipped straight to 5 from 3 because Fenix4 means something like failure in Chinese.
    It looks like its only the 5X that has the mapping which is disapointing .

    rhinopaul

    Got one today for £400 . I wasnt going to bother as I have the Sapphire … Got one today for £400 . I wasnt going to bother as I have the Sapphire 3HR but couldnt resist at that price to give it a go as I wouldnt lose anything reselling it but I think its only going to be worth upgrading to the 5X which is way too expensive at the moment.



    ​Where did you get one for 400?

    Original Poster

    Amazon France had it reduced until this morning and for some reason they reduced it further so I actually ended up paying about £387 using Amazon own converter.

    I've always liked the look of the Fenix but it's just way too big for my wrist so I like the look of the Fenix 5s although it's not cheap and it looks noticeably bigger and heavier than my Vivoactive.

    John

    Is the £400 offer still on do you have a link

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    bobjack83

    Is the £400 offer still on do you have a link


    No, it finished this morning.I dont know why it was reduced like that either, it was only the 47mm silver with granite blue strap and the 42mm white versions.
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    Edited by: "rhinopaul" 3rd Apr

    Great deal hope you enjoy so much want to buy but I'm injured and can't merit buying a running watch when I'm limping about !!

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    bobjack83

    Great deal hope you enjoy so much want to buy but I'm injured and can't … Great deal hope you enjoy so much want to buy but I'm injured and can't merit buying a running watch when I'm limping about !!


    Thanks. Yeah not much good buying it until you recover but to be honest I really think its only worth upgrading from a 3HR to a 5X. There really doesnt seem to be much between the 5 plus its not sapphire like my 3HR and lacks the wifi so I will be comparing the 2 but I have a feeling I will be keeping the 3HR until the 5X comes on Amazon at a good price.
    Hope you recover soon.

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    Received the Fenix 5 today.
    I need to play with the 5 more to get a real comparison but so far It has a slightly better user interface and better screen clarity. The strap however feels very cheap.
    It is a bit smaller than my 3HR but I prefer the bulkier 3HR for size.

    I paid £387 for this Fenix 5 and only £290 for my 3HR Sapphire. So far I think I will stick with my 3HR until I can see the 5X.

    I think if you are debating between the two then the Fenix 3 for money is a better choice. I was lucky to get the 5 for the price I did but they are pretty much £500 at the mo compared to a Fenix 3 for under £300.
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