Of course, this was inevitable — especially since the “VIP Club” makes it so easy and affordable.
Just got the Garmin Fenix 5 Plus Sapphire, black-on-black, this morning. It looks the same as the Fenix 5 though the face, in reality, is a bit sharper and clearer. That is probably the Sapphire glass.
I had had my Garmin Fenix 5 for 5 months and 5 days. Not bad for I. Pretty good. I was hoping to make the 6-month mark, but succumbed.
Of course, I like it. LOVE THE MAPS. GPS on your wrist. Accurate too.
Setting it up was more finicky than I would have liked. Insisted on doing the first firmware update over Bluetooth though I had charged it connected to Garmin Express! I can’t confirm it yet but I think the ‘Plus’ USB ‘behavior’ is different to that of past Garmin’s — at least with Windows 7. I will have to confirm that.
Music is a non-starter for I. I like to think while I run. Music would just be a distraction. I can’t think deeply enough with music.
Well, I will keep you posted.
P.S., You really should joint the “VIP Club“. Best thing that happened to Garmin since GPS!
P.P.S., HRM USA, nicest folks ever, let me hold onto my Fenix 5 till the Fenix 5 Plus arrived.
It feels SO NATURAL on my wrist. I am totally at ease with it. Huge difference to the 90-days I forced myself to wear the dread Fitbit Ionic — as penance for the stupidity of buying it.
I was aware of the Fitbit Ionic each and every day I had it on. Though I use my Fenix 5, every day, it never feels like an imposition.
It hasn’t given me any grief per se.
Two things that I am crushingly disappointed about:
- How it measures STEPS while you are on a bumpy vehicle,
- How its open-water swimming measurements are utter garbage.
Both of them should, and could, be fixed. We must have a ‘widget’/function that lets us TURN-OFF step counting. That will stop it recording bogus steps.
It has to improve its open-water swimming mechanism.
Other than that, I am happy with it.