New Garmin FENIX 3 – Announced Today

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IMG_3420The New GARMIN FENIX 3 was announced today [Jan 2015] on the GARMIN BLOG.

Well the FENIX3 might annoy some recent 920XT purchasers. Many FENIX2 lovers were reluctantly persuaded to go for the 920XT, just to get a top-of-the-range device.

Reading below, the FENIX 3 appears to have everything that the 920XT has, presumably also with a bit of extra navigation thrown in. It does have swim workouts but I’m hoping that they will soon be added to the 920XT.

Don’t worry tho. It doesn’t appear to have any more TRI functionality than the 920XT.

So you still have the top of the range in some respects if you were one of those persuaded to buy a 920XT.

The FENIX3 looks VERY nice. Much nicer than the FENIX2 and the 920XT IMHO. And a little like the AMBIT3 perhaps? Anyway, it looks nice.

Those looking for a tri-watch you can actually wear (ie one that looks newer than a 1970s Casio) will also be mightily impressed. That’s the main reason I’d like one of these 🙂 I don’t like the round displays normally for a sports watch, but that’s personal preference. For a day-to-day watch I would like a round face. So if I’m going to use the activity tracker functionality, for example, then I WOULD FOR SURE use it with the FENIX3…maybe less so with the 920XT when the novelty wears off (it hasn’t yet!!).

The FENIX3 does look very solid tho and I did quite like my FENIX2 use early in 2014…also coinciding with a few great TRI performances may have sunnily glazed my memory somewhat.

Price Comparison

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