Thanks Booktruck, does sound like the fenix 3 is a proper improvement on the 2.
i used to have a 610 which was a great watch, except running in the rain with a touch screen
on a side point when i smashed my 610 and garmin sent me a recon one for 75 quid I thought that was fantastic customer service, when they send me a recon fenix 2 which fails under warranty I feel a bit resentful!!
I too wonder about Fenix 3 versus ambit 3 or even ambit 4 which is probably not far down the road.
i have a fenix 2, which I've had to return twice under warranty.... I suspect the software is too much for the hardware but what do I know. Even when it was working I found the grey on black didplay a nightmare to read when running.
i have put the latest 'new' one garmin have sent me on ebay and am torn about putting the money I get for it towards an ambit 3 whiich people rave about or wait for the fenix 3 which sounds great on paper but am put off by my experience of shocking reliability with the fenix 2.
would appreciate proples thoughts and experiences???
Its so much more robust than the 610 that I had and I hated the touchscreen (sorry booktrunk) if I was running in rain and tried to clear the water it would send the thing mental, no give me robust buttons every time thanks. Obviously all the data options are fab and the battery life is tremendous also love it can be used for loads of different activities, for me especially hiking!
I have had to return the Fenix 2 though as after a few weeks use it started skipping seconds , i only noticed because i was timing my kids runs as opposed to running with it, so it may have done it from the start, and also grey read out on black jeezz is it just me or is that hard to read with a quick glance - time to adopt e reader technology and have a proper white on black or vice versa surely.