Posted: 03/04/2015 at 19:09
CW- I have had the Fenix 3 for about 3 weeks. It has the potential to be a great watch. I simply wanted a running watch I could wear everyday, and use for biking stuff. 20% discount at local running store and sale of 305 and 310xt offset the cost.
Given your comments about the buggyness of the 310xt, I would stay away for at least 6 months. The GPS is measuring short in non-difficult conditions by about 0.1m every 10 when compared with the 310xt although it was nearly spot on for 20m today. It will get there with FW updates. It has a trac bac facility to prevent you getting lost. Given your programming ability (Pof10 data trawler springs to mind), the Connect IQ facility will allow you to create some bespoke apps particular to your needs.
I’ve never really used basecamp or other apps to put on it but I do intend to, as I have some offroad stuff coming up later in the year. That and the ultra track facility (50hrs GPS), are my reason for purchase. Bluetooth notifications when your phone is in a rucksack is pretty useful (Is it PPI or an emergency on caller id). Coupled with the smart hrm, there are more than enough stats on there to keep you entertained for ages.
Definitely something for you in the future, but the current near beta nature of it means it’s not right for now.
Selbs- Good luck with the potty training and don’t go getting injured in the next few weeks.
TR- You don’t need a Garmin because I’ll have it
I’ll see most in the pub in a few weeks.