If you consider yourself to be a multifaceted athlete, that is you jog, swim, snowboard or perform just about any outdoor activity, the Garmin Fenix 2 is the watch for you! The Fenix 2 is Garmin’s much improved version over its predecessor, the first generation Fenix released in 2012. The original Fenix was geared towards running and hiking related activities, whereas the Fenix 2 is a full fledge multi sport watch that is a truly exemplary gadget to say the least.
The Fenix 2 as claimed by Garmin is a full featured training watch and that’s just about how we’d describe it too. Considering that it is designed for just about any activity, it is outfitted with a ton of features such as an accelerometer, 3-axis compass, ANT+ and Bluetooth radios, a high sensitivity GPS radio, barometer, altimeter and even an integrated thermometer. The biggest problem or inconvenience rather that most outdoor athletes are faced with is having a separate watch or even a couple multi sport watches for each activity. But the Gamin Fenix (pronounced Phoenix just like the US State) resolves this issue nicely and is intended to be the Jack of all Trades.
The Fenix 2 can be ordered in two different packages: one with just the watch and one with the watch and the HRM-RUN heart strap. When paired with the Fenix 2, the HRM-RUN heart strap is able to measure ground contact time, vertical oscillation (measures how high you bounce when you run) and cadence among others. So if you train at a very high level or simply require detailed data such as this, the Fenix 2 multi sport training GPS bundle is a recommended buy. Getting back to the unboxing, the package of the Garmin Fenix 2 is a visual treat in itself, and is divided into 3 sections, two of which contain the device and accessories. Continue reading