Could the Garmin Fenix 2 the GPS watch to rule them all. Garmin believes so as they have packed a multitude of features into the this running watch that will see you keeping it for the foreseeable future. This watch not only tracks your runs, it also records workout statistics when you go hiking, cycling, climbing, swimming, skiing or even skydiving. If you are a multisport athlete who wants to track everything you can include custom activities and workouts. You can use its navigation mode to assign waypoints on a map so you can focus on hiking and enjoying the scenery, instead of having to refer to a physical map. The GPS and heart rate features adds icing on the cake too. And you need not worry about keeping it on. This device can last about a week of constant use on a full charge.
Unlike other GPS watches that have problems locking in to a satellite, the Fenix2 takes only about eight minutes to lock in. It is also compatible with Garmin Connect, Garmin’s online service that shows you nearly everything you need to know about your runs.
The Garmin Fenix 2 is definitely one of few sports watches that you could actually wear on a daily basis. It is hip-looking and it does just about everything a watch can do but with a styling and UI that is very user friendly. It is large and thick, water-resistant to a depth of 50m but weighs in just at 3 ounces. It is essentially identical to the original Fenix other than a few tweaks in the colors of the buttons. It costs $400, or add $50 for the performance bundle which includes the HRM-Run chest strap heart rate monitor.