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Equipment => Reviews, Suggestions and Advice => Topic started by: Lyle Brotherton on September 16, 2012, 12:18:57 PM

Title: The new Garmin Fenix review (fēnix™
Post by: Lyle Brotherton on September 16, 2012, 12:18:57 PM
For some time I have been testing the new Garmin fēnix™ (Fenix) and will soon be evaluating its use in HAHO/ (High Altitude High Opening) and HALO (High Altitude Low Opening) parachute jumps.

(http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz349/XQP/S1580010.jpg)(http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz349/XQP/S1580003.jpg)

First impressions are very good, from innovative features as the three axis compass automatically calibrated to the 50+ hour’s battery life. Plus, I think it is actually quite a smart looking piece of kit worn on your wrist as I have done so for the past few weeks.



I will post a comprehensive review soon.
Title: Re: The new Garmin Fenix review (fēnix™
Post by: captain paranoia on September 18, 2012, 06:18:54 PM
I hope it doesn't have an LED torch function...

http://www.fenixlight.com/newping.asp (http://www.fenixlight.com/newping.asp)

I imagine your arms are significantly sturdier than mine.  I think it might look like I've strapped an alarm clock to my puny wrist...

50 hour battery life certainly sounds impressive.
Title: Re: The new Garmin Fenix review (fēnix™
Post by: Pete McK on September 27, 2012, 09:14:40 AM
I am thinking about getting one of these and the ABCs posting, started by Lost Soul, discussing the merits of Suunto vis-à-vis Garmin, has convinced me that the combination of GNSS with conventional ABC technology is the way forward. I read that Gamin may be introducing the fēnix next week and was wondering Lyle when you will be posting your review?   
Title: Re: The new Garmin Fenix review (fēnix™
Post by: Pete McK on October 18, 2012, 11:58:32 AM
Know your off across the Pond again Lyle, any interim posts for the Fenix - Christmas is looming  ;)