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Lyle Brotherton

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The new Garmin Fenix review (fēnix™
« 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.


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.
« Last Edit: September 16, 2012, 03:05:32 PM by Lyle Brotherton »
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Re: The new Garmin Fenix review (fēnix™
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2012, 06:18:54 PM »
I hope it doesn't have an LED torch function...

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.

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Re: The new Garmin Fenix review (fēnix™
« Reply #2 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?   

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Re: The new Garmin Fenix review (fēnix™
« Reply #3 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  ;)