The Garmin Fenix 2 is a watch primarily designed for runners. But its features allows it to be useful in other sports or activities as well such as hiking, indoor workouts, track cycling, mountaineering, swimming and many more. You can even add or create custom workouts, activities and routines for your Garmin.
The Garmin Fenix 2 is able to support multi-sports and fitness activities thanks to a number of sensors built inside the watch. It has a compass, a digital barometer, thermometer and altimeter. These sensors work together to give you all that the information you need during or before you get going with your chosen exercise.
Another thing I liked about the Fenix 2 is how it puts an emphasis on serious exercises that it sacrificed a couple of basic health and fitness features such as step tracking. Yes, I was bit disappointed at the Fenix 2 for this reason but you should know that when you intend to buy this watch this is for serious exercises only. This is not the kind of watch that you should get if you only want some basic fitness tracking.
Using the Fenix 2 was quick and easy. I would recommend that you setup the watch outdoors with a clear line of sight to the sky so that the watch can capture a GPS signal easily. Locking on to a GPS signal is also made easier thanks to the watch’s ability to save your previous locations. So if you set off from the same location every day, the Fenix 2 should be able to pick a GPS signal in just a few seconds.
- 2-inch monochrome screen with 70 x 70 pixels
- GPS location tracking
- 32MB built-in memory
- Waterproof to 50m
- ANT+, Bluetooth connectivity
- Running Dynamics Features
- Swim Profile and Ski-Board Mode
- Digital Barometer
- Supports multiple sports and exercises.
- ANT+ sensor compatibility
- Excellent build quality.
- No built-in heart rate monitor
- Lacks a couple of basic health and fitness features.
- Bulky design.
The Fenix 2 is a watch made specifically for exercises. It carries more sensors and tracks more sports or activities than any other GPS sports watch in the market. The watch is capable of giving you a detailed feedback analysis about your exercise through Garmin’s Connect website. This will allow you to closely monitor your progress and performance in your exercises. However, the Garmin Fenix 2 will not win over other people just by looking at it. Its design is left to be admired but when it comes to ability, I can say that the Fenix 2 is very hard to beat.
A GPS sports watch made that's made for serious exercises only that it get rids of a couple of basic health and fitness features.