Just did the first run with my new Garmin Fenix 5x. I upgraded from the Fenix 3 – so the one without integrated HR sensor.
I was a bit surprised that the new watch did not make me any faster. Damn – so still training required even with this awesome device 😉
Fenix 5x vs. my old Fenix 3 – what I like
- Has integrated HR sensor
- Better resolution display
- Integrated Maps
- Easily changeable wrist bands
Fenix 5x vs. my old Fenix 3 – where I expected more
- Still very bulky – not exactly an elegant sports watch
- Map loading can be a bit slow
I like the Garmin Fenix 5x. And coming from the Fenix 3 (without HR sensor) for me it was worth the upgrade as I travel a lot and now I don’t need to remember to also bring the HR chest strap.