This is a watch unlike any other, this is a fitness and performance watch that you wear to track your heart rate, distance and so much more. Both the Garmin Fenix and the Fenix 2 have great features that no other watch could ever compete with. So, what exactly does the Fenix 2 offer that the Fenix does not?
Features of the Garmin Fenix
- Tracks heart rate and distance
- Temperature Sensor
- Wireless Communication
The Fenix offers an altimeter, barometer and a 3 axis compass, also with sensor calibration, thus allowing you to keep up with everything you need to keep up with regarding your fitness and health. You can even store up to 10,000 track points, allowing you to never miss a beat. The Fenix gives you wireless capability to share those tracks, as well as share waypoints and routes with numerous other devices. You have a heart rate monitor with sensors and a temperature sensor so that you always keep your heart healthy, and you stay in the know.
The Fenix also offers GPS technology, providing precise navigation and even tracking functions. It even has trip information to guide you along the way. This watch can even tell you the weather changes and the elevation, built for the toughest conditions outside. As always, the Fenix is stylish and a great way to keep track of your daily fitness.
Features of the Garmin Fenix 2
- Training Information
- Recovery Time and Check
- Temperature Sensor
- Wireless Unit to Unit Communication
The Fenix 2 tracks your distance, pace and even your heart rate, allowing you to keep up with your steps and how fast your heart is racing during these walks or runs. When you use this watch as a heart monitor, it will calculate the recovery time and even the maximum estimate of VO2. The Fenix 2 has an HRM-Run monitor that basically adds data for contact time and vertical oscillation. This watch also has GPS navigation with a 3 axis compass paired with an altimeter and barometer.
Although the Fenix was built for the outdoors, the Fenix 2 has an even sturdier outside shell, and stays fit even while running, hiking, swimming or even while skiing. The switching between feature sets is a little easier with the Fenix 2, providing easier access to information that you might need. This watch also provides training, you can choose between advanced or beginners fitness, allowing anyone to use this feature whether they are a veteran or just starting out. You have smart notification to stay in touch, even while you’re testing other features on the watch. The Fenix 2 is also a little more sensitive than the original, producing a higher recovery advisor.
Garmin Fenix vs. Fenix 2
Both the Fenix and Fenix 2 are exceptional products, and can win over any other watch past or present. However, if you’re looking for more features and a sturdier product, the Garmin Fenix 2 outshines the Fenix. This is not to say that the Fenix can’t do its job, just simply to say that the Fenix 2 has more advancements than the original.