Garmin Fenix

Why I Changed From Garmin Forerunner 935 to a Fenix 6s

I’ve had my Forerunner 935 for a few years now and before that I had the Forerunner 920XT, 910XT and the 310XT before that. Prior to getting the 310XT I only ever used Polar watches dating back to 1992 when I got my first Polar Favor.

Both my coaching and my training is based on data driven decision making. To help guide any training decision making I’ve alway relied on data, times, heart rate, paces, speed, power etc…

The Forerunner 935 has been a great watch and I really enjoy how it provides me with data and it seamlessly interacts with both Training Peaks and Strava both other 3rd party products like Stryd Running Power Meter.

Some of the major feature upgrades for the Fenix 6s include:

  • Swimming HR (wrist based);
  • More accurate race predictions;
  • Significantly LONGER battery life;
  • PacePro, race pacing;
  • More data fields per screen; and
  • Pulse oximetry.
  • Plus some other features that I’m not too phased about.

Overall it has been compacted into a smaller watch than the Forerunner 935.

Here is a video of the unboxing and setting up:

My old Garmin Forerunner 935 can be purchased on TradeMe auction with $1 reserve here:

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