I run around 20 to 30 miles per week, and this was worth the upgrade big pros versus 235 2016 version plus seven day, training load feature plus more accurate race prediction times all are slightly faster than pr’s, plus more data screens during run plus golf yards to Front slash, backslash middle of green is great plus music good for track workouts, but i usually run with my phone so pretty neutral, plus higher quality display plus body battery interesting feature that measures energy level state about the same features, recovery time, data vo2, max data battery Life both very good unless you run ultramarathon before i get to the review. I’Ll tell you a little bit about myself, so you know how i use the watch i’m, an emergency medicine doctor beginner to intermediate runner and cyclist and aspiring triathlete i’ve owned the forerunner 945. For about a month now and prior to this, i use the garmin fenix 5 and apple watch 4.. I hesitate to even include this because it’s really not a fitness watch. I am by no means a high level athlete and i’m not going to qualify for the boston anytime soon. I am, however, a data, geek i’m obsessed with wearables and the insights that they can provide us for the sake of brevity, i’ll assume that anyone looking to purchase a 600 watch knows what they are purchasing and has done a fair amount of research. My hope is to review some of those new features and help you make an informed decision fit.
The phoenix 5 is built like a tank indestructible heavy, but mostly annoying to wear. I found it difficult to sleep with the device on my wrist. The apple watch 4 was sleek, but i worried about cracking the screen during my workouts. The 4runner 945 is just right sturdy, but significantly lighter than the fenix 5. I wear this one all day and during sleep my wrist is small to medium at seven inches and i do not find the forerunner too large by any stretch it’s slightly less comfortable than the apple watch for all day. Wear appearance and performance. I don’t want you to convince yourself that this is going to look sharper than an apple watch. Apple has aesthetics down. In fact, the forerunner 945 has identical screen resolution to the phoenix 5, but edges appear sharper and brighter in actual use. The processor is noticeably faster from the fenix 5 and navigating from screen to screen as a delight features for fitness. Metrics garmin reigns supreme. It is so vastly superior to any other fitness watch on the market. This is a true multi. Sport watch do not convince yourself that the apple watch is a fitness watch Music. It is a smart watch with fitness features. If all you need is cadence, speed and distance, the apple watch will do just fine buy an apple watch if you want a smartwatch, but if you’re looking at this review, you’re – probably a dedicated runner, cyclist or triathlete.
The amount of data on this little computer is absolutely incredible from the very action of the lactate threshold feature to the less actionable but interesting respiratory rate. This watch has something for everyone: new features if you’re new to the garmin ecosystem i’d. Refer you to their website or first beat to look at all the available features. However, if you’re looking to upgrade from a previous garmin i’ll, give you a rundown of what’s new from the phoenix 5 4runner, 935 music, perhaps the biggest reason to upgrade. I used spotify and found the integration to be absolutely seamless. Add wi fi network to watch download playlists connect wireless headphones.