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I AM SO PISSED.

BOUGHT not one year Fenix 2....

Then came out F3?!?!!? wtf... might sell my F2 for F3 ... Garmin.... wtf...........................................

1 year product cycle...

And also Garmin Epix.. the watches now really stylo mylo

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Seems slated for end Jan or Feb release...

Not sure when it will hit the shoes of SG.

Current price listing in USD

Graphte/ Silver: 499

with HRM-Run: 549

Sapphire: 599

no listing with bundle

Dang.. steep price.... Really want that watch.

I will keep an eye on the garmin forums to see user feedback as well as DCR indepth review.

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Seems slated for end Jan or Feb release...

Not sure when it will hit the shoes of SG.

Current price listing in USD

Graphte/ Silver: 499

with HRM-Run: 549

Sapphire: 599

no listing with bundle

Dang.. steep price.... Really want that watch.

I will keep an eye on the garmin forums to see user feedback as well as DCR indepth review.

I don't really like to be an early adopter as Garmin GPS products tend to have updates to improve the first version's bugs/glitches

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True.. :D

I find its still usable albeit a bit siened when get weird errors or inaccurate GPS.

So far my experience have been fairly tame.

Reading the forums... nightmare... Lots of people are dissatisfied.

I guess the previous gens were really awesome.

but then again maybe they forgot Garmin products all become awesome after many iterations of patches and bug fixes!

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That goes for 910 as well.

Garmin products become awesome after their initial phrase.

Just need to hang on awhile.

True.. :D

I find its still usable albeit a bit siened when get weird errors or inaccurate GPS.

So far my experience have been fairly tame.

Reading the forums... nightmare... Lots of people are dissatisfied.

I guess the previous gens were really awesome.

but then again maybe they forgot Garmin products all become awesome after many iterations of patches and bug fixes!

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From the forum early posts, seem that the accuracy is not bad.

The route was also without GLONASS activated it seems.

Man... want the sapphire but honestly the design not as nice as the gray.

Ideal is sapphire with the gray face and red band :x

The visibility is 920xt level so its good :D

Gonna keep an eye on the issues

https://forums.garmin.com/showthread.php?212112-Post-any-issues-with-the-Garmin-Fenix-3-here

also see when is SG availability and pricing

DCR walk thru here:

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Anyone has this watch yet? Seems like can preorder from AD already :

http://allbright.com.sg/?p=2844

Pricing :

Fenix 3, Sapphire Watch w/ metal band; extra black band + HRM-Run @ $849.00 per unit

Fenix 3, Gray Watch w/ black band + HRM-Run @ $729.00 per unit

Fenix 3, Silver Watch w/ red band + HRM-Run @ $729.00 per unit

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That is about 620 USD and 533 USD converted

vs US pricing of 599 USD and 549 USD?

Then the grey/ silver with HRM is most hua... the sapphire so bo hua after conversion?

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Ooops.. blind...

Ok.. so it is just a ploy to sell more HRM run units by allbright.

But then again if about 21 USD more get a spare HRM unit seems quite good deal.

Noice... I think at the end I will go with grey... the watch face is pleasant.

The sapphire... weight is quite an issue for metal so will be using rubber strap.

Though the glass is the better choice.

I hate the watch face though.. with two markings per second... CANT UNSEE NOW after reading in review. :(

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Pledged myself to a grey one, the most costly gear ever. Running really getting expensive now. And, thanks for the link.

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GarminSG Facebook just released the selling price in singapore.

retailers should receive their set this week or next week i guess?

https://www.facebook.com/GarminSG

Fenix 3 Bundle - $689.00
Fenix 3 - $619.00
Fenix 3 Sapphire Bundle with Metal Band - $819.00
Fenix 3 Sapphire with Metal Band - $759.00

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Allbright pricing:

http://allbright.com.sg/?p=2844

Fenix 3, Sapphire Watch w/ metal band; extra black band + HRM-Run @ $849.00 per unit

Fenix 3, Gray Watch w/ black band + HRM-Run @ $729.00 per unit

Fenix 3, Silver Watch w/ red band + HRM-Run @ $729.00 per unit

Delivery : Expecting stocks at mid or end of March 2015

Allbright seem chop carrot head de. 30 dollar more ex for sapphire bundle and 40 more for gray/ silver bundle.

OK.. i might go buy from the expo ... or from another distro.

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I told them I dont want the towel. They gave me a garmin reusable "shopping bag" instead.

My first impression of Fenix 3 versus Fenix 2.

I have been using Fenix 2 close to one year on day to day basis.

Interface: Can be confused at first for F3 as am used to F2 but after a while should be easier. The watch face for F3 is more customisable due to connectIQ but currently limited selections available. F3 also has sunset/ sunrise :D

Features: F3 also has connectIQ so it is possible to change/ add more widgets, apps/ activities and data fields. F3 also has activity tracking for number of steps and also sleep feature (? not sure how to use). Need to manually trigger sleep.

Screen: By far the color e-ink is great for F3. Especially when you crank up the frontlight, the visibility is amazing. The F2 white on black takes some getting used to especially under bright light or without using the backlight.

Build/ Weight: F3 slimmer than F2 (15mm vs 20mm) . Feels lighter for F3 but DCR measured 82g vs 86g. Maybe psychological :P

File naming convention: The F2 file naming is great. Date-Time-Activity whereas F3 naming is 53JI2527.FIT (???)

Charging cradle: The F3 has easier to manipulate and looks more stable i.e. press to fit in vs F2's pull and fit watch in. F3 should be easier to fit for charging on the go.

Satellite acquisition: Very significant difference. F3 almost instant lock even among tall buildings. F2 need clear view of sky and take 1 / 2 minutes after that for lock.

F2 has very detailed satellite map and accuracy which is missing in F3.

Run Activity: F3 lap has lap time and total time vs F2 only lap time. The F2 time elapsed does not show seconds when activity >1 hr as opposed to F3 which does. The summary screen for F2 shows summary and lap together but F3 to be accessed separately.

Wishlist?

Hope they bring back the bottom left long press to access shortcut.

Cant find how to change per sec ultratrac recording on F3. Gonna try to check further.

Auto sleep for activity tracking.

Satellite info!!

Autolight after sunset

Multiple timezone display support!!!

Comparison of run track over CBD area

Fenix2: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/723664592

Fenix3: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/723668105

I managed to pair both with same HRM and use the Running Dynamics.

Both are at 1 sec interval and F3 is with GLONASS on.

Wore F2 on right wrist so may(?) have affected the track

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F2 vs F3

Distance: 15.9 vs 15.3 (difference of 4%)

About 300 - 400 m difference occurred in some problem areas as follow.

The rest is due to jagged F2 track in clear view of sky :S More inclined to trust F3.

As usual, F2 suffers near building.

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Got the sapphire version!

Tried without glonass ,accuracy is nice, a few areas out of sync probably because i was running under shelter

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