This is NOT (I repeat NOT) isolated to ‘HRM USA‘ — one of the largest reseller of Fitbit & Garmin products. You can’t even get it directly from Fitbit & as hard as I tried I couldn’t even find a listing on Amazon.
I am supposed to check it out. That is why I went looking this morning. I vaguely remembered that it was due to be available towards the end of the month. Well, we are pretty close.
The above is the ‘Rails‘ watch face — which I have been favoring all day.
The ‘Always On’ displays I have chosen with these two watch faces. The ‘Rails‘ ‘hollow time’ on the left. ‘Data Lover’ is more customizable (though ‘Rails’ does give you the option of always having the full watch face on, all the time).
I customized the 4 data screens you get for ‘Walk’. You can ONLY have 4 fields per screen. I would have preferred the 6 that you can get on the Fenix & Enduro.
I customized the 4 data screens you get for ‘Walk‘. I am quite pleased in that I managed to get in everything I absolutely need, i.e., steps, distance (in miles), elapsed time, time-of-day (TOD).
I am not that fussed about the other fields, though I do occasionally look at my heart rate (HR).
Pace is kind of immaterial in that I am always going as fast as I can … as fast as I want. I am NOT going to increase my pace because of the reading.
I picked ‘heading’ because that was about the only pertinent data field left. I have no interest in calories.
‘Elevation’ is kind of nice to have.
I got this new Venu 2, two-days ago, thanks to my good friends at ‘HRM USA‘. SMILE.
I am yet again thrilled & GRATEFUL to ‘Heart Rate Monitors USA‘ (HRM USA) for giving me the chance to try out the latest & greatest ‘Garmin‘, the new ‘Venu 2’ with an absolutely gorgeous, very bright (even at the lowest brightness level) AMOLED-display. I haven’t really had a chance to put it through its paces or check its accuracy, but it sure looks & feels spectacular. Nice, ultra-modern feel to it.
I think I am going to like it. Markedly different to the original ‘Venu’ & unlike the ‘Venu SQ’ this one does have a barometric altimeter so that it can count ‘floors climbed’.
I will start testing it in earnest as of tomorrow. I will, of course, keep you posted. That is what I do. SMILE.
I am thrilled & GRATEFUL to ‘Heart Rate Monitors USA‘ (HRM USA) for giving me the chance to try out the latest & greatest ‘Garmin‘, the ultraperformace ‘Enduro’ with an insanely long battery life.
It is an impressive watch, out-of-the-box — as you would expect from a $899, Titanium-bezel smartwatch. It is also BIG as you will be able to tell from the pictures. It is the same size as a Garmin Fenix 6X or 5X. I have never owned (or even tried out) a Fenix ‘X’. As you can see I have dainty wrists. But, I kind of LIKE the Enduro. It sure has presence.
Right now (i.e., today) — & for the next couple of days — I will be putting the Enduro through its paces SIDE-by-SIDE with my trusted Fenix 6 Pro Solar. I like to check & calibrate steps, heart rate, floors climbed etc. (Actually that is part of my self-created ‘brief’. I like to report back to HRM USA on smartwatch accuracy. They find the data useful to have.)
So far, so good.
Setting it up was a BREEZE. Garmin is getting slicker & slicker. Very smooth. Paired with my Android Google Pixel 5 in ‘seconds’. Good. Impressive. I am pleased.
I will, of course, keep you posted. That is what I do. SMILE.
Thanks to the support of my friends at ‘heartratemonitorsUSA‘ I have, over the last 3-years, been lucky enough to get & wear the latest & greatest of Garmin watches — including even a MARQ. So, if I wanted I could have asked for an ‘Enduro‘ BUT I didn’t.
It is NOT for I.
First & foremost I do NOT need that extended battery life. Yes, it would be NICE, but charging my ‘Fenix 6 Pro Solar‘ is not a hassle. Though I use at least 2-hours of GPS every day, I only need to charge it every 3-days or so. I could actually go longer, but it is like topping up the gas tank in your car. When I get down to about ‘3-days left’ I like to charge it, just in case.
Plus, the ‘Enduro’ does NOT have maps. I do not in reality use my Garmin maps that often, BUT I like having them.
Plus, there is the whole SOLAR CHARGING thing. I actually got the ‘Fenix 6 Pro Solar (Titanium)‘, that I wear most of the time (rather than my ‘Fenix 6 Titanium‘) because Solar Charging intrigued I & I wanted to see how much solar I can get, in New Hampshire, in the Winter. I now KNOW the answer. I am not totally stupid & suspected what it would be like — & I was right. Like today. ZERO. NADA. Nothing — even though I was outside for nearly 3-hours.
So, no ‘Enduro’.
I suspect we will see a ‘Fenix 7’ or equivalent this year. Yes, I will get that.
‘HRM USA‘, the only place from which I get all my smartwatches, is noted for its everyday competitive prices, remarkable product return policies & exemplary customer service. Yes, I am a huge fan. SMILE.
They are also known for their generous holiday sales. This year, cognizant of the toll that COVID has taken on so many, they are trying even HARDER.
The SENSE recorded 11,001 steps, the Fenix 6 10,955 (once corrected for 330+ steps already recorded), i.e., 46-step difference over 11K.
The Fenix 6 tends to be fairly accurate. So, if the SENSE is that close — we are GOOD. I am impressed. You probably can’t get better than that.
HR was pretty much the same. Again, I was impressed. Ditto floors climbed & we are talking 600 feet of elevation change. Fitbit & Garmin registered the same. WOW. GPS was also very close. I have tested dozens of smartwatches over the last 3-years. This was as accurate as I have seen it. In terms of accuracy we are GOOD. Attractive too. Nice bright display. For the price, we have a winner.
Yes, HRM USA is reacting & responding to Amazon’s “Prime Day” — which in reality, especially this year, is like a ‘Prime Month’. SMILE. As an Amazon shareholder (of longstanding) I am, however, not complaining. SMILE. HRM USA does sell on (& via) Amazon.