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12/7/17 6:16 A

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Having the HR bundle as well is a sweet bonus!

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12/7/17 2:15 A

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I finally got it yesterday and am slowly figuring it out. It will certainly do everything I want it to do. Got a pleasant surprise when I opened it. I thought I got the basic model but received the bundle that includes the more accurate chest strap for HR and a spare band as well. Now all I need to do is put it to use.

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11/29/17 1:44 A

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His summary of it was pretty glowing too. Sounds like a good piece of equipment when I get it if the flipping post office will just move it out of Las Vegas where it has been for three days?

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11/28/17 5:36 A

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Personally, in terms of sport tech, I tend to follow dcrainmaker.com as the best independent reviewer to really explore the pros and cons of fitness devices.

Edited by: MOTIVATED@LAST at: 11/28/2017 (05:37)
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11/28/17 12:39 A

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I check out all the reviews that I can before buying something and CNet and ZDNet are a couple I always look in on. The ZDNet guy gave it one of the best reviews I've seen from them, so from what he says, what you say, and all the other internet denizens, I'm pretty confident in the watch. Now hopefully the seller lives up to his end of the bargain. Thanks for the feedback and I'd still like to hear any tips and tricks from fellow trackers.

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11/27/17 10:43 P

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You've got yourself a good watch there.

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11/27/17 2:37 A

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Okay, so new twist. I found an authorized Garmin dealer on the auction with ninety-nine percent plus feedback who sells the Fenix 3 HR for $279.99 and I dropped the hammer. From all I can see on youtube, it certainly seems like it will do more than I ever need and will certainly give me the couple things I miss with the Vivofit, so if anybody has tips or advice on that particular model, it's supposed to be here 12/1.

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11/27/17 12:52 A

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The Vivofit 2 is also what I have Doug and I'm happy with it, but I want something that will track my bike rides and stationary bike as well as the additional heart rate monitor and GPS. The Vivosmart, Vivoactive and Fenix lines all do that. As much as I would like a Fenix, it looks like the Vivoactive HR will be my choice just based on bang for the buck and meeting all my needs unless some kind soul can give me a compelling reason to go another direction. Thanks for all the input so far!

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11/26/17 8:33 P

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I use a Garmin vivofit2 and I've had no problem with it. It loads up fine, syncs with this site well...no complaints. The only issue has been replacing the batteries after a year. Not too bad for a lower priced step counter.

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11/25/17 3:05 P

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That would be a little more than I would ever use. I just made it to 5K and I'm seventy, so that should last me.

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11/25/17 12:30 P

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it had enough battery life for 60K of my 100K race last spring.

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11/25/17 3:45 A

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Does it work?

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11/24/17 4:50 P

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I have a 1st generation fenix.

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11/24/17 2:55 P

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The Fenix 3HR is about half the price of yours and since it will be more of a toy for me while I think you're a bit more serious about it, I'll probably be even more attracted to the Vivoactive ones that I'm seeing in the $120-ish range. You like your Fenix?

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11/24/17 7:42 A

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The F3HR was Garmin's top-of-the-line model and has a ton of advanced sport functionality, but is starting to show its age a bit, and will have limited support going forward.

the vivoactive 3 HR is pretty much Garmin's newest device, and will have new features added with firmware updates.

Key differences are that while the VA3 supports running, cycling and swimming, you can't throw them all together (eg. a triathlon). The VA3 also doesn't support cycling power meters. The F3 also has much longer battery life, if you intend to go backcountry hiking.

As an older device, you may be able to find the f3 HR at some significant discounts, but unless you fall into the use cases mentioned in the paragraph above, the VA3 is probably the better long term bet.

Full disclosure: I have the Fenix 5, rather than either of the two devices you mention.

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11/23/17 11:55 P

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Anybody have a Vivoactive HR or Fenix 3 HR? Opinions?

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