Fenix 4/Fenix 5

Recommendation: Wait, this is imminent

Expected

Early 2017 seems most likely, probably at CES.

Product Announced Available
Fenix 1 JUL 10, 2012 AUG 2012
Fenix 2 Feb 20, 2014 March 2014
Fenix 3 January 5th, 2015 February 2015
Fenix 4 January 2017?

Features

Likely

  • Improved ConnectIQ platform (CIQ 2)
  • Faster Processor
  • More memory
  • New Running Dynamics
  • Running power
  • Comes with new HRM-Run
  • Group Track
  • Optical HR

Unlikely

  • Optical HR

Opinion

I think there may be an optical option when the Fenix 4 launches. Quite a few people are asking for one, and the running only watches have done this. Unfortunately the new Running Dynamics don’t work without the pod so don’t expect full features without the good old strap, even if it’s the comfy new strap.

News

The5krunner – Garmin Forerunner 930XT / 935XT (FENIX4) For Early 2016 – Opinion