I’m going to leave the below on the site. While on my flight I eventually found the workout menu and it does have ad hoc workouts. The fact that it took me several hours to find though? Still a fail. I even consulted the manual before my rant and it didn’t really help as it missed a few steps.
OK, so we know I’m writing a post about structured workouts. I’m at the airport right now with a…let’s call it a laptop…and a mobile phone. I’ve sent a workout to my Fenix 5, and I’ve tried turning it off and on again. The sync succeeds when I send the workout, yet there is no longer a workout menu on the watch to actually start said activity. I’m in the pub drinking wine so wasn’t going for a run anyway – my flight is delayed by 2 hours so it’ll be a casual stroll to the gate anyway.
So peeps, how do you want me to proceed? My instinct is that features that don’t work when you need them (writing a post is a kind of need…) don’t exist. I also strongly believe that wiping all of my settings to make something work should be considered Karma for the vendor. I can’t go for a structured workout in Italy because Fenix 5 right now doesn’t support it. Reliability is a thing, isn’t it? Comment below either way. Should I put effort in to defend their honour, or should I say screw them my watch isn’t working today and that’s what ultimately counts, right? or should we only work out when the heavens align and Garmin produce a working firmware?