So, we were all fooled by the Garmin Fenix Chronos FCC application. Well I was anyway. I still won’t be surprised to see a Fenix 4 announcement at CES but considering the lack of meaningful new hardware updates they could make we might actually be a year out. I certainly don’t have the confidence to drop a thousand or more of any currency on a Chronos to be shown the new model shortly afterwards. It’s not aimed at me though, and for some people that’s not a huge spend so I’m certain it will sell.
That leaves us with the square application from Garmin, which has a menu system like the 920XT. Given the lack of Fenix 4 I’m going to go out on a limb and say it’s a 925XT with optical heart rate. Probably a new colour or two and new straps too.
That’s no bad thing – the Forerunner 920XT is a good watch and is missing nothing in terms of functionality for its purpose. It doesn’t have the bells and whistles of the Fenix line, but it’s stable enough to train with. A stability the Fenix lacks with constantly changing firmware and new and old bugs coming and going.