Wrist HRM Garmin Fenix 5s

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    Wrist HRM Garmin Fenix 5s

    Unfortunately in January of 2017 I had a major cardiac incident running my 25th marathon. Since that incident checking my pulse while I exercised became a necessity. I always preferred the wrist monitoring as compared to the chest because of the convenience. Prior to my incident, I could not have been a bigger Suunto fan. However, their HRM would randomly spike to 172 bpm which would be a major concern if the measurement was accurate and it never was when compared to a finger on the artery comparison. I gave up on Suunto and went with Apple and had the same problem. I recently switched to a Fenix 5s and have not had a reading over 140 bpm for the last 30 days in the hellish Houston heat. Additionally, the watch is sanely sized so you can wear it all the time and have your bpm at your fingertips. I hope that this information will be helpful to some other similarly situated person.


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    Re: Wrist HRM Garmin Fenix 5s

    Thank you for the report.

    Do you also carry a finger tip pulse oximeter to confirm the measurements?
    For those unfamiliar, in the US you can buy one that works reliably for about
    $20 from Amazon or Walmart.

    Thanks,
    rationaltime

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    Re: Wrist HRM Garmin Fenix 5s

    No, but thank you for the tip. I will check it out.

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    Re: Wrist HRM Garmin Fenix 5s

    Thanks for the report!

    How would you rate the battery life? My concern is: I would be wearing it for travel/outdoor activities and hikes. If it only has 4 hours of battery life with GPS, it's a bit pointless for hikes...
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