Garmin Watch Advice

Big_AvoBig_Avo ✭✭
I am looking to upgrade my running watch from a Samsung Gear S3 Frontier to a Garmin.

This is mainly due to my love of Strava and Garmin appear to have the monopoly on some of the features.

My main activities are running and hiking. I wouldn't use it to listen to music.

I've been looking at the Fenix 5X Plus and the Tactix Charlie.

Do either of them have any advantages over each other? I like that the Tactix Charlie can display Grid Coordinates but not sure if it's a feature on the Fenix.

Does anyone have either of these watches? Any advice would be appreciated.


  • YnnecYnnec ✭✭✭
    edited June 25
    I haven't got either but here's the results from DC Rainmaker's Product Comparison Calculator:

    and an alternative comparison of the two:

  • JGavJGav ✭✭✭
    I think both watches will do everything you want (I'm not familiar with the Tactix).  However if all you want to do is run and hike, there are cheaper models have all the necessary features.  I personally have a Vivoactive3 and love it.
  • Rick StivensRick Stivens ✭✭✭
    I've a Fenix 3 and it is brilliant.  Overkill for running really but I use it for cycling, swimming and hiking too. 

    The pulsemeter part isn't that useful really - you still need the HR belt when you exercise. 

    The fenix can display grid references too - It can do so much, You need to revise the handbook - crazy powerful. 

  • TTTT ✭✭✭
    I have the fenix5X it is fabulous. Really do need to learn to use it to its max as there is so much I do not do. However I do nearly all the activities, if you are running and hiking you might find something a bit cheaper? Having said that the maps facility is amazing when hiking. 
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