Garmin Fenix 5, 5s and 5x strength and rep counting beta
Just wanted to share my first impressions about the strength training feature and rep counting. Whilst I appreciate its still in beta at this stage and improvements will be made. I used Rep counting on the Garmin Vivosmart 3 review and I found it “ok” it was hit and miss at times (more hit though than miss). I found that doing for example shoulder press (military style) the workout would be recorded as bench press and I was hoping Garmin would improve the software over time and due to it being a great innovation and very new I didn’t think it performed that bad.
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Garmin Fenix 5 rep counting impressions
My experience with the Fenix 5x rep counting as been impressive and a great improvement over the Vivosmart 3 and this maybe down to the hardware in the Fenix 5x, but still a great improvement
- Out of the 5 times, I have used it, I have done 65 sets of 8 totalling a 520 reps. Out of the 65 sets, it miss counted 3 times! This is a dramatic improvement over my previous experience
- I did have one issue yesterday when it recorded a 31 min workout and 23 something was rest and around 6 and half minutes as activity time. This was the wrong way around, but putting this down to beta software and its only happened once.
- It’s correctly catching exercises and even this time identifying between shoulder press and bench press!
So overall I am happy with the progress made by Garmin and wondered what other experiences people have had? I would love to hear opinions on the experiences so comment below