This product has been discontinued by the manufacturer. It's been replaced by the Garmin Fenix 6 Series, you may want to check out that review instead.
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Hope to win 🙂
Just in case…! thanks Ray
Still on time!!!
I’m IN for the Fenix 2 😉
Would be great for my hiking excursion in September.
2am-4am? Even the mighty Fenix doesn’t rise that early..
I want one!
Nice! Good luck all!
Would be a great replacement for my old Forerunner 405 with the crazy bezel.
WHAT A GIVAWAY
Is this contest still running? I don’t get those timezones 🙂
I would like to use for the first time my new rolling pin 😉
Count me it 🙂
I WANT THE FENIX2
I really want this one.
Thanks for the opportunity ray
I don’t mind another fenix 2 in my collection
I want it 🙂
This would be really nice 🙂
Now another 2 hours of sleep!!
Put me in for this great prize, please.
After reading your deep rev. I would like buy it in next weeks,
but it would be better to win one piece 🙂
A guided roundtrip in the Flemish Ardennes (slopes and pavés Ronde van Vlaanderen) is offered as a return… if you pick me 😉
One Fenix2 coming my way. Or so I hope at least!
Awesome bit of kit…
I WANT TO WIIIIIIIIIIIIIN!!!!!
Annnnd I’m in.
Cette montre serait un superbe outil pour ma préparation au marathon de Berlin!
I’d love this!
Count me in
WHAT A GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Would really love one of those. Read the review and seems like a great device for a number of activities amongst which hiking and running would be my perfered activities. Thx Ray!
my wrist looks quite elegant in black
Thanks for the chance to win!
This watch is missing from my wrist.
Might be a quite supportive for the training…
Hoping I win this one, just signed up for my first triathlon!
Sign me up
Would be awesome for mcm training
I am in 🙂
Gotta get one of these!
I’M READY FOR THE FENIX……..
Sign me up.
That watch would look great on my wrist 🙂
It would be nice…
Would be nice!
Spectacular watch. And pure pot luck to stumble on this update at the right time!
Do want 🙂
OK. Come to papa.
Yep that, please!
I need this one to become KOM 🙂
Maybe this would encourage me to try my first triathlon!!
Dream about it!
Great blog great watch!! Thanks for all the great info!
Awesome giveaway !
Nice replacement for my fr305 🙂
Great gift for my husband!
This would be a great watch to wear everyday!
Yes please 🙂
Give me please….
Bring it to Portugal!
I want the watch.. Give it to me!!
count me in 🙂
Allright let the games begin!
Would love to try a Garmin after years as a Suunto -user. 🙂
What a great giveaway as I have been after one of these to compare with my Sunto Ambit.
Really great blog! And I would also like the multisport!
I would love to have that!
do want this one. or something
Love your post!
Greetings from sLOVEnia, Europe!!