There's a newer model of this product. It's been replaced by the Garmin Fenix 6 Series, you may want to check out that review instead.
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just in time?
Perfect replacement for my aging Forerunner 630!
I’d like one of those, thanks!
Maby pick me 🙂
Mine just died! I need another.
Please send two!
What a great watch!
This is great! Thanks Ray!
Me me me, pick me!
I would love this watch!
I want it!
Still in time, please give them to me! 🙂
It’s gonna be a long day!!
Awesome, I want it.
Rainmaker, you’re the best!
Here’s hoping that the fluctuations in atmospheric conditions point in my direction
Nice way to start.
The Fenix would be amazing!
The 5S would help with training for my first half tri in February in Wanaka New Zealand
My 910XT is dead. I’ll gladly help you out by taking one off your hands.
Thanks for the reviews. Love your work.
My husband would love it!
Would love this.
This will do nicely as a replacement for my Fenix 3
My treasure….. It’s mine! I want it!
Really really like it!
Count me in please!
I could really use this watch!
Love the watch
Would love to have one!
Love me some garmin
Hi Ray, Lost faith I the Fenix series after a bad experience with a Fenix 2 that would turn its self off in a workout etc.
I weened myself back with a Forerunner 235!
To be fare the Five looks class!
Look of the Irish an all.
I’ll have one, please. Thanks!
Would love this!
quite nice watch!
Thanks DC Rainmaker for your great product reviews!
The new Garmin watches look great!
Please random bot choose me!
Looks so shiny!
Ooooh, a pretty watch!! 🙂
I have been wanting one of these! Thank you!
I think….?I am going to have luck This time garmin 5X here se go!!!?
Love the fenix watch!
Just woke up in time!
Perfect replacement for my Fenix2
WIN, WIN, WIN