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FS or Trade: Garmin Fenix Chronos (Steel) health/exercise/sport data watch **WITHDRAWN**
£400
Canterbury


Beedster
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Needing to move a few unused things along due to ongoing Covid related shortness of cash. This is an amazing hybrid of a sports watch, a health watch and, unlike other watches with similar spec, actually looks quite good when worn as a normal watch as well, i.e., it doesn't shout 'Hey everyone, I do SPORT". Anyway, I bought my first one in 2017 and it quickly became indispensable, but appeared to stop working suddenly in January. So, I contacted Garmin who didn't make things easy re a fix, and suggested that I could be without the watch for a couple of months. So, I bought a second one intending to send the first back to Garmin, and then sell it again once I get the first one back.Then lockdown happened, and I never got around to sending back the original one or reading the stuff Garmin had sent me. Anyway, long story short, it turns out that Garmin thought it might have stopped working because I hadn't run any updates for a while, I ran those a few days back ahead on the off chance and, hey presto, it's all working again. 

These retail at £999 (you can probably get them cheaper but that's Garmin's price https://buy.garmin.com/en-GB/GB/p/532035/pn/010-01957-02). You can see the Garmin serial number in the photo. Unlike my original watch, this has not been worn all day every day and probably has little more than one hour per day's wear, if that (I ended up using my old Garmin Forerunner over lockdown). As you can also see, it comes in the original wooden box and carton with the original unused silver strap and power cable. This is a great watch for tracking pretty much everything, not just sport/exercise but heart rate, heart rate variability, I found it especially useful for sleep tracking. As with all Garmins in this price range, it's very user friendly in terms of customising displays/metrics etc. I can send more photos of different displays etc. 

£400 is a bloody good price :(

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You can set some really detailed watch faces, I went a bit traditional (hey, I play Precisions after all)

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Serial number 4L7006874 and heart rate sensor. The charging contacts loo a bit grubby in this photo, I will give it a very good clean before sending. 

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Steel strap and USB power charger

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One more Garmin than I need :)

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Come on all you (pedal) bikers out there, this is way more stylish and useful than those huge ugly boxes hanging from your handlebars, and far more useful when it comes to measuring training load, recovery, etc (in fact the recovery function is really quite reliable being based on an learning algorithm from your own data).  

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59 minutes ago, Burns-bass said:

Wow. This is awesome. My friend who does ultra marathons swears by these. He is a millionaire mind you...m

Ha ha, yes they are rather expensive, pre-Covid my work was all in the mountains and was, in some cases about moving people away from 'conventional' exercise, so I wanted to track my data whilst not appearing to wear a conventional exercise tracking device. Amazing how often people asked who it was made by and looked genuinely shocked that it's a Garmin. The stuff you can track on this thing is amazing, I got into the habit of checking HRR before and after work events etc and started to track which appeared to be generating the highest levels of stress. It was an interesting journey, the data didn't suggest that I was most stressed when I worked on specific types of events or in specific locations, it suggested I was most stressed when working with specific people :)

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I'd be happy to entertain trades on this. Interested in decent studio gear, especially decent mics or interesting rack units, classical guitar, violins or mandolins (all for my daughters). Who knows, even a bass might work...... :)  

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On 05/11/2020 at 22:25, Oldman said:

My shooting buddy, has one of these, he likes watches, I recognised it from your snaps, I told him how much, yes he said, I told him about yours, he said snap his hand off. 🤔

The steel straps alone sell for £250 !!!!!

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Roll up folks, lovely Xmas present for yourself to be had here, wanna be able to prove to the family that playing bass is good exercise, to track your sleep quality during Jools' Hootenanny, to check your stress levels 15 minutes before that Wal in Aberdeen you've got your eye on on eBay closes, here's your chance :)

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1 hour ago, binky_bass said:

Tempted by this but I don't have the required cash for it, and about all I have in trade is a near new Fender Deluxe USA made G&G hard case! If you think you can come up with some kind of plan that involves less cash and the case then hit me up! 

I'll keep it in mind mate, many thanks :)

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It was kindly brought to my notice by a fellow member that the retail price of these has dropped a little since I bought this, so whilst I won't say I'm happy to accept £250 for it, I will nonetheless accept £250 for it :)

All joking aside, this isn't just a sports/activities watch, it really is a gamechanger if you want to monitor several aspects of your health, sleep quality, stress levels and energy expenditure among them.

Chris

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