Reply To: Gear Advice – Smart Watch

Balaji Natarajan

920 xt does not have accelerometer so it relies on GPS for elevation. Fenix has Skiing mode (uses accelerometer) and it counts no. of floors so if you use it day-to-day (I cant wear 920 xt to work :-D) and care about no. of floors then fenix is the way to go.

Optical HR is a nice to have. Based on my experience and reading some reviews, it is off by 10 bpm at peak and fails terribly during strength workouts (lifting etc.,). Optical HR resting heart rate is close to accurate