Hey, guys, just though to speculate. X series always has a standalone feature on Garmin Fenix, so I though we’d play a guessing game as to what that feature will be with the 7x fenix. My guess it’s the EKG with AFIB detection. You?
More NFC capabilities would be great, I can have barcode based member cards on my watch, but also copying NFC based ones would be great.
And program NFC tags with stuff, I could put one on my bike and the watch would start recording a biking activity without me having to select and start one when I scan it.
Personally I don't care about any features other than improved GPS (distance and pace) accuracy. Dual band GPS would help.
Other than that I really want to see many software / firmware issues fixed, especially those related to the navigation and live segments. I could make a long list of how navigation and Strava Live segments don't work the way they should, starting with user course points basically not working when courses are synced via Garmin Connect.
The barcode idea is great and doesn’t really require any new hardware since i know I’ve done QR codes for boarding passes in the past. Just the ability for CIQ to be able to display graphics fine enough.
EDIT: Looks like there’s already a CIQ app for that.
It's funny, the longer I spend with the Fenix line, the fewer features I've actually ended up using. The only features I tend to use these days are:
Anything else is a plus, but I wouldn't class it as being essential for my use-case. Garmin basically created the perfect watch with the Fenix 5 Plus.