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Garmin Fenix

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Garmin Fenix review: specs and price

Garmin Fenix
Garmin Fenix
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Why is Garmin Fenix better than the average?

  • Battery life with GPS on
    50hvs17.56h
  • Height
    48mmvs53.09mm
  • Waypoints
    1000vs219.18

Top specs and features

Design

1.Is dustproof and water resistant
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Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.

2.sweat resistant
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Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

3.Has a display
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The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.

4.waterproofing maximum depth

50m

These devices will not experience water damage, e.g. in the shower. Devices which can withstand more water pressure are better for swimming or diving.

Best

Casio GWA1000FC-2A

200m

5.resolution

70 x 70px

Best

Suunto 9

300 x 320px

6.thickness

17mm

Best

Motorola MOTOACTV

9.6mm

Sensors

1.has GPS
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GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.

2.Has a barometer
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This measures barometric air pressure. It can predict weather changes, for example a sudden drop in air pressure could mean a storm is coming. When calibrated correctly it can be used to determine altitude, which helps GPS devices to lock on quicker and with greater accuracy.

3.has a compass
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A compass is useful in games, map and navigation software.

4.Has a cadence sensor
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A cadence sensor measures the revolutions of the pedals on a bicycle. You can monitor your revolutions per minute, i.e. how fast you are pedalling.

5.Has a 3D compass
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3D compass is a compass that will show accurate readings also when the compass is tilted. Therefore you don’t need to keep the compass on level ground to get steady readings.

Activity tracking

1.Tracks distance
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It tracks how far you travel.

2.Provides activity reports
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Your activity data is analysed to give you reports, available to view through the app or website. This allows you to see how active you have been and to help you make improvements.

3.Measures pace
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Measuring pace shows how much time it takes to travel one kilometer or one mile. For example, in running, a 4 minute kilometer would be a very good pace.

4.Has a route tracker
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With a route tracker you can add your route onto a map. It is helpful if you plan to do the same route again, or want to share it with your community.

5.Detects activities
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The device automatically detects when you start an activity such as jogging, saving you from entering it manually at a later time.

6.Has goal setting
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Allows you to set your own goals, such as reaching 15,000 steps in a single day.

Connectivity

1.Syncs wirelessly
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The device syncs all of your data wirelessly, without the need for cables.

2.Has Bluetooth
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Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

3.Supports ANT+
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ANT+ is a wireless protocol similar to Bluetooth Smart, and is very power efficient. It is mainly used for fitness monitoring devices such as heart rate monitors and cadence sensors to connect to other devices, eg. sports watches, smartphones and cycling computers.

Battery

1.battery life with GPS on

50h

There is less chance that you will run out of battery during an adventure.

Best

Suunto Ambit3 Peak Sapphire (HR)

50h

2.battery life

42 days

With a longer battery life, you don’t have to worry about charging the device as often.

Best

Tech4o Traileader Jet

730 days

3.has a rechargeable battery
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The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

1.Has vibrating alerts
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Vibrating alerts have a variety of uses, such as interval training.

2.Has silent alarm
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The device can wake you using vibration, so as not to disturb anyone else sleeping in the room.

3.Includes access to online portal
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Your tracking data is uploaded via your smartphone or computer, and is available to view on the manufacturer’s online portal in the form of reports and graphs.

4.Has a stopwatch
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With a stopwatch you can time yourself.

5.Has social features
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Friends using the same app can be integrated with your account, allowing you to compete with them. This increases your motivation and makes it more enjoyable.

Miscellaneous

1.Has trackback mode
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This feature enables you to track your route and reverse it in order to guide you back to where you began your journey.

2.waypoints

1000

Waypoints are locations or landmarks worth recording and storing in your GPS. These are locations you may later want to return to, for example favorite restaurants, bars etc.

Best

Garmin Fenix 5S Sapphire

1000

3.Is geocaching friendly
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Geocaching friendly devices enable you to join in the global game of geocaching, hiding and finding treasures.

4.Provides the sunrise/sunset time
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It can provide you with the exact time when the sunset or sunrise will take place. This feature will help you to plan your day by knowing when daylight starts and finishes.

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