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Garmin Fenix 5

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Garmin Fenix 5 review: specs and price

Garmin Fenix 5
Garmin Fenix 5
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Why is Garmin Fenix 5 better than the average?

  • Battery life with GPS on
    24hvs17.56h
  • Resolution
    240 x 240pxvs25611.74px
  • Waterproofing maximum depth
    100mvs71.23m
  • Height
    47mmvs53.09mm
  • Screen size
    1.2"vs1.19"
  • Waypoints
    1000vs219.18
  • Pixel density
    282ppivs267.72ppi
  • Width
    47mmvs47.23mm

Top specs and features

Design

1.Is dustproof and water resistant
Garmin Fenix 5

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
Garmin Fenix 5

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

4.resolution

240 x 240px

Best

Suunto 9

300 x 320px

5.waterproofing maximum depth

100m

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

6.weight

85g

Best

Polar RCX3 GPS

33g

Sensors

1.has GPS
Garmin Fenix 5

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

2.Has a heart rate monitor
Garmin Fenix 5

A heart rate monitor can help show your fitness levels, enabling you to calculate a suitable intensity of exercise.

3.Has a barometer
Garmin Fenix 5

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.

4.has an accelerometer
Garmin Fenix 5

An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

5.has a compass
Garmin Fenix 5

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

6.has a gyroscope
Garmin Fenix 5

A gyroscope is a sensor that tracks the orientation of a device, more specifically by measuring the angular rotational velocity. Initially, they were built using a spinning rotor to detect changes in orientation, like twisting or rotation.

Activity tracking

1.Tracks distance
Garmin Fenix 5

It tracks how far you travel.

2.Provides activity reports
Garmin Fenix 5

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
Garmin Fenix 5

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 goal setting
Garmin Fenix 5

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

5.Counts how many calories you have burnt
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This is useful if you are on a strict training diet or if you are trying to lose weight. It can also help to boost your motivation.

6.Has multi-sport mode
Garmin Fenix 5

Multi-sport mode allows you to easily switch between tracking different sports such as running, cycling and swimming. This is ideal for those who need to change quickly between different activities, eg. triathletes.

Connectivity

1.Syncs wirelessly
Garmin Fenix 5

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

2.Has Bluetooth
Garmin Fenix 5

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

3.Is compatible with Android
Garmin Fenix 5

It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.

4.Automatically syncs
Garmin Fenix 5

The device automatically syncs your data when in range of your computer or smartphone.

5.Is compatible with iOS
Garmin Fenix 5

It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.

6.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.has a battery level indicator
Garmin Fenix 5

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.battery life with GPS on

24h

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

Best

Suunto Ambit3 Peak Sapphire (HR)

50h

3.battery life

14 days

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

Best

Tech4o Traileader Jet

730 days

4.has a rechargeable battery
Garmin Fenix 5

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

5.Alerts you to low phone battery
Garmin Fenix 5

When your paired smartphone is running low on battery, the smartwatch will notify you.

6.battery life in power save mode

75h

In power save mode you can still check what time it is and other basic functions. A long battery life is good if you wear the device day to day.

Best

Casio Pro Trek PRW2500T-7

16500h

Features

1.Has vibrating alerts
Garmin Fenix 5

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

2.Has silent alarm
Garmin Fenix 5

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

3.Has inactivity alerts
Garmin Fenix 5

The device detects when you have been idle for too long, and alerts you to encourage you to stay active.

4.Has notifications
Garmin Fenix 5

If you get a notification such as a call or message, the device will vibrate on your wrist or make a noise to alert you.

5.Has a stopwatch
Garmin Fenix 5

With a stopwatch you can time yourself.

6.Locates your phone
Garmin Fenix 5

The device has a feature that allows you to find your smartphone if you have misplaced it.

Miscellaneous

1.Has an altimeter
Garmin Fenix 5

An altimeter can track elevation, ascent and descent using GPS or air pressure. It is particularly useful if you travel on hills or mountains.

2.Can upload maps
Garmin Fenix 5

You can upload different maps to your device. It is handy for people who like to explore new places.

3.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

4.Provides the sunrise/sunset time
Garmin Fenix 5

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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