Garmin Fenix 5 42mm
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm
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Garmin Fenix 5 42mm review: 69 facts and highlights

1. has GPS

GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm
62% have it

2. Is compatible with Android

It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm
25% have it

3. Has a heart rate monitor

A heart rate monitor can help show your fitness levels, enabling you to calculate a suitable intensity of exercise.
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm
59% have it

4. battery life with GPS on

There is less chance that you will run out of battery during an adventure.
13h
Suunto Ambit3 Peak Sapphire (HR): 50h

5. Has Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm
36% have it

6. Provides activity reports

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.
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm
40% have it

7. Has a barometer

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.
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm
38% have it

8. weight

85g
Polar RCX3 GPS: 33g

9. battery life

With a longer battery life, you don’t have to worry about charging the device as often.
8 days
Tech4o Traileader Jet: 730 days

10. Has vibrating alerts

Vibrating alerts have a variety of uses, such as interval training.
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm
32% have it

11. Has a route tracker

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.
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm
34% have it

12. Can upload maps

You can upload different maps to your device. It is handy for people who like to explore new places.
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm
27% have it

13. resolution

218 x 218px
Suunto 9: 300 x 320px

14. Syncs wirelessly

The device syncs all of your data wirelessly, without the need for cables.
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm
34% have it

15. has an accelerometer

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.
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm
39% have it

16. has a battery level indicator

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm
86% have it

17. thickness

16mm
Motorola MOTOACTV: 9.6mm

18. Has a display

The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm
95% have it

19. Has trackback mode

This feature enables you to track your route and reverse it in order to guide you back to where you began your journey.
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm
19% have it

20. Has achievements

You are awarded achievements for reaching goals, helping to encourage you and keep you motivated.
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm
16% have it

21. waterproofing maximum depth

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.
100m
Casio GWA1000FC-2A: 200m

22. Supports ANT+

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.
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm
27% have it

23. Tracks distance

It tracks how far you travel.
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm
76% have it

24. Has goal setting

Allows you to set your own goals, such as reaching 15,000 steps in a single day.
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm
37% have it

25. Is dustproof and water resistant

Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm
92% have it

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