Garmin Fenix 5 42mm

Garmin Fenix 5 42mm

Garmin Fenix 5 42mm review: specs and price

Garmin Fenix 5 42mm
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm

Why is Garmin Fenix 5 42mm better than the average?

  • Resolution
    218 x 218pxvs25611.74px
  • Waterproofing maximum depth
  • Height
  • Screen size
  • Internal storage
  • Waypoints
  • Volume


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Top specs and features



1.Is dustproof and water resistant
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm

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

2.Has a display
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm

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


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4.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.


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




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1.has GPS
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm

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

2.Has a heart rate monitor
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm

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 42mm

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 42mm

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 42mm

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

6.Has a 3D compass
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm

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.Provides activity reports
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm

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.

2.Tracks distance
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm

It tracks how far you travel.

3.Has a route tracker
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm

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.

4.Measures pace
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm

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.

5.Counts how many calories you have burnt
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm

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 goal setting
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm

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



1.Syncs wirelessly
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm

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

2.Has Bluetooth
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm

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 42mm

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

4.Is compatible with iOS
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm

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

5.Supports ANT+
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm

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.

6.Automatically syncs
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm

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



1.has a battery level indicator
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.battery life with GPS on


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


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3.battery life

8 days

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


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4.has a rechargeable battery
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

5.Alerts you to low phone battery
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm

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

6.battery life in power save mode


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.


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1.Has vibrating alerts
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm

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

2.Has achievements
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm

You are awarded achievements for reaching goals, helping to encourage you and keep you motivated.

3.Has silent alarm
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm

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

4.Has inactivity alerts
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm

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

5.Has notifications
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm

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.

6.Includes access to online portal
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm

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.



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.Can upload maps
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm

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

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

4.Has a world timer
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm

With a world timer you can easily see the time all over the globe. It is useful if you are travelling through different time zones.



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.


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6.Is geocaching friendly
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm

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

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