81points

Garmin Fenix 5 42mm

0points

Suunto Ambit3 Sport Sapphire (HR)

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Garmin Fenix 5 42mm vs Suunto Ambit3 Sport Sapphire (HR)

Garmin Fenix 5 42mm
Suunto Ambit3 Sport Sapphire (HR)
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm
Suunto Ambit3 Sport Sapphire (HR)
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Why is Garmin Fenix 5 42mm better than Suunto Ambit3 Sport Sapphire (HR)?

  • Is compatible with Android
  • Has a barometer
  • Has vibrating alerts
  • 1g lighter
    85gvs86g
  • Has goal setting
  • Can upload maps
  • Has silent alarm
  • Has achievements

Why is Suunto Ambit3 Sport Sapphire (HR) better than Garmin Fenix 5 42mm?

  • 12h longer battery life - GPS
    25hvs13h
  • 1.6mm thinner
    14.4mmvs16mm
  • Has sapphire glass display
  • 1mm shorter
    50mmvs51mm
  • 1mm narrower
    50mmvs51mm

Top specs and features

Design

1.Is dustproof and water resistant
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm
Suunto Ambit3 Sport Sapphire (HR)

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

2.sweat resistant
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm
Suunto Ambit3 Sport Sapphire (HR)

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

3.Has a display
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm
Suunto Ambit3 Sport Sapphire (HR)

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

4.waterproofing maximum depth

100m

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

218 x 218px

128 x 128px

Best

Suunto 9

300 x 320px

6.weight

85g

86g

Best

Polar RCX3 GPS

33g

Sensors

1.has GPS
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Suunto Ambit3 Sport Sapphire (HR)

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

2.Has a heart rate monitor
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm
Suunto Ambit3 Sport Sapphire (HR)

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
Suunto Ambit3 Sport Sapphire (HR)

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
Suunto Ambit3 Sport Sapphire (HR)

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
Suunto Ambit3 Sport Sapphire (HR)

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

6.Has a temperature sensor
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Suunto Ambit3 Sport Sapphire (HR)

With a temperature sensor you can monitor changes in temperature to measure your exertion levels and avoid hyperthermia.

Activity tracking

1.Tracks distance
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Suunto Ambit3 Sport Sapphire (HR)

It tracks how far you travel.

2.Provides activity reports
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Suunto Ambit3 Sport Sapphire (HR)

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 42mm
Suunto Ambit3 Sport Sapphire (HR)

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
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm
Suunto Ambit3 Sport Sapphire (HR)

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.Has goal setting
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm
Suunto Ambit3 Sport Sapphire (HR)

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

6.Counts how many calories you have burnt
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm
Suunto Ambit3 Sport Sapphire (HR)

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.

Connectivity

1.Syncs wirelessly
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm
Suunto Ambit3 Sport Sapphire (HR)

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

2.Has Bluetooth
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm
Suunto Ambit3 Sport Sapphire (HR)

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
Suunto Ambit3 Sport Sapphire (HR)

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

4.Automatically syncs
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Suunto Ambit3 Sport Sapphire (HR)

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

5.Is compatible with iOS
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm
Suunto Ambit3 Sport Sapphire (HR)

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

6.Supports ANT+
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Suunto Ambit3 Sport Sapphire (HR)

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 42mm
Suunto Ambit3 Sport Sapphire (HR)

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.battery life with GPS on

13h

25h

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

Best

Suunto Ambit3 Peak Sapphire (HR)

50h

3.has a rechargeable battery
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm
Suunto Ambit3 Sport Sapphire (HR)

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.Alerts you to low phone battery
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm
Suunto Ambit3 Sport Sapphire (HR)

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

5.battery life in power save mode

75h

14h

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 42mm
Suunto Ambit3 Sport Sapphire (HR)

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

2.Has achievements
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm
Suunto Ambit3 Sport Sapphire (HR)

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

3.Has silent alarm
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm
Suunto Ambit3 Sport Sapphire (HR)

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

4.Has inactivity alerts
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Suunto Ambit3 Sport Sapphire (HR)

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

5.Has notifications
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Suunto Ambit3 Sport Sapphire (HR)

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
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Suunto Ambit3 Sport Sapphire (HR)

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.

Miscellaneous

1.Has an altimeter
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm
Suunto Ambit3 Sport Sapphire (HR)

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.Has trackback mode
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm
Suunto Ambit3 Sport Sapphire (HR)

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

3.Can upload maps
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm
Suunto Ambit3 Sport Sapphire (HR)

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

4.Has a world timer
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm
Suunto Ambit3 Sport Sapphire (HR)

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.

5.waypoints

1000

250

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

6.Is geocaching friendly
Garmin Fenix 5 42mm
Suunto Ambit3 Sport Sapphire (HR)

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

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