81points

Garmin Fenix 5 Sapphire

20points

Suunto D9tx

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55 facts in comparison

Garmin Fenix 5 Sapphire vs Suunto D9tx

Garmin Fenix 5 Sapphire
Suunto D9tx
Garmin Fenix 5 Sapphire
Suunto D9tx
81
points
20
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Why is Garmin Fenix 5 Sapphire better than Suunto D9tx?

  • Has GPS
  • Has a heart rate monitor
  • Is compatible with Android
  • Provides activity reports
  • Has Bluetooth
  • Has a barometer
  • Has vibrating alerts
  • 97g lighter
    85gvs182g

Why is Suunto D9tx better than Garmin Fenix 5 Sapphire?

  • Has a route tracker
  • 100m more water resistance
    200mvs100m
  • Includes access to online portal
  • Has a 3D compass
  • 0.2mm shorter
    46.8mmvs47mm
  • Has a removable battery
  • 0.2mm narrower
    46.8mmvs47mm
  • Designed for diving

Top specs and features

Design

1.Is dustproof and water resistant
Garmin Fenix 5 Sapphire
Suunto D9tx

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

2.sweat resistant
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Suunto D9tx

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

3.Has a display
Garmin Fenix 5 Sapphire
Suunto D9tx

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

4.waterproofing maximum depth

100m

200m

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.weight

85g

182g

Best

Polar RCX3 GPS

33g

6.thickness

15.5mm

17.3mm

Best

Motorola MOTOACTV

9.6mm

Sensors

1.has GPS
Garmin Fenix 5 Sapphire
Suunto D9tx

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

2.Has a heart rate monitor
Garmin Fenix 5 Sapphire
Suunto D9tx

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 Sapphire
Suunto D9tx

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 Sapphire
Suunto D9tx

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
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Suunto D9tx

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

6.Has a 3D compass
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Suunto D9tx

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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Suunto D9tx

It tracks how far you travel.

2.Provides activity reports
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Suunto D9tx

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 Sapphire
Suunto D9tx

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 Sapphire
Suunto D9tx

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
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Suunto D9tx

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
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Suunto D9tx

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 Sapphire
Suunto D9tx

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

2.Has Bluetooth
Garmin Fenix 5 Sapphire
Suunto D9tx

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
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Suunto D9tx

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

4.Automatically syncs
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Suunto D9tx

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

5.Is compatible with iOS
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Suunto D9tx

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

6.Supports ANT+
Garmin Fenix 5 Sapphire
Suunto D9tx

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 Sapphire
Suunto D9tx

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
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Suunto D9tx

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.Alerts you to low phone battery
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Suunto D9tx

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

4.has a removable battery
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Suunto D9tx

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Features

1.Has vibrating alerts
Garmin Fenix 5 Sapphire
Suunto D9tx

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

2.Has silent alarm
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Suunto D9tx

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

3.Has inactivity alerts
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Suunto D9tx

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 Sapphire
Suunto D9tx

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.Includes access to online portal
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Suunto D9tx

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.

6.Has a stopwatch
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Suunto D9tx

With a stopwatch you can time yourself.

Miscellaneous

1.Has an altimeter
Garmin Fenix 5 Sapphire
Suunto D9tx

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
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Suunto D9tx

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

3.Provides the sunrise/sunset time
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Suunto D9tx

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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