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81points

Garmin Fenix 5

66points

Suunto 9

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Suunto 9
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105 facts in comparison

Garmin Fenix 5 vs Suunto 9

Garmin Fenix 5
Suunto 9
81
points
Garmin Fenix 5
66
points
Suunto 9

Why is Garmin Fenix 5 better than Suunto 9?

  • Provides activity reports
    ?
  • Tracks distance
    ?
  • Measures pace
    ?
  • Has a barometer
    ?
  • Syncs wirelessly
    ?
  • Has goal setting
    ?
  • Supports ANT+
    ?
  • Has silent alarm
    ?

Why is Suunto 9 better than Garmin Fenix 5?

  • 1h longer battery life - GPS
    ?

    25hvs24h
  • Has a route tracker
    ?
  • 1.67x higher resolution
    300 x 320pxvs240 x 240px
  • 4g lighter
    81gvs85g
  • Includes access to online portal
    ?
  • Tracks your sleep
    ?
  • Has sapphire glass display
    ?
  • Has a touch screen
    ?

Price comparison

Garmin Fenix 5

Suunto 9

Top specs and features

Design

1.Is dustproof and water-resistant
?

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

Garmin Fenix 5
Suunto 9
2.sweat resistant
?

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

Garmin Fenix 5
Suunto 9
3.Has a display
?

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

Garmin Fenix 5
Suunto 9
4.resolution
?

Best

Suunto 9 Baro

300 x 320px

240 x 240px

300 x 320px

5.weight
?

Best

Polar RCX3 GPS

33g

85g

81g

6.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.

Best

Casio GWA1000FC-2A

200m

100m

100m

Sensors

1.has GPS
?

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

Garmin Fenix 5
Suunto 9
2.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
Suunto 9
3.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
Suunto 9
4.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
Suunto 9
5.has a compass
?

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

Garmin Fenix 5
Suunto 9
6.Has a 3D compass
?

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.

For example

Garmin Fenix 5X

Garmin Fenix 5
Suunto 9

Activity tracking

1.Tracks distance
?

It tracks how far you travel.

Garmin Fenix 5
Suunto 9
2.Measures pace
?

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.

Garmin Fenix 5
Suunto 9
3.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
Suunto 9
4.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
Suunto 9
5.Counts how many calories you have burnt
?

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.

Garmin Fenix 5
Suunto 9
6.Has goal setting
?

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

Garmin Fenix 5
Suunto 9

Connectivity

1.Syncs wirelessly
?

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

Garmin Fenix 5
Suunto 9
2.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
Suunto 9
3.Is compatible with Android
?

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

Garmin Fenix 5
Suunto 9
4.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
Suunto 9
5.Is compatible with iOS
?

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

Garmin Fenix 5
Suunto 9
6.Automatically syncs
?

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

Garmin Fenix 5
Suunto 9

Battery

1.has a battery level indicator
?

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Garmin Fenix 5
Suunto 9
2.battery life
?

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

Best

Tech4o Traileader Jet

730 days

14 days

14 days

3.battery life with GPS on
?

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

Best

Suunto Ambit3 Peak Sapphire (HR)

50h

24h

25h

4.has a rechargeable battery
?

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Garmin Fenix 5
Suunto 9
5.Alerts you to low phone battery
?

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

Garmin Fenix 5
Suunto 9
6.has a removable battery
?

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

For example

Garmin Forerunner 735XT

Garmin Fenix 5
Suunto 9

Features

1.Has vibrating alerts
?

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

Garmin Fenix 5
Suunto 9
2.Includes access to online portal
?

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.

Garmin Fenix 5
Suunto 9
3.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
Suunto 9
4.Has silent alarm
?

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

Garmin Fenix 5
Suunto 9
5.Has achievements
?

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

For example

Suunto 5

Garmin Fenix 5
Suunto 9
6.Acquires GPS faster
?

It can periodically download data on the future position of GPS satellites. This enables it to lock on much faster, so you don’t have to wait around to get a GPS fix.

For example

TomTom Spark 3

Garmin Fenix 5
Suunto 9

Miscellaneous

1.Has an altimeter
?

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

Garmin Fenix 5
Suunto 9

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