81points

Garmin Fenix 5

48points

Suunto Ambit

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Garmin Fenix 5 vs Suunto Ambit

Garmin Fenix 5
Suunto Ambit
Garmin Fenix 5
Suunto Ambit
81
points
48
points

Why is Garmin Fenix 5 better than Suunto Ambit?

  • Is compatible with Android
  • Has Bluetooth
  • Provides activity reports
  • Has vibrating alerts
  • Syncs wirelessly
  • Measures pace
  • Has goal setting
  • Can upload maps

Why is Suunto Ambit better than Garmin Fenix 5?

  • 26h longer battery life - GPS
    50hvs24h
  • Has a route tracker
  • 7g lighter
    78gvs85g
  • Has trackback mode
  • Includes access to online portal
  • Has a 3D compass
  • Informs about the risk of thunderstorms
  • Has a cadence sensor

Top specs and features

Design

1.Is dustproof and water resistant
Garmin Fenix 5
Suunto Ambit

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

2.Has a display
Garmin Fenix 5
Suunto Ambit

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

3.sweat resistant
Garmin Fenix 5
Suunto Ambit

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

4.weight

85g

78g

Best

Polar RCX3 GPS

33g

5.waterproofing maximum depth

100m

100m

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

6.thickness

15.5mm

18.1mm

Best

Motorola MOTOACTV

9.6mm

Sensors

1.has GPS
Garmin Fenix 5
Suunto Ambit

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

2.Has a heart rate monitor
Garmin Fenix 5
Suunto Ambit

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
Suunto Ambit

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
Suunto Ambit

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
Suunto Ambit

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

6.Has a 3D compass
Garmin Fenix 5
Suunto Ambit

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
Garmin Fenix 5
Suunto Ambit

It tracks how far you travel.

2.Provides activity reports
Garmin Fenix 5
Suunto Ambit

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
Suunto Ambit

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
Suunto Ambit

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.Counts how many calories you have burnt
Garmin Fenix 5
Suunto Ambit

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
Suunto Ambit

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

Connectivity

1.Syncs wirelessly
Garmin Fenix 5
Suunto Ambit

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

2.Has Bluetooth
Garmin Fenix 5
Suunto Ambit

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
Suunto Ambit

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

4.Supports ANT+
Garmin Fenix 5
Suunto Ambit

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.

5.Is compatible with iOS
Garmin Fenix 5
Suunto Ambit

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

6.Automatically syncs
Garmin Fenix 5
Suunto Ambit

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

Battery

1.has a battery level indicator
Garmin Fenix 5
Suunto Ambit

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.battery life with GPS on

24h

50h

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

Best

Suunto Ambit3 Peak Sapphire (HR)

50h

3.battery life

14 days

3 days

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

Best

Tech4o Traileader Jet

730 days

4.has a rechargeable battery
Garmin Fenix 5
Suunto Ambit

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

5.Alerts you to low phone battery
Garmin Fenix 5
Suunto Ambit

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

Features

1.Has vibrating alerts
Garmin Fenix 5
Suunto Ambit

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

2.Has silent alarm
Garmin Fenix 5
Suunto Ambit

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

3.Can upload maps
Garmin Fenix 5
Suunto Ambit

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

4.Includes access to online portal
Garmin Fenix 5
Suunto Ambit

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.

5.Has notifications
Garmin Fenix 5
Suunto Ambit

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.Informs about the risk of thunderstorms
Garmin Fenix 5
Suunto Ambit

It can provide you with information about the likelihood of a thunderstorm. This could be very useful to plan your day.

Miscellaneous

1.Has an altimeter
Garmin Fenix 5
Suunto Ambit

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.waypoints

1000

100

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

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