Garmin Fenix 5S

Garmin Fenix 5S

Garmin Fenix 5S review: specs and price

Garmin Fenix 5S
Garmin Fenix 5S

Why is Garmin Fenix 5S better than the average?

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  • Waterproofing maximum depth
  • Thickness
  • Height
  • Waypoints
  • Pixel density
  • Width
  • Volume

Top specs and features


1.Is dustproof and water resistant
Garmin Fenix 5S

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

2.sweat resistant
Garmin Fenix 5S

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

3.Has a display
Garmin Fenix 5S

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

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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1.Has a heart rate monitor
Garmin Fenix 5S

A heart rate monitor can help show your fitness levels, enabling you to calculate a suitable intensity of exercise.

2.Has a barometer
Garmin Fenix 5S

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.

3.has an accelerometer
Garmin Fenix 5S

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.

4.has a compass
Garmin Fenix 5S

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

5.has a gyroscope
Garmin Fenix 5S

A gyroscope is a sensor that tracks the orientation of a device, more specifically by measuring the angular rotational velocity. Initially, they were built using a spinning rotor to detect changes in orientation, like twisting or rotation.

Activity tracking

1.Provides activity reports
Garmin Fenix 5S

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.Measures pace
Garmin Fenix 5S

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.

3.Has goal setting
Garmin Fenix 5S

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

4.Counts how many calories you have burnt
Garmin Fenix 5S

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.

5.Has multi-sport mode
Garmin Fenix 5S

Multi-sport mode allows you to easily switch between tracking different sports such as running, cycling and swimming. This is ideal for those who need to change quickly between different activities, eg. triathletes.

6.Tracks steps taken
Garmin Fenix 5S

It tracks how many steps you take throughout the day, allowing you to see how active you have been.


1.Syncs wirelessly
Garmin Fenix 5S

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

2.Has Bluetooth
Garmin Fenix 5S

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 5S

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

4.Automatically syncs
Garmin Fenix 5S

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

5.Is compatible with iOS
Garmin Fenix 5S

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

6.Supports ANT+
Garmin Fenix 5S

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.


1.battery life with GPS on


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


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2.battery life

9 days

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


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3.has a rechargeable battery
Garmin Fenix 5S

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.Alerts you to low phone battery
Garmin Fenix 5S

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

5.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 5S

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

2.Has silent alarm
Garmin Fenix 5S

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

3.Has inactivity alerts
Garmin Fenix 5S

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 5S

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.Has a stopwatch
Garmin Fenix 5S

With a stopwatch you can time yourself.

6.Locates your phone
Garmin Fenix 5S

The device has a feature that allows you to find your smartphone if you have misplaced it.




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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2.Provides the sunrise/sunset time
Garmin Fenix 5S

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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