Garmin Fenix 5S
Garmin Fenix 5S
Top 33%1,142 points
Top 33%
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Garmin Fenix 5S review: 53 facts and highlights

1. battery life with GPS on

There is less chance that you will run out of battery during an adventure.
14h
Suunto Ambit3 Peak Sapphire (HR): 50h

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 5S
57% have it

3. Is compatible with Android

It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
Garmin Fenix 5S
23% have it

4. 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 5S
36% have it

5. 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 5S
40% have it

6. weight

67g
Polar RCX3 GPS: 33g

7. 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 5S
38% have it

8. Has vibrating alerts

Vibrating alerts have a variety of uses, such as interval training.
Garmin Fenix 5S
31% have it

9. resolution

218 x 218px
Casio Pro Trek Smart WSD-F10: 300 x 320px

10. battery life

With a longer battery life, you don’t have to worry about charging the device as often.
9 days
Casio STB-1000: 730 days

11. Syncs wirelessly

The device syncs all of your data wirelessly, without the need for cables.
Garmin Fenix 5S
34% have it

12. 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 5S
38% have it

13. thickness

14.5mm
Motorola MOTOACTV: 9.6mm

14. Has a display

The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
Garmin Fenix 5S
95% have it

15. 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.
100m
Casio GWA1000FC-2A: 200m

16. 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 5S
27% have it

17. Has goal setting

Allows you to set your own goals, such as reaching 15,000 steps in a single day.
Garmin Fenix 5S
37% have it

18. Has multi-sport mode

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.
Garmin Fenix 5S
28% have it

19. Is compatible with iOS

It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.
Garmin Fenix 5S
30% have it

20. Has inactivity alerts

The device detects when you have been idle for too long, and alerts you to encourage you to stay active.
Garmin Fenix 5S
18% have it

21. 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 5S
70% have it

22. Is dustproof and water resistant

Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.
Garmin Fenix 5S
91% have it

23. has a compass

A compass is useful in games, map and navigation software.
Garmin Fenix 5S
47% have it

24. 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 5S
70% have it

25. Locates your phone

The device has a feature that allows you to find your smartphone if you have misplaced it.
Garmin Fenix 5S
11% have it

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