Garmin Fenix 5S
Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
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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A heart rate monitor can help show your fitness levels, enabling you to calculate a suitable intensity of exercise.
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.
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.
A compass is useful in games, map and navigation software.
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.
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.
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.
Allows you to set your own goals, such as reaching 15,000 steps in a single day.
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.
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.
It tracks how many steps you take throughout the day, allowing you to see how active you have been.
The device syncs all of your data wirelessly, without the need for cables.
Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.
It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
The device automatically syncs your data when in range of your computer or smartphone.
It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.
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.
There is less chance that you will run out of battery during an adventure.
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With a longer battery life, you don’t have to worry about charging the device as often.
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The battery can be recharged and used over again.
When your paired smartphone is running low on battery, the smartwatch will notify you.
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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Vibrating alerts have a variety of uses, such as interval training.
The device can wake you using vibration, so as not to disturb anyone else sleeping in the room.
The device detects when you have been idle for too long, and alerts you to encourage you to stay active.
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.
With a stopwatch you can time yourself.
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.
Garmin Fenix 5S Sapphire
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.