70points

Garmin Fenix 5S

100points

Garmin Forerunner 645 Music

Garmin Fenix 5S
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Garmin Fenix 5S vs Garmin Forerunner 645 Music

Garmin Fenix 5S
Garmin Forerunner 645 Music
Garmin Fenix 5S
Garmin Forerunner 645 Music
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Why is Garmin Fenix 5S better than Garmin Forerunner 645 Music?

  • Has vibrating alerts
  • 0.5mm shorter
    42mmvs42.5mm
  • Has a stroke counter for swimming
  • 0.5mm narrower
    42mmvs42.5mm
  • Has stroke recognition
  • Screen is always on
  • Watch band is replaceable
  • Designed for golf

Why is Garmin Forerunner 645 Music better than Garmin Fenix 5S?

  • Has GPS
  • Has a route tracker
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • 24.8g lighter
    42.2gvs67g
  • Tracks distance
  • 21.2% higher resolution
    240 x 240pxvs218 x 218px
  • Has achievements
  • 1mm thinner
    13.5mmvs14.5mm

Top specs and features

Design

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

2.sweat resistant
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Garmin Forerunner 645 Music

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

3.Has a display
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Garmin Forerunner 645 Music

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

4.resolution

218 x 218px

240 x 240px

Best

Suunto 9 Baro

300 x 320px

5.weight

67g

42.2g

Best

Polar RCX3 GPS

33g

6.waterproofing maximum depth

100m

50m

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

Sensors

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

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

3.Has a barometer
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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
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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
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A compass is useful in games, map and navigation software.

6.Has a 3D compass
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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

Activity tracking

1.Tracks distance
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Garmin Forerunner 645 Music

It tracks how far you travel.

2.Provides activity reports
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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.Has a route tracker
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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.

4.Measures pace
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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.

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

6.Counts how many calories you have burnt
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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.

Connectivity

1.Syncs wirelessly
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Garmin Forerunner 645 Music

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

2.Has Bluetooth
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Garmin Forerunner 645 Music

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
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Garmin Forerunner 645 Music

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

4.Is compatible with iOS
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Garmin Forerunner 645 Music

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

5.Supports ANT+
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Garmin Forerunner 645 Music

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.

6.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
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Garmin Forerunner 645 Music

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

Battery

1.has a battery level indicator
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An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.battery life with GPS on

14h

5h

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

Best

Suunto Ambit3 Peak Sapphire (HR)

50h

3.battery life

9 days

7 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
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Garmin Forerunner 645 Music

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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

6.has a removable battery
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Garmin Forerunner 645 Music

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

For example

Magellan Echo Fit

Features

1.Has vibrating alerts
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Garmin Forerunner 645 Music

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

2.Has silent alarm
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Garmin Forerunner 645 Music

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

3.Has achievements
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Garmin Forerunner 645 Music

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

4.Can upload maps
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Garmin Forerunner 645 Music

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

For example

Suunto 9 Baro

5.Acquires GPS faster
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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

6.Has inactivity alerts
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The device detects when you have been idle for too long, and alerts you to encourage you to stay active.

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