70points

Garmin Fenix 5S

93points

Garmin Instinct

Garmin Fenix 5S
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Garmin Fenix 5S vs Garmin Instinct

Garmin Fenix 5S
Garmin Instinct
70
points
Garmin Fenix 5S
93
points
Garmin Instinct

Why is Garmin Fenix 5S better than Garmin Instinct?

  • 2.9x higher resolution
    218 x 218pxvs128 x 128px
  • 0.8mm thinner
    14.5mmvs15.3mm
  • Automatically syncs
    ?
  • 22.22% bigger screen size
    ?

    1.1"vs0.9"
  • 48MB more internal storage
    64MBvs0.016GB
  • 3mm shorter
    42mmvs45mm
  • 39.3% higher pixel density
    280ppivs201ppi
  • Alerts you to low phone battery
    ?

Why is Garmin Instinct better than Garmin Fenix 5S?

  • Has GPS
    ?
  • 2h longer battery life - GPS
    ?

    16hvs14h
  • Has a route tracker
    ?
  • Has a battery level indicator
    ?
  • 5 days longer battery life
    ?

    14 daysvs9 days
  • Tracks distance
    ?
  • 15g lighter
    52gvs67g
  • Can upload maps
    ?

Design

1.Is dustproof and water resistant
?

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

Garmin Fenix 5S
Garmin Instinct
2.sweat resistant
?

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

Garmin Fenix 5S
Garmin Instinct
3.Has a display
?

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

Garmin Fenix 5S
Garmin Instinct
4.resolution
?

Best

Suunto 9 Baro

300 x 320px

218 x 218px

128 x 128px

5.weight
?

Best

Polar RCX3 GPS

33g

67g

52g

6.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.

Best

Casio GWA1000FC-2A

200m

100m

100m

Sensors

1.has GPS
?

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

Garmin Fenix 5S
Garmin Instinct
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
Garmin Instinct
3.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
Garmin Instinct
4.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
Garmin Instinct
5.has a compass
?

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

Garmin Fenix 5S
Garmin Instinct
6.Has a 3D compass
?

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

Garmin Fenix 5S
Garmin Instinct

Activity tracking

1.Tracks distance
?

It tracks how far you travel.

Garmin Fenix 5S
Garmin Instinct
2.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
Garmin Instinct
3.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
Garmin Instinct
4.Has a route tracker
?

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.

Garmin Fenix 5S
Garmin Instinct
5.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
Garmin Instinct
6.Has goal setting
?

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

Garmin Fenix 5S
Garmin Instinct

Connectivity

1.Syncs wirelessly
?

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

Garmin Fenix 5S
Garmin Instinct
2.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
Garmin Instinct
3.Is compatible with Android
?

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

Garmin Fenix 5S
Garmin Instinct
4.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
Garmin Instinct
5.Is compatible with iOS
?

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

Garmin Fenix 5S
Garmin Instinct
6.Automatically syncs
?

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

Garmin Fenix 5S
Garmin Instinct

Battery

1.has a battery level indicator
?

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Garmin Fenix 5S
Garmin Instinct
2.battery life
?

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

Best

Tech4o Traileader Jet

730 days

9 days

14 days

3.battery life with GPS on
?

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

Best

Suunto Ambit3 Peak Sapphire (HR)

50h

14h

16h

4.has a rechargeable battery
?

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Garmin Fenix 5S
Garmin Instinct
5.Alerts you to low phone battery
?

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

Garmin Fenix 5S
Garmin Instinct
6.has a removable battery
?

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

For example

Garmin Forerunner 735XT

Garmin Fenix 5S
Garmin Instinct

Features

1.Has vibrating alerts
?

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

Garmin Fenix 5S
Garmin Instinct
2.Can upload maps
?

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

Garmin Fenix 5S
Garmin Instinct
3.Includes access to online portal
?

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.

Garmin Fenix 5S
Garmin Instinct
4.Has silent alarm
?

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

Garmin Fenix 5S
Garmin Instinct
5.Has achievements
?

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

Garmin Fenix 5S
Garmin Instinct
6.Acquires GPS faster
?

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

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