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Garmin Fenix 5X
Magellan Switch
Top 16%1,410 points
Top 16%
Top 54%778 points
Top 54%
Garmin Fenix 5X
Magellan Switch
Top specs and features

Garmin Fenix 5X vs Magellan Switch: 62 facts in comparison

1. has GPS

GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
Garmin Fenix 5X
Magellan Switch
62% have it

2. Is compatible with Android

It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
Garmin Fenix 5X
Magellan Switch
25% have it

3. 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 5X
Magellan Switch
59% have it

4. battery life with GPS on

There is less chance that you will run out of battery during an adventure.
24h
Suunto Ambit3 Peak Sapphire (HR): 50h
8h

5. 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 5X
Magellan Switch
36% have it

6. 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 5X
Magellan Switch
40% have it

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 5X
Magellan Switch
38% have it

8. weight

29g lighter.
98g
Polar RCX3 GPS: 33g
69g

9. Has vibrating alerts

Vibrating alerts have a variety of uses, such as interval training.
Garmin Fenix 5X
Magellan Switch
32% have it

10. 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 5X
Magellan Switch
34% have it

11. Syncs wirelessly

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

12. Can upload maps

You can upload different maps to your device. It is handy for people who like to explore new places.
Garmin Fenix 5X
Magellan Switch
27% have it

13. resolution

2.38x higher resolution.
240 x 240px
Suunto 9: 300 x 320px
144 x 168px

14. 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 5X
Magellan Switch
39% have it

15. Has trackback mode

This feature enables you to track your route and reverse it in order to guide you back to where you began your journey.
Garmin Fenix 5X
Magellan Switch
19% have it

16. has a battery level indicator

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
Garmin Fenix 5X
Magellan Switch
86% have it

17. Has a display

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

18. thickness

0.5mm thinner.
17.5mm
Motorola MOTOACTV: 9.6mm
17mm

19. 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
50m

20. Is compatible with iOS

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

21. Tracks distance

It tracks how far you travel.
Garmin Fenix 5X
Magellan Switch
76% have it

22. Has goal setting

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

23. 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 5X
Magellan Switch
27% have it

24. Is dustproof and water resistant

Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.
Garmin Fenix 5X
Magellan Switch
92% have it

25. Has silent alarm

The device can wake you using vibration, so as not to disturb anyone else sleeping in the room.
Garmin Fenix 5X
Magellan Switch
20% have it

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