87points

Garmin Fenix 5X

66points

Suunto Spartan Ultra

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Garmin Fenix 5X vs Suunto Spartan Ultra

Garmin Fenix 5X
Suunto Spartan Ultra
Garmin Fenix 5X
Suunto Spartan Ultra

Why is Garmin Fenix 5X better than Suunto Spartan Ultra?

  • Has a route tracker
  • Syncs wirelessly
  • Has an accelerometer
  • Is dustproof and water resistant
  • Sweat resistant
  • Supports ANT+
  • Has a 3D compass
  • Has inactivity alerts

Why is Suunto Spartan Ultra better than Garmin Fenix 5X?

  • 25g lighter
    73gvs98g
  • 1.67x higher resolution
    320 x 300pxvs240 x 240px
  • 0.5mm thinner
    17mmvs17.5mm
  • Has achievements
  • Includes access to online portal
  • 1mm shorter
    50mmvs51mm
  • 1mm narrower
    50mmvs51mm
  • Has a touch screen

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Design

1.Is dustproof and water resistant
Garmin Fenix 5X
Suunto Spartan Ultra

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

2.Has a display
Garmin Fenix 5X
Suunto Spartan Ultra

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

3.resolution

240 x 240px

320 x 300px

Best

Suunto 9

300 x 320px

4.waterproofing maximum depth

100m

100m

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

5.sweat resistant
Garmin Fenix 5X
Suunto Spartan Ultra

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

6.weight

98g

73g

Best

Polar RCX3 GPS

33g

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Sensors

1.has GPS
Garmin Fenix 5X
Suunto Spartan Ultra

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

2.Has a heart rate monitor
Garmin Fenix 5X
Suunto Spartan Ultra

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

3.Has a barometer
Garmin Fenix 5X
Suunto Spartan Ultra

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
Garmin Fenix 5X
Suunto Spartan Ultra

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
Garmin Fenix 5X
Suunto Spartan Ultra

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

6.Has a 3D compass
Garmin Fenix 5X
Suunto Spartan Ultra

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.

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Activity tracking

1.Provides activity reports
Garmin Fenix 5X
Suunto Spartan Ultra

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.

2.Tracks distance
Garmin Fenix 5X
Suunto Spartan Ultra

It tracks how far you travel.

3.Has a route tracker
Garmin Fenix 5X
Suunto Spartan Ultra

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
Garmin Fenix 5X
Suunto Spartan Ultra

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.Counts how many calories you have burnt
Garmin Fenix 5X
Suunto Spartan Ultra

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.

6.Has goal setting
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Suunto Spartan Ultra

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

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Connectivity

1.Syncs wirelessly
Garmin Fenix 5X
Suunto Spartan Ultra

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

2.Has Bluetooth
Garmin Fenix 5X
Suunto Spartan Ultra

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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Suunto Spartan Ultra

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

4.Is compatible with iOS
Garmin Fenix 5X
Suunto Spartan Ultra

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

5.Supports ANT+
Garmin Fenix 5X
Suunto Spartan Ultra

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 WiFi
Garmin Fenix 5X
Suunto Spartan Ultra

The device can connect to WiFi.

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Battery

1.has a battery level indicator
Garmin Fenix 5X
Suunto Spartan Ultra

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.battery life with GPS on

24h

18h

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

Best

Suunto Ambit3 Peak Sapphire (HR)

50h

3.has a rechargeable battery
Garmin Fenix 5X
Suunto Spartan Ultra

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.Alerts you to low phone battery
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Suunto Spartan Ultra

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

5.battery life in power save mode

100h

26h

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.

Best

Casio Pro Trek PRW2500T-7

16500h

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Features

1.Has vibrating alerts
Garmin Fenix 5X
Suunto Spartan Ultra

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

2.Has achievements
Garmin Fenix 5X
Suunto Spartan Ultra

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

3.Has silent alarm
Garmin Fenix 5X
Suunto Spartan Ultra

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

4.Has inactivity alerts
Garmin Fenix 5X
Suunto Spartan Ultra

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

5.Has notifications
Garmin Fenix 5X
Suunto Spartan Ultra

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.

6.Includes access to online portal
Garmin Fenix 5X
Suunto Spartan Ultra

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.

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Miscellaneous

1.Can upload maps
Garmin Fenix 5X
Suunto Spartan Ultra

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

2.Provides the sunrise/sunset time
Garmin Fenix 5X
Suunto Spartan Ultra

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.

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