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Garmin Fenix 5

Garmin Fenix 5
alaScore 100

84 reviews

2017-11

alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 reviews of Garmin Fenix 5. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other GPS Watches for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS Watches the Garmin Fenix 5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: (stuff.tv_in)

Garmin Fenix 5 review

 

Brilliant multi-sport tracker? Yes. Overkill? Almost certainly.

Able to track almost anything ; Full training companion ; Astounding build quality ; Excellent battery life

Physical button inputs can be confusing ; Amount of data can actually confound ; Connect partner app isn’t the clearest ; Expensive

A super-powerful sports tracker with a side of smartwatch, this is close to wearable perfection - and you’ll pay for it

2017-08

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Garmin Fenix 5 review

 

Brilliant multi-sport tracker? Yes. Overkill? Almost certainly.

Able to track almost anything ; Full training companion ; Astounding build quality ; Excellent battery life

Physical button inputs can be confusing ; Amount of data can actually confound ; Connect partner app isn’t the clearest ; Expensive

A super-powerful sports tracker with a side of smartwatch, this is close to wearable perfection - and you’ll pay for it

2017-05

Expert review by: Lauren Goode (theverge.com)

The Garmin Fenix 5S is the fitness watch I don't want to take off

 

Get ready to cough up $600

Lighter, smaller Fenix option ; Tracks everything and then some ; Works with iOS, Android, and desktop computers ; Long battery life

Expensive ; Notification interaction is bad ; Cluttered mobile app

2017-03

Expert review by: Ashleigh Macro (techadvisor.co.uk)

Garmin Fenix 5 series review

 

Garmin's Fenix watches are a smart choice for fitness fanatics & adventurers with GPS, sports tracking and waterproofing but they don't come cheap.

Garmin's new smartwatches aren't for everyone. They'll only suit people who're serious about sports tracking or venture outdoors on hikes, ski trips or bike rides on a regular basis. It's not cheap, so we'd recommend looking elsewhere if GPS isn't...

2017-01

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

Garmin Fenix 5 review

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The chunky Garmin Fenix 5 fitness watch is designed for multisport tracking. It's got a built-in heart-rate monitor, and makes use of both GPS and GLONASS for distance and location tracking. So can this large fitness watch justify the equally hefty...

2017-06

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Mike Prospero (tomsguide.com)

Garmin Fenix 5 Review: The Best Outdoor GPS Watch

 

The Garmin fenix 5 is not a cheap GPS watch, but for outdoor adventurers who need or want to capture everything they do, this $599 device could be worth the investment. It provides detailed stats on a multitude of activities, has an accurate heart rate...

Durable design ; Outdoor-readable display ; Long battery life ; Customizable display

Expensive ; Low-resolution screen

With more than 20 hours of battery life, the ability to track almost any activity and a durable design, the Garmin fenix 5 is the outdoor GPS watch to get.

2017-04

Expert review by: Roger Fingas (appleinsider.com)

Review: Garmin's Fenix 5 smartwatch aims at athletes, not Apple Watch fans

 

Garmin's Fenix 5 is an impressive smartwatch for people serious about fitness or the outdoors, but probably both too much and too little for people expecting something like the Apple Watch.

The Fenix 5 is a natural option for hikers, triatheletes, or just athletes in general. It's indestructible, and bound to last as long as they could possibly demand.

2017-04

Expert review by: DC Rainmaker (dcrainmaker.com)

Garmin Fenix 5/5S/5X In-Depth Review

 

I've consolidated all of the Holidays deals I can find into . Massive savings on: Garmin, Fitbit, Suunto, CycleOps, TomTom, Apple, GoPro, DJI, and more! Cycling, running, swimming, action cams, drones and beyond! This year has topped all past years for...

2017-03

Expert review by: Valentina Palladino (arstechnica.com)

Garmin’s new Fenix 5 multisport tracker will finally fit my small wrist

 

A Fenix device that won't weigh you down but has all the features you need.

2017-01

Consumer review by: etreview (productreview.com.au)

Really loving the Fenix 5S

 

Just upgraded from my fitbit and this Garmin is great. I tried the 935 and even though it is lighter the face was so big on my smaller wrist. I customised my watch face via the app and have default for time, date, HR, steps and battery. Lots of stats...

2017-07
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Product Specifications

Design

Band colour:Black / Grey
Band material:Metal / Silicone
Colour of product:Grey / Silver
Housing colour:Black / Grey
Housing material:Metal / Stainless steel
Protection features:Scratch resistant, Water resistant / Water Resistant
Water resistance:10
Waterproof:Y
Waterproof up to:100

Display

Colour display:Y
Display diagonal:3.05
Display diameter:3.05
Display Resolution:240 x 240
Touchscreen:N

GPS Performance

GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Number of waypoints:1000
Routes quantity:30

Memory

Internal Memory:64
Track log:200

Networking

ANT+ enabled:Y

Packaging Content

Chest strap:N
Manual:Y

Performance

Accelerometer:Y
Activity monitoring:Y
Advanced workouts:Y
Alarm Clock:Y
Area calculation:Y
Automatic pause:Y
Barometric altimeter:Y
Built-in distance meter:Y
Calendar:Y
Calories burned:Y
Clock mode:12h/24h
Electronic compass:Y
Find my phone function:Y
Heart rate data transfer:ANT+ / Bluetooth/ANT+
Heart rate monitor:Y
Heart rate-based calorie computation:Y
Hunt/fish calendar:Y
Integrated timer:Y
Interval training:Y
Multiple bike profiles:Y
Multisport mode:Y
Music control:Y
Pace alert:Y
Personal goals:Y
Quality of sleep:Y
Race predictor:Y
Recommended activity:Cycling, Golf, Rowing, Running, Skiing, Swimming
Recovery advisor:Y
Running dynamics:Y
Smart notifications:Y
Stopwatch:Y
Sun & moon information:Y
Time/distance alert:Y
Training effect measurement:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y
Virtual pacer function:Y
Virtual partner function:Y
Virtual racer function:Y

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:Y
Wi-Fi:Y

Power

Battery level indicator:Y
Battery life (GPS mode):24
Battery life (max):2
Battery life (UltraTrac mode):75
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:Built-in
Rechargeable battery:Y

Technical Details

Accelerometer:Y
Altimeter:Y
Barometer:Y
Display diagonal:3.05
Display Resolution:240 x 240
Gyroscope:Y
Heart rate monitor:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calendar, Stopwatch
Thermometer:Y
Waterproof up to:100

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:47
Height :15.5
Thickness:1.55
Weight:85
Width:47