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Garmin Fenix 5

Garmin Fenix 5
alaScore 100

68 reviews

2017-09

alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 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: (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: Valentina Palladino (arstechnica.com)

Fenix 5S reviewed: Exactly what you’d expect from a $600 Garmin sport watch

 

Great for well-rounded athletes, unnecessary for most.

Versatile design with different case sizes and available finishes. ; QuickFit system makes changing bands easy. ; Numerous exercises to track and convenient ability to create your own categories. ; Accurate heart rate monitor and GPS. ; Long battery life.

Connect IQ store isn't as robust as other smartwatch app stores. ; Quite expensive.

You can tell how intense the Fenix 5S is by its price. Anyone willing to spend $600 on a fitness watch probably needs every tiny feature it offers. I'm not one of those people. I'm active six out of seven days each week, but the Fenix 5 line is much...

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: Ray Maker (dcrainmaker.com)

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

 

It's been nearly three months since , a lineup of three core watch sizes/models (5/5S/5X), that spans 14 variants in total. And that's before we even talk straps. This line builds upon the Fenix 3HR introduced a year ago, which in turn built upon the...

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:Grey
Band material:Metal / Silicone
Colour of product:Grey / Silver
Housing colour: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