Garmin Fenix 5 Comes Packed with Features, Long Battery Life

Garmin Fenix 5

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Are you a fan of the Garmin watches? It’s time to add another one to your collection. The Garmin Fenix 5 was just released a while ago and we can say it’s one of the best you can get right now. It is very smart and packed with features, like wearing a mini version of a computer although it doesn’t really offer the same level of complexity. There are a few things we like about the new Garmin watch. It looks rugged, which is ideal for sports lovers. It is also equipped with a bunch of features, including GPS, water resistance, etc.

Design

The Garmin Fenix 5 doesn’t look particularly intricate, which is a good thing because it is not a fashion accessory to begin with. The bands are interchangeable, so it’s easy to change its appearance anytime you want. The options are varied from silicon to leather. When it comes to functionality, the sports watch does the job well. All measurements including the heart rate are stored on Garmin Connect. It aXlso supports various customizations, which include data fields, widgets, etc. With all the benefits, it is clear that the Fenix 5 is more capable than just tracking your run.

User interface

The user interface is very intuitive. It can be troublesome when a Smartwatch has a complex interface. The Garmin Fenix 5 isn’t all that. It looks clean, allowing you to navigate through menus easily. Although simple, it offers various customizations. The closest thing in terms of ease of use is probably the Suunto Ambit3 Peak. It’s mainly because they’re both easy to operate despite having plenty of features.

Garmin Fenix 5 2

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Features

Features are the biggest reason why you should have this fantastic watch. It barely compromises essential features. By owning one, you will be able to enjoy all Smartwatch tools and others like barometric altimeter, time keeping, GPS, sleep tracking, and thermometer. Note that some products may provide a long list of features, but some are still missing. For this reason, if you’re on the lookout for a sports watch that can meet all your needs, the Garmin Fenix 5 is the answer. Aside from the ones already mentioned, it also offers after-market external sensors. Only some come close to the set of features it has to offer. If others struggle to keep up, then it will be hard to find one that can beat the Fenix 5.

Performance

The accuracy is respectable, which means there are others that outperform the watch in this area. However, if you care more about features, then the Fenix 5 is good to consider. For the price point, the device’s performance is very good. Additionally, we also find the battery life surprisingly good. It can last up to a week with daily training sessions which take around 2 hours. But if you activate the GPS quite often, then the endurance will decrease significantly. GPS is known to drain battery fast, so reduce the use if you want it to last longer. Under the same circumstances, the battery is noticeably more long-lasting compared to that on the Suunto Ambit3 Peak. It’s even more amazing because the Smartwatch is fully-featured, not just have them sparingly.

Garmin Fenix 5 specs:

  • 47.0 x 47.0 x 15.5 mm (Size)
  • 240 x 240 pixels; sunlight-visible, always-on, colorful display
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • 64 MB of internal memory
  • GPS-enabled
  • Barometric altimeter

References:

outdoorgearlab.com

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