Garmin Fenix 5 Review

The Garmin Fenix 5 is the multisport GPS smartwatch with Music Storage. It comes along with wrist-based heart rate with advanced fitness features and interchangeable wrist which let you travel from workplace to workout without breaking stride. It covers every sport and let us track our scores as it comes along with built-in activity profiles along with metrics plus smart notifications. The Sapphire edition of this watch includes an extra silicone Quickfit band featuring wi-fi capability for automatic uploading of the content.

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It is a multisport GPS Watch for Fitness, Adventure, and Style. It comes along with various features. The Garmin Fenix 5 GPS watch comes along with Elevate wrist heart rate technology. The device features the rugged design with stainless steel bezel, buttons and the rear case which is an ideal fit for adventure. You have to start the key with the performance widget and then the watch will show you the effects and progress of your workouts.

The device also provides you with smart notifications and have the features of automatic uploads to Garmin Connect online fitness community. The device also offers personalization through free watch faces and apps from the Garmin Connect IQ store. The device also features other sensors such as GLONASS satellite reception along with GPS. The Multisport GPS watch also supports 3-axis compass with gyroscope and barometric altimeter.

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The Garmin Fenix 5 smartwatch comes with combinations and premium features sets which provide the look, performance and lightweight comfort both to match the aesthetic and athletic looks. Here, the watch has the features through which you can count the number of steps along with you can monitor your sleep. By, measuring the heart rate, the watch provides you the information about the calories burned and quantifies the intensity of your fitness activities.


The Garmin Fenix 5 comes in multiple models which differs from each other in size to fit on every wrist and to support every workout. The device sports a bright, high resolution, full-color Garmin Chroma Display along with LED backlighting which assures great readability in all ambient conditions. It is made up of fiber-reinforced polymer with stainless steel rear cover and the strap is made up of silicone or steel. It has a display resolution of 240*240 pixels and comes in a physical size of 47*47*15.5 mm.

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The device is available in slimmer H.R profile compared to its predecessor. It has a 3mm measuring protruding element along with a smooth surface. It comes with ANT+ and Bluetooth sensors to be connected. The ANT plus sensors include ANT+ lighting sensors, ANT+ radar sensors, ANT+muscle oxygen sensors, ANT+ gear shifter sensors along with Bluetooth straps. The Quick-fit system allows the change to occur in seconds. It comes along with an improved user interface for quick access controls. The emojis are now even supported in this watch. It also uses the Ultra Trac which enables us to create 75 hours GPS on time.

Features Accuracy

The Garmin Fenix 5 has the longest battery life up to two weeks in smartwatch mode and up to 24 hours in GPS mode in comparison to the other wristbands by the Garmin. It also has the most powerful multisport outdoor features with the most detailed metrics. Garmin Fenix 5 makes the best use of Garmin Connect IQ store and become the more personalized, wide-ranging sports watch. So far, the heart rate measured by the device is pretty seamless and has reported in line with the other Fitbit devices we’ve tested at the same time.

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Sound Quality

It comes along with the music capability to watch both direct music files and iHeartRadio/Deezer offline sync which is first started on Garmin FR645 Music First. There is enough space on the watch for about 500 songs. One can sync the offline playlists to the watch via a downloadable Connect IQ app. The long push of the down button while in an activity can bring up the playback menu in which one can skip and pause tracks or can change the playlist to something else. And, then one must also be prompted to connect a pair of Bluetooth headphones when one needs to play something.

Battery Life

The battery of the Garmin Fenix 5 can last 2 weeks in standard mode and 24 hours in the GPS mode. The battery life for the Ultra Trac mode is up to 60 hours without wrist heart rate. By downloading the Running Power app from the Connect IQ store, you can increase the power data to your training. Here, in this wristband, you can count the long battery life in each mode of operation.

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The Garmin Fenix 5 is a superb multisport watch which packages every element of the Garmin’s incredible array of specialist devices. For them, who desires the best from running, cycling, swimming, hiking even golf, the Garmin Fenix 5 will be the best choice for them. It is a 6-in-1 device if one can see the features that Garmin Fenix 5 provides to us. So, it will be the best wrist-band multisport watches among the various other watches available in the market.

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