Garmin Fenix 5

Garmin Fenix 5

Garmin Fenix 5 Features

  • Multisport features
  • Activity/Inactivity and Burned Calories tracking
  • Heart-rate monitoring
  • GPS
  • Walking Distance and Steps counting
  • Sleep Tracking with Sleep Reports
  • Waterproof (10 ATM)
  • Fourteen Day Battery Life
  • Color LCD Touchscreen

Garmin Fenix 5 Specs

Basic Info

Wear TypeWristband

Activity & Fitness Tracking

Sleep Analysis / Sleep Time
Heart Rate / Pulse
VO2 Max
Stairs / Floors
Exercise Tagging
Smart Coach
Goal Setting
Inactivity Alert

Additional Features

Watch / Clock
Alarm Clock
Music Playback
ReportsActivity, Sleep

Smartphone Remote Features

Caller ID
Music Control
Call Control
Camera Control
Find Phone


Duration14 days

GPS/HR mode: Up to 24 hours

Battery TypeRechargeable Battery

Physical Specs

Water Resistance
IP Rating10 ATM
Weight85 grams
Dimensions47.0 x 47.0 x 15.5 mm


Display TechnologyLCD Screen
Display Size1,2 inches
Screen Resolution240 x 240 pixels
Color Display
Touch Screen


OS X / Mac
Windows Phone
Web Portal
Social Features



Sports and Fitness Activities

Best For:
  • Biking
  • Golf
  • Gym
  • Outdoor
  • Running
  • Swimming
  • Training
  • Triathlon
  • Walking

Garmin Fenix 5 Review

Do you need one of the most powerful multi-sports watches available? The Garmin Fenix 5 according to many sports users is on the top of the list. According to consumers, this smartwatch offers you the most detailed metrics placed in a single device. But this is not all that professional athletes love about this watch.

Pros / What Customers Like:

  • The most praised thing about the Fenix 5 is the small design as many users commented that Garmin has shrunk the design. Not only do they love the new look it is much lighter than the predecessor in the range is.
  • A standout for different sports users mentioned is the choice of choosing your activities when you set up the watch for the first time. These options include indoor, outdoor, trail running, cycling for indoor and outdoor and much more.
  • Swimmers found the water resistance rating up to 100m great and the fitness tracker keeps track of their swimming in the pool and in open water.
  • Golfers are raving about this watch as it has all the important features needed to help improve their golf.
  • The most talked about feature is the heart rate sensor available on the watch, as you do not need an extra heart rate monitor band to keep track of your data.
  • Hikers like the GPX/TCX files they can upload to the wearable to map out walking routes.
  • Most sports users found the live readouts during their run outstanding and you can connect it to a chest strap for vertical oscillation and cadence data.
  • A standout is the battery use as some hikers found the battery lasted up to 14-hours with full GPS tracking, which is enough for a day hiking trail.

Cons / What Customers Don't Like:

  • Even while the design has become smaller, many outdoor users still found it hardly a looker and came over industrial and bulky.
  • Many athletes found the five buttons to control the menu a tad confusing at times. Another major concern for joggers and runners is that the stop/start buttons caught on sleeves or bags and stop the watch while on your hike or run.
  • All users like the notifications sent from your phone, but you cannot read the entire text. The great thing is you can set the notifications to do not disturb.


The Garmin Fenix 5 is definitely a multi-sports watch if you need to keep track of different sports from running, cycling to hiking. The biggest downside is the price, but remains the best on the market.


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Expert Reviews and Ratings

  • • Expert Review by Ashleigh Macro

    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 ... Full review

  • • Expert Review by Cam Bunton

    If money's no object, and you have no issue dropping £500+ on a great, modern, connected sports watch, the Fenix 5 will surely leave you ... Full review

    5.0of 5
  • • Expert Review by Nick Ross

    This watch is one of the very best smartwatches and fitness trackers on the market. It’s designed to be worn for many days at a ... Full review

    4of 5
  • • Expert Review by Jimmy Westenberg

    Garmin's fenix 5 is packed with features, sensors, and will track just about every activity under the sun. With its stellar activity and GPS tracking, ... Full review

    8.7of 10
  • • Expert Review by Strava Colin Levitch

    Multisport smartwatch with optical heart rate sensor Full review

    4.5of 5
  • • Expert Review by Jediah Porter

    No product we have used compares to the Fenix 5. With all the possible features we can think of, in a reasonably sized product with ... Full review

    5of 5
  • • Expert Review by Chris Rowlands

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

    5of 5
  • • Expert Review by James Stables

    The Garmin Fenix 5 is a still a superb multisports watch, which successfully packages up every element of Garmin's incredible array of specialist devices. For ... Full review

    4.5of 5
  • • Expert Review by Mike Prospero

    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 ... Full review

    9of 10

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