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.