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Garmin Fenix

alaTest has collected and analyzed 284 reviews of Garmin Fenix. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. People really like the durability and performance. The design and size are also appreciated. There are some negative reviews about the memory and reliability, and there are some mixed comments about the price.

usability, size, design, performance, durability

reliability, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin Fenix is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Garmin Fenix


alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 user reviews of Garmin Fenix from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Comments about the durability and design are generally positive. The performance and size are also mentioned favorably, whereas the memory and reliability get negative views.

usability, size, performance, design, durability

price, reliability, memory

84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Fenix Outdoor GPS Navigator WatchGarmin Fenix Outdoor GPS Navigator Watch

Jun, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Garmin Fenix


alaTest has collected and analyzed 161 user reviews of Garmin Fenix from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Reviewers are impressed by the performance and size. The design and price are also mentioned favorably, but there are some critical comments about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size, performance


73% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Fenix Hiking GPS Watch with Exclusive Tracback FeatureGarmin Fenix Hiking GPS Watch with Exclusive Tracback Feature

Jun, 2018


Expert review by : James Morris (

Garmin Fenix Performer Bundle


Garmin's fenix rises from the pack with hiking and sports features that are unique for a GPS watch.

Up to 50 hours of GPS usage in UltraTrac mode ; Compatible with ANT+ sensors ; PC or smartphone data upload and download

Expensive ; No facility to add topographic maps ; Chunky

The Garmin fenix is packed with useful functions for the serious hiker or mountaineer, although it does have a major drawback – its price. At £349 for the watch on its own, or an extra £30 for the Performer Bundle, it’s more expensive than any of...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Jamie Carter (

Garmin fenix review


A smart watch for the outdoors that's as easy as ABC

Breadth of data ; Excellent build quality ; Long battery life ; BaseCamp app

Expensive ; Locating satellites is slow ; On-watch maps are poor ; No touchscreen

Buying guide20 best mobile phones in the world today Unlike most so-called smart watches, the Garmin fēnix integrates with all the main platforms - from iOS and Android to Mac and Windows - though that integration is, of course, rather limited.

May, 2013

Expert review by : Jon (

Garmin Fenix


Garmin's Fenix is the GPS brand's first outdoors GPS watch and while it has DNA in common with Garmin's running watches, it has two basic ad...

If you want OS mapping on your GPS, the Fenix is a non-starter, but for easy to use, portable tracking and basic navigation of pre-loaded routes it's brilliant and has the huge advantage of being on your wrist, so it's alway available.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Stephen Fenech (

Garmin unveils Fenix - the ultimate outdoor watch


Garmin has released the Fenix - the ultimate outdoor watch for sports and adventurers that packs in a GPS, altimeter, barometer and compass.

Jul, 2012

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Good for Swimming. Steep learning curve


I used mainly for indoor swimming, works well, however it is no easy to program all the functions. I paired it with a nexus 5, no issues with bluetooth conectivity.

Sep, 2015

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Great GPS watch


Bought the Fenix 2 because of the extended battery life option. Used it a couple of times and so far has worked great. Some of the info is a bit hard to read while running because of the small font,

Sep, 2015

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Great watch


Great watch, easy to use, good GPS, water resistant, and several sport options running, swimming, bike, skiing, workout....also includes indoor and outdoor options.

Sep, 2015

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Lots of great features!


This watch is incredible. Does tons of stuff and pretty easy to figure out and use. Keeps track of everything. Great price when on sale.

Aug, 2015

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The watch I purchased had to be sent to Garmin because of a bad battery. They sent me a refurbished unit. It just died and worst it had my mount Whitney summit data on it and Garmin made no effort to scrub from the memory. This was the reason for my...

Aug, 2015

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Nice Watch


This watch has the fantastic GPS and navigation function, which are very useful for sports-man.

Aug, 2015

Product Specifications


Band material:Leather, Silicone
Color of product:Black / Silver
Lens material:Sapphire
Protection features:Water Resistant
Water resistance:10
Waterproof up to:1968.5 / 3937


Backlight type:LED
Color display:Y
Display Diagonal:1.2
Display diameter:1.2
Display Resolution:218 x 218 / 70 x 70
Display Type:LCD

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite):Y
Number of Waypoints:1000
Routes quantity:30


Internal memory:32

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):-20 - 55

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB
Chest strap:N


Activity monitoring:Y
Advanced workouts:Y
Alarm clock:Y
Area calculation:Y
Automatic pause:Y
Barometric altimeter:Y
Built-in distance meter:Y
Calories burned:Y
Clock mode:12h/24h
Electronic compass:Y
Find my phone function:Y
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
Physiological measurements:Y
Race predictor:Y
Recommended activity:Cycling, Golf, Rowing, Running, Sailing, Skiing, Swimming / Running
Recovery advisor:Y
Running dynamics:Y
Smart notifications:Y
Sun & moon information:Y
Training effect measurement:Y
Vibrating alert:Y
Virtual pacer function:Y
Virtual partner function:Y
Virtual racer function:Y
Weather alert:Y

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:N / Y
Bluetooth version:4.0 LE


Battery Capacity:300
Battery Life:16 / 840
Battery life (GPS mode):20
Battery life (max):6
Battery life (UltraTrac mode):50
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:Built-In
Battery voltage:3
Rechargeable battery:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Dimensions (WxDxH):1.93 x 0.669 x 1.93 / 1.93 x 1.93 x 0.669
Weight:2.89 / 3