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Garmin Fenix 5

Garmin Fenix 5
alaScore 100

56 reviews

Aug, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 reviews of Garmin Fenix 5. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other GPS Watches for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS Watches the Garmin Fenix 5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Lauren Goode (

The Garmin Fenix 5S is the fitness watch I don't want to take off


Get ready to cough up $600

Lighter, smaller Fenix option ; Tracks everything and then some ; Works with iOS, Android, and desktop computers ; Long battery life

Expensive ; Notification interaction is bad ; Cluttered mobile app

Mar, 2017

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Expert review by: Mike Prospero (

Garmin Fenix 5 Review: The Best Outdoor GPS Watch


The Garmin fenix 5 is not a cheap GPS watch, but for outdoor adventurers who need or want to capture everything they do, this $599 device could be worth the investment. It provides detailed stats on a multitude of activities, has an accurate heart rate...

Durable design ; Outdoor-readable display ; Long battery life ; Customizable display

Expensive ; Low-resolution screen

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 outdoor GPS watch to get.

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Valentina Palladino (

Fenix 5S reviewed: Exactly what you’d expect from a $600 Garmin sport watch


Great for well-rounded athletes, unnecessary for most.

Versatile design with different case sizes and available finishes. ; QuickFit system makes changing bands easy. ; Numerous exercises to track and convenient ability to create your own categories. ; Accurate heart rate monitor and GPS. ; Long battery life.

Connect IQ store isn't as robust as other smartwatch app stores. ; Quite expensive.

You can tell how intense the Fenix 5S is by its price. Anyone willing to spend $600 on a fitness watch probably needs every tiny feature it offers. I'm not one of those people. I'm active six out of seven days each week, but the Fenix 5 line is much...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Roger Fingas (

Review: Garmin's Fenix 5 smartwatch aims at athletes, not Apple Watch fans


Garmin's Fenix 5 is an impressive smartwatch for people serious about fitness or the outdoors, but probably both too much and too little for people expecting something like the Apple Watch.

The Fenix 5 is a natural option for hikers, triatheletes, or just athletes in general. It's indestructible, and bound to last as long as they could possibly demand.

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Ray Maker (

Garmin Fenix 5/5S/5X In-Depth Review


It's been nearly three months since , a lineup of three core watch sizes/models (5/5S/5X), that spans 14 variants in total. And that's before we even talk straps. This line builds upon the Fenix 3HR introduced a year ago, which in turn built upon the...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Valentina Palladino (

Garmin’s new Fenix 5 multisport tracker will finally fit my small wrist


A Fenix device that won't weigh you down but has all the features you need.

Jan, 2017

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Garmin Fenix 5 review


Brilliant multi-sport tracker? Yes. Overkill? Almost certainly.

Able to track almost anything ; Full training companion ; Astounding build quality ; Excellent battery life

Physical button inputs can be confusing ; Amount of data can actually confound ; Connect partner app isn’t the clearest ; Expensive

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

May, 2017

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The chunky Garmin Fenix 5 fitness watch is designed for multisport tracking. It's got a built-in heart-rate monitor, and makes use of both GPS and GLONASS for distance and location tracking. So can this large fitness watch justify the equally hefty...

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: etreview (

Really loving the Fenix 5S


Just upgraded from my fitbit and this Garmin is great. I tried the 935 and even though it is lighter the face was so big on my smaller wrist. I customised my watch face via the app and have default for time, date, HR, steps and battery. Lots of stats...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: tk.australia (

this is the best watch ever


I got this via ebay camera store. It's a bit bulky, but totally worthed. The best bit (if you are familiar with garmin optical heart monitor) is that the sensor do not dig deep into the wrist. This is not the case with the forerunner 235 or the fenix3....

Jul, 2017