Garmin Fenix 5

Based on 90 reviews

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  • Great for the sports person
  • Big and bulky
  • Not for the average user
  • Fenix 5 is a bit dated
  • Instinct is better than the Fenix 5


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DON'T BUY GARMIN ON AMAZON!! GO DIRECTLY TO GARMIN USA PAGE I bought this watch on May 2017 and now (March 2018) it stopped working. I contacted Garmin USA - because I bought it right here on this page - and I was informed by Garmin USA that they cannot do anything about it. My watch should be repla...
Marcos Roberto Loução
5 years ago
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The Apple Watch activity feature is like
I actually find the iWatch targets way easier than my previous Garmin Fenix. Garmin is oh you walked 20km today? Let’s do a marathon tomorrow oh and drink 8liters of water for 4 hours!
Sexy Technology
At first, I felt overwhelmed that I spent this much money on this. The first couple of days were spent feeling guilty and ashamed, but man I love this thing. I have the white, champagne sapphire 5s. I am uploading a photo for any women out there interested in this. I have tiny hands and a tiny wrist...
Alice Blue
5 years ago
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Smart Watch
I second Garmin Fenix. I have a Fenix 5 and it does everything I could want. Great for Tri’s but also has everything I would want for skiing, hiking, etc. plus the general health tracking stats are interesting if your into that.
A Pebble Owner's Perspective
This is generally a watch designed for the uber-sports guy/girl, but I'm not. I do some open-water swimming and general workouts, but I'm no triathalon guy running 20 miles with sensors all over my body. I'm pretty much a lazy bum who sits in front of a computer all day. So why the fenix?? Well, my ...
5 years ago
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I had the Fenix 3 for 2 years and then the 5x for 3 years. They were on my wrist every day and I loved the simple utility as long as the incredible durability of them.
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Coming from Apple Watch, what an improvement! (***with UPDATES after one month)
**UPDATES BELOW, with some more Pros and Cons. Original review: I’m 7 days into the Sapphire Fenix 5 coming from a first edition Apple Watch. Needless to say, I upgraded my analytics game. What an amazing piece of equipment. Very much appreciate the accurate insights, exercise effects, VO2 Max, Func...
5 years ago
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COVID-19 + Oura tracking
The ring did a great job of tracking how bad each day would be based on readiness score and heart rate tracking (fed through a Garmin Fenix 5). Good job Oura but would not recommend COVID.
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the watch is amazing, but the Fenix 5S I got is the ...
Be aware of this seller, the watch is amazing, but the Fenix 5S I got is the APAC model, which is not meant for the US or the US IQ Store, therefore you can't download apps like strava, watch faces, etc. Pretty limiting in terms of apps and other features. Seller should mention this detail for this ...
Maximiliano J. Correa F.
4 years ago
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Garmin vs Oura
I wear both a Garmin Fenix and the Oura. I view them as complimentary products rather than one a replacement for the other. The Garmin does my daytime and activity tracking, the Oura the nighttime metrics.


Recommended Use

Hiking, cycle, golf, running, swimming


USB, Bluetooth



Internal Memory

64 MB