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The full specifications of the Garmin Fenix 5S – The Fenix 5S is a premium moderately sized multisport GPS smartwatch with an outstanding aesthetics and a great deal for activity tracking. Just like other versions in the Fenix series, the 5S has an impressive battery life and comes loaded with lots of fitness tracking features that makes it a great choice for fitness enthusiasts and more specifically adventurers.

Garmin Fenix 5S Full Specifications

EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Battery:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)
Features:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Price:
2.8 out of 5 stars (2.8 / 5)
Average:
3.8 out of 5 stars (3.8 / 5)

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameGarmin Fenix 5S
Device typeFitness/Classic smartwatch
Predessesor--
SuccessorGarmin Fenix 5S Plus
Released dateAugust, 2017
Ideal forMen (will look good too on women.)

DISPLAY

Display typeLED with
Transflective memory-in-display (MIP)
Display size1.1 inch
Screen resolution218 x 218 pixels
Input typeNot touchscreen with 5 buttons

BODY

ShapeCircular
Dimension42 x 42 x 15 mm
Weight67 grams
Casing materialFiber-reinforced polymer with metal rear cover
Strap materialSilicone, suede or steel
Bezel MaterialStainless steel
Band size20 mm
Screen protectionChemically strengthened glass or sapphire crystal
Water resistantYes, 10ATM
Swim-proofYes, recommended
Color(s)Black, white, rose-gold

MEMORY

RAM--
Internal storage16GB
Memory card slot--

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothYes, and ANT+
Wi-FiYes
NFCNo
GPSYes, GPS/GLONASS/Galileo

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

Technology--
SIM slotNo
Band--

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYes
SMS alertYes
Calls alertYes
Event reminderYes
Weather forecastYes
Facebook notifacationYes
Twitter notificationYes
Whatsapp notificationYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep trackingYes
Heart rate monitoringYes
Distance coveredYes
Steps climbedYes
Calories burntYes
Calories ConsumptionYes

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4
Bluetooth musicYes
RadioNo
LoudspeakerNo
MicrophoneNo
CameraNo

SENSORS

ThermometerYes
Accelerometer Yes
CompassYes
Heart rate monitor (HRM)Yes
BarometerYes
Gyroscope Yes
Ambient lightYes
Other sensorsNo

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Proprietary OS
Chipset--
CPU--
GPU--

BATTERY

Type of batteryLithium-ion
Battery capacity --
Battery lifeSmartwatch mode: Up to 9 days
GPS: Up to 14 hours
ChargingUSB charging cable
Charging timeAbout 2 hours

MISC

Payment systemGarmin pay
Compatibility Andriod 4.4 or later
IOS 10.0 or later
Bluetooth 4.0 or later
Check if your device is compatible
Companion appGarmin connect IQ store
Customizable watch faceYes
Interchangeable band Yes, 20mm
Voice commandNo

IN THE BOX CONTENTS

Garmin Fenix 5S Plus
Strap
USB charging cable
User manual

PRICE

Price (last checked)$500

Garmin Fenix 5S Features

Outstanding Design and Display

The Fenix 5S comes in a fascinating design, the fiber reinforced polymer with stainless steel rear cover plus the stainless steel bezel gives it a classic watch appearance. The straps come in silicone or stainless steel which gives you options to choose. They are interchangeable as well with 20mm in width straps.

The Fenix 5S with a silicone straps gives you a sporty watch that’s a perfect fit for sporty activities, while with leather or stainless steel straps you get a classic smartwatch great for official outings. You get the choice to define your style for every occasion.

On the display is Transflective Memory-in-pixel that gives it a very bright display that’s awesome and very visible under direct sunlight. The 5S isn’t touchscreen, all navigation relies on the 5 physical buttons which does a great job in navigating the tiny 1.1 inch screen.

Impressive Battery Life

The battery life of the 5S is quite impressive, just within industry average of 1-2 days. The 5S on Smartwatch mode has about 9 days of battery life, while with GPS and HRM active, it’s Up to 14 hours. These figures would vary among users

Waterproof Rating

With 10ATM water resistant rating, the 5S is water resistant up to 100 meters which makes it a great choice to wear while swimming. It also has a robust swim tracking features that makes it a great choice for pro swimmers and enthusiasts alike.

Activity/Fitness Tracking

The Fenix 5S has quite a handful of sensors that includes all the essentials. It’s capable of tracking a lot of activities with support for a number of sport modes. The most outstanding is the GPS tracking features with support for multi satellite system that makes it a great choice for navigating even the most difficult terrains. Activities the Fenix 5S can track includes;

  • Step counter.
  • Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal).
  • Sleep monitoring (monitors total sleep and periods of movement or restful sleep).
  • Calories burned.
  • Floors climbed.
  • Distance traveled.
  • Intensity minutes.
  • Fitness Age (in app).
  • All-day Stress Tracking.

There’s also the training, planning and analysis features that’s tracks, GPS speed and distance, VO2 max, and other activities.

In addition, are preloaded sport modes with customized activity tracking features that includes;

  • Swimming.
  • Outdoor recreation features.
  • Golfing.
  • Cycling.
  • Running.

With all the tracking features built into the Fenix 5S, it’s no doubt a comprehensive fitness tracker.

Notifications

There is Bluetooth, ANT+ onboard that makes the 5S a great companion for your phone that ensures you stay connected to what matters to you. When connected to a compatible device, the 5S alerts you when there is a new notification on your phone from both third-party and native apps on your phone.

In addition is Wi-Fi that keeps you connected even when you’re away from your phone.

You can respond to text messages from the watch and as well reject calls, but that’s only possible with an Android phone.

You can also control music on your phone, find your phone with the Fenix 5S.

Pros
  • Sophisticated and outstanding design.
  • Multi satellite systems for navigating even the most difficult terrains.
  • It is swim-proof.
  • Built to last with durable materials.
  • A great choice for comprehensive activity tracking.
  • Impressive battery life.
Cons
  • Its quiet thick.
  • Its quite expensive.
  • Doesn’t connect reliably with iPhones.
  • No NFC.
Editor’s Ratings

Here is our rating on the Garmin Fenix 5S smartwatch,

Design:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Battery:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)
Features:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Price:
2.8 out of 5 stars (2.8 / 5)
Average:
3.8 out of 5 stars (3.8 / 5)
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