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
WHERE TO BUY
|Device name||Garmin Fenix 5S|
|Device type||Fitness/Classic smartwatch|
|Successor||Garmin Fenix 5S Plus|
|Released date||August, 2017|
|Ideal for||Men (will look good too on women.)|
|Display type||LED with|
Transflective memory-in-display (MIP)
|Display size||1.1 inch|
|Screen resolution||218 x 218 pixels|
|Input type||Not touchscreen with 5 buttons|
|Dimension||42 x 42 x 15 mm|
|Casing material||Fiber-reinforced polymer with metal rear cover|
|Strap material||Silicone, suede or steel|
|Bezel Material||Stainless steel|
|Band size||20 mm|
|Screen protection||Chemically strengthened glass or sapphire crystal|
|Water resistant||Yes, 10ATM|
|Color(s)||Black, white, rose-gold|
|Memory card slot||--|
|Bluetooth||Yes, and ANT+|
|Heart rate monitoring||Yes|
|Heart rate monitor (HRM)||Yes|
|Operating system (OS)||Proprietary OS|
|Type of battery||Lithium-ion|
|Battery life||Smartwatch mode: Up to 9 days|
GPS: Up to 14 hours
|Charging||USB charging cable|
|Charging time||About 2 hours|
|Payment system||Garmin pay|
|Compatibility||Andriod 4.4 or later|
IOS 10.0 or later
Bluetooth 4.0 or later
Check if your device is compatible
|Companion app||Garmin connect IQ store|
|Customizable watch face||Yes|
|Interchangeable band||Yes, 20mm|
IN THE BOX CONTENTS
|Garmin Fenix 5S Plus|
|USB charging cable|
|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
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.
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;
- Outdoor recreation features.
With all the tracking features built into the Fenix 5S, it’s no doubt a comprehensive fitness tracker.
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.
Here is our rating on the Garmin Fenix 5S smartwatch,