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Garmin Fenix 5X Full Specifications – The Garmin Fenix 5X is a multisport GPS smartwatch with an outstanding design, impressive battery life plus lots of features. It’s a premium smartwatch that’s quite comprehensive in terms of activity tracking.

Garmin Fenix 5X Full Specifications

EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Battery:
3.1 out of 5 stars (3.1 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Features:
4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)
Price:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Average:
3.8 out of 5 stars (3.8 / 5)

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameGarmin Fenix 5X
Device typeFitness/Classic smartwatch
Predessesor--
SuccessorGarmin Fenix 5X Plus
Released dateApril, 2017
Ideal forMen (also a great choice for women.)

DISPLAY

Display typeLED with
Transflective memory-in-display (MIP)
Display size1.2 inch
Screen resolution240 x 240 pixels
Input type5 buttons (not touchscreen)

BODY

ShapeCircular
Dimension51 x 51 x 17.5 mm
Weight98 g
Casing materialFiber-reinforced polymer stainless steel rear cover
Strap materialSilicone or steel
Bezel MaterialStainless steel
Band size26 mm
Screen protectionDomed sapphire crystal
Water resistantYes, 10ATM
Swim-proofYes, recommended
Color(s)Black, gray and silver

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 sensors--

PLATFORM

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

BATTERY

Type of batteryLithium-ion
Battery capacity --
Battery lifeSmartwatch mode: Up to 12 days
GPS: Up to 12 hours
ChargingUSB charging cable
Charging timeAbout 2 hours

MISC

Payment systemNone
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, 26mm
Voice commandNo

IN THE BOX CONTENTS

Garmin Fenix 5X
Strap
USB charging cable
User manual

PRICE COMPARED

Price (last checked)$580

Garmin Fenix 5X Features

Great Design and Display

The aesthetics of the Garmin Fenix 5X is quite simple, yet classy and elegant.

The durable fiber reinforced polymer case and stainless steel bezel gives the 5X that classic appearance. Although comes with silicone or stainless steel strap, it can be swapped. While the silicone strap gives you that nice sporty fit, a leather or stainless steel strap will make it classic. So, you can actually define your style for every occasion.

The 5X isn’t touchscreen, you will have to depend on those 5 physical buttons. It’s very easy to navigate. Although, while touchscreen can add some faster navigation, it can be an ugly experience trying to access when you’re sweating.

The display features a sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP), you shouldn’t have any trouble reading complications on the screen while outdoors.

Impressive Battery Life

The Fenix 5X has quite an impressive battery life. On smartwatch mode, it’s about 10 days or more of battery, while with GPS/HRM active, is about 15 hours or more, that’s very impressive when compared to other close competitors like the Apple Watch Series 4 or Casio WSD-F30. You should easily get over a day of battery life from a single charge. This makes the 5X a great choice for tracking activities that last longer.

Massive Storage Space

There is a 16GB massive ROM for your downloads and installations. This should be enough to contain all your favorite tracks which you can listen to via a Bluetooth enabled earbud on the go while working out or perhaps while recreating.

Waterproof Rating

Rated 10ATM makes the Fenix 5X water resistant up to 100 meters. It’s highly recommended for swimming and with the robust swim tracking features available, it’s a great choice for professional swimmers and swimming enthusiasts alike.

Activity/Fitness Tracking

The Fenix 5X comes with 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. It features support for multi satellite system that makes it a great choice for navigating even the most difficult terrains.

It features the iconic TOPO Map that ensures you can navigate your way through effortlessly. Fitness tracking features of the Fenix 5X 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.

No doubt, the Fenix 5X is a comprehensive activity tracker. It’s quite very popular among consumers who have attested to its immense fitness tracking features.

Notifications

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

You can respond to text messages from the watch and as well reject calls, but this feature is only possible with an Android phone.

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

Pros
  • Sophisticated and outstanding design.
  • Full color TOPO map.
  • 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.
  • It doesn’t play so nice with iPhones.
  • No NFC.
Editor’s Ratings

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

Design:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Battery:
3.1 out of 5 stars (3.1 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Features:
4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)
Price:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Average:
3.8 out of 5 stars (3.8 / 5)
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