Garmin Fenix 5S Specifications, Features and Price

$700.62

Date Released

March, 2017

Display

1.1 inches | 218 x 218px

Body

Fiber-reinforced polymer | 67g

Memory

64MB

Battery Life

9 days

Compatibility

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Description

Garmin Fenix 5S is a multisport GPS smartwatch that’s fitness-focused and well equipped to track your active life comprehensively with a long battery life that lets you go long from a single charge.

Fenix 5S has an outstanding design and built with some of the most durable materials on the market. The case is made of fiber-reinforced polymer with stainless steel rear cover, and the bezel is made of stainless steel while the 20mm straps are available in suede, silicone or stainless steel materials. The screen is protected by domed chemically strengthened glass or premium sapphire crystal (more expensive) that ensures this watch can withstand some hard knocks.

The 1.1 inches always-on transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP) is bright, colored, and can be read outdoors even under sunlight. It isn’t a touchscreen device, so you’ll have to depend on the 5 physical buttons that no doubt makes navigation very easy. You can also customize the watchfaces simply by downloading your preferred choice from the Garmin Connect IQ store.

This watch will keep you connected to all that matters to you, it equipped tp ensure you don’t get to miss important updates such as SMS, calls, and reminders. You can also respond to notifications by preset text response. The battery life is also impressive, you can expect to get up to 9 days long battery life and over 10 hours with continuous GPS tracking.

As a comprehensive activity tracker, the Fenix 5S is equipped with a handful of sensors that includes heart rate monitor, gyroscope, barometer, GPS, compass and thermometer, this all enables it to track a whole lot of activities such as comprehensive sleep tracking, heart rate, calories, fitness level, stress, distance as well as a host of training planning and analysis features. You can find all the activities tracked by this device below.

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Garmin Fenix 5S Activity Tracking Features

Activity Tracking FeaturesGarmin Fenix 5S
Smart Features
Connect IQ (Downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets, and apps)Yes
Text response/reject phone calls with text (Android only)Yes
CalendarYes
WeatherYes
Battery saver - customizable low power watchNo
Controls smartphone musicYes
Find my phoneYes
Find my watchYes
Virb remoteYes
Safety and Tracking Features
LivetrackYes
Group LivetrackYes
Live event sharingNo
Incident detection during select activitiesNo
AssistanceNo
Tactical Features
Stealth modeNo
Night vision modeNo
Dual Grid CoordinatesYes
Kill switchNo
Activity Tracking Features
Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it)Yes
Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal)Yes
Sleep monitoring (monitors total sleep and periods of movement or restful sleep)Yes
Calories burnedYes
Floors climbedYes
Distance travelledYes
Intensity minutesYes
Trueup™Yes
Move IQ™

Yes
Fitness ageyes (in app)
Body battery™ energy monitorNo
All-day stress trackingYes
Gym & Fitness Equipment
Available gym activity profilesIndoor rowing, strength training and cardio training
Cardio workoutsYes
Strength workoutsYes
Yoga workoutsNo
Pilates workoutsNo
On-screen workout animationsNo
Automatic rep countingYes
Training, Planning and Analysis Features
GPS speed and distanceYes
Customizable data pagesYes
Customizable activity profilesYes
Auto Pause®Yes
Interval trainingYes
Advanced workoutsYes
Downloadable training plansYes
Power modes - customizable in-activity battery settingsNo
Auto lapYes
Manual lapYes
Configurable lap alertsYes
Heat and altitude acclimationNo
VO2 Max.Yes
Training status (lets you see if you’re training effectively by tracking your training history and fitness level trend.)Yes
Training load (your total training load for the last 7 days calculated from estimated epoc)Yes
Training load focusNo
Training effect (aerobic)Yes
Training effect (anaerobic)Yes
Primary Benefit (training effect labels)No
Custom alertsYes
Audio promptsYes
Finish timeYes
Virtual partnerYes
Race an activityYes
Auto multisport activitiesYes
Manual multisport activitiesYes
Course guidanceYes
Garmin Live SegmentsYes
Strava Live SegmentsYes
Round-Trip course creator (running/cycling)No
Trendline™ Popularity RoutingNo
Touch and/or button lockYes
Hot keysYes
Auto scrollYes
Activity history on watchYes
Physio TrueupYes
Heart Rate Features
HR zonesYes
HR alertsYes
HR caloriesYes
% HR max.Yes
% HRRYes
Recovery timeYes
Auto max HRYes
HRV stress test (measures your heart rate variability while standing still, for 3 minutes, to provide you with an estimated stress level; the scale of this is 1 to 100; low scores indicate lower stress levels)yes (with compatible accessory)
HR broadcast (broadcasts hr data over ant+™ to paired devices)Yes
Respiration rate (during exercise)No
Respiration rate (all-day and in sleep)No
Running Features
Available run profilesRunning, treadmill running, trail running
GPS-based distance, time and paceYes
Running dynamicsYes (with compatible accessory)
Vertical oscillation and ratio (the degree of 'bounce' in your running motion and the cost-benefit ratio with stride length)Yes (with compatible accessory)
Ground contact time and balance (shows how much time, in the running motion, your foot is on the ground rather than in flight and lets you check your running symmetry)Yes (with compatible accessory)
Stride length (real time)Yes (with compatible accessory)
Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute)Yes
Performance condition (after running 6–20 minutes, compares your real-time condition to your average fitness level)Yes
Lactate threshold (through analysis of your pace and heart rate, estimates the point where your muscles start to rapidly fatigue)Yes (with compatible accessory)
PacePro™ pacing strategiesNo
Run workoutsYes
Race predictorYes
Foot Pod CapableYes
Golf Features
Preloaded with 41,000 courses worldwideNo
Yardage to F/M/B (distance to front, middle and back of green)Yes
Yardage to layups/doglegsYes
Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course)Automatic
Digital ScorecardYes
Custom targetsNo
Stat tracking (strokes, putts per round, greens and fairways hit)Yes
Garmin Autoshot™Yes
Full vector mapNo
Auto Courseview updatesNo
Green view with manual pin positionYes
Hazards and course targetsYes
PinpointerNo
Playslike distanceNo
Handicap scoringNo
Truswing™ compatibleYes
Round timer/odometerYes
Automatic club tracking compatible (requires accessory)No
Outdoor Recreation
Available outdoor recreation profilesHiking, climbing, mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, xc skiing, stand up paddleboarding, rowing, jumpmaster, tactical
Point-to-Point navigationYes
Bread crumb trail in real timeYes
Back to startYes
Tracback®Yes
Ultratrac ModeYes
Around me modeNo
Elevation profileYes
Distance to destinationYes
Barometric trend indicator with storm alertYes
ClimbPro™ ascent plannerNo
Trail run auto climbYes
Vertical speedYes
Total ascent/descentYes
Future elevation plotNo
Preloaded Topographical mapsNo
Preloaded Ski resort mapsNo
Downloadable cartography supportNo
Compatible with Basecamp™Yes
GPS coordinatesYes
Sight 'N GOYes
Area calculationYes (via Connect IQ™)
Hunt/fish calendarYes (via Connect IQ™)
Projected waypointYes
Sun and moon informationYes (via Connect IQ™)
Xero™ locationsNo
Expedition GPS activityNo
TidesYes
Cycling Features
Alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goals including time, distance, heart rate or calories)Yes
CoursesYes
Cycle map (routable cycling-specific street map)No
Available cycling profilesBiking, indoor biking, mountain biking, triathlon
Bike lap and lap maximum power (with power sensor)Yes
Race an activityYes
FTP (Functional Threshold Power)yes (with compatible accessory)
Compatible with Vector™ (Power Meter)Yes
Power Meter compatibleYes
Compatible with Varia Vision™ (head-mounted display)Yes
Compatible with Varia™ Radar (Rear-Facing Radar)Yes
Compatible with Varia™ LightsYes
Speed and cadence sensor support (with sensor)Yes (ANT+® and Bluetooth® Smart sensors)
Swimming Features
Available swim profilesPool swimming, open water swimming, swimming/running
Open-water swim metrics (distance, pace, stroke count/rate, stroke distance, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories)Yes
Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories)Yes
Stroke type detection (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly) (pool swim only)Yes
Drill logging (pool swim only)Yes
Basic rest timer (up from 0) (pool swim only)Yes
Countdown start (pool swim only)No
Pool swim workoutsYes
Time and distance alertsNo
Underwater wrist-based heart rateNo
Heart rate from external HRM (real-time during rests, interval and session stats during rests, and automatic heart rate download post-swim)Yes (with HRM-Tri™ and HRM-Swim™)

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Garmin Fenix 5S Specifications, Features and Price

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ABOUT DEVICE

ABOUT DEVICE

Device name

Garmin Fenix 5S

Device type

Fitness/Sport smartwatch

Gender

Women

Predecessor

Garmin Fenix 3

Successor

Garmin Fenix 5 Plus

Models

Garmin Fenix 5, Garmin Fenix 5S, Garmin Fenix 5X

Date released

March, 2017

DISPLAY

DISPLAY

Display size

1.1 inches

Display type

LCD, Memory-in-pixel (MIP), transflective

Resolution

218 x 218 px

Pixel density

Customizable watchface

Yes

Input type

5 Physical buttons

Always-On

Yes

BODY

BODY

Shape

Circular

Case material

Fiber-reinforced polymer

Strap material

Silicone, Stainless steel, Suede

Bezel material

Stainless steel

Strap size

20 mm

Color

Black, Gray, Rose-gold, White

Screen protection

Chemically strengthened glass, Sapphire glass

Dimension

42 x 42 x 15 mm

Weight

67 grams

Waterproof rating

10 ATM

Swim-proof

Yes, recommended

Durability test

CONNECTIVITY

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth calling

No

Bluetooth

ANT+, Bluetooth

Wi-Fi

Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

NFC

No

MEMORY

MEMORY

RAM

ROM

64MB

Memory card slot

No

CELLULAR

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

Network technology

None

SIM type

None

NOTIFICATIONS

NOTIFICATIONS

SMS alert

Yes

Calls alert

Yes

Email alert

Yes

Event reminder

Yes

MEDIA

MEDIA

Audio

No

Microphone

No

Loudspeaker

No

Bluetooth music

No

Camera

No

SENSORS

SENSORS

GPS

Galileo, GLONASS, GPS

Accelerometer

Yes

HRM

Yes

Gyroscope

Yes

Pulse Ox.

No

Altimeter

Yes

Barometer

Yes

Compass

Yes

ECG

No

Thermometer

Yes

Ambient light

Yes

ACTIVITY TRACKING

ACTIVITY TRACKING

Steps

Yes

Calories

Yes

Distance

Yes

Heart rate monitoring

Yes

Sleep tracking

Yes

Floors climbed

Yes

Blood oxygen

No

Blood Pressure

No

Stress

Yes

ECG tracking

No

Fall detection

No

Menstrual cycle

No

VO2 Max

Yes

Onscreen workout

No

Preloaded sport modes

Yes

BATTERY

BATTERY

Battery type

non-removable Lithium-polymer

Battery capacity

Battery life

GPS/HR mode: Up to 14hrs, Smartwatch mode: up to 9 days, Utratrac mode: up to 35hrs

Charging type

Charging dock

Charging duration

1-2 hours

Solar power

No

PLATFORM

PLATFORM

Operating system

Proprietary OS

Chipset

CPU

GPU

MISC

MISC

Companion app

Garmin Connect

Compatibility

Android 5.0+, iOS 11.0+

Payment system

None

Customizable strap

20mm, Yes

Voice Assistant

No

Find my phone

Yes

Box content

Charger, Garmin Fenix 5S, Manual, Straps

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