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Garmin Fenix 5S Full Specifications

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Last Updated on March 28, 2020 by Jude Simeone

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

 Garmin Fenix 5S
garmin fenix 5s

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 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Price:
2.8 out of 5 stars (2.8 / 5)
Average:
3.7 out of 5 stars (3.7 / 5)

WHERE TO BUY

<strong>Check @ Amazon</strong> Check @ Amazon

ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameGarmin Fenix 5S
Device typeFitness/GPS/Classic smartwatch
Predessesor--
SuccessorGarmin Fenix 5S Plus
Released dateApril, 2017
Ideal forUnisex

DISPLAY

Display typeTransflective memory-in-display (MIP)
Display size1.1 inch
Display resolution218 x 218 pixels
Pixel density--
Input type5 buttons (not touchscreen)
Always-onYes

BODY

ShapeCircular
Dimension42 x 42 x 15 mm
Weight67 grams
Casing materialFiber-reinforced polymer with polymer rear cover
Strap/band materialSilicone
Or steel
Bezel MaterialStainless steel
Strap size20 mm
Screen protectionChemically strengthened glass or Sapphire crystal
Water resistant/ProtectionYes, 10ATM
Swim-proofYes, recommended
Color(s)Black
White
Rose-gold

MEMORY

RAM--
Internal storage64MB
Memory card slotNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothYes, and ANT+
Bluetooth callingNo
Wi-FiYes
NFCNo
GPSGPS/GLONASS/Galileo

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

TechnologyNo
SIMNo
BandNo

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYes
SMS alertYes
Calls alertYes
Event reminderYes
WeatherYes
Third-party appsYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep apneaNo
Sleep trackingYes
StepsYes
Floors climbedYes
Heart rate monitoringYes
CaloriesYes
DistanceYes
StressYes
VO2 Max.Yes
Blood oxygenNo
Blood pressureNo
Menstrual cycle trackingNo
Swim trackingYes
Under-water heart rate trackingNo
Preloaded mapsNo
On-screen workout modesNo
Triathlon modeYes
ECG TrackingNo
Preloaded sport modesYes
Safety trackingNo

MEDIA

AudioNo
Music streamingNo
Bluetooth musicNo
RadioNo
LoudspeakerNo
MicrophoneNo
CameraNo

SENSORS

AccelerometerYes
Barometer/AltimeterYes
Heart rate monitor (HRM)Yes
CompassYes
Gyroscope Yes
Ambient lightYes
Pulse Ox.No
ECGNo
ThermometerYes
Other sensors--

PLATFORM

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

BATTERY

Type of batteryNon-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity --
Battery lifeSmartwatch mode: Up to 9 days
GPS/HR mode: Up to 14 hours
UltraTrac™ mode: Up to 35 hours without wrist heart rate
Charging typeUSB charging cable
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hours
Battery saver modeYes
Solar powerNo
Rapid chargingNo

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYes
StopwatchYes
AlarmYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Control cameraYes
Music controlYes
Find phoneYes
Text responseYes

MISC

Payment systemNo
Compatibility Android and iOS
Check if your device is compatible
Companion appGarmin connect IQ store
Customizable watch faceYes
Interchangeable band Yes, 20mm
Voice commandNo

BOX CONTENTS

Garmin Fenix 5S
Straps
USB charging cable
Quick start guide
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Garmin Fenix 5S Features

  1. Outstanding Design and Display
  2. 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 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 has no touchscreen support, all navigation relies on the 5 physical buttons which does a great job in navigating the tiny 1.1-inch screen.

  3. Impressive Battery Life
  4. The battery life of the 5S is quite impressive, just within the 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

  5. Waterproof Rating
  6. 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 feature that makes it a great choice for pro swimmers and enthusiasts alike.

  7. Activity/Fitness Tracking
  8. 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 a 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 include;

    • 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.

  9. 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, there’s 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.

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