Last Updated on March 28, 2020 by Jude Simeone
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
|Garmin Fenix 5X|
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|Device name||Garmin Fenix 5X|
|Device type||Fitness/GPS/Classic smartwatch|
|Successor||Garmin Fenix 5X Plus|
|Released date||April, 2017|
|Display type||Transflective memory-in-display (MIP)|
|Display size||1.2 inch|
|Display resolution||240 x 240 pixels|
|Input type||5 buttons (Not touchscreen)|
|Customizable watch face||Yes|
|Dimension||51 x 51 x 17.5 mm|
|Casing material||Fiber-reinforced polymer with polymer rear cover|
|Bezel Material||Stainless steel|
|Interchangeable band||Yes, 26mm|
|Screen protection||Domed sapphire crystal|
|Water resistant/Protection||Yes, 10ATM|
|Memory card slot||No|
|Bluetooth||Yes, and ANT+|
|Heart rate monitoring||Yes|
|Menstrual cycle tracking||No|
|Under-water heart rate tracking||No|
|On-screen workout modes||No|
|Preloaded sport modes||Yes|
|Heart rate monitor (HRM)||Yes|
|Operating system (OS)||Proprietary OS|
|Type of battery||Non-removable Li-ion battery|
|Battery life||Smartwatch mode: Up to 12 days
GPS/HR mode: Up to 20 hours
UltraTracÂ mode: Up to 35 hours without wrist heart rate
|Charging type||USB charging cable|
|Charging time||About 1-2 hours|
|Battery saver mode||Yes|
|Compatibility||Android and iOS
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|Companion app||Garmin connect IQ store|
|Garmin Fenix 5X|
|USB charging cable|
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Garmin Fenix 5X Features
- Great Design and Display
- Impressive Battery Life
- Massive Storage Space
- Waterproof Rating
- Activity/Fitness Tracking
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, leather or stainless steel strap will make it classic. So, you can actually define your style for every occasion.
The 5X has no touchscreen support, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 a 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 include;
- Outdoor recreation features.
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.
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 as 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.
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