Not for monitoring HR or Calories
I don't recommend one of these if you want accurate HR or Calorie monitoring. Consistently inaccurate & unreliable readings. I’ve hiked mountains with +250m vertical in less than 60mins with an av/HR of less than 100bpm according to my Garmin when my actual HR is +140bpm. Similar inaccuracy with Calories. I am an extreme fitness & adventure enthusiast.
Purchased in April 2018 for $600.00.
On me every minute!
Excellent watch, can't fault it.
It's on my wrist for almost the entire day. Tracks just about everything.
I use it mainly for ocean swims, runs, and biking. The Garmin connect app supplements the watch and is very helpful to gain crucial insights into your workout!
Must buy for any sporting fanatic.
Purchased in January 2019 at Rebel Sport for $399.00.
Excellent watch for virtually every use
Received as a gift 18 months ago.
Has served as an excellent smart watch for tracking activities and statistics. Heart rate, steps, sleep for every day tracking, and more activities/sports specific tracking (both outdoor and indoor, and even gym equipment like treadmill and elliptical machines) all track pretty accurately. GPS function, while draining the battery a lot faster, also keeps good track for outdoor activities. Synchronises well with Garmin Connect app.
Other functions, such as alerts, reading messages/emails, calls etc are handled...well, but can be a bit too much - takes a little bit of effort, but using the Garmin Connect app to choose and authorise specific apps definitely helps if you tend to get too many random alerts from apps you rarely use. Waterproof: great to keep on at all times, whether showering, at a swimming pool, or at the beach. Battery life could be a little better, but does tend to last long enough if not used for many activities. Lighting and screen are great in most circumstances. Default watch faces are good, but downloading customised ones from the Garmin app help make use of most of the empty space if you prefer having more information on one face.
Purchased in November 2018.
Can't live without it
Great sport watch for triathlon
Accurate tracking with running swimming and riding
Over a week's worth of charge when not doing any activities and after 2 years still getting 12 hours of activity
Purchased in August 2018 at 99 Bikes for $950.00.
Absolutely the best ever tracks weight, heart beet, Stes ... Will be getting a 6
I would highly recommend this and syncs very nicely to my iPhone very good and worth the money
Purchased in January 2018.
New watch damaged from the box
I purchased a brand new Garmin Fenix 5 plus sapphire and when I opened the box the unit's bezel was damaged in 4 places.
The unit was send back to Garmin for inspection and they informed me that the damage is cosmetic and are not covered under warranty.
I paid a lot of money for a unit not charged or worn and has 4 scratches on the bezel. If you pay that amount of money for a watch, surely it should come out of the box damage free?
I expected a lot better customer service from Garmin and really disappointed in their response.
Needless to say I will think twice in supported their products in the future.
Wear it every day
Easy to use, great battery life great tool for tracking fitness activity’s the gps makes running workouts easy no more driving around in the car to find distances for intervals, built well wear it every day for the past year and a half as a mechanic and it has not failed
good competitor to the Suunto
Overall it's very good:
- Bulky, though this depends on your wrist size - you can always go for the 5S for smaller wrists, though its battery life is lower.
- Good battery life
- Accurate GPS and compass
- Good customizability with downloadable "apps," widgets, and watch faces
Disadvantanges ...- Doesn't have the most smartwatch type features like other watches (e.g. no NFC payments), but then again if you are getting this model, you're using it more for the sporting/outdoor tracking, rather than everyday use. - Expensive - Heart rate monitor gets inaccurate when you're active, though this is a limitation with any watch that uses the same tech to measure heart rate. - Hard to see indoors sometimes (easier to see in the sun)
Garmin Fenix 5
This running watch has been used for several months, feeling: 1. The watch is relatively light and has no sense of burden; 2.GPS positioning is faster, eliminating the need for a longer mobile phone positioning time; 3. The data is more accurate and suitable for runners who have more stringent data requirements.
Screen cracked in 9 days
Bought a Fenix 5, had it for 9 days, quite excited about using it for various walks, day 9, I really hadn’t used the watch for anything I intended for, I was simple giving a friend of mine a tour of the watch verbally, while I was doing this the screen crack on its own, he witnessed it!
I returned it to the place purchased, they contacted Garmin, Garmin’s reply is that it was physical damage and that it was not covered by warranty, they came up with this conclusion by looking at the photos of the crack and not the watch!
I tried several times...
- Fenix 5
Could have been better
I had a Garmin Forerunner 235 before. It was a great watch for the price. After using it for about 2 years, though I should upgrade it with a fenix 5. I bought this watch last year from JB Hifi. I have been using it for about 3 months now. I use it for Running, Cycling, bushwalking, fitness sessions and occasional pool swimming.
What I really like about this watch:
+ The best looking Sport watch in the market (at least for my liking)
+ Quality design
+ Great battery life. I get almost 2 weeks with one charge. I am a heavy user who uses th...
- Fenix 5
NICE Looking watch
It is sleek design that I can wear it everyday.
The best thing about this watch that I don't have to reset every single day, the battery can last for up to 2 weeks com compare with the other smart watch this by far is the best.
On the downside the apps that support with this watch is not so many because I use it as a daily basis instead of Sport watch
- Fenix 5
Great all round fitness watch
For those who are active this watch is perfect, has a much better heart rate monitor than other watches on the market and its multiple settings and modes will make it useful no matter what sports or activities you partake in, the battery life is fantastic, although when the back light is on the screen can be a little hard to read. Overall a great purchase and I would highly recommend.
- Fenix 5
No complaints, battery last a long time.
I got the Sapphire version.
It feels nice on my wrist.
Battery last a long time, not sure exactly how long but seems to be weeks with short tracking sessions.
I'm not sure about accuracy, elevation always seems wrong.
Wifi never seems to sync unless I place the watch next to the router.
The Connect portal is OK, and sleep tracking is questionable.
First time with a smart watch
User interface a little cluttered but what it does well it does brilliantly. Mountain biking, snow skiing, road cycling and measuring resting HR. Simply awesome. Plus battery life is well over a week. First time and it does exactly what I bought it for. It is a sports smart watch.
|Category||Smart Watches / Fitness Trackers|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Altimeter, Barometer, Compass, Gyro Sensor and Heart Rate Sensor|
|Internal Storage||0.064 GB|
|Battery Life||14 days|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)|
|Construction Material||Glass and Stainless Steel|
|Colour / Finish||Slate Grey|
- GTIN14: 00753759172046
- GTIN12: 753759172015
- MPN: KHGFEN5SEBLK
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