- Fenix 5X
Built Like a Rock
I have had one of these watches for a long time and I wear in every minute of the day (except when charging) and it is a beast. Great features for day to day life, sports and best of all it has been bashed, crashed and smashed but not a scratch. I couldn't be happier.
Purchased in April 2017 at 2XU Online store for $979.00.
I got this watch as Christmas present because my wife knew I was chasing it since 1 year . The size 51mm of the watch is great . It works perfectly , connect to the phone very easy . You get lots of info which makes your life easier . The 2 apps are fantastic , you can change faces so you don t get bored of it .
Absolutely suggest it
Purchased in December 2019 at Rebel Sport.
- Fenix 5X
A perfect product for daily use
Love the quality and features of this watch. Battery lasts for 10-12 days after 2 years, GPS works perfectly and I don't have almost anything to complain. Sadly I bought it and in 2 months they released a model with NFC and I cannot allow myself to spend another 1,500 to get another watch just for NFC. I think they should've done NFC from version 3, not to wait to release 5x then 5x plus.
Purchased at JB Hi-Fi Retail Stores for $1,000.00.
Good outdoors watch, with health benefits!
Bought this primarily for GPS functionality so have been disappointed. The Garmin etrex units I have previously purchased work straight 'out-of-the-box', not this one, had to down load 'widgets' or something to get usable grid co-ordinates for my paper maps (Australia) and even have to mentally adjust co-ordinates, depending on the map. When the price for the watch is about AUD $1,000 that's not good enough. The maps on the fenix5X watch face are too small (for a grumpy old man (GOM) like me) and the screen maps lack any detail in remote areas,...so marginaly useable. Garmin seem to have little interest in purchasers who use paper maps. Battery life is fantastic, just did a ten day trip in remote Tassie without a re-charge, using the GPS, very successfully, daily but only from time-to-time. The altimeter is really flaky unless you are constantly in the wild. I have to constantly re-calibtate it, even when returning to or at home! Garmin need to fix this or withdraw it. The five buttons are pretty intuitive even for a GOM like me and reasonalby user friendly. I know you can get cheaper fitness watches, but with the steps and floors counters I have lost weight and can monitor my activity, and have that incentive to keep active. Conectivity to smart watch is an unexpected delight (ok, I didn't know!, dergh!)
Purchased in August 2018 at Rebel Sport for $1,000.00.
- Fenix 5X
5X Plus, best watch I have owned.
After years of wearing Suunto Ambits I made the switch to the Garmin Fenix 5X Plus a few months ago.
An expensive purchase, but well worth it.
Have worn it through the mud of 2 Spartan races without a drama.
Holds charge well.
Quick change bands are great, I swap them often to match my outfit.
I did prefer the Suunto movescount system with the calendar layout, but maybe thats because I'm used to it after using it for so many years.
Garmin fan for life
Love it... use it everyday. I have no complaints.Brilliant watch. Battery life 7 days+. I use for running, hiking and Mountainbiking. Heart rate, sleep and stress tracking also very insightful and seems pretty accurate. Motivated my wife to get into shape. Works well with the MyFitnessPal app she was already using.
- Fenix 5X
Garmin Fenix 5x
Bought this watch in June and am very happy with my purchase. Has very good battery life and the functions are useful for my everyday life. I would highly recommend this watch despite its high price compared to other watch models. It looks slightly bulky if your wrist size is small but its still worth it if your not too fussed on the size.
best item I have purchased in a long time
Have had for 7 months now, puchased it for few features & has so many more features that I dont even use. Had never owned a fitness device like this before & is making me do a lot more walking, improving golf. Puchased Sapphire version & looks as good as the day I brought it.
absolutely love it!!!!!!!
The best Fitness Watch / buddy/ motivator ever!!!
Fenix 5X has everything you need to monitor your fitness. The wrist HR makes it easy to monitor your well being and progress. The software is unique, Sleep tracker, Fitness level, Work out minutes, trainings plans, running plans, compass, barometer, GPS maps, Car location, email notification, challenges, weight tracker ... this watch has everything!
I bought this watch because of the Sapphire Glass, no scratches after half a year. 100 % waterproof. There are so many watch faces available for download, it gets too difficult to decide which one ...
Overkill for most, but a great watch
This is a fantastic watch. I'm glad I got the 5X as I've found the mapping capabilities useful a number of times.
You can download lots of useful watch faces and apps, like a surf tracker.
The Garmin Connect desktop app isn't great, but you can do most things with the mobile app (wireless) + third party apps.
Great Multisport Watch
I've had nearly every Garmin multisport watch they've released and the Fenix 5X is the best so far.
I've used it for running, cycling, swimming, gym and golf and it's performed impeccably. HR works well, though it's not as accurate during HIIT style weight training.
I love the look and feel, though it is definitely a BIG watch!
My only critique would be that the digital watch face isn't too bright, particularly indoors.
Overall its great!
Poor battery life, extremely erratic track/record when set to 'Smart' mode.
I'd had my 2016 (Dec.) model Garmin VivoActive HR (colour touchscreen) for only 12months and it died instantly when it touched salt water - it was a really great GPS watch - well until then :) I returned it to JB HiFi and they gave me the choice (on warranty - $400) to replace it with the new, latest model VivoActive (Yuck!) or upgrade to the 'awesome' and very $expensive$ Garmin Fenix 5X - me paying the difference in price. (The 2016 VivoActiveHR model was discontinued) I jumped at the chance to upgrade to the 5X!
1/. Smart mode: Now I...'ve only had my Fenix 5X for 2 weeks and hadn't had a chance to run with it until today. And how very disappointing. On GPS 'Smart' mode (powersaver) the tracking was just totally and continuously erratic both during and after the 12km run (recorded track). I loaded the run/track to Strava and my track is a consistently and EXTREMELY erratic, jagged zigzag line - ludicrous and unusable. (NB. Countryside, few trees - mostly open environment) 2/. Battery: At 11:00am I had a 100% full charge on my 5X - then went for a short 12km run (stopped/saved run after) - then passively faffed around at the shops and home - by 4:30pm I've only 74% charge left! What? A you kidding me? This 5X is NOT going to last for an ultra marathon! Note: I've used my small VivoActive HR for 15hr ultras and still had ~20% battery left at the end! (Note: I do not have additional widgets, apps or watch faces installed that may suck extra power) I REALLY miss the colour touchscreen of my VivoActive HR - it was just SO much better, faster and easier and to use than faffing around with all the buttons on the Fenix 5X. Just SO much fiddling around with the 5X to do anything! Such a MAJOR backward step as far as I'm concerned compared to the easy touchscreen '16 VivoActive HR. Fenix 5X ~ AUD$1000 <-> VivoActive HR ~ AUD$400. That's 2.5x more. Honestly - apart from the maps - I really just can't see the expensive Fenix 5X doing anything more than the cheaper (much better) VivoActive HR. I just can't understand the huge difference in price. Why? Note: This is my 4th Garmin GPS running watch. (Forerunner 305, 910XT, VivoActiveHR - then this Fenix 5X) All have been GREAT watches (except this 5X) - NEVER had problems with Smartmode tracking or poor battery life with those - even when the watches were several years old.
The watch I never even knew I needed and can no longer live without
At the start of 2018, I swore I would take the opportunity to live better. As a symbol of this promise, I was given this watch to help motivate and measure my success.
What I did not know is how amazing this bit of kit is. From customization to comfort to the sheer number of available features, this unit is beyond amazing! I joined up a few challenges and found this has had a major impact on my motivation. Since having the watch, I've lost four kilograms and walked more and done more most days.
Stylish in design and beyond functional, this wrist worn GPS unit is a must have for the adventure enthusiast.
- Fenix 5X
I love this thing.
Was looking for a watch that was able to give me a day to day date like a fitness tracking device with steps and HR however with the same tech to be able to track performance more specifically when training or competing. The Garmin Fenix 5X can do it all and hits all of the sports I use it for and has app ability for those that are a bit more obscure, yet to do something I couldn't track.
Battery Life is great and the Golf features usually found only in Golf tech as well as maps on the go are great.
Has a price tag to it but would recommend to anyone
- Fenix 5X
Should have spent $900 on a different brand
Bought this watch about 4 months ago, its a nice watch overall but the heart rate sensor cracked within 3 months. Lot of people of written good things about the watch and I love those feature as well but a cracked heart rate sensor within 3 months is not what you expect. Apparently this is a known problem with them which I only found out after it happened to mine ( a simple internet search) Garmin customer service asked me to send it to them and they have now had it for about 3 weeks and will hopefully fix it and I will have no problems in futu...re. Not that I didn't love my watch but if I were to buy a watch again it won't be Garmin. I also wish that customer service was bit more helpful and had a better communication system. I am totally in dark as to when my watch will be fixed if at all it will be fixed.
|Category||Smart Watches / Fitness Trackers|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth and Wi-Fi|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Altimeter, Barometer, Compass, Gyro Sensor and Heart Rate Sensor|
|Interface||Buttons and Touchscreen|
|Internal Storage||16 GB|
|Battery Life||12 days|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)|
|Construction Material||Stainless Steel|
|Colour / Finish||Slate Grey|
- GTIN14: 00753759166946
- GTIN13: 0753759166922 and 8588006377644
- GTIN12: 753759166922
- MPN: KHGFEN5XSEGRY
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