Garmin Fenix 5 & 6 Boxing Day Deals 2021
The latest Garmin Fenix 5 range offers the standard sports features, but with a host of additional outdoor functions, which makes it harder to decide between this and other multi-purpose watches.
Garmin is known more for its GPS sports watches than anything else, so if you want something more lifestyle-orientated – and still packed with lots of customization – the Fenix range is perhaps the best option. The latest Garmin Fenix 5 offers that, but with enough outdoor functions to take on many other watches too.
The only trouble is that there are just so many devices that can do both sports and casual wear extremely well now. If you want a bit more focus on your sports, however, then Garmin is still a great choice.
ANT + BLE
The Fenix 5 supports ANT+, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and has GPS for accurate position tracking. You can use this watch in the pool, but only if you’re using it for swimming – there’s no open water swim tracking.
The display is a full-colour Chroma screen that supports up to 16 million colors and has a resolution of 240×240 pixels. That could be brighter, says Wareable, but works fine in sunlight and remains visible at the night.
Battery life is up to 24 hours, but will vary depending on what you’re using it for – GPS mode brings that down to 10 hours, while the UltraTrac battery saver extends this to 60 hours by turning off GLONASS and Wi-Fi. The vibrating alarm wakes you up to a haptic notification, which is great for those who hate waking to an alarm.
This watch is compatible with Garmin Connect, Strava and many third-party apps too. If you’re in the market for a new multi-purpose smartwatch but want something more sports-focused than the Apple Watch 3.