Garmin - fēnix® 5 Smartwatch 47mm Fiber-Reinforced Polymer - Slate gray with Black Band

Map your adventure with this Garmin Fenix 5 GPS watch. Built-in navigation lets you know where you are when hiking or camping, and integrated Wi-Fi connects to the Garmin Connect to track your fitness level and daily steps. This Garmin Fenix 5 GPS watch is water-resistant up to 100m for use in wet conditions.

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  • Garmin fēnix® 5 Smartwatch 47mm Fiber-Reinforced Polymer

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98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (108 out of 111)


Always-on low power display

1.2-inch high-resolution sunlight readable color display.

High-sensitivity GPS and GLONASS receiver

Delivers accurate and reliable location information.

QuickFit™ bands

A selection of QuickFit™ bands makes it easy to mix and match styles to go with any sport or activity. No tools required - just swap, click and go.

Compatible with select Apple, Android and Windows devices

Garmin Connect and Garmin Connect™ Mobile include automatic uploads, live tracking and social media sharing plus unique optional apps for watch/phone integration.

Compass function

See what direction you're going at a glance to make navigation easy.

Wireless connection to your device

Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity and ANT+ technology enable simple one-touch pairing.

Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery

Offers up to 14 days of use on a full charge.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great watch unless you're a runner

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    This is almost the perfect watch. If you are looking for a watch that does almost everything great then this is for you. The styling fits my needs, and the smaller size from my previous Fenix 3 is what brought me back to Garmin. The 3 was just too big for me to wear daily but this one fits my wrist and while it is still bigger than the average watch does the job. The watch is packed with features and should cover almost anything outdoors you can think of with some indoor activities as well. The batter life is phenomenal and has lasted 10-12 days per charge with a daily workout at the gym or a run. I now have a watch that I can charge prior to going out of town and don't have to worry about a useless watch is I happen to forget yet another charger at home. As great as it is, there is one downside to this watch. The GPS accuracy of this unit is not nearly as good as other devices I've tried and as it's from Garmin, the consumer GPS specialist, I expect more. With the right HRM this can provide a runner with everything you want to know about your run. The issue is if the watch can't provide an accurate distance, most of those metrics are off. I ran a know course with this watch over a dozen times after first getting it and the distance varied over a tenth of a mile with not much consistency from run to run. My other device only varied 0.02 of a mile with consistent results time and time again. For those wondering, both watches were worn on the same wrist at the same time so satellite constellations and atmospheric conditions were the same for both devices. When comparing the results of the Fenix 5 to that of the Fenix 3, I see the same errors so I'm guessing Garmin is using the same chip set and algorithms to compute the distance. They should and could do better, especially for the price. I wanted a watch that I thought looked great, had tons of features, and had a long lasting battery. This watch fits 95% of those so it's a keeper. I don't need to track my runs with the kind of accuracy I mentioned earlier but for those that keep an eye on pace and splits, you may need something better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Feature packed device with a long battery life

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    Garmin, with the Fenix 5, aims to lead the crowed fitness tracker space by giving the user the opportunity to track and provide data for a large number of activities including running, walking, swimming, hiking, biking, rowing, skiing, climbing, cardio, etc. It even tracks sleep patterns, barometric pressure, temperature and provides links to your smart phone. It competes head to head with the Apple Watch but lacks the ability to either stream music or take calls without the presence of your phone. And, of course you don't get the Apple ecosystem. Nevertheless, it's proficient in all that it does and offers a variety of sizes which should be especially appealing to people with smaller bone structures. It surpassses the Apple watch in battery life lasting up to 75 hours (but less if you constantly use power hungry apps). If you're a data driven athlete, this is a great device. If you can afford or if you only want to own one device, you might be happier with the latest iteration of the Apple watch. Pros Large number of activities tracked Lots of data Clear very readable screen No need for heart monitor chest strap but can be used with one Changeable watch bands Multiple bezel sizes Multiple watch faces Cons Expensive (Runs from $600 to $850 No music stream capability No ability to take phone calls No touch screen

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great upgrade from Fitbit

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    I upgraded from the Fitbit Surge and have been very happy with my purchase. I was most concerned about the size of the watchface relative to my wrist, but it turned out to be worrying for nothing. Overall, the big positives are: much better battery life (getting a little more than 10 days while still using other features including all day sync); customizable watch face (albeit a relatively limited number to choose from- still found a few that I switch around); color screen (don't really use the back light unless it's late at night); useful stats to give more feedback about my runs (have really liked seeing my stats like VO2 and training performance improve); not having a touchscreen (don't have to worry about stopping my timer accidentally like on my Surge); GPS system (not dependent on my phone); comfortable watch band with 2 retaining loops (been wearing it constantly except in the shower and no rash like my Surge) The negatives would be : price (wish it was less expensive); Not many 3rd party apps that communicate (ie, Fitbit and Garmin); no touchscreen (user preference if it's good or bad) Glad I waited for the Fenix 5 instead of getting the Fenix 3. Would recommend it to others if they can get past the price.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent upgrade


    Looks and feels more premium than previous Fenix watches. More flush with the wrist. Strap is a bit smaller, softer, and more flexible but still feels good on the wrist. Easier to manage apps with the slight exception of when you want to reorder what activities you do, the watch will sync, but it will not put them in the order you selected. Minor. For me the big plus so far is that the heart rate monitor appears more stable and more accurate than previous models. Here is the thing, if you can swing the 599, I would, without question, get this watch. Especially if you like to take seriously your stats and want them to be the most accurate. I have tried many competitors, and you all know the ones I am talking about, but Garmin is unquestionably slowly but surely dominating. This unit is completely worth it - so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


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    I was very hesitant about buying a $500+ smart watch as I’ve never had one. I run 5-6 days a week and life a pretty active lifestyle. I’m also in the military so I was worried about ruining an expensive piece of electronic on my wrist during field training. The guerilla glass on this thing is so tough! This watch has taking all my expectations and crushed them. I learn more about this watch every day and it impresses me so much. The battery life is phenomenal even when I use the GPS feature so much. The apps and all of the features this thing has are amazing. If you are able to afford this watch and are remotely even thinking about getting it, just do it. You will not be disappointed. I will not use another watch and Garmin has a lifetime customer in me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does a lot!

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    If you want any device that is focused on keeping accurate fitness records regardless of the activity, this Garmin does that. And it keeps track of all your activity on the Garmin App and website so you can track your progress. It has the other features you would expect of a electronic watch, plus it has GPS and can track your route. And if you know Garmin, the brand is synomous with accurate GSP readings. it connects to you phone email and messages so you can see at a glance what was sent to you. And the battery life is superb, you don't have to charge for days. It is totally water proof for the Ironman in you. It just met all of my expectations based on other reviews. I have no negatives or wishes. It works for what I need and it does it extremely well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfect

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    Switching from Apple watch series one and very happy with this thing. Perfect for all sports activities. I do long distance running and high-speed intervals (using custom workouts), swimming and gym. Well, not really useful for the gym though, but I like hear rate measurement and stopwatch. Comfortable wear on a day to day bases on not a big hand even. But found not really comfortable to use it at night as sleep tracking. Customizable watch faces are awesome, a screen is perfect on a bright sun. Incredible time on one charge. 7to 10 days with 3-4 training per week. The only cons so far: Steel part on a front really easy to scratch and I was not able to find a replacement in stock. Current firmware (6.00) has a bug and resets alarm that was set directly on a watch when syncing with a phone (at least with iPhone).

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A very good sports watch.

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    The Garmin 5 is a terrific sports watch if you are very into tracking everything. This watch can track pretty much anything you throw at it. It is attractive, durable and once you get the hang of the interface, relatively easy to use. I did knock a point off the score because the Garmin Connect app is a bit wonky and dated. Also, there have been some syncing issues with the watch from time to time as a result of the Garmin servers, however those issues are few and far between. All in all, if you want sports tracking at its finest, this is the watch to get. The Apple Watch is getting better and better, but the Garmin has crazy battery life that an Apple Watch simply can't match. It is nice to go on a week vacation and never have to charge your watch. There are also some very cool watch faces available in the Garmin store. Highly recommended.

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What experts are saying

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews

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  • 11, 2017
    Garmin Fenix 5 review
    The chunky Garmin Fenix 5 fitness watch is designed for multisport tracking. It's got a built-in heart-rate monitor, and makes use of both GPS and GLONASS for distance and location tracking. So can this large fitness watch justify the equallyFull Review
  • Stuff (UK)Rating, 5 out of 5May 19, 2017
    Garmin Fenix 5 review
    Brilliant multi-sport tracker? Yes. Overkill? Almost certainly.Full Review
  • Tom's GuideRating, 4.5 out of 5Mike Prospero on April 25, 2017
    Garmin Fenix 5 Review: The Best Outdoor GPS Watch
    The Garmin fenix 5 is not a cheap GPS watch, but for outdoor adventurers who need or want to capture everything they do, this $599 device could be worth the investment. It provides detailed stats on a multitude of activities, has an accurate heartFull Review
  • AppleInsiderRating, 4 out of 5Roger Fingas on April 16, 2017
    Review: Garmin's Fenix 5 smartwatch aims at athletes, not Apple Watch fans
    Garmin's Fenix 5 is an impressive smartwatch for people serious about fitness or the outdoors, but probably both too much and too little for people expecting something like the Apple Watch.Full Review
  • Pocket-lint (UK)Rating, 5 out of 5Cam Bunton on April 14, 2017
    Garmin Fenix 5 review: Smart sports watches don't come better than this
    If money's no object, and you have no issue dropping £500+ on a great, modern, connected sports watch, the Fenix 5 will surely leave you satisfied.Full Review
  • The VergeRating, 4 out of 5Lauren Goode on March 30, 2017
    The Garmin Fenix 5S is the fitness watch I don't want to take off
    Get ready to cough up $600Full Review
  • Tech Advisor (UK)Ashleigh Macro on January 13, 2017
    Garmin Fenix 5 series review
    Garmin's Fenix watches are a smart choice for fitness fanatics & adventurers with GPS, sports tracking and waterproofing but they don't come cheap.Full Review
  • Ars TechnicaValentina Palladino on January 4, 2017
    Garmin's new Fenix 5 multisport tracker will finally fit my small wrist
    A Fenix device that won't weigh you down but has all the features you need.Full Review

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