Garmin Fenix 5 Plus
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Garmin Fenix 5 Plus Review
The 3-Minute Garmin Fenix 5 Plus Review
Features & Design: 4/5 | Performance: 4/5 | Value: 4/5 | Battery Life: 3/5
The Garmin Fenix 5 Plus is a premium smartwatch that features GPS and multi-sport options. Fit for all adventures, the 5 Plus is crafted from durable premium-grade material including stainless steel PVD-coated and DLC titanium bezel and buttons. Fenix features 1.2 inches Chroma Display 240 x 240 high-resolution screen that makes reading colorful under intense sunlight really simple with the help of reflective technology.
Moreover, the advanced performance metrics track and measures your workout, training and progress status and compares it with recent history. Also, the preloaded TOPO maps and Trendline popularity routing help you find and follow the best workout routes. Download more than 500 songs or sync with compatible streaming services for phone-free listening. To improve the satellite coverage, Garmin has also introduced the Galileo system to GLONASS and GPS. This watch allows contactless payments while leaving credit cards and cash home.
One drawback that has been noticed in Garmin Fenix 5 Plus is the battery life. Garmin claims that 5 plus offers 18 hours battery life with GPS, 8 hours when using music and GPS and the Ultratrac mode give 42 hours battery timings. After workouts with music streaming, the battery drains a lot quicker. Also, the Fenix 5 Plus price ranges from £599 to 999 which people find way too costly for a smartwatch.
Is it for you?
If you want a multi-sport smartwatch that can aid in workouts and training, then Garmin Fenix 5 Plus is great to consider. To all explorers, the full colorful TOPO maps will make your outdoor adventures more appealing. Those who don’t want to keep their phones during workouts, this watch with all smart features and sport modes will help you.
What we like:
The built-in navigation and with TOPO colorful mapping provides the best location tracking. Fenix 5 plus features Trendline popularity routing that is useful for cyclists and runners to locate best trails. The multi-network satellite system includes Galileo in addition to GLONASS and GPS for tracking difficult environments.
Also, to provide better navigation, the watch has an in-built compass, barometer, and altimeter. Fenix provides advanced training capabilities to track the user's performance. In addition, this amazing sports watch tracks your heart rate using the wrist heart rate technology with no chest strap needed. It also monitors your sleep, calories and counts the steps.
Acting as a fitness band, this watch also lets the user save up to 500 songs for listening during the workout session. Furthermore, it is water-proof to 10ATM and that is really good news for all water sports lovers.
What we don’t like:
There is no touchscreen to control the settings which is a feature of advanced smartwatches. Fenix 5 plus is managed by 5 responsive side buttons. The price of Fenix is not at all budget-friendly. There is no map swiping option as well in TOPO navigation. The NFC payments feature is neither very successful not it is easy to use.
Should you buy it?
The answer is yes for all those athletes who are willing to spend a fairly good amount of money on a wrist fitness tracker device. The Fenix 5 Plus have an advanced location and navigation technology with the Galileo system. The accurate health track sensors will not disappoint you at all. Durable and tough design, this wrist tracker comes with a 16GB memory to store workout history and songs.
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- The Garmin Fenix 5 Plus is manufactured by Garmin and was added in June 2018 in the GPS Watches & Heart Rate Monitors section
- This product has a rating of 4.0 out of 5
- The best price of the Garmin Fenix 5 Plus in Canada is $699.99 at Garmin
- In Canada this product is available in Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa-Gatineau
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