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Week without charging and combat GPS. Review of men’s smart watches Garmin

Garmin makes the coolest gadgets for real men: once again I am convinced of this by holding in my hands the new sports smart clock-multitrackers from the Fenix ​​series: Garmin Fenix ​​5Sand Garmin Fenix ​​5X .

These professional GPS devices with a bunch of sensors, GLONASS support and stylish design look like real “SUVs” compared to all the gentle counterparts you’ve ever seen.

And in the model Garmin Fenix ​​5X there are real topographic maps that work without the help of a smartphone.

These gadgets are for any sport. Really

Garmin Fenix ​​5X (larger), Garmin Fenix ​​5S (smaller)

To try and remember all the functions of the Fenix ​​smart clock, it will take a very long time. The main thing to remember: Whichever sport you choose, Fenix ​​gadgets can exactly work with your personal tracker during this activity.

Garmin Fenix ​​5X and 5S support the following disciplines :

If everything is clear with standard exercises, like running and other yoga, then pay attention to the Triathlon, Parachute or Golf modes! That’s really so, Garmin is useful for any sport.

Smart Fenix ​​watches 5S and 5X can be used in the mode of multisport: this is when different activities are changing each other.

You can customize your own script by selecting several different disciplines at once and changing them by pressing one button on the watch case.

Garmin Fenix ​​5S

So, first you run, then swim, then climb the stairs, and the gadget continues to read your heart rate parameters , the total time and distance of the entire workout.

As a result, you can view both general data and individual data, such as the number of steps, strokes, or the distance you have overcome.

What’s the difference between Fenix ​​5S and Fenix ​​5X except for the sizes? Ooh, this is the most interesting!

Garmin Fenix ​​5X will not let you get lost. This gadget has built-in maps

Garmin Fenix ​​5X

Unlike all other smart clocks with map and navigation function, Fenix ​​5X does not need a smartphone for routing routes: topographic maps from Navik are already installed, and GPS and GLONASS support allows you to plot and hold the chosen route with high positioning accuracy.

The Fenix ​​5X has 64 GB of internal memory, so all data, including routes, can be stored in the gadget’s memory . In addition to the map, the clock will show the nearest refueling, eateries and other objects, also without the help of a smartphone.

You can build a route from home to work and know exactly how many steps you take along the way, how many calories you burn and what your heart rate is along the way. The clock takes into account even the profile of the terrain on the route.

All this is displayed on a color screen measuring 1.2 inches, or 30.4 mm in diameter. The screen seems not bright enough after the same Apple Watch, but it requires so little power that the Garmin Fenix ​​5X will run on a single battery charge for up to 2 weeks .

The main difference between Garmin Fenix ​​5X and 5S: there are no cards in the “younger” version of Fenix ​​5S. In other respects, both gadgets have the same functionality.

Not only a cool tracker, but just a smart clock

Garmin Fenix ​​5X

Of course, few people will buy a heaped tracker only for physical activities. Therefore, the Fenix ​​5X and 5S can do everything that is supposed to be a smart, portable electronics.

When you connect your watch to your smartphone, you can view all notifications, weather, manage calls and switch music tracks from them.

Garmin Fenix ​​5S

The vibrator in Garmin gadgets is simply mega-powerful: I did not miss a single notice while I was wearing this watch. I’m sure that even if I put them on top of my sleeve (good, because the size of the Fenix ​​5X strap allows it), you will feel a vibration.

Garmin Fenix ​​5X

Separately, I want to mention the companion application for configuring and synchronizing the Garmin smart-clock with a smartphone called Garmin Connect [ download in the App Store ].


In this application, in addition to the settings, there is a store of dials and various widgets that can be downloaded to gadgets Fenix.


You can find one that, in addition to time, will show the data from both the pulse counter and the altimeter, and that only you want to see, simply lifting the clock to your face.

Yes, touch screens in Fenix ​​models did not bring – only physical buttons. But to press on them is pleasant and such way of management of hours of inconveniences does not cause any.

Verdict: Fenix ​​5X – for travelers, 5S – for urban residents

I passed a week comparing the convenience of everyday use of both models, and I prefer Garmin Fenix ​​5S: on my arm 5X look too bulky.

If you have large hands and wrists and you wear a massive watch – you will most likely like the Fenix ​​5X model. They look stylish, brutal, and leave behind all the smart watches for the totality of functions and their characteristics.


In such watches it is possible to come to the office and scuba dive with water scuba – water resistance is guaranteed when immersed in water up to 100 meters.

If for you is not critical lack of cards on the watch, then pay attention to the Garmin Fenix ​​5S: these watches look elegant and look great not only in the men’s, but also in the elegant female hand, no worse than the square analogs ( well, you understand ).

Garmin Fenix ​​5X

Whichever model you choose, you will definitely get a unique portable gadget that will be an invaluable assistant both in sports and in everyday life.

To the Fenix ​​clock, you can connect various sensors: medical compatible sensors ( such as cardio ), compatible sensors from Garmin ( from monitors for training, ending with glasses for cyclists ); you can customize your types of workouts, or you can simply use the clock to read the notifications and control the player.

In any case, it is important to remember that Garmin simply does not have full-fledged analogues on the market . So their price is fully justified for the fact that a non-slaughter and high-tech watch can be a really stylish accessory of an active person.

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