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Garmin Fenix 5X

Garmin Fenix 5X
alaScore 99

7 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews of Garmin Fenix 5X. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other GPS Watches for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS Watches the Garmin Fenix 5X is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Luke Edwards (

Garmin Fenix 5X review


A beast of an outdoor activity tracker

Onboard maps ; Multi-sport support ; Attractive and rugged design

A bit bulky ; Some find Connect app overwhelming ; Expensive

The Garmin Fenix 5X has an enormous number of features, a long-lasting battery and an attractive albeit heavy build. It's expensive, but for serious outdoor enthusiasts it's hard to beat. This is one of the best GPS sports watches available right now....

Oct, 2017

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: Luke Edwards (

Garmin Fenix 5X


The Garmin Fenix 5X is the largest of three new Fenix 5 smartwatches and, as such, packs in the most power. This isn't only in terms of battery power – of which there is plenty – but tracking capabilities, too, thanks to myriad sensors and enough...

The Garmin Fenix 5X is one of the best all-rounder GPS watches on the market right now – or ever made, for that matter.

May, 2017

Expert review by: Brent Rose (

Review: Garmin Fenix 5X


It tracks over a dozen sports, and the on-wrist maps are excellent.

Excellent range of features in a rugged sports watch. Supports a wide variety of outdoor activities and tracking accessories. Maps feature is powerful. Easy to read in bright sun. Great battery life.

Pricey. Too large for some people. Shows phone notifications, but you can't access voice controls to respond. Third-party apps range from OK to terrible. Scrolling through the maps is frustrating.

Sep, 2017

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Lee Crane (

Garmin Fenix 5X review


For athletes who track their pursuits in excruciating detail, there is no better watch than the Garmin Fenix 5X at any price.

Color mapping ; Water resistant to 10 ATMs ; Easily swappable watch bands ; Customizable vibration alarms ; Smart notifications


For the past three summers, we’ve lived 24 hours a day with a Garmin Fenix on our wrist. With each year’s upgrade, the experience has gotten better and better. The fenix 5X is the best yet. It is far and away our favorite GPS multisport adventure watch...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Jimmy Westenberg (

Garmin fenix 5 review


Garmin's fenix 5 is packed with features, sensors, and will track just about every activity under the sun. With its stellar activity and GPS tracking, two-week battery life, 10 ATM water resistance, and slimmed down design, we can honestly say this is...

Slimmer, more attractive design than its predecessor ; Display is easy to read in sunlight ; Tracks every sport profile under the sun ; Accurate GPS tracking ; 10 ATM water rating ; Variety of different models/pricing tiers available ; Two-week battery...

Heart rate monitor could be more accurate ; Sleep tracking is a bit lacking ; Garmin Connect still isn't user friendly ; No local music storage ; Pricey

Apr, 2017

Product Specifications


Band material:Silicone / Stainless steel
Colour of product:Black, grey / Grey
Housing material:Polymer / Polymer, Stainless steel / Stainless steel
Lens material:Sapphire
Protection features:Water Resistant
Water resistance:10


Colour display:Y
Display diagonal:3.05
Display diameter:3.04 / 3.05
Display Resolution:240 x 240
Display Type:LCD

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite):Y
Number of waypoints:1000
Routes quantity:100


Internal Memory:12000
Memory capacity:10000

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):-20 - 50

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Chest strap:N


Activity monitoring:Y
Advanced workouts:Y
Alarm Clock:Y
Automatic pause:Y
Barometric altimeter:Y
Built-in distance meter:Y
Calories burned:Y
Clock mode:12h/24h
Distance traveled:Y
Distance travelled:Y
Electronic compass:Y
Find my phone function:Y
Foot pod:Y
Heart rate data transfer:ANT / Bluetooth/ANT+
Heart rate monitor:Y
Heart rate-based calorie computation:Y
Hunt/fish calendar:Y
Integrated timer:Y
Interval training:Y
Multiple bike profiles:Y
Multisport mode:Y
Music control:Y
Pace alert:Y
Personal goals:Y
Physiological measurements:Y
Quality of sleep:Y
Race predictor:Y
Real time guidance:Y
Recommended activity:Climbing, Cycling, Golf, Hiking, Rowing, Running, Skiing, Swimming / Climbing, Cycling, Golf, Hiking, Rowing, Skiing, Swimming / Climbing, Cycling, Hiking, Rowing, Running, Skiing
Recovery time suggestion:Y
Running dynamics:Y
Smart notifications:Y
Speedometer data transfer:ANT
Sun & moon information:Y
Time/distance alert:Y
Training effect measurement:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y
Virtual partner function:Y
Virtual racer function:Y
Weather alert:Y
Weather forecast:Y
Workout tracking:Y

Ports & interfaces



Battery Life:35
Battery life (GPS mode):20
Battery life (max):1.7
Battery life (UltraTrac mode):35
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:Built-in / Lithium-Ion
Rechargeable battery:Y


Compatible operating systems:Android, Windows, Apple / IOS, Android, Windows

Technical Details

Battery Life:12

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:17.5 / 51
Height :17.5 / 51
Strap length:2.6