The Garmin fenix® 5 Plus Watch is perfect for athletes and outdoor adventurers. With a rugged, durable design, this Garmin watch will withstand any adventure including water sports, running, climbing, and more. With built-in mapping and navigation, you'll be able to discover the best running, biking, hiking routes and trails. Plus, the advanced metrics and wrist-based heart rate provide athletes with the necessary information to reach personal goals and track performance. To keep you entertained during training, this watch also has capabilities to store and play your favorite music. This Garmin watch is packed with features for a runner, swimmer, cyclist, golfer, or adventurer. If you want advanced metrics, look into the Garmin fenix® 5 Plus Watch.
Time and date
GPS time sync
Stopwatch and timer
Sunrise and sunset times
All-day stress tracking
Automatic rep counting
Move bar prompts you to move
Auto goal settings learn your activity level and suggest a daily goal
I work in the woods, exercise and run dogs for hunting and this watch has been a great addition. I use it for navigation, tracking workouts and it even pairs with my dogs tracking collars so I can monitor their locations on the internal map right on the watch face. I like to look at heart rate and stress too. I I feel the battery life is good given the broad range of functionality. The only thing... Very expensive. I'm glad I have it, but if I ever broke it, or it was stolen, I don't think I would buy it again. Therefore 4 stars.
I brought this couple of months ago, and the watch itself is fine, but the charging cable or the port seems to be faulty. Have to adjust it a few times for it start charging and have to leave it in that position with out moving it a bit. It seems to be loose as well not sure it the design is as such or my piece is faulty. Definitely did not expect this type of quality for the price, and I am a bit disappointed.
Have only it for a few days but, I am very impressed by the watch. Very long battery life. Great selection of watch faces and supplies you with a ton of health info and feedback. I had a galaxy frontier s3. Touchscreen and ability to make and answer calls was only advantage. Galaxy battery life was terrible and watch no longer powers on even though the battery is fully charged. Will update review inn a month or so.
So much better than a galaxy! I switched from my fenix 3 to samsung galaxy, but always missed my fenix. So, I upgraded to the fenix 5plus and am so glad I did! It has all the features I love. The battery so far has been Great!
I bought the Fenix 5 plus because it was the only model (other than the 6) that could run all the various apps and external sensors I have for a variety of uses. For example, tru swing sensor for golfing and ballistic app for long range shooting just to name a couple. The watch has exceeded my expectations. Very comfy to wear. Looks great and with a couple of different wristbands it’s like having several Garmin watches.
This is my third version of the Garmin Fenix. Its my all time favorite smart watch ever! Very few complaints. I appreciate the pay feature added and the music. Now if they would add the ability to answer and make calls from the device, that would make it the absolute best!
I have enjoyed the Fenix 5 plus, I am trying out different watch faces because base is dark in shadows. But the most significant issue has been step counts. I practice a style of Martial arts like Tai chi. The step counts are way off. I am trying a foot pod in the near future. Hopefully, this will correct step counts. I do realize calories burned and activity stats are false.
I am still figuring it out. This watch has way more options than I will ever use! So far, I am loving it. I have spent three last 5 years running with a Fitbit. This was a completely different experience from the unboxing to the street!
First off, I got this watch because I wanted music on my watch. I hate running with my phone! The music installed in seconds. I loaded 80 songs on to it in less than a minute!
The Connect software and dashboard is amazing compared to what I am used to! This watch will keep stats on every aspect of your running.
It also functions as a smart phone and will receive messages and emails from my phone. This was just a bonus for me because I wanted it for the workout features.
The only negative about this watch is the price. It is 2.5 times more expensive than the watch I was using. However, it is worth it so far.
I had been using another big brand smart watch with fitness capabilities, but it was not providing what I needed in breadth, depth and accuracy since it was a smart watch first and an activity tracker second. I made the switch this week to the Fenix 5 Plus and could not be happier. I'm simply amazed at the amount of versatility and data achieved with this device combined with Garmin's wonderfully easy to use and helpful app, Garmin Connect. This experience is a world apart from what I was getting with my other device. I've only had the Fenix 5 Plus 3 days now but so far I'm pretty impressed and VERY happy with my decision.
As I wrote previously about the 5S Plus, the 5 Plus is equally amazing. I bought bough to choose the perfect size and I ended up going for this one. Amazing features. Incredible response. Unlimited app options. Great to have the music available on it as well. So far, no cons. Thank you!
Broke the screen of two Apple watches in a year. They are not rugged enough to be a sport watch!!!! But this one.....this one is rugged, and works great. The apps are great and set up is a breeze. Don't hesitate if you need a sport/workout watch......this is the one.
I just bought the Fenix 5, and to be honest I was a bit hesitant because of the price. After receiving the watch and using it for about a week I am completely blown away! The build quality and accuracy of this watch and it's features are beyond my expectations. Great job Garmin on a great product.
I just got my new Fenix 5 plus watch. It's so loaded with features that I fear I'll never figure them all out.
So far, i loaded music on it relatively easily; downloaded a very nice watch face, and set up Garmin Pay. Today I used the hiking and biking tracking functions for the first time, and they worked flawlessly. Still getting used to figuring out where everything is, but so far, so good!
I'll start with the device... I've been using my Garmin Fenix 5 Plus daily for a few weeks. The features and battery life are unrivaled. From running, to navigating, to golfing, to music, to contactless payments, you will not find another watch that can do as much as this. I love it. Next on to Garmin as a company... I experienced a few issues recently and contacted Garmin for assistance. All I can say is that they were very prompt in their response and really went above and beyond to resolve my issue. Their customer service and willingness to resolve the issue is why I will be a Garmin customer for life. Thank you!
I love the functionality and battery life. The display wasn't as sharp as I've gotten used to with my s3 Gear Frontier but I'd rather have extremely durable and functional over style. I'm not sure if the standard face is nicer, I went with sapphire because I plan to use it for training and obstacle racing. It seems like it'll live up to Spartan tracking for sure.
I am a gear guy and remember attaching the Timex pod to my arm when I ran about 30 years ago. Technology has certainly advanced. This instrument has everything the you need whether you are a mall walker or professional triathlete. The smart watch features are great and Garmin Connect is an invaluable tool for health and fitness. Look at the competition and you will come back to this instrument.
I've only had it for a week but very impressed! Already took it kayaking and hiking without any issues! The app is amazing, the features and functions are well thought out, the construction is solid yet fashionable. Can't wait to use it more!
Great hardware let down by epically poor software.
In a twist that will surprise exactly nobody who has used any Garmin product ever, the Fenix is yet another product that's excellent from a hardware perspective but utterly let down by a truly horrible UI and overall UX. It's 2019 Garmin, let's have smartphone setup and control - like every other smartwatch maker on the planet.
I am so glad I did my research! Yes, it is expensive, but man I am having fun hitting the trails and roads without my phone. Plus, Garmin has been making a product for many years that has been rated top notch!
This is a great watch. Decided to get the smaller Fenix 5s Plus versus the extremely large Fenix 5x Plus because I did not need the Pulse Ox Sensor so it didn't justify the difference in price. Watch is strong, durable but also comfortable. Garmin Connect app can be a bit finicky with some things but overall a very good experience. Music playback has been great. Golf and swimming on the watch were a big plus for me. Enjoying it very much.
I have been using this for 1 month and I still cannot figure out how to navigate the User Interface, which severly limits the usefulness of the watch and it's many features. The user manual is woefully incomplete and unhelpful and the user forum have not been sufficient.
I would not trust my life with this watch in the wilderness.
My wife bought me the Garmin fenix 5 Plus Sapphire for my birthday, and I am thrilled with this watch. As a casual distance runner (16 marathons over 7 years) and outdoorsman (skiing, hiking and camping), my Apple Watch wasn't providing me the motivation, analytics, and features I've needed to push myself to improve, and limited topo/mapping capabilties meant fumbling with an app while hiking. Furthermore, its limited battery life was driving me nuts (doesn't make it all the way through a marathon or a long hike). The LCD screen was always lighting up at the wrong time, or not lighting up when I needed it unless I was holding my wrist just right. This Garmin doesn't have any of those issues.
A month after getting this watch, I'm still exploring the features. Having been a previous Apple Watch user, my favorite changes are its button-based navigation (more elegant than the touchy touch screen), the fact that I can see texts and notification but can't respond from the watch (really though, how dorky is that and disruptive to conversations), its LOOONG battery life (forgot my charger on trip to California and made it five full days on one charge including several hikes and runs!) and its vibrant always-on display (a little hard to read in low light, but the backlight button fixes that, like any other analog watch). I also love that with my swappable leather band, this watch looks STYLISH at the office (while getting some brownie points from fellow aspiring athletes) ;-)
A little on the pricey side, but hey, this is part of my mid-life crisis, so I'm okay with that.
I am only two days into the Fenix 5 Plus but I am loving it! Happy with the display, the accuracy of the activity and HR monitor. Intuitive screens. And after two days I still have 85% of my battery! I certainly hope I continue to love it!
I have had my Fenix 5 plus for about a week and am just scratching the surface on what all it can do. This watch is amazing. I was a Fitbit Surge user for years and the only complaint I have is that the Fenix 5 doesn’t have a touch screen like my Surge had. It is taking some getting used to. Aside from that this watch is amazing.
If you are data driven, than this device will not disappoint. Between all the health metrics, planning and updating marathon training, this device makes it simple to use and understand the results. Having a golf distance device when playing is a real benefit as well. Highly recommend this device.
Love the watch. I love the look of the watch. I use it primarily for mountain biking and golf. Still trying to figure out all it can do. I would definitely recommend it for anyone that is active and likes to track their activities.
the HR incorporated into the watch does not work well. I have tried it in all ways and the difrenrencias are enormous. What can you do about it? I am a Garmin user many years ago, this is the 5 garmin watch I buy and I am very disappointed with the built-in HR.
I bought my Fenix 5 Plus about 4 days ago. Getting it set up was a big pain. The watch, web app and the native app are not integrated very well and are hard to use. The experiences are different and not intuitive. So far the watch itself is working well and as expected.
The only gripe I have is the glass is softer than any other watch I have previously had. While I now understand the benefit of the Sapphire glass, I have owned a Suunto Core 2 for 5 years and dropped it, knocked it, and nothing. I bumped into the corner of a counter top and I now have an inch long scratch across the glass. It is disappointing to spend this much money on something and two days after getting it it's damaged.
Hardware is bulletproof, software is excellent. I wish for more customizable watch faces (every hand choice should work with every dial, should be able to control color choice for every watch hand, etc.). Screen readability in sunlit is outstanding, would optimally wish for a bit higher resolution- but not at the expense of battery life.
Overall, however, the build quality & fitness data provided is without peer. I like it so much, I decided to buy the new MARQ Aviator as an additional piece for more formal situations.
Had the watch for about a week now. I was debating between the Forerunner 245 and this one. I went with this one because I honestly liked the look better and it had a better feel to me. I am by no means a superstar athlete but do run and wanted something with spotify and GPS. It is heavy but I like that and I feel like I can not worry about bumping into walls and scratching it.
I've had this less than a week, but the all day HR combined with the amazing workout tracking (road riding, mountain biking, strength training for me, mostly) and the high level of customization are about perfect.
I love the ability to have music without having to bring my phone,
I love the way it presents all the information it gathers, making it ready to see where you are at (literally with maps and figuratively with your fitness).
Only downside so far and the reason for a 4 instead of a 5 is the elevation isn't too accurate at least with just GPS in the mountains. I've enabled GPS + Galileo and if that is more accurate, I'll update the review.
I have used this for TWO DAYS now and it's everything I read about and more. I haven't used to as much as I have liked but everything is easy to use. My first Garmin watch for a simple runner and gym user. I see so many functions that I'm going to get up and do it for fun.
Cumbersome navigation. No credit card use for citi
The manual is lacking detailed instruction. Had trouble exiting and exercise and going to the next one. Also the wallet does not take citi bank/costco card. No clock face while in an activity. I bike to work so it would be nice to know the time.
Just had the watch for a week but besides the defaults, haven’t yet figured out much else. Got the manual off the web and tried to get ready to see how the golf app worked. Downloaded the course... set the watch to golf.... nothing. No distances, I don’t know how to get it to work. Guess I need a lot more time to figure out how it works. Does give me notifications, which I’ll try to figure out how to stop. I suspect it’s a great device... if I can figure it out!
First week with the watch and little bit of a learning curve compared to my old Apple Watch but really enjoy the features more and the quality seems like it’s built to last as my apple feel apart and screen broke and the sensor cracked which naturally I’m a construction worker so a little tough on it, but enjoy running. Seems like the right fit for me.