80points

Garmin Fenix 5

91points

Garmin Fenix 6

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Garmin Fenix 5 vs Garmin Fenix 6

Garmin Fenix 5
Garmin Fenix 6

Why is Garmin Fenix 5 better than Garmin Fenix 6?

  • Can upload maps
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  • Has weight tracking
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  • 5°C higher maximum operating temperature
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    50°Cvs45°C
  • Tracks water intake
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Why is Garmin Fenix 6 better than Garmin Fenix 5?

  • Monitors blood oxygenation levels
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  • Has branded damage-resistant glass
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  • 12h longer battery life - GPS
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    36hvs24h
  • 17.36% higher resolution
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    260 x 260pxvs240 x 240px
  • Has irregular heart rate warnings
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  • Supports Wi-Fi
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  • 5g lighter
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    80gvs85g
  • Has a cadence sensor
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Design

1.is dustproof and water-resistant
Garmin Fenix 5
Garmin Fenix 6
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
2.sweat resistance
Garmin Fenix 5
Garmin Fenix 6
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
3.Has a display
Garmin Fenix 5
Garmin Fenix 6
The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
4.has branded damage-resistant glass
Garmin Fenix 5
Garmin Fenix 6
Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
5.resolution

240 x 240px

260 x 260px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
6.Watch band is replaceable
Garmin Fenix 5
Garmin Fenix 6
The watch band is removable and can be replaced by any standard watch band of the correct size, allowing you to customise it to your liking.
7.has a touch screen
Garmin Fenix 5
Garmin Fenix 6
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
8.weight

85g

80g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
The waterproof depth rating indicates how well the device is protected against water ingress and water pressure. Devices which can withstand more water pressure are better for swimming or diving.

Sensors

1.has GPS
Garmin Fenix 5
Garmin Fenix 6
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
2.Has a heart rate monitor
Garmin Fenix 5
Garmin Fenix 6
A heart rate monitor can help show your fitness levels, enabling you to calculate a suitable intensity of exercise.
3.Monitors blood oxygenation levels
Garmin Fenix 5
Garmin Fenix 6
Your blood oxygen level is a measurement how much oxygen is reaching your muscles. It is important because low levels mean that you will become easily fatigued during exercise. The more exercise you do, the better your blood oxygen levels will become.
4.Has a barometer
Garmin Fenix 5
Garmin Fenix 6
This measures barometric air pressure. It can predict weather changes, for example a sudden drop in air pressure could mean a storm is coming. When calibrated correctly it can be used to determine altitude, which helps GPS devices to lock on quicker and with greater accuracy.
5.has an accelerometer
Garmin Fenix 5
Garmin Fenix 6
An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.
6.has a compass
Garmin Fenix 5
Garmin Fenix 6
A compass is useful for gaming, maps, and navigation software.
7.Has a temperature sensor
Garmin Fenix 5
Garmin Fenix 6
With a temperature sensor you can monitor changes in temperature to measure your exertion levels and avoid hyperthermia.
8.Has a cadence sensor
Garmin Fenix 5
Garmin Fenix 6
A cadence sensor measures the number of pedal revolutions per minute when you are cycling. It enables you to monitor how fast you are pedaling.
9.has a gyroscope
Garmin Fenix 5
Garmin Fenix 6
A gyroscope is a sensor that tracks the orientation of a device, more specifically by measuring the angular rotational velocity. Initially, they were built using a spinning rotor to detect changes in orientation, like twisting or rotation.

Activity tracking

1.Has a route tracker
Garmin Fenix 5
Garmin Fenix 6
With a route tracker you can add your route onto a map. It is helpful if you plan to do the same route again, or want to share it with your community.
2.Provides activity reports
Garmin Fenix 5
Garmin Fenix 6
Your activity data is analysed to give you reports, available to view through the app or website. This allows you to see how active you have been and to help you make improvements.
3.Tracks distance
Garmin Fenix 5
Garmin Fenix 6
It tracks how far you travel.
4.Measures pace
Garmin Fenix 5
Garmin Fenix 6
Measuring pace shows how much time it takes to travel one kilometer or one mile. For example, in running, a 4 minute kilometer would be a very good pace.
5.Counts how many calories you've burned
Garmin Fenix 5
Garmin Fenix 6
This is useful if you are on a strict training diet or if you are trying to lose weight. It can also help to boost your motivation.
6.Has trackback mode
Garmin Fenix 5
Garmin Fenix 6
This feature enables you to track your route and reverse it in order to guide you back to where you began your journey.
7.Tracks your sleep
Garmin Fenix 5
Garmin Fenix 6
It can track your sleep, such as how long you sleep for and the quality.
8.Has multi-sport mode
Garmin Fenix 5
Garmin Fenix 6
A multi-sport mode allows you to easily switch between tracking different sports such as running, cycling, and swimming. This feature is ideal for those who need to change quickly between various activities (e.g., triathletes).
9.Has goal setting
Garmin Fenix 5
Garmin Fenix 6
Allows you to set your own goals, such as reaching 15,000 steps in a single day.

Connectivity

1.Is compatible with iOS
Garmin Fenix 5
Garmin Fenix 6
It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.
2.Is compatible with Android
Garmin Fenix 5
Garmin Fenix 6
It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
3.Bluetooth version

4

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Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
4.Syncs wirelessly
Garmin Fenix 5
Garmin Fenix 6
The device syncs all of your data wirelessly, without the need for cables.
5.Automatically syncs
Garmin Fenix 5
Garmin Fenix 6
The device automatically syncs your data when in range of your computer or smartphone.
6.supports ANT+
Garmin Fenix 5
Garmin Fenix 6
ANT+ is a wireless protocol similar to Bluetooth Smart, and is very power efficient. It is mainly used for fitness monitoring devices such as heart rate monitors and cadence sensors to connect to other devices (e.g., sports watches, smartphones, and cycling computers).
7.supports Wi-Fi
Garmin Fenix 5
Garmin Fenix 6
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
8.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Garmin Fenix 5
Garmin Fenix 6
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.
9.has NFC
Garmin Fenix 5
Garmin Fenix 6
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions, such as mobile payments. Note: this feature may not be available in all markets.

Battery

1.battery power

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Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
2.battery life

14 days

14 days

With a longer battery life, you don’t have to worry about charging the device as often.
There is less chance that you will run out of battery during an adventure.
4.battery life in training mode

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With a long battery life, you can train for several hours a week and only have to recharge the device every few weeks.
5.charge time

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The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
6.has wireless charging
Garmin Fenix 5
Garmin Fenix 6
It supports a wireless charging standard such as Qi. To charge the device, you simply put it down on a compatible charging pad.
7.has a battery level indicator
Garmin Fenix 5
Garmin Fenix 6
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
8.Has a solar power battery
Garmin Fenix 5
Garmin Fenix 6
A solar battery takes its energy from light, and stores it in a self-recharging battery which never needs to be changed.
9.battery life in power save mode

75h

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Garmin Fenix 6)

In power save mode you can still check what time it is and other basic functions. A long battery life is good if you wear the device day to day.

Features

1.Can upload maps
Garmin Fenix 5
Garmin Fenix 6
You can upload different maps to your device. It is handy for people who like to explore new places.
2.Has vibrating alerts
Garmin Fenix 5
Garmin Fenix 6
Vibrating alerts have a variety of uses, such as interval training.
3.Has a stopwatch
Garmin Fenix 5
Garmin Fenix 6
With a stopwatch you can time yourself.
4.Locates your phone
Garmin Fenix 5
Garmin Fenix 6
The device has a feature that allows you to find your smartphone if you have misplaced it.
5.Has silent alarm
Garmin Fenix 5
Garmin Fenix 6
The device can wake you using vibration, so as not to disturb anyone else sleeping in the room.
6.has irregular heart rate warnings
Garmin Fenix 5
Garmin Fenix 6
Through continuous heart rate monitoring, the device is able to detect an irregular heartbeat and alert the user.
7.has fall detection
Garmin Fenix 5
Garmin Fenix 6
Fall detection is a feature that relies on accelerometers and other sensors to differentiate between regular movement and a fall. If the wearer falls, the device can perform functions such as sounding an alarm or displaying an alert.
8.Includes access to online portal
Garmin Fenix 5
Garmin Fenix 6
Your tracking data is uploaded via your smartphone or computer, and is available to view on the manufacturer’s online portal in the form of reports and graphs.
9.Has notifications
Garmin Fenix 5
Garmin Fenix 6
If you get a notification such as a call or message, the device will vibrate on your wrist or make a noise to alert you.

Miscellaneous

1.Has auto pause
Garmin Fenix 5 (Garmin Connect Mobile)
Garmin Fenix 6
It can determine when you have stopped working out and pause your current workout tracking until you start moving again.
You can share your workout progress live, for example allowing your friends to see where you are on your running route.
It supports third-party heart rate monitors to incorporate your pulse data.
4.Supports widgets
Garmin Fenix 5 (Garmin Connect Mobile)
Garmin Fenix 6 (Garmin Connect Mobile)
You can add widgets to the home screen. This allows you to have more flexibility and to see information at a glance, without going into the app.
You can listen to your own music when working out. This can make exercising more enjoyable and motivate you to push yourself further.
6.Available on PC
Garmin Fenix 5 (Garmin Connect Mobile)
Garmin Fenix 6 (Garmin Connect Mobile)
These services are ideal if you want to use the app while sat down at your computer, as well as on-the-go.
The app has a community and exercises tailored specifically towards women.
You can sync your data to standard calendar apps, such as Apple’s Calendar or Google Calendar.
It is compatible with smart scales such as the Fitbit Aria and Withings range. These scales transmit information such as weight and BMI to connected services over Wi-Fi.

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