The Garmin Fenix 5X is one of the best off-road GPS watches on the market right now. It is robust, compatible with a multitude of objects and connected applications, useful for many sports and activities, integrates color maps and has great autonomy.
The default silicone strap is made of flexible and flexible material with many rectangular holes tightly positioned. It can hold well on any wrist. It also features Garmin’s new Quickfit wristband system that allows you to change it quickly and easily, without any tools.
If you were looking for a watertight model, you’d be happy because the watch was also created for underwater use. With its 10ATM certification, you can go swimming virtually anywhere with it, even on the high seas – provided you do not go beyond 100 meters deep.
For display, a 1.2-inch color display has been placed on the dial. This backlit and transflective LED display is quite similar to those used by smartwatches. The resolution is nevertheless slightly lower, but it is not noticeable. The advantage of this display screen is that in full sun or darkness, it remains legible.
Although one might have expected a touchscreen, this watch is configured with several buttons. And this is by no means a constraint! When you have wet hands or are wearing gloves, it’s much easier to navigate in an interface with buttons.
Moreover, we see the quality of the product just by pressing these buttons: they offer a “click” correct and are very responsive. They have primary and secondary functions that activate differently: you have to push once, or you have to hold them down.
If you think that the physical buttons limit the configuration of the watch, you are mistaken. The interface is multilayer, and the possibilities are very numerous. The list is way too long to list here, but the user guide will tell you everything you can do with the Garmin Fenix 5 GPS.
In any case, the page you are most likely to use is the widgets page. These widgets include weather, notifications, calendar events, a compass, or the altimeter.
Finally, this GPS watch is equipped with a USB port. It allows both to charge the device using an adapter or directly to your computer or car. Speaking of charging, you should also know that this device has a potent lithium-ion battery. Even with all the features enabled, the battery life is more than 20 hours.