Garmin Fenix 5S Plus Specs and features
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Garmin Fenix 5S Plus Specifications, Features and Price

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  • Release date:: June, 2018
  • Display:: 1.2 inches, Transflective (MIP) LCD
  • Body:: Silicone, Fiber-reinforced polymer
  • Battery Life:: 6 days+
  • Storage:: 16GB ROM
  • Compatibility:: Android 5.0+ and iOS 11.0+

EDITOR’S RATING

Design:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Battery:4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Fitness tracking:4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)
Features:4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Price:3.4 out of 5 stars (3.4 / 5)
Average:4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)

Last updated on July 2, 2020 12:23 pm
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Description

Garmin Fenix 5S Plus Specifications and Features – The Fenix 5S is a premium multisport GPS smartwatch with an outstanding aesthetics that’s both more durable, rugged and stylish. It features The TOPO US maps that enables at a glance full color maps navigation and location tracking. The Fenix 5S is also available in a more durable and premium sapphire class for the lens.

The Fenix 5S Plus also has a long battery life that will keep you going for over a week, plus NFC chip that enables Garmin Pay. Also added is onboard music storage capacity of 16GB that supports syncing with your favorite streaming services such as Spotify.

The Fenix 5S Plus being a multisport GPS smartwatch is fully equipped to track your active life. Beyond the heart rate, sleep, and stress tracking features, newly added features include incidental fall detection that allow you seek help by holding the light button down until you feel the watch vibrate 3 times. This automatically sends your location to preset emergency contacts (phone and watch must be connected).

The Fenix 5X saw the introduction of TOPO US maps, but the Fenix 5S Plus features full color TOPO US maps that comes preloaded with map data optimized for at a glance navigation and location tracking. And for cyclists and runners, it features Trendline popularity routing, which uses billions of miles of Garmin Connect data to help you find and follow the best trails and routes.

The Fenix 5 Plus series consists of three multisport GPS smartwatches; the Fenix 5 Plus, Fenix 5S Plus and the higher-end Fenix 5X Plus with the biggest case size.

Garmin Fenix 5S Plus Features

  • 1.2 inches transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP) display, bright and easy to read outdoors, and touchscreen.
  • Preloaded sport modes.
  • Up to 7 days long battery life in smartwatch mode.
  • Clock features include time/date, GPS time sync, auto daylight saving, alarm, timer and stopwatch.
  • Download watch faces, widgets, data fields and apps from the Garmin Connect IQ Store.
  • Calls reject/text response with preset texts (Android only).
  • Find my phone, watch, control music on smartphone and remote camera control.
  • Keeps you connected to all that matters to you, so you never get to miss important updates.
  • Rated 10ATM (swim-proof).
  • 20mm interchangeable straps with quick release feature.
  • Compatible with both Android and iOS devices.
  • Sync and upload data from watch to the Garmin Connect community – a thriving community of fitness enthusiasts where you can connect and share.
  • 16GB ROM onboard storage capacity.
Garmin Fenix 5S Plus Activity Tracking Features
  • Safety and tracking features include, LiveTrack that lets you invite others to join in your training goals and group LiveTrack that lets you invite more people to join in your training activities.

    Added incidental fall detection and assistant feature that let you seek help when a fall has occurred. Holding the light button down until you feel the watch vibrate 3 times will automatically send your location to preset emergency contacts when an incidental fall or a problem has happened (phone must be connected to the watch to enable this feature).

  • Activity tracking features includes, steps counter, sleep monitoring, calories, floors climbed, distance, intensity minutes, fitness age and all day stress tracking.
  • Gym and fitness equipment includes, cardio and strength workout, automatic rep counting and available gym profiles which includes strength, cardio, elliptical, rowing, stair stepping, and yoga.
  • Training, planning and analysis features includes, downloadable training plans, VO2 max, activity history on watch, GPS speed and distance, create custom activity profiles and advanced workouts.

    In addition are, training load, training status and training that let you see how productive your training has been overtime and can help you plan and train more effectively.

    Other training and planning tools includes auto and manual multisport activities, Garmin live segments, course guidance and custom alerts.

  • Heart rate tracking features includes, HR zones, HR alerts, HR calories, % HR max and HR broadcast data to paired device.

    Also available, are recovery time that measures how well you’ve recovered from previous training, helping you train at the best time and HRV stress test that measures your stress level instantly.

  • Running features includes, GPS-based distance, time and pace, run workouts, foot pod capable, and available run profiles such as running, indoor track running and treadmill running.

    Other running features include, cadence (real-time steps/min), stride length, running dynamics, race predictor, performance condition and lactate threshold that analysis HR and pace to estimate when the muscles begin to fatigue.

  • Golfing features includes, Garmin auto shot, pin pointer, digital scorecard, yardage and round timer.
  • Outdoor recreational features includes, back to start, total decent/ascent and available outdoor recreational profiles such as skiing, snowboarding, XC skiing, stand up paddle boarding and rowing.

    Other outdoor recreational features include, point-to-point navigation, bread crumb trail in realtime, elevation profile, GPS coordinates and barometric trend indicator with storm alerts.

  • Cycling features includes, time/distance alerts, compatible with varia, speed and cadence sensor support and available cycling profiles such as biking and indoor biking with lots of available courses to choose from.
  • Swim tracking features includes,pool swim metrics, stroke type detection, basic rest timer, time/distance alerts and pool swimming as available swim profile.

    Also supports open water swimming, and measures distance, strokes, SWOLF, calories and pace. There are available pool swimming workouts to choose from.

  • Tactical features include dual grid coordinates that let you save your current location and you can navigate back to same location later.
  • Features the Running power app available on the Garmin App store, the power app analysis your pace and vertical oscillation to determine the amount of power you’re applying to the ground, helping you run at your pace.
  • Added TOPO US mapping that enables at a glance navigation and location tracking, including round-trip runs and ride that enable you enter a distance with appropriate course suggestion, and easy to read guidance cues that provide banners on the display that show upcoming turns. And for cyclists and runners, there’s Trendline popularity routing that uses billions of miles of Garmin Connect data to help you find and follow the best trails and routes.

Pros

  • Premium design, rugged and sturdy.
  • Long battery life
  • A comprehensive activity tracker.
  • Rated (10ATM) Swim-proof.
  • Multisport GPS smartwatch.
  • Open water swim tracking.
  • Features TOPO US maps with trendline popularity routing.
  • 16GB onboard storage.
  • Make payment on the go with Garmin Pay.

Cons

  • Lacks microphone and loudspeaker.

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Additional information

ABOUT DEVICE

ABOUT DEVICE

Device name

Garmin Fenix 5S Plus

Device type

Fitness/Sport smartwatch

Gender

Women

Release date

June, 2018

Predecessor

Garmin Fenix 5

Successor

Garmin Fenix 6

Versions

BODY

BODY

Dimension

42 x 42 x 15.4 mm

Weight

65 grams

Shape

Circular

Case material

Fiber-reinforced polymer

Strap material

Silicone, Stainless steel, Suede

Bezel material

Stainless steel

Strap size

20 mm

Screen protection

Chemically strengthened glass, Sapphire glass

Water resistance

10 ATM

Durability test

Swim-proof

Yes, recommended

Color

Black, White

DISPLAY

DISPLAY

Display size

1.2 inches

Display type

LCD, Memory-in-pixel (MIP), transflective

Display resolution

240 x 240 px

Pixel density

Always on

Yes

Custom watch face

Yes

Input type

5 Physical buttons

CONNECTIVITY

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth

ANT+, Bluetooth

Bluetooth calling

No

GPS

Galileo, GLONASS, GPS

NFC

Yes

Wi-Fi

Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

MEMORY

MEMORY

RAM

ROM

16GB

Memory card slot

No

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

Technology

None

SIM type

None

Band

NOTIFICATIONS

NOTIFICATIONS

SMS alert

Yes

Calls alert

Yes

Email alert

Yes

Event reminder

Yes

Third-party apps alert

Yes

MEDIA

MEDIA

Audio

mp3/mp4

Bluetooth music

Yes

Music streaming

Yes

Loudspeaker

No

Microphone

No

Camera

No

Radio

No

SENSORS

SENSORS

Accelerometer

Yes

Altimeter

Yes

Ambient light

Yes

Barometer

Yes

Compass

Yes

ECG

No

Gyroscope

Yes

HRM

Yes

Pulse oximeter

No

Thermometer

Yes

Other sensors

ACTIVITY TRACKING

ACTIVITY TRACKING

Blood oxygen

No

Blood Pressure

No

Calories

Yes

Distance

Yes

ECG tracking

No

Fitness Level

Yes

Heart rate monitoring

Yes

Sleep tracking

Yes

Steps

Yes

Floors climbed

Yes

Stress

Yes

Incidental fall detection

Yes

Menstrual cycle

No

VO2 Max

Yes

Swim-tracking

Yes

Swim-heart tracking

No

On-screen workout

No

Sport modes

Yes

BATTERY

BATTERY

Battery type

non-removable Lithium-polymer

Battery capacity

Battery life

Regular: 5 days+

Charging type

Charging dock

Charging time

1-2 hours

Solar power

No

PLATFORM

PLATFORM

Chipset

CPU

GPU

Operating system

Proprietary OS

MISC

MISC

Companion app

Garmin Connect

Compatibility

Android 5.0+, iOS 11.0+

Payment system

Garmin Pay

Interchangeable strap

20mm, Yes

Voice command

No

Find my phone

Yes

Box content

Charger, Garmin Fenix 5S Plus, Manual, Straps

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