Garmin Fenix 5S Sapphire – Black with Black Band

Garmin Fenix 5S Sapphire - Black with Black Band

  • Premium smaller-sized (42 mm) multisport GPS watch with Elevate wrist heart rate technology
  • Preloaded activity profiles for all of your sports and adventures
  • Put key stats at your fingertips with the performance widget that shows the effects and progress of your workouts
  • Connected features include smart notifications, automatic uploads to Garmin Connect online fitness community and personalization through free watch faces and apps from our Connect IQ store
  • Outdoor sensors, including GPS and GLONASS satellite reception and 3-axis compass with gyroscope and barometric altimeter
  • Battery life : up to 9 days in smartwatch mode (depending on settings), up to 14 hours in GPS mode or up to 35 hours in UltraTrac battery saver mode

Wrist-Based Heart Rate Elevate-Wrist-based heart rate gives you 24/7 monitoring, no chest strap required1
Ruggedized For Adventure-Fit for adventure with rugged design featuring stainless steel bezel, buttons and rear case
Glass Or Sapphire Lenses-Choose from a model with vibrant glass lens or scratch-resistant sapphire lens
Training Statistics-Get key stats at your fingertips with the performance widget that shows your training status, training load and more
Multiple Sport/Activity Profiles-Preloaded activity profiles for all of your sports and adventures
Wi-Fi-Enabled-Wi-Fi-enabled for automatic activity uploads directly to Garmin Connect online fitness community when connected to wireless networks (available in Sapphire versions only)
Connected Features-Includes smart notifications2, automatic uploads to Garmin Connect and personalization through free watch faces and apps from our Connect IQ store
Quickfit Bands-A selection of QuickFit bands in your choice of premium leather, metal or silicone makes it easy to mix and match styles to go with any sport or activity (no tools required just swap, click and go)
Navigator + ABC-Built-in navigation sensors include 3-axis compass, gyroscope and barometric altimeter as well as GPS and GLONASS capability to track in more challenging environments

List Price: $ 699.99

Price: $ 468.95

2 thoughts on “Garmin Fenix 5S Sapphire – Black with Black Band”

  1. 1,070 of 1,095 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Coming from Apple Watch, what an improvement! (***with UPDATES after one month), April 3, 2017
    By 
    Jeroen

    **UPDATES BELOW, with some more Pros and Cons.

    Original review:
    I’m 7 days into the Sapphire Fenix 5 coming from a first edition Apple Watch. Needless to say, I upgraded my analytics game. What an amazing piece of equipment. Very much appreciate the accurate insights, exercise effects, VO2 Max, Functional Threshold Power, anaerobic fitness levels, you name it. This watch tells you exactly what you are doing and can do. And the fact that after 7 days of use with numerous 90 minute exercises, the battery level is still on 20%. Great. For me that’s such a welcome improvement over the Apple Watch.

    PROS
    1. Multisport insights, accurate measurements; pace accuracy is fabulous
    2. Countless features and functions
    3. 100M waterproof
    4. Rugged, beautiful design, looks great on wrist
    5. Screen readable under direct sunlight
    6. Long battery life (>week)
    7. Sync to Connect app is seamless (wifi, bluetooth)
    8. Comes with black and yellow straps, easily changeable
    9. Its pretty light weight if you ask me
    10. Oh, in case you’re wondering; all notifications you’d come to love from the apple watch, are on here too. I can even control my music like before. No song searching or voice control though.

    CONS
    1. Software froze on me once this week
    2. Screen was marketed as HiRes, don’t really notice that though
    3. Colors are a bit bland

    All in all a great watch, very happy with it. Full recommend it to anyone who trains a lot. Especially someone looking to upgrade from an AW. Good luck with your choice.

    UPDATE, April 20:
    On to four weeks with the Sapphire Fenix 5. Watch has become inseparable from my daily activities. Really grown on me. More so than the AW had. I keep looking at it, its stunning black rugged design with capabilities that surpass expectations. Anyone on the fence, go for it. You wont be dissappointed. Do have some small gropes which are more related to learning curve I guess.

    PROS:
    *Only had to charge it twice this month (thank you!). Used it swimming, cycling, running, walking, strength training.
    *I live high-up (8400ft) and the altimeter is spot on, barometer and compass as well. Unit takes the temperature from your surroundings, for example in the sauna you’ll get accurate spikes.
    *Must say the HRM is also better than expected which produces excellent data analysis on the watch and on the Garmin Connect App (also online). Does need to sit snug on the wrist, if not you lose accuracy. For example, on my daily 8mile bike ride to the office my HR stays in warm-up even though I’m sweating. Pulling the watchband tighter fixes the “issue”. Related to using optical sensors, they say.
    *If you want more data from running, an ANT+ connected HRM strap gives you access to additional menu for running dynamics, with real time info like cadence, ground contact time, stride length, vertical oscillation. Marvelous.
    *Connectivity to more sensors. Im getting the HRM Swim Strap as well.
    *BETTER ACCURACY, MORE DATA. Gotta love how Garmin feeds the need.
    *Big fan of Segments. Race on commute segments against strangers. Strava also works wonders. Integrates well with online Garmin Connect.
    *QuickFit wristbands in more colors.The black one I use while at work. The yellow one is good for the weekend. Looking forward to the leather strap.

    CONS:
    *First week the software froze, happened once more. So twice in a month. Restart is fast but does delete last 4 hours of HR data.
    *Error in software sync pushes your morning alarms from app to watch but not vice versa. This means the alarms you configure on the watch get deleted upon sync with Connect app. Sure this will get a fix, is a bit annoying nevertheless (using iOS).
    *Connect IQ apps. Well, coming from AW and its apps Connect IQ makes you feel a bit underwhelmed. Im sure I’ll get into it. I wish I could find a better way to use the Navigate app. Learning curve.
    *That said, downloaded Garmin BaseCamp to find courses and waypoints to upload to the watch but I was like, nope – I’ll save that for later.
    *Sometimes the watch kinda renews the connection with my iphone and I get double notified of emails, chats, calendar alerts.

    Hope this helps. Have to say that after four weeks I still feel that I haven’t discovered half of what the watch can do. Makes me a very satisfied F5 owner. I’ll update again once I get the HRM Swim Strap. Good luck with your choice!

    UPDATE June 1st:
    I’ll try to keep this short as its becoming quite a long read. Received the HRM Tri and Swim straps two weeks ago. Wanted to test things out before posting any comments. The HRM straps themselves are excellent, I use the Swim strap in a pool 3 times a week, the Tri I use for running and cycling. Both are very comfortable to fit the purpose of long runs or swim sessions. *I…

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  2. 308 of 316 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Sexy Technology, May 6, 2017
    By 
    Alice Blue

    Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
    At first, I felt overwhelmed that I spent this much money on this. The first couple of days were spent feeling guilty and ashamed, but man I love this thing. I have the white, champagne sapphire 5s. I am uploading a photo for any women out there interested in this. I have tiny hands and a tiny wrist so you can get an idea how it looks on the smallest of wrists. This version comes with the gray suede and the white strap so don’t buy the additional strap that it says “frequently bought with” The battery life is amazing. I charged it 2 days ago, ran twice since then and I’m at 76% The champagne worried me because I was afraid it would look too much like yellow gold since I’m a white gold and sterling silver person. It’s not gold at all. it’s very subtle. The white is very feminine and pretty. I am glad I didn’t go with the black.

    2 more runs and a hike and I’m now at 52%. Love the battery life.

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