Analysis and handling of the Fenix 5 from Garmin.

As an introduction to this analysis

Connected watches have become powerful.Some of them are oriented towards monitoring physical condition and even go as far as monitoring calories burned, others are more for office automation with e-mail synchronization.

Several weak points on this watch :
– The size of his screen
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Its daily use
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

Our analysis has identified all cases of use of this connected watch.

A watch connected for health

Connected watches have become excellent tools for health analysis, which you would not normally expect from a product like this.They complement or replace the fitness monitoring devices you may be familiar with.
Our tests have shown that the Fenix 5 is one of the least interesting models if we want to have a healthy follow-up.That doesn’t in any way prevent you from buying it for aesthetic reasons.

The operating system remains the weak point of the watches produced by Fossil; and this Fenix 5 is no exception.It is still slow and not very intuitive to use.This is a different environment from what we are used to seeing.Count a few days before you know how to use it perfectly.
If sleep analysis is your priority, you will need to look at another model.
There is no accelerometer on this model of watch connected.A device that is very useful when you want to track your movements, such as detecting a fall.
It can monitor your heart rate, movements and then transmit this data to the associated application.
For those who need to analyze their heartbeat curve, you will have to choose another watch, as this model does not have one.

A smartwatch for everyday life

Are all connected watches gadgets or are some of them special?Besides, you don’t know if you’ll need it every day.This is precisely what the Fenix 5 test shows.
This model is not well placed when compared to other smartwatches at the same price.It is one of the worst models available on the market today.
An interesting feature of this watch is the presence of a GPS.Something that some say is superfluous, but nice.Note by account, that in full GPS mode – with GPS tracking enabled, the watch’s autonomy will last less time.
It should be remembered that it is not designed to operate underwater.
It has an attractive round screen, more so than many other more expensive models.You can also, if you wish, choose from a large selection of multicoloured bracelets.It can also be adapted to your tastes thanks to the different colours.
No security glass has been fitted to this watch.
The menus are accessible only with the buttons.This watch does not support NFC function, so contactless payment is not possible with this watch.
Finally, even if it is not essential, we would have appreciated being able to listen to music.You will have to choose another watch for this.

The connected watch that will delight sportsmen and women?

The connected watch offers an interesting alternative to tracking devices, which are only oriented towards sport or health.It is a product with many advantages.Is Fenix 5 a new electronic gadget?
This new model is not for those who play sports on a regular basis.It does not allow you to follow your evolution in the sport you practice.
It includes GPS tracking.GPS support is relatively simple and will allow you to track your position even without a paired phone.
The watch does not have a SIM card, and therefore does not have 3G access.A disadvantage that turns into an advantage in terms of the battery life that will be extended.
The presence of the gyroscope will facilitate measurements in areas such as running or cycling.
Its altimeter sensor will determine the activity of those who practice mountain sports.
Fossil watches are also designed to track fitness data such as heart rate.

If you can’t envisage sport without music, this watch doesn’t allow it.

Is it suitable for all needs?

Depending on the type of smartwatch and its operating system, you will be able to install or use applications.This influences the number of applications that can be added, and the practical functionality that will result.These applications not only display notifications on your wrist, they can keep you entertained, track your fitness and health, and help you stay organized.
This model is not well placed in terms of applications.
This watch works with a specific operating system, making it impossible to add new applications.Only those installed by default are available.
Due to a screen size of 1.2 inches, some will have difficulty reading and analyzing the data displayed.Last point concerning possible new applications in addition to what is planned: this will be out of the question due to its specific configuration.It is a basic watch, dedicated to simple uses.

The Fenix 5 – in a nutshell

As you can see, this watch is not one of the best.On the other hand, you know that with a very attractive price, it can be a simple choice.
The few weak points could be:
– The size of his screen
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Its daily use
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

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