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Garmin Fenix 3 vs Garmin Fenix 5 vs Garmin Fenix 5X Sapphire Edition


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General

  • Release
    January 5, 2015 April, 2017 April, 2017
  • Device Name
    Garmin Fenix 3 Garmin Fenix 5 Garmin Fenix 5X Sapphire
  • Device Type
    Fitness GPS Smartwatch GPS Sports Smartwatch GPS Sports Smartwatch
  • Device Model
    010-01338-05 (silver with red band), 010-01338-00 (grey with black band) 010-01688-00 (slate gray with black band), 010-01688-10 (black with black band), 010-01688-20 (slate gray with metal band), 010-01688-30 (Performer Bundle), 010-01688-02 (slate gray with amp yellow band) 010-01733-00 (slate gray with black band), 010-01733-04 (slate gray with metal band)
  • Box Items
    Fēnix 3, USB charging/data cable, AC adapter, Quick start manual Fēnix 5, Charging/data cable, Documentation; Performer Bundle: Fēnix 5, HRM-Tri™ heart rate monitor, Charging/data cable, Documentation Fēnix 5X Sapphire, Charging/data cable, Documentation
  • Predecessor
  • Successor

Body

  • Shape
    Circular Circular Circular
  • Case Dimensions
    51 x 51 x 15.5 mm 47 x 47 x 15.5 mm 51 x 51 x 17.5 mm
  • Case/Bezel
    Case: Fiber-reinforced polymer, Bezel: Stainless steel Case: Fiber-reinforced polymer, Bezel: Stainless steel Case: Fiber-reinforced polymer, Bezel: Stainless steel
  • Strap Material
    Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) Silicone or steel Silicone or steel
  • Strap/Band Size
    26 mm 22 mm 26 mm
  • Replaceable Band
    Yes, QuickFit™ Yes (Garmin QuickFit) Yes (Garmin QuickFit)
  • Weight
    82 g 85 g (Silicon Band), 156 g (Metal band) 98 g (Silicon Band), 196 g (Metal band)
  • IP Rating
    - - -
  • Water Resistance
    10 ATM (100 meters) 10ATM waterproof 10ATM waterproof
  • Colors
    010-01338-05 (silver with red band), 010-01338-00 (grey with black band) 010-01688-00 (slate gray with black band), 010-01688-10 (black with black band), 010-01688-20 (slate gray with metal band), 010-01688-02 (slate gray with amp yellow band) 010-01733-00 (slate gray with black band), 010-01733-04 (slate gray with metal band)
  • Other Information
    - - -

Display

  • Type
    Sunlight readable Garmin Chroma Display Sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP) Sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
  • Screen Size
    1.2 Inch (30.4 mm) 1.2 Inch 1.2 Inch
  • Screen Resolution
    218 x 218 pixels 240 x 240 Pixels 240 x 240 Pixels
  • Pixel Density
    - - -
  • Multi Touch
    Yes Yes Yes
  • Screen Protection
    Domed glass - Scratch-resistant sapphire lens

Platform

  • Operating System
    Garmin Connect IQ Garmin Connect IQ Garmin Connect IQ
  • Chipset
    - - -
  • CPU
    - - -
  • GPU
    - - -

Memory

  • RAM
    - - -
  • Internal Memory
    32 MB 64 MB 64 MB
  • SD Card Slot
    - No No

Cellular Network

  • Technology
    No No No
  • Bands
    No No No
  • SIM
    No No No
  • Speed
    No No No

Activity Tracker

  • Distance
    Yes Yes Yes
  • Heart Rate
    Yes Yes Yes
  • Steps
    Yes Yes Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth
    Yes Yes Yes
  • GPS
    GPS + GLONASS GPS + GLONASS GPS + GLONASS
  • WiFi
    Yes No Yes
  • NFC
    No No No
  • USB
    No - -
  • Radio
    No No No

Control

  • Touch
    Yes Yes Yes
  • Watchface
    Customizable Customizable Customizable
  • Voice Command
    - No No
  • Personal Assistant
    - - -
  • Smartphone Compatibility
    iPhone, Android, Windows iPhone, Android, Windows iPhone, Android, Windows
  • Smartphone Companion App
    Garmin Connect App Garmin Connect Mobile App Garmin Connect Mobile App

Notifications

  • Activity Alert
    Yes Yes Yes
  • SMS
    Yes Yes Yes
  • Email
    Yes Yes Yes
  • Incoming Call Alert
    Yes Yes Yes
  • Calendar Reminder
    Yes Yes Yes
  • Weather Forecast
    Yes Yes Yes

Sensors

  • Accelerometer
    Yes Yes Yes
  • Gyro
    - Yes Yes
  • Heart Rate
    Yes Yes Yes
  • Light
    - - -
  • Compass/Magnetometer
    Yes 3-axis compass 3-axis compass
  • Vibration/Haptics engine
    - Yes Yes
  • Other Sensors
    Barometric altimeter, Thermometer Thermometer, Barometric altimeter Thermometer, Barometric altimeter

Sound

  • Speaker
    No - -
  • Microphone
    No No No

Battery

  • Capacity
    - - -
  • Battery Life
    Smartwatch mode: Up to 2 weeks, GPS mode: Up to 20 hours Smartwatch Mode: 2 Weeks, GPS Mode: 24 - 60 Hours Smartwatch Mode: 12 Days, GPS Mode: 20 - 34 Hours
  • Standby
    Up to 50 hours - -
  • Talk-Time
    - - -
  • Wireless Charging
    - - -
  • Charging Time
    - - -
  • Quick Charging
    - - -

Additional Features

  • Language
    English English English
  • App Store
    Garmin Connect IQ Store Garmin Connect IQ Store Garmin Connect IQ Store
  • Builtin Payment Service
    No No No
  • Bluetooth Music
    - - -
  • Other Features
    - - -

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