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Garmin Fenix 5 vs Fitbit Ionic

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Garmin Fenix 5

Fitbit Ionic

Product Image Garmin Fenix 5 Fitbit Ionic
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Brand Garmin Fitbit
Category Smartwatch Smartwatch

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Release April, 2017 August, 2017
Device Name Garmin Fenix 5 Fitbit Ionic
Device Type GPS Sports Smartwatch Sportwatch
Device Model 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) Ionic
Box Items Fēnix 5, Charging/data cable, Documentation; Performer Bundle: Fēnix 5, HRM-Tri™ heart rate monitor, Charging/data cable, Documentation Watch, Charging Cable, Warranty Card, User Manual


Shape Circular Rectangular, Flat
Case Dimensions 47 x 47 x 15.5 mm 1.9 x 4 x 8.7 inches (38.59mm Width x 12.2mm Thick)
Case/Bezel Case: Fiber-reinforced polymer, Bezel: Stainless steel Aluminium unibody
Strap Material Silicone or steel
Strap/Band Size 22 mm
Replaceable Band Yes (Garmin QuickFit)
Weight 85 g (Silicon Band), 156 g (Metal band) 30g
IP Rating -
Water Resistance 10ATM waterproof 165ft (50 meter) water-proofing (5ATM waterproof)
Colors 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) Blue Gray, Slate Blue , Charcoal
Other Information -


Type Sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP) LCD (with 1000nits Brightness)
Screen Size 1.2 Inch 1.42Inch (36mm)
Screen Resolution 240 x 240 Pixels 348 x 250 pixels
Pixel Density - 306ppi
Multi Touch Yes Yes
Screen Protection - Corning Gorilla Glass 3


Operating System Garmin Connect IQ Fitbit OS
Chipset - TZ1201XBG
CPU - Toshiba ARM Cortex M4F 120MHz, 32Bit
GPU - -


Internal Memory 64 MB 2.5 GB
SD Card Slot No

Cellular Network

Technology No No
Bands No No
Speed No No

Activity Tracker

Distance Yes Yes
Heart Rate Yes Yes
Steps Yes Yes


Bluetooth Yes Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (Syncing range: Up to 6.1 metres (20 feet))
GPS GPS + GLONASS GPS, GLONASS (records at 1-second intervals)
WiFi No Yes
NFC No Yes
USB - No
Radio No


Touch Yes Yes
Watchface Customizable Digital, Analog, Custom
Voice Command No No
Personal Assistant - No
Smartphone Compatibility iPhone, Android, Windows Android v4.4+, iOS
Smartphone Companion App Garmin Connect Mobile App Fitbit App


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


Accelerometer Yes 3-axis Accelerometers
Gyro Yes Yes
Heart Rate Yes Yes (More accurate HR sensor)
Light - Yes
Compass/Magnetometer 3-axis compass Yes
Vibration/Haptics engine Yes Yes
Other Sensors Thermometer, Barometric altimeter Altimeter, Sp02 Sensor


Speaker - No
Microphone No No


Capacity - Lithium-Polymer
Battery Life Smartwatch Mode: 2 Weeks, GPS Mode: 24 - 60 Hours 4 Days (without gps), 10 hours (with GPS)
Standby - -
Talk-Time - -
Wireless Charging - Contact Point Charging (Magnetic)
Charging Time -
Quick Charging - -

Additional Features

Language English
App Store Garmin Connect IQ Store Fitbit OS Store
Builtin Payment Service No NFC based contactless payments with Fitbit App
Bluetooth Music - Yes
Other Features - Memory Storage: Saves 7 days of detailed motion data – minute by minute, Saves daily totals for past 30 days, Stores heart rate data at 1 second intervals during exercise tracking and at 5 second intervals all other times.

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