Garmin Fenix 5 cycling features

The Fenix 5 series brings a host of cycling features, but the main feature is the Varia series integration. I have been out testing with the Varia radar light and you can see in the video below

The key features of the Fenix 5 I tested

  • Size: 47mm with colour screen (not touchscreen)
  • Screen Size: 1.2” (30.5 mm) diameter
  • Display resolution: 240 x 240 pixels; sunlight-visible, always-on, low power, colourful display
  • Weight: With silicone band: 85.0 g
  • Battery Life: Up to 2 weeks in smartwatch mode (depending on settings), up to 24 hours in GPS mode, and up to 60 hours in UltraTrac battery saver mode
  • Connectivity: Smart Bluetooth, ANT+ and wifi only on the Sapphire option
  • Social: Sträva and Strava Segments and Garmin Connect
  • PRICEGBP £499.99

Retailers that stock it

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Wiggle –…

Beat yesterday all day, every day. fēnix 5 is the premium multisport GPS watch with wrist-based heart rate, advanced training features and interchangeable bands that let you go from workplace to workout without breaking stride. Whatever sport you want to track, fēnix 5 has it covered, thanks to built-in activity profiles and advanced performance metrics which let you better control the efficiency of your training plus smart notifications

Check out this video of the key features


In many ways, Garmin gave fenix 5 models some serious “Edge” if you get my drift, by creating compatibility with the Varia Bi

Garmin Varia Radar light

ke Light and Radar series, a connection that up until now has been limited to Edge Bike computers and just a few other watch models (the 735XT, fenix Chronos, and Vivoactive HR to be exact). fenix 5 watches also support Shimano Di2 Shifting and ANT+ Gear Shifting, plus FTP Estimation and Strava Live Segment (Bike + Run).

This is a big feature for me and could be for many that want to just have one device for multiple activities when you have a range of Garmin products like the Varia light radar.


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