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Garmin Fenix 5 Sports Watch with Amp Yellow Band (Slate Grey) $499 (Was $799) @ JB Hi-Fi

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It is not everyone's favourite colour. But you can buy any colour replacement band for less than $15 from eBay/Aliexpress/Amazon AU.

This is a great price for local stock.

Key Features

Premium multisport GPS watch with Elevate™ wrist heart rate technology¹

Fit for adventure with rugged design that features stainless steel bezel, buttons and rear case

Put key stats at your fingertips with the performance widget that shows the effects and progress of your workouts

Connected features² 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 2 weeks in smartwatch mode (depending on settings), up to 24 hours in GPS mode or up to 60 hours in UltraTrac™ battery saver mode

¹See Garmin.com/ataccuracy
²When paired with a compatible smartphone; see Garmin.com/BLE
³When paired with heart rate monitor; included with some models, sold separately on others

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  • Very happy with my Garmin Fenix 5 saphire I bought of Qantas airmiles special

    The only thing I would have liked is the Garmin pay option on 5 plus

    Great watch

    • I got the non-Sapphire version (same as this one). I really like the watch. Good battery life (close to 2 weeks depending how many activities)

      Yes Garmin Pay could be a handy option for many.

  • They were dreaming at $799.

    • Well… they sold 100s of 1000 of this watch at that price.

      It is not just another smartwatch. Unlike other expensive watches such as Apple/Samsung/LG…etc, this one is purely focuses on sport and fitness.

    • 500 bucks seems crazy to me, unless it's the world's first accurate smartwatch fitness tracker which seems doubtful, but suit yourself.

      • +3 votes

        Sadly only the hardware part is great - battery life (about a week without gps), gps itself, materials. The watch firmware, the android client and the garmin website/services are from mediocre to horrible, every bit has some imperfection.

        Alarm clock - vibrates only 50seconds and then… stops, no snooze (but the timer goes on forever);
        GPS - if the phone does not have internet straight away, it may upload the track 6-8hrs later (but it does not miss notifications and calls all these hours, which is great);
        Notifications - they disappear after timeout which cannot possibly be disabled;
        Watchface - need way too many clicks to switch to another one;
        Autoupdate - which cannot be disabled and which autoupdates when you are just about to start riding;
        Fonts - the size cannot change;
        Autolock for keys - when enabled, makes it virtually impossible to pay with garminpay - it locks within seconds but does not say when and does not show the lock icon as it does in other modes;
        Timer - a single entry, nothing like Pebble watch multitimer app, and there is no app for that in the Garmin appstore;
        Data screens for activities - only 4 fields are available, or custom data fields which take the entire screen;
        Bluetooth - reliably works in just a half of a normal range of a pebble watch;
        Android client - every second day there is a window when it cannot handle every second request to the app store (which tells more about the server really) - says "timeout";
        Charger port flimsy - charging may not start when attached or the watch locks itself to the charging screen when detaching from the charger for up to 30 seconds, or it is a watch firmware, not sure.

        And it is all the same for Moto G, Xiaomi Redmi5x, Moto G5S.

        A bunch of small annoying things which are probably only obvious if you are used to pebble or androidwear watches though.

        However other smartwatches are worse at least at the battery life :-/

        • Other than the Bluetooth issue you mentioned, I did not experience any.

          Alarm clock, I get the snooze option. Maybe a setting.
          Watch face - how often you need to change the watch face?

        • @dealspider: I was not precise about the alarm but you have to hit the snooze button in 50sec, if you did not, it won't buzz again. About watchface - there is a nice watchface with everything but does not show weather, and there is "weathergraph" which is quite nice but the watchface otherwise is too simple - I'd love to be able to switch between them by swiping instead of having the swipeable apps which I never ever use.

        • @aik:
          The alarm feature doesn't seem like a problem. What would you be doing not to press the button within 20 seconds. Also it seems practical like if you left the watch somewhere in a hard surface, saves it from scratching from the vibration if it shakes forever

        • @aerona:
          I would be sleeping very deep within 20seconds. I have missed the alarm a couple of time already just because of this retarded alarm clock implementation. Never missed with Pebble. Now I set 3 alarm clocks 1 minute apart if I really have to wake at the specific time. Which exhausts the number of available alarm clocks really fast as the maximum is something like 5.

          It seems practical to give the user choice. I would wear the watch and it would't scratch my pillow - this is the usecase for trips where I do not bring my ikea alarmclock. And the timer does vibrate forever but somehow this is ok and practical?

          My point is that Garmin makes possibly the best gps activity trackers (better than pebble + android + ant+ sensors indeed) but very average smartwatches.

    • I paid $900 for the Fenix 3 sapphire when it came out.

  • To those who own this watch, any issue with syncing to iPhone? Vivosport is absolute garbage.

    • No issues syncing with my Android Phone. Tho some Android users have reported syncing issues with phones such as Huawei. What happens there is some Phone manufacturers pre-installed phone management application that kills applications running in the background. Garmin Connect requires the app to run in the background which the operating system understands as a "Battery draining application" and eventually kills it. I am not sure if that happens in iOS as well?

      • Probably need to whitelist it so the application ignores it.

      • nope, this is not necessarily it, I have had problems with lineageos phone as well, and moto g5s which is vanilla android. Garmin made crappy client for android or/and broken server infrastructure.

    • I've got the 5S+ and no issue.

    • No issue syncing with iphone X. Had my fenix 5 since release date. Love it.

  • I like this watch but all it does is tell me I'm not moving enough I think it's broken.

  • +1 vote

    +1 Just because that colour is sexy.

  • Love my Fenix 5. The metal bezel does ding easily through wear and tear.

    Interestingly, mine came with a black band as well as that yellow band in the box…

    • Now this is the main reason I specifically bought the non-sapphire-Blue watch. It came with silver bezel so the scuff marks are hardly visible.

  • How's this better than Amazfit Pace for ~$150

    • It really depends on your requirement. Like I mentioned above, this watch is mainly focuses on multi-Sport and fitness.

      This one comes with proper local warranty for starters.

      This watch can be paired (using Bluetooth or ANT+) with other sports equipments such as bike Speed sensors, HR sensors, Cadence sensors, Power meters…The list goes on. Garmin got a pretty decent app which constantly gets updated. It also supports sharing data with third-party applications such as Strava, MyFitnessPal…etc.

  • Not that interested in the GPS but it does look a bit sexier than my Fitbit

    • Way better than Fitbit for water proofing and battery

      The fitbit sleep tracking software is superior though, even after Garmin software update

      Overall I love the apps you can install and data fields you can add… I now know just how few waves I sometimes get!

  • Those looking to finance can get a price match in store at Rebel and Afterpay.

  • Heads up rebel will have this cheaper next week. Great watch and still a decent price tho!

  • How does this compare to the Samsung Gear S3?

    • Gear s3 is a piece of junk. Returned mine to Samsung to buy a forerunner 935 (plastic case version of the Fenix 5) and have been very happy with it.

  • no offline music and garmin pay ? how I can exercise/pay my about toast without my phone!? no no way… I should wait the 5 plus reduction rice to be able to do that.

  • Bought two. Thanks dealspider

  • Be careful of the screen - it scratches easily. get a screen protector. the Sapphire version screen is a lot stronger and scratch resistant.

  • hey @dealspider, do you know if it does get any better than this?