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#200143 - 01/29/18 11:24 PM Questions regarding Garmin Fenix 5 and 5X
drharps Offline
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Registered: 01/29/18
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Does anyone have one of these? I've been debating getting them and was debating between those and the Suunto lineup. Seems the Fenix are simply better so I'm leaning towards them.

My question is, with the 5 and 5x, can you see the hiking trail mapped on your watch with both? If I am on a trail, can I look at the watch and see how much farther I have to go? I'm not sure which I want to go with - the 5 or 5x. I'm leaning towards 5 as I don't need to see the map the entire time I'm hiking, but I like the idea of being able to see how much farther I have. If that's an option with both or neither, I'll go with the 5. If only the 5x, then that one.

Thanks.

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#200155 - 02/01/18 02:01 PM Re: Questions regarding Garmin Fenix 5 and 5X [Re: drharps]
JustWalking Offline
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Registered: 01/12/16
Posts: 168
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According to DC Rainmaker (great site for gadget reviews), the 5X is what you want. Review of the 5 series here:

DC Rainmaker

Edit to add: I didn't read the entire review, so you might want to to ensure what I gleaned from a very quick skim is correct.


Edited by JustWalking (02/01/18 02:03 PM)
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