The Garmin Fenix 5 is an outstanding GPS watch that was the clear winner of our Editor's Choice Award before the slightly more awesome Garmin Forerunner 935 came along and stole the title (little siblings, amirite?). While the 935 edged out the Fenix 5 in terms of weight, accuracy, and battery life in our tests, these watches are much more alike than they are different, and both have the most extensive range of features in our test group.
The Fenix 5 is a high-end watch, and its price reflects that, so those looking for an entry-level option should check out the Garmin Forerunner 35 or the TomTom Runner. If backcountry navigation is your top priority, the Suunto Ambit3 Peak is slightly burlier in that area. If you want all the functionality of the Fenix 5 in a lighter, less expensive package, check out our new Editor's Choice, the Forerunner 935.
The 5X is large.
The 5S is small.
The 5 Plus has music, maps and Garmin Pay. It also comes in sizes X and S.
Here, we're just talking about the short, sweet, simple 5.