Garmin fēnix 5 and 5S: Navigating With Your Watch

Garmin fēnix 5 and 5S: Navigating With Your Watch


In this video, you’ll learn to use the navigation features available on your fēnix 5 or fēnix 5S, so you can venture anywhere in style. You can use your device to save locations, navigate to a destination, or follow a track or course. Let’s see how to save your current location so you can navigate back to it later. Press and hold the Light button to enter the Controls menu and select Save Location. Your watch will search for GPS reception and then show you the coordinates and elevation of your location. Press the Start/Stop button to save the location. If you’d like to name your location, just push the Down button, and then Start/Stop. Now let’s see how to navigate to one of your saved locations. Press the Start/Stop key. Push either the Down or Up arrows to select Navigate. Then select Saved Locations. You’ll see a list of your saved locations. Select the one that you would like to navigate to, then select Go To. The navigation information screen appears. Once you have acquired GPS, select Start to begin navigation. You can also select Up or Down to view additional data pages. Now, let’s navigate to a location with a specific activity profile. This is beneficial for those who want to use their existing profile configurations for a specific activity while navigating. Within the Apps and Activities list, select the activity profile that you would like to use. This feature is available only for activities that use GPS. At any time during an activity, press and hold the Menu button. Then, scroll down and select Navigation. A list of navigation features will appear. Select Saved Locations, then select the location you would like to navigate to, then select Go To. Once your watch has acquired GPS, select Start when you are ready to begin navigation. You can also navigate back to the starting point of your track or activity. This feature is available only for activities that use GPS. During an activity, select Stop. Scroll down and choose Back to Start. Select TrackBack to retrace your steps to return the same way that you came. Or select Straight Line to display a direct path back to your starting point. Thanks for watching. To learn more, watch the other videos in this series.

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