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Garmin launch Fenix 5 range of multisport watches

Josh Cunningham
5 Jan 2017

Three new watches from Garmin, as well as the launch of new software partnerships

GPS tech giant Garmin has announced three new additions to its multisport watch range: the Fenix 5, Fenix 5s and Fenix 5x. 

The 5X is the all-singing all-dancing model, with preloaded mapping tools, and is also the chunkiest as a result. The regular 5 is an updated version of the previous model, but slighter and more compact, while the 5S has a female focus, made smaller still and with smaller wrists in mind.


Garmin Fenix 5

Each of the models are built to withstand the elements, with stainless steel bezels and forged steel rear casing, as well as boasting a water rating of 100 meters3. From a software point of view, all three come preloaded with features for daily activity tracking, an altimeter, compass and gyroscope. There's the ability to track and log training for running, cycling, swimming, skiing, or whatever, as well as a heart rate monitor, which takes its reading directly from the wrist. Users can even get a call, text and email notifications directly to their wrist. 

Garmin Fenix 5X

New collaborations with Uber, Trek, Gu and Nuun will, via apps downloadable from Garmin's Connect IQ store, also allow users to adjust lights, order cabs, and receive notifications on when it's time to refuel and eat. Strava Live compatibility will enable regular tabs on segments, and a pairing with Accuweather will mean live local weather reports are also available. It seems almost scarily clever and interconnected. 

Garmin Fenix 5S

Available in Spring 2017.

Fenix 5 and 5S £499.99

Fenix 5X £TBC

Fenix 5X Sapphire £629.99

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