Official - Garmin Announce Fenix 5, Fenix 5S and Fenix 5X

Germin has just welcomed us into 2017 by announce not just one, but three successors to the multi sport GPS watch, they are the Fenix 5, the Fenix 5S and the Fenix 5X. The are very much built with outdoor adventurers in mind, with the new Fenix models offering cool features such as; long battery life, 24/7 activity tracking, mapping, Garmin's Elevate wrist based heart rate monitor and the usual array of multi sport tracking features.

That means it still caters for runners, hikers, swimmers and cyclists. All of the new Fenix series watches are 100 meters water rated (meaning that you can go into dip water without worrying about the stainless steel body will getting damaged).

The neq Fenix comes with three-axis compass on board as well as a gyroscope and barometric altimeter. Also the GPS and GLONASS support means tracking is well and truly covered. We've praised Garmin's smartwatch features as you'll be able to view call, text and email notifications on the watch display.

The 47mm Fenix 5 features a more compact design in comparison to the Fenix 3 HR, and like the other models it lets you switch between leather and metal straps and promises two weeks of battery life in smartwatch mode and 24 hours in GPS mode.

Garmin Fenix 5S

The Fenix 5S is the female version, specially designed for female adventurers and offering a smaller 42mm sized watch that's available in silver with either white, turquoise or black silicone bands with a mineral glass lens.

The Fenix 5S also have the Sapphire model which features a more outdoor-friendly and scratch resistant sapphire lens and offers Wi-Fi support making it easier to sync your data. Battery life on the Fenix 5S is shorter than the Fenix 5 (delivering up to eight days in smartwatch mode and 13 hours in GPS mode).

Garmin Fenix 5X

The Fenix 5X is the last and the daddy of the Fenix5 and 5S. It measures in at 51mm and is also available in a sapphire lens, Wi-Fi packing model. This Fenix 5X comes preloaded with TOPO US mapping and cycling maps, and then suggesting suitable courses with guidance available on the watch display.

It also has an Around Me map mode and you can view data overlays during tracked activity. Fenix 5X owners can expect to get a battery life of up to 12 days in smartwatch mode and 20 hours in GPS mode. All the models are fully equipped with a power saving mode to squeeze out a few more hours of tracking.

Availability and Price

The new Fenix 5, 5S and 5X will start shipping in these first quarter of 2017. The Fenix 5 and Fenix 5S is expected to be priced at $599.99. The Fenix 5 Sapphire, Fenix 5S Sapphire and Fenix 5X are priced a little higher at $699.99.
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