Garmin is rolling out its next generation of premium fitness tracking smartwatches equipped with built-in maps, offline music and NFC payments. One model even has Pulse Ox Acclimation for blood oxygen saturation awareness.
Each of the three Fenix 5 Plus models is packed with sophisticated training features to help monitor form and performance. We’re talking physiological metrics, running dynamics and workout stats for measuring progress and fine-tune form.
With multi-network satellite reception including Galileo offline maps, athletes and fitness buffs can tackle more challenging environments and places without a clear view of the sky.
The Fenix 5S Plus features a 1.2-inch display, which is almost a 20% increase over the previous Fenix 5 model. Fenix 5X Plus is Garmin’s first wearable to offer an optional wrist-based Pulse Ox sensor for blood oxygen saturation awareness. The Pulse Ox sensor is especially useful when adjusting to higher altitudes.
All models offer storage for up to 500 songs. Download offline playlists from music streaming services or transfer music from a computer directly to the watch. Next time you go for a run leave the wallet at home and pay for your coffee or snack with Garmin Pay, the contactless payment solution.
The battery life differs significantly from model to model. Consequently, so does the price. Fenix 5S Plus offers up to 7 days of battery life in smartwatch mode but only 4 hours in GPS and Music modes. 5 Plus has up to 10 days in smartwatch mode and 8 hours in GPS and Music modes. 5X Plus offers the best performance with 20 days of battery life in smartwatch mode and 13 hours in GPS and Music modes. The smartwatches are priced from AUD $999 to $AU1,699.
Users can customise their smartwatch with widgets, data fields, watch faces and apps. When paired with a compatible smartphone, get call, text and email notifications right on the wrist.
Each smartwatch is constructed using premium-grade materials to tough-it through challenging environments. Available in two distinctive finishes, PVD-coated stainless-steel bezel with a silicone watch band, or a lighter, high-performing titanium bezel with a brushed titanium bracelet. Each version features a full-colour Garmin Chroma Display with LED backlighting to assure sunlight readability and is water-rated to 100 metres.
Garmin’s Fenix 5 Plus series is available now.