Tech-savvy athletes and outdoor freaks alike love smartwatch brand Garmin and with good reason. The company kills it year after year with brilliant multi-sport watches that simultaneously raise the bar on fitness tracking and wearable tech. At the recent CES 2017 in Las Vegas, Garmin unveiled their new Fenix 5 Series watches, which represent such a big step forward that the brand skipped over the 4 Series altogether. Kidding, kidding–apparently 4 is an unlucky number in Japan. The Feniz 5 Series therefore represents a modest but necessary step forward, one that makes a great thing even greater and easily maintains Garmin’s kung-fu grip on the industry while likely gaining the brand a bunch of new fans.
The 5 Series includes three separate models that each feature quality mainstays like stainless cases finishes, interchangeable straps, high resolution LED screens, a beautiful, functional aesthetic and enough fitness tech to save you at least a few visits to the doctor. The biggest and baddest of the bunch is the Fenix 5X. Hosting a 51mm case, all the best tech, reinforced housing and a PVD-coated stainless steel bezel among other things, the 5X is built to endure any challenge you can throw at it and last all day long.
On the other end of the spectrum is the 5S. Featuring a slimmer, sleeker design, the 5S flaunts feminine appeal and a little buoyancy with no sacrifice to functionality. And for those who want the best of all worlds, consider the Fenix 5, which packs high grade material and a ton of sophisticated tech into a more approachable, less bulky (than the 5X), multisport body.