Garmin has unveiled a new range of three Fenix smartwatches. For the first time, the Fenix 5 series offers three unique styles and sizes without compromising on the tech and capabilities.
The Fenix 5 will come in three variants: the Fenix 5, the Fenix 5S, and the Fenix 5X.
The baseline Fenix 5 is more compact than its predecessor but still pretty big, with a 47mm frame. The 5S, meanwhile, marks the first time the company has designed add a device to the line aimed at users with smaller wrists. At 42mm, it’s not exactly compact, but should do a better job opening the line up to a larger user base, while maintaining the line’s standard functionality.
The 5X sounds downright gigantic with a 51mm frame. It’s got all sort of added bikes-specific features built in, including TOPO US mapping and routable cycling maps.
All the new models have constant heart rate monitoring built-in and multisport tracking, including modes for running, swimming, biking, hiking and the like. Plus, naturally, built-in GPS and GLONASS navigation and a barometric altimeter, along with the standard array of motion tracking sensors. All are water resistant to 100 meters and feature ruggedized casing. The 5X also has an optional sapphire lens for added scratch resistance.
Garmin is expected to release all three models this quarter, with the Fenix 5 and 5S priced at $600, while the sapphire versions of the 5 and 5S and the 5X will retail for $700.