Garmin® Introduces the fēnix® 5 series – Multisport GPS Watches for Fitness, Adventure and Style

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced fēnix 5, fēnix 5S and fēnix 5X, adding three watches designed
with adventurers of all sizes in mind to its popular line of multisport
GPS wearables. The fēnix 5S is lighter, sleeker and smaller than
previous models – perfect for small wrists without sacrificing
multisport functionality. The fēnix 5X boasts preloaded wrist-based
mapping; and the compact fēnix 5, like other fēnix watches, is
feature-packed and ready to take on any adventure with an all-new
industrial design. All of the fēnix 5 models are 24/7 wearable with
extended battery life, daily activity tracking1, Garmin
Elevate™ wrist heart rate technology, and a host of connected features2.
And users can easily switch between stylish leather and metal accessory
bands to sporty silicone in seconds and without tools, thanks to the new
QuickFit™ bands. With the new fēnix 5 lineup, users now have a watch
that compliments their style and adventures.

The fēnix 5, 5S and 5X are announcing in conjunction with the Consumer
Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nev., and will be showcased at the Garmin
booth #35811. Additionally, fēnix 5S has been named a CES 2017
Innovation Awards Honoree in the wearable technologies category.
Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent
panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and
members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering
in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 28 product

“After years in the wearables market, Garmin knows that athletes and
adventurers come in all sizes, which is why we have designed the new
line of fēnix 5 watches to fit every wrist and every workout,” said Dan
Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “This is the first
time Garmin has created a variety of sizes for one product so now users
don’t have to choose between getting the features they want and wearing
a watch that fits.”

Measuring 47mm, the fēnix 5 has a brand new industrial design and
is more compact than previous models like the fēnix 3HR, but is still
packed with multisport features. All of the new fēnix 5 models are
available in a variety of colors and finishes with more accessory bands
available (sold separately), which makes the new QuickFit bands a great
addition. Users can mix and match between their choice of leather, metal
or silicone watchbands and switch between them in seconds with no tools
needed. Easier than changing clothes for different occasions, fēnix 5
users just need to swap, click and go to change out their band.

The first fēnix designed with a focus on female adventurers, the fēnix
is a sleek, smaller-sized watch. At 42mm, fēnix 5S is small and
comfortable for petite wrists, without compromising any multisport
features. Both stylish and functional, fēnix 5S is available in silver
with either a white, turquoise or black silicone band with a mineral
glass lens. The fēnix 5S Sapphire has a scratch-resistant sapphire lens
and is available in black with a black band, champagne with a water
resistant gray suede band or champagne with a metal band. The fēnix 5S
Sapphire units also come with an extra silicone QuickFit band.

Preloaded with TOPO US mapping, routable cycling maps and other
navigation features like Round Trip Run and Round Trip Ride, the fēnix
measures at 51mm. With these features, users can enter how far
they’d like to run or ride, and their watch will suggest appropriate
courses to choose from. Users can also get at-a-glance guidance from
their fēnix 5X. During an activity, easy-to-read guidance cues for
upcoming turns are displayed as banners on the watch so users are always
aware of their route. Additionally, fēnix 5X users can use the Around Me
map mode to see different points of interest, waypoints and other map
objects within the user’s range to help users be more aware of their
surroundings. Users can configure their fēnix 5X to see data overlays on
mapping screens, and to see highlight key information without having to
switch screens during an activity. The fēnix 5X is available with a
scratch-resistant sapphire lens.

All of the new fēnix 5 models come preloaded with the full multisport
toolset for running, hiking, swimming, biking and more that has made the
fēnix line one of Garmin’s bestselling wearables. Whether users are on
an adventure, or just in the gym, Garmin Elevate wrist heart rate
technology gives users 24/7 heart rate monitoring, without needing a
chest strap. In addition to the wide variety of sport profiles, all
three fēnix 5 models have daily activity tracking, so users can wear
their fēnix as a daily timepiece and a rugged training tool. Built-in
navigation features include a 3-axis compass, gyroscope and barometric
altimeter, as well as GPS and GLONASS support to track in more
challenging environments than with GPS alone. Users can also keep their
training stats right at their fingertips with a performance widget that
shows training status, training load and more.

In addition to the multiport features, the fēnix 5, 5S and 5X boast a
variety of connected features. When paired with a compatible smartphone,
users can get call, text and email smart notifications right on their
wrist. All fēnix 5 models are compatible with Connect IQ so users can
customize their watch with apps, widgets, data fields and watch faces.
To take watch faces one step further, fēnix 5 watches are compatible
with the Face It app, so users can set their favorite photo as their
watch face. Sapphire models are Wi-Fi® Enabled, so users can
connect their watch to their home network for automatic uploads to
Garmin Connect™ when within range.

Each of the new fēnix 5 models is water rated to 100 meters3,
and is built to withstand the elements with a stainless steel bezel,
buttons and rear case. The fēnix 5 can get up to two weeks of battery
life in smartwatch mode and 24 hours in GPS mode. The fēnix 5X can get
up to 12 days of battery life in smartwatch mode and 20 hours in GPS
mode. The fēnix 5S can get up to eight days in smartwatch mode and up to
13 hours in GPS mode.4 Users can also take advantage of the
UltraTrac™ power saver mode to extend battery life even more.

The fēnix 5, 5S and 5x will be available in Q1 2017. The fēnix 5 and
fēnix 5S will have a suggested retail price of $599.99; the fēnix 5
Sapphire, fēnix 5S Sapphire and fēnix 5X will have a suggested retail
price of $699.99. To learn more, visit

The fēnix 5 is the latest solution from Garmin’s expanding outdoor
segment, which focuses on developing technologies and innovations to
enhance users’ outdoor experiences. Whether hiking, hunting, geocaching,
golfing, or using satellite communication, Garmin outdoor devices are
becoming essential tools for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels. For more
information about Garmin’s other outdoor products and services, go to, and

For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless
devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active
lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including
automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more
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About Garmin

Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN).
Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal
subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United
Kingdom. Garmin and fēnix are registered trademarks, and Garmin Elevate,
QuickFit, UltraTrac and Garmin Connect are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or
its subsidiaries. Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.

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Garmin International Inc. Maddie Estrada, 913-397-8200 [email protected]