Garmin® debuts the fēnix® 5 Plus, adds maps, music, Garmin Pay and wrist-based Pulse Ox to its popular multisport GPS watch series
Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced the fēnix 5 Plus series, its next generation of GPS multisport
watches with built-in routable topographical maps, storage for music
playlists, Garmin Pay™ contactless payment solution and wrist-based
for altitude acclimation awareness.
Like other fēnix 5 watches, the fēnix 5S Plus, fēnix 5 Plus
and fēnix 5X Plus are built for athletes and adventures of all
sizes. These rugged yet premium crafted watches range in size from
42-51mm and all boast a bright, sunlight readable display. The fēnix 5S
Plus features a 1.2-inch display, which is almost a 20% increase over
the fēnix 5S, meaning users don’t have to sacrifice screen size for a
watch fit for smaller wrists.
The fēnix 5X Plus is Garmin’s first wearable to offer a wrist-based
Pulse Oximeter, which is especially useful for higher altitude
“We are thrilled to bring exciting new features to our most popular
outdoor GPS wearable series,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of
global consumer sales. “We’ve added some of our most sought-after
features like built-in mapping, music and contactless payments to each
new model in the fēnix 5 Plus series, and with the introduction of the
Pulse Ox feature in the fēnix 5X Plus, our customers can now have more
confidence taking their adventures to even greater heights.”
Featuring wrist-based heart rate and all of the multisport and smart
connectivity features of the previous fēnix 5 models, each of the
watches in the Plus series will also include built-in map data optimized
for at-a-glance navigation and location tracking. These maps can be used
with the round-trip course creator that allows runners and cyclists to
enter a distance they would like to run or ride, then select a route
from a list of appropriate courses to choose from. First introduced in
our premium cycling computers, the Trendline™ popularity
routing feature will use Garmin Connect™ data to help users find and
follow the best trails and running routes based on billions of miles
logged by previous Garmin users. Runners can feel more comfortable
knowing they’re going down a path or trail that has been previously
explored by others.
The fēnix 5S Plus, fēnix 5 Plus, and fēnix 5X Plus will also offer
on-device music storage, up to 500 songs, for phone-free listening.
Download offline playlists from select music streaming services2
like iHeartRadio, Deezer, and more, or transfer music from a computer
directly to the watch. Once the playlist is loaded, simply pair the
device with compatible Bluetooth® headphones (sold
separately) and start listening. All sizes of the Plus series will also
Pay, a contactless payment solution3, meaning fēnix Plus
wearers can leave their cash and credit cards at home, but still be able
to grab a beverage or bite after a long day on the mountain. Utilizing
their Garmin Pay wallet, users have the same rewards and benefits of the
physical cards, with the convenience of having them right on the wrist.
Each fēnix 5 Plus model is packed with sophisticated training features
to help monitor form and performance. Users can tap into physiological
metrics, running dynamics and more to track workout stats, measure
progress and fine-tune form. Training status automatically evaluates
recent exercise history to let users know if they’re overtraining,
maintaining or peaking. The fēnix 5 Plus series are Connect IQ
compatible, so users customize their watch with widgets, data fields,
watch faces and apps. When paired with a compatible smartphone4,
users can get call, text and email notifications right on their wrist.
Additionally, users can customize the look of their watch with QuickFit®
bands. Simply swap a silicone band for a leather or titanium strap, no
tools necessary. New colors of the QuickFit bands have been added to the
Plus series including but not limited to frost blue, seafoam, and solar
Every fēnix 5 Plus watch features multinetwork satellite reception, now
including Galileo to track in more challenging environments than GPS
alone. This is particularly helpful when adventuring in places without a
clear view of the sky like deep canyons or urban environments.
Constructed with premium-grade materials, the fēnix 5 Plus series is
built tough for challenging environments. Available in two distinctive
finishes, users can choose between a PVD-coated stainless-steel bezel
with silicone watch band, or for a lighter material, a high-performing
titanium bezel version with brushed titanium bracelet. Each version
features a full-color Garmin Chroma Display with LED backlighting to
assure sunlight readability and is water-rated to 100 meters5.
The fēnix 5S Plus can get up to 7 days in smartwatch mode and up to 4
hours in GPS and Music mode;6 the fēnix 5 Plus can get up to
10 days of battery life in smartwatch mode and 8 hours in GPS and Music
mode; and the fēnix 5X Plus can get up to 20 days of battery life in
smartwatch mode and 13 hours in GPS and Music mode. Users can also take
advantage of the UltraTrac™ power saver mode to extend battery life even
Available in Q2 2018, the fēnix 5 Plus series will have suggested retail
prices ranging from $699.99 to $1,149.99. To learn more, visit
The fēnix 5 Plus series 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, trail running, mountain biking, golfing, diving 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 http://www.garmin.com/outdoors, www.garmin.blogs.com and http://twitter.com/garmin.
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
information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at garmin.com/newsroom,
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1 This is not a medical device and is not intended for use in
the diagnosis or monitoring of any medical condition; see
Garmin.com/ataccuracy. Pulse Ox not available in all countries.
May require premium subscription by a third-party music provider.
Available for supported cards from participating
4 When paired with compatible smartphone. See
Garmin.com/ble for more details.
Garmin.com/waterrating for more details.
6 Depending on
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 Pay,
Trendline, QuickFit, UltraTrac and Garmin Connect are trademarks of
Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries. Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the
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