It has become a very good tradition for Garmin to introduce new product at the beginning of January. This time, company announces the fifth generation of it’s multisport watches – Garmin Fenix 5. Let’s remember that Fenix Chronos was the fourth generation. The series include three models. All of them have the same features, but differ in external design – Fenix 5, 5S and Fenix Fenix 5X.
To start with, Fenix 5S is the smallest smart watch in the collection (42 x 14.5 mm, 67 g.), was developed especially for women. It has relatively compact and light combined body. There is a bright design options and a 1.1-inch display (218 × 218 m.)
Model Fenix 5X (51 x 16 mm, 87 g.) is very large, heavy and expensive, it is distinguished by the use of a steel bracelet and sapphire glass to protect the 1.2-inch display. The basic version of Fenix 5 (47 x 15.5 mm, 85 g.) Provides silicone strap, a combined body of steel and reinforced plastic, as well as the 1.2-inch color display (240 × 240 m.).
Regardless of the choice of the model, the features provided by the smart watches are similar on all models. All three models provide a built-in heart rate sensor, electronic compass, barometric altimeter, accelerometer, sensitive antenna EXO (GPS / GLONASS), Bluetooth modules, ANT + and Wi-Fi (only premium sapphire version), 64 MB of internal memory (1000 waypoints, 30 routes, 200 hours of track-log) and the vibration motor. Garmin Fenix 5 is powered from the built-in lithium-ion battery, which should last for 100 hours in UltraTrac mode. It lasts up to two weeks in the smart-clock mode, and at least 24 hours with activated GPS.
Garmin Fenix 5 allows to track the total daily activity, choose from more than a dozen training modes (running, cycling, swimming walking, skiing \ snowboarding, rock climbing, triathlon, and so on. d.). Apart from this, watches are endowed with smart features that allows you to synchronize information with your smartphone, as well as perform a remote control of some functions (phone search, work with audio player, etc.).
Official sales of the new collection multisport smart watches Garmin Fenix 5 should start towards the end of February 2017. Fenix 5 and Fenix 5S price may vary from 600 to 700 dollars. The price for Fenix 5X ranges from 700 to 850 dollars.