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[News] Garmin Introduces the fenix 5 Multisport GPS Watches



Garmin fenix 5 Family

Garmin New Zealand has announced the fēnix 5, fēnix 5S and fēnix 5X, adding three watches designed with adventurers of all sizes in mind to its strong lineup 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 the fēnix 5 models are 24/7 wearable with extended battery life, daily activity tracking, Garmin Elevate wrist heart rate technology, and a host of connected features. 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.

“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 Adam Howarth, General Manager Garmin Australasia.

“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.”

fēnix 5

Garmin fenix 5

Preloaded with TOPO Lite Australia and New Zealand mapping the fēnix 5X measures at 51mm. 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.

fēnix 5S

Garmin fenix 5S

The first fēnix designed with a focus on female adventurers and those who look for the ultimate functionality in a smaller, lighter form factor, the fēnix 5S is a sleek and stylish. At 42mm, fēnix 5S is small and comfortable for petite to smaller 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 grey suede band or champagne with a metal band. The fēnix 5S Sapphire units also come with an extra silicone QuickFit band.

fēnix 5X

Garmin fenix 5X

Preloaded with TOPO Lite Australia and New Zealand mapping the fēnix 5X measures at 51mm. 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 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 multisport 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 customise 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 favourite 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 metres, 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 5S can get up to eight days in smartwatch mode and up to 13 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. Users can also take advantage of the UltraTrac power saver mode to extend battery life even more.

The fēnix 5, 5S and 5X are being announced in conjunction with the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Additionally, fēnix 5S has been named a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honouree 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 honour outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 28 product categories.

The fēnix 5, 5S and 5x will be available in New Zealand from April 2017. Pricing is as follows:

  • fēnix 5 in slate grey, granite blue or amp yellow – RRP NZ$899
  • fēnix 5 slate grey, performer bundle – RRP NZ$1,199
  • fēnix 5 Sapphire in black – RRP NZ$999
  • fēnix 5 Sapphire, black, performer bundle – RRP NZ$1,199
  • fēnix 5 Sapphire in slate grey with metal band – RRP NZ$1,199
  • fēnix 5s in Carrara white, turquoise or black – RRP NZ$899
  • fēnix 5s Sapphire in black or champagne with leather band – RRP NZ$999
  • fēnix 5s Sapphire in champagne with metal band – RRP NZ$1,199
  • fēnix 5x Sapphire in slate grey – RRP NZ$1,099

For more information please visit garmin.com/fenix.

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