Garmin’s Fenix 5 series has just been refreshed with a new lineup of smartwatches geared toward athletes and adventurers. Three new Garmin smartwatches will quickly make it to the shelves: Fenix 5X Plus, Fenix 5S Plus and Fenix 5 Plus.

The naming scheme is much like the Fenix five series, however the new smartwatches have had the “Plus” tagline attached to their names to suggest they may be an development over the original models.

The rugged Fenix 5 Plus smartwatches variety in size from 42-51mm and feature a bright, daylight-readable show. In step with Garmin, the Fenix 5X Plus is also its first wearable tool to provide a wrist-primarily based Pulse Oximeter, which is in particular useful for better altitudes sports.


All three Fenix 5 Plus smartwatches include heart rate sensor, all the smart connectivity capabilities included within the preceding fashions, built-in map statistics optimized for short-look navigation and place monitoring.

Just like the Forerunner 645 Music smartwatch, all three Fenix 5 Plus wearable devices can store up to 500 songs, which can be saved for offline listening. In addition, the Fenix 5S Plus, Fenix 5 Plus, and Fenix 5X Plus come with Garmin Pay, a contactless payment solution that allows users to pay on the go via their Garmin Pay wallet.

Design-wise, the Fenix 5 Plus series is available in two different finishes, so users can choose between a PVD-coated stainless-steel bezel with silicone watch band, or for a lighter material, a high-grade titanium bezel version with brushed titanium bracelet.

Garmin claims the Fenix 5S Plus can get up to 7 days in smartwatch mode and up to 4 hours in GPS and Music mode, while the Fenix 5 Plus can get up to 10 days of battery life in smartwatch mode and 8 hours in GPS and Music mode. However, the Fenix 5X Plus can get up to 20 days of battery life in smartwatch mode and 13 hours in GPS and Music mode.

While each Fenix 5 Plus watch has unique features, there are a few standard features for all three watches:

The watches have built-in topographical maps, and a routing feature to help find popular trails that other Garmin users have tried
The watches have satellite reception, which helps track you in environments like canyons or places with heavy tree cover
Garmin offers advanced fitness tracking on all three watches. You’re able to track your exercise history and find out if you’re over-training or need to make adjustments to your form
All three watches have a heart-rate tracker
You’ll be able to store up to 500 songs on your watch so you can leave your phone at home while exercising
The watches will also have Garmin Pay, Gamin’s version of contactless payments
You’ll be able to get calls, texts, and email notifications on all three watches.

All three Fenix 5 Plus series smartwatches will be available for purchase in Q2 2018 for prices ranging from $699.99 to $1,149.99.

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