Garmin Expands Fenix Lineup
Garmin has updated his Fenix line of smartwatches with inclusion of new ones. The new lineup includes Garmin Fenix 5, 5S and 5X. These should be easier for women and people with smaller wrists find it useful. They come with an optical heart rate sensor, GPS and GLONASS and a bunch of multisport activity modes. These also have the ability to show smartphone notifications. One of the largest sellers of wearables, Garmin, is marketing more to women with these offerings. Let’s check out the details.
Garmin Fenix 5 Smartwatch
Garmin Fenix 5 comes with a compact design and measures 47mm in diameter. The smartwatch features a high-resolution, full-color Garmin Chroma Display with LED backlighting to offer great readability in all ambient conditions.
When we talk about inner functionality, it is very similar to Fenix 3 with same range of profiles from running to cycling to skiing and more. They are successor to Fenix 3 and as Number 4 is considered an unlucky number in Chinese so Garmin has skipped the “4”.
It can last up to two weeks with normal usage or up to 20 hours with heart rate monitoring and active GPS. It is a premium multisport GPS watch that wrist heart rate technology. The smartwatch comes with a rugged design and features stainless steel bezel, buttons and rear camera. As far as the connectivity features, it comes with smart notifications; automatic uploads to Garmin Connect online fitness community.
The sensors on the smartwatch include GPS and GLONASS satellite reception and three-axis compass along with gyroscope and barometric altimeter. The performance widget shows all the effects and key statistics along with your progress at your fingertips. It allows automatic uploads to Garmin Connect online fitness community and personalization through free watch faces and apps from our Connect IQ store.
Garmin Fenix 5X
Fenix 5X is the biggest of the slot with 51mm and comes with brushed steel casing, set of physical buttons and the heart rate monitor on the back. The watches come with interchangeable straps so that they are easy to clip off. It comes with same transflective LCD display technology and makes it even better when you rin into visibility issues in outdoors. The look and feel of UI is more or less the same as seen on Fenix 3.
It also has integrated maps along with an Around Me mode that picks point of interest and sticks them on the top of your sports tracking watch face. When you are looking for a feature-packed smartwatch, Fenix 5X is an ideal choice.
Comparing Fenix 5 Lineup
Here’s a comparison of the Garmin Fenix 5 smartwatches. Let’s have a look at it.
All-in-all, Fenix 5 collection looks like great additions to the lineup of Garmin sports watches. Fenix 5 devices feature a variety of connected features that make these devices smartwatches. You can get call, text as well as email notifications. The steel bodies are a great feature in addition to the decent price attracting the audience. You can pre-order these today from Amazon.
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