fēnix® 5X Sapphire Marine Multisport GPS Smartwatch
Up to 2 Weeks in Smartwatch Mode (Depending on Settings)
Up to 24 Hours in GPS Mode
Up to 75 Hours in UltraTrac Battery Saver Mode
Featuring full-color map guidance and built-in heart rate sensors, advanced technology and stylish innovation define Garmin’s fēnix 5X Multisport GPS Watch.
The fēnix 5X unites elite performance with exciting fitness features for a multisport training companion you can take anywhere. The 5X is the first fēnix series watch to offer full-color, U.S. topographic mapping for at-a-glance navigation, location referencing, and routable map options.
- Full-color, topographic U.S. mapping
- Routable cycling and running maps
- Elevate™ wrist-based heart rate technology eliminates need for sweaty chest heart monitors
- Battery life: up to 12 days in smart watch mode (depending on settings), up to 20 hours in GPS mode or up to 50 hours in UltraTrac™ battery saver mode Stainless-steel bezel, buttons and rear case for added durability
- Built-in navigation sensors include GPS and GLONASS capability to track in more challenging environments than GPS alone
- 3-axis compass, gyroscope and barometric altimeter for superior tracking capabilities
- Performance widget that shows your training status, training load, etc. puts key stats at your fingertips
- Advanced training and performance metrics to keep you pushing yourself to your next goal
- Advanced running, swimming, and other sport data for improved form and performance
- Connected features include smart notifications and automatic uploads to the Garmin Connect™ online fitness community
- Free watch faces and apps from Garmin Connect IQ™ store offer personalization
- QuickFit™ bands that let you tailor the look and style of your watch with no tools required
Resilient Design, Sophisticated Construction
Featuring a protective PVD-coated, stainless steel bezel and buttons with reinforced housing, the fēnix 5X is durable enough to withstand harsh conditions and handling. Each watch is water-rated up to 100 meters and features advanced GPS and GLONASS satellite reception for the ability to track in challenging environments better than GPS alone. The long battery life offers convenience while the bright, high-resolution, full-color Garmin Chroma Display™ with LED backlighting assures great readability in all light conditions. In intense sunlight the “transflective” technology reflects and transmits light at the same time enabling the watch face to become even more readable. The 5X comes standard with a scratch-resistant, Sapphire glass lens and is Wi-Fi®-enabled. Connect your watch to your wireless network and automatically send and share activity uploads on the Garmin Connect app.
Wrist-based Heart Rate Technology
Garmin’s Elevate™ wrist heart rate technology uses optical, LED light sensors strategically placed on the bottom of the watch face to monitor your blood flow, thus tracking your heart rate without the need for a chest strap. The optical, LED light sensors have a larger sampling area for higher rates of accuracy. The fēnix 5X uses your heart rate to count your steps, monitor your sleep cycle, provide calories burned information, and quantify the intensity of your fitness activities.
Garmin incorporated cutting edge, on-watch mapping and navigation features into the fēnix 5X to help keep you oriented and on-track during your workouts. Pre-loaded, full-color, topographical U.S. mapping data is optimized for quick, at-a-glance navigation and location tracking on your wrist. Round-trip run and ride routing options allow you to enter the distance you want to travel and the fēnix 5X suggests appropriate courses in various directions for you. Easy-to-read guidance cues provide banners on the display that show upcoming turns while the “Around Me” map mode displays locations nearby in a simplified graphical interface for increased awareness when navigating in unfamiliar environments. Data overlays on the map highlight key information so you don’t have to switch screens while in the midst of activity. GroupTrack™ allows you to keep tabs on your buddies for adventures such as skiing and mountain biking while the LiveTrack™ allows friends to follow your adventures in real time.
Advanced Training and Performance Metrics
Every fēnix 5X watch is packed with sophisticated training features that monitor your form and performance while offering enhanced readouts for training status and effect showing the aerobic and anaerobic benefits of your workout. The VO2 max estimator crunches data, including your running speed, beats per minute and heart rate variability, to estimate the maximum volume of oxygen you can consume per minute. Additional fitness metric features include recovery advisor with recovery timer and recovery check, a race predictor that estimates your ideal finish time based on your current VO2 max number, and a compare function so you can see how your workouts are paying off and compete with your peers.
Advanced Running Data
The Garmin training features allow you to take your runs even further with extended physiological metrics and advanced running dynamics to help improve your form and overall performance. After running for 6-20 minutes, the fēnix 5X monitors your performance condition by comparing your real-time condition to your average fitness levels. The “Lactate Threshold” estimates the point where your muscles start to rapidly fatigue through analysis of your pace and heart rate. Additionally, this watch tracks your cadence and stride length in real time for pacing accuracy.
Swim, Skiing, Paddle Sports, Golf, and More
These watches also feature swimming training, skiing, golfing and paddle sports tracking. For swimmers, the device tracks your distance, pace, stroke count and more. Ski/Board mode puts your speed, distance, vertical drop and an automatic run counter (with Auto Pause for the lift line) and more at your fingertips. The feature set for paddle sports includes stroke count, stroke rate and even distance per stroke. Golf mode gives you yardage to the front, back and middle of the green for any single course you’ve downloaded from the Garmin Connect app– and also adds enhancements such as stat tracking (fairways hit, etc.), Green View, AutoShot detection and auto measure.
Navigation and Tracking
The fēnix 5X provides comprehensive navigation and tracking to guide you on and off the trail using GPS plus ABC (altimeter, barometer and compass) sensor capabilities. The built-in altimeter provides elevation data to accurately monitor ascent and descent, while the barometer can be used to predict weather changes by showing short-term trends in air pressure. The 3-axis electronic compass keeps your bearing, whether you’re moving or not. In addition, there’s an internal gyroscope to help improve position accuracy (and battery life) in UltraTrac™ mode – as well as a thermometer to help you monitor changing weather conditions.
All fēnix 5 series models support smart notifications when paired with compatible Android and IOS devices. Emails, texts, and alerts are available on your watch whether you're on the trail, the golf course or simply away from your phone. Other connected features include automatic uploads to Garmin’s Connect™ online fitness community, live tracking and social media sharing through the free Garmin Connect™ and Garmin Connect™ Mobile applications.
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