For athletes and outdoor adventurers who want the ultimate in a multisport on-wrist trainer, the ultra-rugged fenix 5X Plus is here. It's our first fenix series watch to offer a wrist-based Pulse Ox Acclimation sensor for blood oxygen saturation awareness at high altitudes. Other highlights include routable colour TopoActive Europe maps, wrist heart rate, a music player that lets you store and enjoy up to 500 songs — plus Garmin Pay, our contactless payment solution.
Whether you’re in the city or on the trail, all fenix 5 Plus Series watches provide built-in mapping and navigation features to help keep you oriented and on course. Full-colour TopoActive Europe mapping comes preloaded with map data optimised for at-a-glance navigation and location tracking. For runners and cyclists, the device also features Trendline popularity routing, which uses millions of kilometres of Garmin Connect™ data to help you to run and cycle like locals — wherever you go.
Built for rugged adventures and crafted of the finest premium-grade materials, this version of the fenix 5X Plus is available in a PVD-coated stainless steel bezel with a black treated silicone watch band. A bright, high-resolution, full-colour transflective Garmin Chroma Display™ with LED backlighting assures readability in all ambient conditions even under intense sunlight. For added scratch resistance, all fenix 5X Plus series models incorporate a high-strength domed sapphire lens.
When the terrain gets steeper and you have some serious climbing ahead, your fenix 5X Plus has special ascent features that can really help. The ClimbPro widget provides real-time information on current and upcoming climbs. See the climb gradient, distance and elevation gain for each ascent segment as well as a progress marker that shows how much farther you have to go. On strenuous climbs, the watch's Pulse Ox Acclimation sensor provides additional information. This sensor uses light beams to gauge the absorption of haemoglobin in your bloodstream, so you can assess how well your body's oxygen levels are adjusting to the thinner air at higher altitudes.
Every fenix 5 Plus watch features in addition to the proven GPS and GLONASS compatibility Galileo satellite reception, to connect even in most challenging environments. In addition to map-based guidance, each watch also provides advanced ABC (altimeter, barometer and compass) sensors for situational outdoor awareness. The built-in altimeter provides elevation data to accurately monitor ascent and descent for activities such as hiking, while the tilt-compensated three-axis electronic compass keeps your bearing — whether you’re moving or not.
All fenix 5 Plus Series watches are packed with sophisticated training features to help monitor your form and performance. Tap into physiological metrics, running dynamics and more to track your workout stats, measure your progress and fine-tune your form. Training status automatically evaluates your recent exercise history and performance indicators to let you know if you're overtraining, maintaining or peaking. An anaerobic training effect metric helps you see how your training is improving your ability to push the limits. You can also view your overall training load. Special preloaded activity profiles are provided for swimming, running, biking, hiking, skiing, rowing, paddle boarding and more. For added motivation, download advanced workouts and training plans from Garmin Connect.
This special ascent feature provides you with real-time information on current and upcoming climbs of your pre-loaded activity during long trail running activities, mountain bike rides or road rides.
On another upbeat note, Elevate™ wrist heart rate technology lets you monitor your heart rate without wearing a chest strap. In addition to counting steps and monitoring sleep, the watch uses heart rate to provide calories burned information and quantify the intensity of your fitness activities. It also measures your heart rate variability to calculate a stress score that helps you assess what level of activity your body is ready for.
Got a power song that gets you pumped up for a race or tough workout? Now with fenix 5S Plus, you can enjoy phone-free listening on the go, with up to 500 songs stored right on your watch. It's easy to download music and queue up your favourites so you can enjoy them anywhere, anytime through wirelessly connected Bluetooth headphones (sold separately). You can even sync your carefully crafted playlists from select music streaming services5 to your watch for more ad-free listening. So leave your phone behind when you head out for a run or a ride, because the music that keeps you moving is right there on your wrist.
To help keep pace with your active lifestyle, fenix 5S Plus features our Garmin Pay ready contactless payment solution. Use it to pay for purchases so you can breeze through checkout lines while leaving your cash and cards at home. It works just about anywhere there's a scanner for contactless payments.
All fenix 5 Plus Series models support smart notifications when paired with a compatible device.6 Receive emails, texts and alerts right on your watch — whether you're on the trail, on the golf course or simply away from your desk. Other connected features include automatic uploads to our Garmin Connect online fitness community, live tracking, GroupTrack7 and social media sharing through our free Garmin Connect and Garmin Connect Mobile applications.
You can customise any fenix watch with free downloads from our Connect IQ™ store. Change your watch face, add data fields or get apps and widgets for information at a glance. There’s also a wide selection of QuickFit® bands in your choice of premium leather, metal or silicone — so it’s easy to mix and match styles to go with any sport or activity. No tools are required to make the transformation. Just swap, click and go. With Garmin, you can add personality to your watch that’s uniquely you.
Add power data to your training by downloading our Running Power app from the
Connect IQ store onto your compatible watch. Developed by Garmin Labs, this app taps into
metrics — such as pace, vertical oscillation, grade and even local wind conditions
— to determine the amount of power you’re applying to the ground as you run. When
you know how much power you’re expending from minute to minute and mile to mile,
you’re better able to pace yourself, which can help keep you from tiring out too quickly.
The best news? If you already own the right Garmin devices, adding power to your run is free.
All you need is a fenix 5 and one of these accessories: HRM-Run™, HRM-Tri™ or the Running Dynamics
²Requires compatible Bluetooth listening device
³Available for supported cards from participating banks; contact your bank for more information. Only available at NFC-enabled terminals. View current supported countries, payment networks and issuing banks (Currently available in South Africa for VISA-enabled First National Bank & RMB Private Bank cards)
4Under typical use; battery life may vary depending on usage
5May require premium subscription by a third-party music provider
7When paired with a compatible smartphone; GroupTrack can track up to 50 riders
8Trendline popularity routing - only available in South Africa
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