Garmin will release three new watches to their fēnix range of multisport GPS watches; the fēnix 5, fēnix 5S and fēnix 5X, by April 2017 the company has announced.
The fēnix 5S is lighter, sleeker and smaller than previous models. Designed for female athletes,the 42mm watch is small and comfortable for smaller wrists says Garmin, without compromising on advanced training and multisport features.
While the fēnix 5X has preloaded wrist-based mapping; and the compact fēnix 5, like other fēnix watches, is feature-packed for training and many sports.
All of the fēnix 5 models are 24/7 wearable with extended battery life, daily activity tracking1, Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate technology, and a host of smart connected features2.
“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 Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “This is the first time Garmin has created a variety of sizes out of one product line so now users don’t have to choose between getting the features they want and wearing a watch that fits.”
For the triathlete all fēnix 5 models include enhanced metrics for running, cycling and swimming and also support Strava live segments.
New training features include the monitoring of training status, training load and Training Effect 2.0. A new, fully integrated Garmin Elevate wrist heart rate sensor provides improved 24/7 heart rate monitoring without the need of a chest strap.
The fēnix 5, 5S and 5x will be available at the end of Q1 2017 and prices start at £499.99. For more information visit www.garmin.com