Published On: Fri, Apr 7th, 2017

Garmin Fenix 5 Series Is Now Available For Pre-Order On Amazon

Garmin has unveiled their latest edition of the Fenix series dubbed the Fenix 5 series, blending some of the most detailed metrics just into a single device. The new Fenix 5 series come out with training software for cycling, running, triathlons, swimming, hiking, skiing, paddling, climbing, golf and fitness. The Fenix 5 series makes better use of Garmin Connect IQ to become a more personalised, and wide-ranging sports smartwatch.

With the Fenix 5 series, the company has split the lineup into 3 distinct sizes instead of just one large size as in the previous gen – you now get a small Fenix 5S in 42mm wide, women’s/smaller wrist focused – offered in regular glass and Sapphire glass, Fenix 5S in 47mm wide, baseline – offered in regular glass and Sapphire glass, medium Fenix 5X with a 51mm wide, includes mapping – only in Sapphire glass.

Garmin Fenix 5 Series

Fenix 5 series

All the Fenix 5 series models are 100m water-resistant and also have a QuickFit interchangeable watch band system which let users change between formal leather or metal bands to silicone bands.

Garmin Fenix 5 Series Specs



  • 240 by 240 pixels (except 5S, which stays at 218 by 218).
  • 64 colors on Fenix 5
  • Now supports Emoji, right to left languages (Hebrew and Arabic)
Connect IQ:
  • Fully supports CIQ 2.2.3+, as well as 64 kilobyte for Widgets, 32 kilobyte

for Data Fields, and 128 kilobyte for apps

  • Increased battery life up to 24 hrs (Fenix 5) in GPS at 1s, or

14 hours for the 5S, and 20 hours for 5X

  • Increased UltraTrac battery life to 75 hrs
  • Added Gyroscope to all the models, used to increase track

points in UltraTrac mode

User Interface:
  • Also added quick access controls menu
  • Slight tweaks to the UI just to match Fenix Chronos series
  • Strava Live Segment added to support for Bike & Run
  • Added Varia Bike Radar
  • Added Varia Bike Lights
  • Added ANT+ Muscle Oxygen Sensors
  • Added Shimano Di2 Shifting, ANT+ Gear Shifting Support

(SRAM RED eTAP & Campagnolo EPS)

  • Varia Vision Heads Up Display Support
Optical HR Sensor:
  • Revamped technology, now records 24 hrs data every 1-2 sec
  • Flattened out even more, virtually flush with back of unit
Training Data:
  • Added Training Load functionality
  • Added FTP Estimation for cycling
  • Supports Swimming PR’s
  • Added split of anaerobic and aerobic training effect
  • Added TruSwing, Autoshot, and Greenview features
Other Sports Added:
  • Treadmill, Mountain Biking and Ski, Indoor Track separated and

Snowboard separated, Track Me app, and Navigate app

Navigation Functions:
  • Added Navigation Alerts and Proximity


The Fenix 5 and Fenix 5S come with a suggested retail price of $600, while Sapphire versions of the two and Fenix 5x will set you back $700. The smartwatches are available for pre-order on Amazon, and Garmin’s website as well.