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Garmin’s New Fenix 5 Line Is Fun And Functional

The popular GPS watch brand just added three new names to its fenix multisport watch line: the 5 series, including the 5, 5S and 5X. All three watches come in individual sizes depending on the needs and desires of the athlete.

“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 for one product so now users don’t have to choose between getting the features they want and wearing a watch that fits.”

fenix 5

Garmin crafted the fenix 5 family with all athletes in mind. The 5 works with fancy additional accessories that are available to add your own flair to your wrist candy. The smaller, more compact watch offers all the amazing features as it predecessors, and it gets bonus points for the various colorways available—aka long gone are the boring, bland colors that GPS watches used to boast. With choices of leather, metal and silicone bands, the 5 easily works with the run and post-run activities.

fenix 5S

The 5S, made specifically for women, with the smallest design in the bunch, offers the Sapphire option for a fancier feel (and it’s available with all three models). You know, the one you see on Instagram and wonder, Where the heck can I find that?! In addition it offers all the necessary features as the other two.

fenix 5X

For the more intense athletes, the 5X, the largest of the bunch comes with TOPO U.S. mapping—meaning you can enter how far you want to run or ride, and the watch offers suggested routes. Whoa! And as you move, the model warns of upcoming turns and other things to note in your area, so you’re aware of your surroundings and routes at all times.

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