Garmin fenix 5X Sapphire Multisport GPS Watch
The most complete fitness device available has evolved to the next level. The Garmin fenix 5X Sapphire Multisport Watch is the the most rugged premium multi-sport GPS watch available complete with Topo Maps and Navigation; no matter if you're trail running, swimming laps, cycling, skiing in the mountains or anything in between, the fenix 5X will be right with you every step of the way, providing the most advanced fitness metrics and tracking information available today.
What’s Included in the Box?
- Garmin fenix 5X Sapphire GPS Watch (Black or Metal Band)
- USB Charging Cable
- Extra Black Quickfit 26 Band (with fenix 5X Metal purchases only!)
About the Garmin fenix 5X
With a new, slimmer design, standard wrist-based heart rate monitoring, Topo Maps/Navigation and a new QuickFit interchangeable bands system - the fenix 5X multisport GPS training watch has taken its revolutionary predecessor (fenix 3) to the next level. In addition to its upgrades, the fenix 5X has retained the line's best legacy features including GPS/GLONASS satellite reception (for the most accurate readings, even under thick cover), advanced fitness metrics (heart rate, VO2 max, cadence etc), smart notifications and multi-sport activity profiles. The fenix 5X is unequivocally the ultimate device to fulfill both your aesthetic and athletic desires.
fenix 5X Sapphire - Comparison
fenix 5X (Black Band) - $649.99
The fenix 5X Sapphire (Black) contains all the same features as the Metal version (TOPO Maps, etc), the only difference being it only comes with a QuickFit 26 (Black) silicone band.
fenix 5X (Metal Band) - $799.99
The fenix 5X Sapphire (Metal) has all the same features as the Black version plus it comes with a stylish Metal band + an extra QuickFit 26 (Black) silicone band for when it's time to train.
Full Color TOPO Maps & Navigation
There are a couple ways the fenix 5X sets itself apart from the rest of the line but without a doubt, the TOPO Maps & Navigation are the crown jewel. You get full-color TOPO U.S. mapping pre-loaded onto your device which has been designed for at-a-glance navigation (provides cues for upcoming turns). Aka super easy-to-read/comprehend.
Wrist-Based Heart Rate (with Flush Sensor)
Keeping track of your step count and sleeping habits is important, but most fitness experts will agree that in order to truly get a sense of how your training is going, you need to be in tune with how your heart is doing. The Garmin fenix 5X Sapphire multisport watch comes with wrist-based heart rate monitoring standard, a nice feature that doesn’t force you to sport a chest strap, too. With heart rate monitoring, you can more accurately track your calories burned information and make sure you’re pushing your ticker each time you train.
The new heart rate sensor is also flush with the back of the watch (as opposed to the fenix 3 sensor which protruded slightly) allowing for maximum comfort.
QuickFit Interchangeable Bands
The Garmin fenix 5X multisport watch has an offering of 22 different premium leather, metal or silicone bands making it easier than ever to mix and match for any sports, activity or event.
The new QuickFit system allows you to simply 'pop' off the band and 'snap' on a new one! No more messing around with screwdrivers and microscopic screws.
Multi-Sport Activity Profiles - Running, Cycling, Skiing, Golf and More!
One of the best features of the fenix 5X is the fact that it’s not just for running and hiking. Fans of sports like swimming, skiing and paddle sports can enjoy the fenix 5X on the slopes, in the pool and even the ocean.
For swimmers, the watch tracks distance, pace, stroke count and more. Setting the watch in Ski/Board mode puts speed, distance, vertical drop and a run counter into your time on the slopes, while those interested in paddle boarding can track stroke count, stroke rate and even distance per stroke.
Are you a fan of golf? No need to worry. The fenix 5X gives you yardage to the front, back and middle of the green for any course you’ve downloaded and boasts additional stat tracking, Green View and AutoShot detection.
Advanced Performance Metrics (VO2 Max, Training Status/Effect) & Running Dynamics
Gone are the days of using a simple pedometer or heart rate monitor during your training. The fenix 5X is an information supernova. With this device, you’ll get detailed readouts for Training Status and Training Effect that show both aerobic and anaerobic benefits of your workout, meaning you can directly see how your workouts are paying off and compare your stats against your friends. The VO2 max estimator sounds complicated, but with this feature, your fenix 5X crunches data, including running speed, beats per minute and consistent heart rate. You can even track your recovery times to help you cool down faster and maximize your workout.
If you’re a runner, this device is a dream. Along with tracking the basic stats during a run (steps taken, calories burned), the fenix 5X takes it four steps further. With Performance condition, the fenix 5X will compare your real-time condition to your average fitness levels after running for 6-20 minutes. Lactate threshold uses your pace and heart rate to estimate the point where your muscles start to rapidly reach fatigue, while Stride length shows your stride in real time.
Other fenix 5X Sapphire features:
- Chroma Display - 1.2" display readable in any conditions
- Sapphire Lens - beautiful and scratch-resistant
- Slimmed-down design - thinner and lighter than the fenix 3 HR series
- Wifi Enabled - upload your activities just by walking within range of your wireless network
- Reinforced Watch Housing - protective PVD-coated stainless steel bezel, reinforced housing
- GPS/GLONASS Satellite Reception - unbeatable GPS connectivity no matter where you go in the world
- ABC Sensors (Altimeter, Barometer & Compass) - know exactly where you are, where you're heading and if any storms are brewing
- Garmin Connect - post your activities to Connect and/or other social platforms
- Custom Watch Faces & Apps - have your display look like anything you want
- Smart Notifications - receive all notifications from your phone, directly on your watch
- Display size: 1.2"
- Physical dimensions: 51 x 51 x 17.5mm
- Weight: 98g
- Battery: Rechargeable Lithium Ion
- Battery life: Smartwatch mode (up to 12 days), GPS/HR mode (up to 20 hours), UltraTrac mode without HR (up to 35 hours)
- Water rating: 10 ATM (up to 100 meters)