Garmin India will soon be launching its newest addition to high-end multisport GPS wearables- the Fēnix 5 series, in the Indian market. The three versions- Fēnix 5, Fēnix 5S and Fēnix 5X are designed with similar functionality of Garmin’s hi-tech GPS handhelds and can be strapped on any wrist size.
Each of the three new Fēnix 5 models come with Garmin’s Elevate wrist-based heart rate technology, a host of multisport activity modes, new Quick Fit bands that can be swapped tool free and is well-equipped for all-day tracking. The watches are Wi-Fi enabled and compatible with Connect IQ, which means users can customize their watch with apps, widgets, data fields and watch faces. They are also compatible with the Face It app, so users can set their favorite photo as a watch face and when paired with a smartphone, it displays call, text and email notifications.
Commenting on the new series Ali Rizvi, National Sales Manager Garmin India said: “In the world of wearables, the millennial consumer is constantly watching out for innovative products with lesser or no limitations at all.They want an entire package-flawless design, smart feature set, ease of use and a perfect fit. TheFēnix 5 series from Garmin has all the elements.”
The new Fēnix 5 measures 47mm across, slightly smaller than its predecessors (Fēnix 3 models-Fenix 3HR) but still packed with multisport features like a three-axis compass, gyroscope, barometric altimeter as well as the ability to access both GPS and GLONASS satellite networks. All the models are available in a variety of colors and finishes with more accessory bands like the new QuickFit. Users can mix and match between their choice of leather, metal or silicone watchbands and switch between them in seconds with no tools needed.
Preloaded routable cycling maps and other navigation features like Round Trip Run and Round Trip Ride, the Fēnix 5X is at the top of the range. With an all-new industrial design, it measures at 51mm and comes with a scratch-resistant sapphire lens.Users can enter how far they’d like to run or ride and their watch will suggest appropriate courses to choose from. The easy-to-read guidance cues for upcoming turns to make users aware of their route.In addition, there is Around Me map mode to see different points of interest, way points and other map objects within the user’s range that makes them more aware of their surroundings. Fēnix 5X can even be configured to see data overlays on mapping screens and highlight key information without having to switch screens during an activity.