DESCRIPTION For serious athletes and adventurers who want to do more, not wear more – Fenix 5S is the perfect fit. It’s our premium multisport watch that offers full-size performance in a lighter, sleeker, more compact design. So you can beat yesterday with advanced features such as wrist-based heart rate, built-in activity profiles, navigation functions, and performance metrics that measure the effectiveness of your workout. It’s one smart sportwatch you can comfortably wear anywhere – office or outback – to keep pace with your active lifestyle.
Athletes and adventurers come in all sizes. That’s why the Fenix 5 series offers multiple models that vary in size to fit every wrist and every workout. Each version offers a variety of stainless steel finishes, QuickFit watch band combinations and premium feature sets to give you the look, performance and lightweight comfort to match both your aesthetic and athletic interests.
Every Fenix 5 series watch features advanced GPS and GLONASS satellite reception to track in more challenging environments than GPS alone. You can count on long battery life in each mode of operation (varies by model, depending on settings). And for go-anywhere confidence, all Fenix 5 versions are water-rated to 100 meters.
A bright, high-resolution, full-color Garmin Chroma Display with LED backlighting assures great readability in all ambient conditions. Transflective technology that reflects and transmits light at the same time enables the watch face to become even more readable under intense sunlight. Sapphire editions feature a scratch-resistant sapphire lens and are also Wi-Fi-enabled so your watch can connect to your wireless network and automatically send activity uploads for sharing on Garmin Connect.
On your wrist, Elevate wrist heart rate technology lets you monitor your heart rate without wearing a chest strap. In addition to counting steps and monitoring sleep, the watch uses heart rate to provide calories burned information and quantify the intensity of your fitness activities.
A selection of QuickFit bands in your choice of premium leather, metal or silicone makes it easy to mix and match styles to go with any sport or activity. No tools are required to make the transformation. Just swap, click and go.
Every Fenix 5S watch is packed with sophisticated training features to help monitor your form and performance. Enhanced readouts for Training Status and Training Effect show aerobic and anaerobic benefits of your workout – so you can see how your workouts are paying off and even compare results with your peers. The VO2 max estimator crunches data, including your running speed, beats per minute and heart rate variability, to estimate the maximum volume of oxygen you can consume per minute. And other fitness metrics include recovery advisor with a recovery timer and recovery check, plus a race predictor that estimates your ideal finish time based on your current VO2 max number.
Now you can go further with your running data. Garmin training features that tap into extended physiological metrics and advanced running dynamics can help improve your form and overall performance. These include:
- Performance condition: After running for 6-20 minutes, Fenix 5S compares your real-time condition to your average fitness levels - Lactate threshold: Through analysis of your pace and heart rate, Fenix 5S estimates the point where your muscles start to rapidly fatigue - Cadence — number of steps per minute - Stride length — shows your stride length in real time
Want more? By pairing your watch with a compatible heart rate chest strap such as the HRM-Run, you can access these additional Fenix 5S metrics:
- Vertical oscillation and ratio — the degree of 'bounce' in your running motion and the benefit ratio to stride length - Ground contact time and balance — shows how much time, in the running motion, your foot is on the ground rather than in flight and lets you check your running symmetry - Stress score: Fenix 5S measures your heart rate variability while standing still, for 3 minutes, to provide you with an estimated stress level. The scale of this is 1 to 100; low scores indicate lower stress levels
Beyond their running functions, Fenix 5 watches also offer special feature sets to help with swim training, skiing, golfing and paddle sports, including stand-up paddle boarding and rowing. For swimmers, the device tracks your distance, pace, stroke count and more. Ski/Board mode puts speed, distance, vertical drop and an automatic run counter (with Auto Pause for the lift line) and more at your fingertips. The feature set for paddle sports includes stroke count, stroke rate and even distance per stroke. Golf mode gives you yardage to the front, back and middle of the green for any single course you’ve downloaded from Garmin Connect – and also adds enhancements such as stat tracking (fairways hit, etc.), Green View, AutoShot detection and auto measure.
Each model in the Fenix 5 series provides comprehensive navigation and tracking to guide you on and off the beaten path using GPS plus ABC (altimeter, barometer and compass) sensor capabilities. The built-in altimeter provides elevation data to accurately monitor ascent and descent, while the barometer can be used to predict weather changes by showing short-term trends in air pressure. The 3-axis electronic compass keeps your bearing, whether you’re moving or not. In addition, there’s an internal gyroscope to help improve position accuracy (and battery life) in UltraTrac mode – as well as a thermometer to help you monitor changing weather conditions.
All Fenix 5 series models can support smart notifications when paired with a compatible device. Receive emails, texts and alerts right on your watch – whether you're on the trail, on the golf course or simply away from your desk. Other connected features include automatic uploads to our Garmin Connect online fitness community, live tracking and social media sharing through our free Garmin Connect and Garmin Connect Mobile applications.
You can customize your Fenix 5S watch with free downloads from our Connect IQ store. Change your watch face, add data fields or get apps and widgets for information at a glance.
Garmin is continually working with top companies and developers to build partnerships that add even more value to your Fenix multisport watch. Names such as Uber, Strava, AccuWeather and many others offer apps and enhancements that let you tailor your Fenix 5S to fit your lifestyle in more ways than ever.
You can also download the free Garmin Face It watch face app to customize your Fenix 5S with any photo from your smartphone. Just download the app, choose an image from your photo library, adjust the style for time and set it as your watch’s face. Whether it’s a scenic view from your last hike or a picture of your new puppy, with Garmin you can add personality to your watch that’s uniquely you.
ADVANTAGES - Premium smaller-sized (42 mm) multisport GPS watch with Elevate wrist heart rate technology - Preloaded activity profiles for all of your sports and adventures - Put key stats at your fingertips with the performance widget that shows the effects and progress of your workouts - Connected features include smart notifications, automatic uploads to Garmin Connect online fitness community and personalization through free watch faces and apps from our Connect IQ store - Outdoor sensors, including GPS and GLONASS satellite reception and 3-axis compass with gyroscope and barometric altimeter - Battery life: up to 9 days in smartwatch mode (depending on settings), up to 14 hours in GPS mode or up to 35 hours in UltraTrac battery saver mode
In the Box: Fenix 5S: - Fenix 5S - Charging/data cable - Documentation
Fenix 5S Sapphire: - Fenix 5S Sapphire - Extra silicone QuickFit 20 watch band - Charging/data cable - Documentation
Daily Smart Features: - Connectivity (Bluetooth Smart, ANT+, Wi-Fi with sapphire editions) - Connect IQ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps) - Smart notifications - Calendar - Weather - Music controls - Face It watch face creator - Find my Phone feature - VIRB remote - Smartphone compatibility (iPhone, Android, Windows) - Compatible with Garmin Connect Mobile - Find My Watch feature
Activity Tracking Features: - Step counter - Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it) - Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal) - Sleep monitoring (monitors total sleep and periods of movement or restful sleep) - Calories burned - Floors climbed - Distance traveled - Intensity minutes - TrueUp - Move IQ
Training, Planning and Analysis Features: - GPS speed and distance - Customizable data pages - Advanced workouts - Downloadable training plans - Auto Pause - Auto scroll - Auto Lap - Manual lap - Configurable lap alerts - Customizable alerts - Vibration alerts - Audio prompts - Finish time - Virtual Partner - Virtual Racer - Training Status (lets you see if you’re training effectively by tracking your training history and fitness level trend) - V02 max - Training Load (your total training load for the last 7 days calculated from estimated EPOC) - Training Effect (aerobic) - Training Effect (anaerobic) - Course guidance - Activity history on watch - Segments (Live, Garmin) - Customizable activity profiles - Touch and/or button lock - Hot keys - LiveTrack - Group LiveTrack - Fitness Age (in app)
Heart Rate Features: - HR zones - HR alerts - HR calories - % HR max - % HRR - Recovery time - Auto max HR - HRV stress test (measures your heart rate variability while standing still, for 3 minutes, to provide you with an estimated stress level; the scale of this is 1 to 100; low scores indicate lower stress levels) - HR strap compatible (ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart) - Records heart rate while swimming (with HRM-Tri and HRM-Swim) - HR Broadcast (broadcasts HR data over ANT+ to paired devices)
Running Features: - Preloaded run profiles (Running, Indoor Running, Trail Running) - GPS-based distance, time and pace - Running dynamics - Vertical oscillation and ratio (the degree of 'bounce' in your running motion and the cost-benefit ratio with stride length) - Ground contact time and balance (shows how much time, in the running motion, your foot is on the ground rather than in flight and lets you check your running symmetry) - Stride length (real time) - Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute) - Physiological measurements - Performance condition (after running 6–20 minutes, compares your real-time condition to your average fitness level) - Lactate threshold (through analysis of your pace and heart rate, estimates the point where your muscles start to rapidly fatigue) - Run workouts - Race predictor - Foot pod capable
Golfing Features: - Yardage to F/M/B (distance to front, middle and back of green) - Yardage to layups/doglegs - Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course) - Digital scorecard - Stat tracking (strokes, putts per round, greens and fairways hit and average shot distance) - Garmin AutoShot - Green View with manual pin position - Hazards and course targets - TruSwing compatible - Round timer/odometer
Outdoor Recreation Features: - Preloaded outdoor recreation profiles (Hiking, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing, Indoor Rowing, Jumpmaster, Tactical) - Point-to-point navigation - Bread crumb trail in real time - Back to start - TracBack - UltraTrac mode - Elevation profile - Distance to destination - Barometric trend indicator - Storm alert - Trail run auto climb - Vertical speed - Total ascent/descent - Compatible with BaseCamp - GPS coordinates - Projected waypoint - Sight 'N Go - Area calculation (via Connect IQ) - Hunt/fish calendar (via Connect IQ) - Sun and moon information (via Connect IQ) - Dual grid coordinates
Cycling Features: - Preloaded cycling profiles (Biking, Indoor Biking, Mountain Biking) - Courses (compete against previous activities) - Bike lap and lap maximum power (with power sensor) - Race an activity - Time/distance alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goal) - Interval training - FTP (Functional Threshold Power) - Strava features (Beacon, live segments) - Compatible with Vector (power meter) - Power meter compatible (displays power data from compatible third-party ANT+-enabled power meters) - Compatible with Varia Vision (head-mounted display) - Compatible with Varia radar (rear-facing radar) - Compatible with Varia lights - Speed and cadence sensor support (ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart sensors)
Swimming Features: - Preloaded swim profiles (Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming) - Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count/rate, calories) - Stroke type detection (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly) - Pool swim workouts - Swim efficiency (SWOLF) - Drill logging - Advanced swim features (time/distance alerts, countdown start, advanced rest timers) - Open-water swim metrics (distance, pace, stroke count/rate, calories) - Heart rate (real-time during rests, interval and sessions stats during rests, and automatic heart rate download post-swim) (with HRM-Tri and HRM-Swim)