DESCRIPTION Combining world-class performance with the best features of our fitness and outdoor watches, Fenix 5X is the premiere multisport training companion. It’s the first Fenix series watch to offer full-color TOPO U.S. mapping for at-a-glance navigation and location reference – so you can beat yesterday, and be sure of getting back. You get advanced features such as Elevate wrist heart rate technology, built-in activity profiles, performance metrics and training status readings that show the fitness-enhancing effects of your workout. Smart notifications help you stay in touch on the go. Plus, QuickFit bands let you tailor the look to any lifestyle or activity – no tools required. Go from workplace to workout without breaking stride.
The Fenix 5X multisport watch features a protective PVD-coated stainless steel bezel and buttons and a reinforced housing for extra durability. Each watch is water-rated to 100 meters and 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). A bright, high-resolution, full-color Garmin Chroma Display with LED backlighting assures great readability in all ambient conditions – from harsh daylight to dim lighting. 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.
Whether you’re in the city or on the trail, an array of Fenix 5X on-watch mapping and navigation features help keep you oriented and on-course at a glance.
Full-color TOPO U.S. mapping that comes preloaded; map data is optimized for at-a-glance navigation and location tracking on your wrist
- Round-trip Run and Round-trip Ride routing options give runners and cyclists the ability to enter a distance they want to travel and have the watch suggest appropriate courses - Easy-to-read guidance cues provide banners on the display that show upcoming turns - Around Me map mode displays locations nearby in a simplified graphical interface that increases awareness and ease when navigating in unfamiliar environments - Data overlays on the map highlight key information so you don’t have to switch screens while in an activity - GroupTrack allows you to keep tabs on your buddies for adventures such as skiing; LiveTrack allows friends to follow your adventures in real time
Every Fenix 5X 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 dynamics¹ can help improve your form and overall performance. These include:
Performance condition: After running for 6-20 minutes, Fenix 5X compares your real-time condition to your average fitness levels
Lactate threshold: Through analysis of your pace and heart rate, fēnix 5X 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 5X 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 5X 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 5X 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 fēnix multisport watch. Names such as Uber, Strava, AccuWeather and many others offer apps and enhancements that let you tailor your Fenix 5X 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 5X 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 - Ultimate multisport GPS watch with full-color TOPO U.S. mapping, routable cycling maps and other outdoor navigation features - Fit for adventure with rugged design that features stainless steel bezel, buttons and rear case - Built-in navigation sensors include GPS and GLONASS capability to track in more challenging environments than GPS alone as well as 3-axis compass, gyroscope and barometric altimeter - Put key stats at your fingertips with the performance widget that shows your training status, training load and more - 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 - Battery life: up to 12 days in smartwatch mode (depending on settings), up to 20 hours in GPS mode or up to 35 hours in UltraTrac battery saver mode
In the Box: - Fenix 5X Sapphire - 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) - VO2 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 - Round-trip course creator
Heart Rate Features: - HZ 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: - Preloades 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 - Auto CourseView updates - 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 - Around Me mode - Elevation profile - Distance to destination - Barometric trend indicator - Storm alert - Trail run auto climb - Vertical speed - Total ascent/descent - Preloaded topographical maps - Future elevation plot - Downloadable cartography support - Compatible with BaseCamp - GPS coordinates - Projected waypoint - Sight 'N Go - Area calculation (via Connect IQ) - Hunt/fis 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) - Garmin Cycle Map (routable cycling-specific street map) - 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 (with 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)