Fēnix® 5X

Overview

Multisport GPS Watch with Full-color Map Guidance Ultimate multisport GPS watch with full-color TOPO U.S. mapping, routable cycling maps and other outdoor navigation features Fit…

Multisport GPS Watch with Full-color Map Guidance

  • 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 features² 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

At a Glance

Combining world-class performance with the best features of our fitness and outdoor watches, fēnix 5X is the premiere multisport training companion. It’s the first fēnix 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 technology¹, built-in activity profiles, performance metrics and training status readings that show the fitness-enhancing effects of your workout. Smart notifications² 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.

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Rugged Endurance, Elegant Style

The fēnix 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.

Wrist-based Heart Rate¹

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.

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A Full-color Roadmap to Success

Whether you’re in the city or on the trail, an array of fēnix 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 time²
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Monitor Your Performance, Training and Recovery

Just how effective is your current training plan? fēnix 5X will help you monitor your training and recovery so you can better prepare for a race or training cycle. Training status is a new performance monitoring tool that automatically evaluates your recent exercise history and performance indicators to let you know if you’re training productively, peaking or overreaching. The new anaerobic training effect metric opens a window of insight to a critical dimension of training, telling you how your training is improving your ability to push the limits. You can even view your overall training load, which measures your exercise volume from the last 7 days and compares it to the optimal range for your fitness and recent training history.

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Analyze Your Technique

We’re making it easier to get the data you need to improve your form. Let fēnix 5X measure crucial running metrics² that you can use to analyze your performance. Biomechanical measurements such as cadencestride lengthground contact time and balancevertical oscillation and vertical ratio are the key to understanding your form so you can bring your best on race day. These metrics are available with the addition of a compatible heart rate strap² or the compact Running Dynamics Pod, which clips right onto your waistband. Also, take advantage of feature sets to help with cycling and even swim training. In the water, fēnix 5X will track your distance, pace, stroke count and more.

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Swim Profiles, Skiing, Paddle Sports, Golf and More

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.

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Navigate the Great Outdoors, Your Way

Each model in the fēnix 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.

So Many Ways to Stay Connected

All fēnix 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.

Custom Apps and Watch Faces

You can customize your fēnix 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 fēnix 5X to fit your lifestyle in more ways than ever.

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Wear Your Personality on Your Sleeve

You can also download the free Garmin Face It™ watch face app to customize your fēnix 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.

General

Lens Material sapphire crystal
Bezel Material stainless steel
Case material fiber-reinforced polymer with stainless steel rear cover
QuickFit™ watch band compatible yes (26 mm)
Strap material silicone or steel
Physical size 51 x 51 x 17.5 mm
Weight silicone band: 98 g
metal band: 196 g
Water rating 10 ATM
Display type sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
Display size 1.2” (30.4 mm) diameter
Display resolution 240 x 240 pixels
Color display  Black
Battery life Smartwatch mode: Up to 12 days
GPS/HR mode: Up to 20 hours
UltraTrac™ mode: Up to 35 hours without wrist heart rate
Memory/History 16 GB

Clock Features

Time/date   Yes
GPS Time Sync    Yes
Automatic daylight saving time    Yes
Alarm clock    Yes
Timer    Yes
Stopwatch    Yes
Sunrise/sunset times    Yes
Face It™ watch face creator    Yes

Sensors

GPS   Yes
GLONASS    Yes
Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate monitor    Yes
Barometric altimeter    Yes
Compass    Yes
Gyroscope    Yes
Accelerometer    Yes
Thermometer    Yes

Daily Smart Features

Connectivity Bluetooth® Smart, ANT+®, Wi-Fi® with sapphire editions
Connect IQ™ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps)    Yes
Smart notifications    Yes
Calendar    Yes
Weather    Yes
Music controls    Yes
Find My Phone    Yes
Find My Watch    Yes
VIRB® remote    Yes
Smartphone compatibility iPhone®, Android™, Windows®
Compatible with Garmin Connect™ Mobile    Yes

Boating Features

Preloaded Boating Profiles Boating

Activity Tracking Features

Step counter    Yes
Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it)    Yes
Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal)    Yes
Sleep monitoring (monitors total sleep and periods of movement or restful sleep)    Yes
Calories burned    Yes
Floors climbed    Yes
Distance traveled    Yes
Intensity minutes    Yes
TrueUp™    Yes
Move IQ™    Yes
Fitness Age yes (in app)

Fitness Equipment/Gym

Preloaded gym activity profiles Indoor Rowing

Training, Planning and Analysis Features

GPS speed and distance   Yes
Customizable data pages    Yes
Customizable activity profiles    Yes
Auto Pause®    Yes
Advanced workouts    Yes
Downloadable training plans    Yes
Auto Lap®    Yes
Manual lap    Yes
Virtual Partner    Yes
Configurable lap alerts    Yes
V02 max    Yes
Training Status (lets you see if you’re training effectively by tracking your training history and fitness level trend.)    Yes
Training Load (your total training load for the last 7 days calculated from estimated EPOC)    Yes
Training Effect (aerobic)    Yes
Training Effect (anaerobic)    Yes
Customizable alerts    Yes
Audio prompts    Yes
Finish time    Yes
Race an Activity    Yes
Course guidance    Yes
Segments (Live, Garmin)    Yes
LiveTrack    Yes
Group LiveTrack    Yes
Round-trip course creator (running/cycling)    Yes
Touch and/or button lock    Yes
Hot keys    Yes
Auto scroll    Yes
Activity history on watch    Yes

Heart Rate Features

HR zones    Yes
HR alerts    Yes
HR calories    Yes
% HR max    Yes
% HRR    Yes
Recovery time    Yes
Auto max HR    Yes
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) yes (with compatible accessory)
Records heart rate while swimming yes (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    Yes
Running dynamics    Yes
Vertical oscillation and ratio (the degree of 'bounce' in your running motion and the cost-benefit ratio with stride length) yes (with compatible accessory)
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) yes (with compatible accessory)
Stride length (real time) yes (with compatible accessory)
Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute)    Yes
Physiological measurements    Yes
Performance condition (after running 6–20 minutes, compares your real-time condition to your average fitness level)    Yes
Lactate threshold (through analysis of your pace and heart rate, estimates the point where your muscles start to rapidly fatigue) yes (with compatible accessory)
Run workouts    Yes
Race predictor    Yes
Foot pod capable    Yes

Golfing Features

Yardage to F/M/B (distance to front, middle and back of green)    Yes
Yardage to layups/doglegs    Yes
Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course) Automatic
Digital scorecard    Yes
Stat tracking (strokes, putts per round, greens and fairways hit)    Yes
Garmin AutoShot™    Yes
Auto CourseView updates    Yes
Green View with manual pin position    Yes
Hazards and course targets    Yes
TruSwing™ compatible    Yes
Round timer/odometer    Yes

Outdoor Recreation Features

Preloaded outdoor recreation profiles Hiking, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing, Jumpmaster, Tactical
Point-to-point navigation    Yes
Bread crumb trail in real time    Yes
Back to start    Yes
TracBack®    Yes
UltraTrac™ mode   Yes
Around Me mode    Yes
Elevation profile    Yes
Distance to destination    Yes
Barometric trend indicator    Yes
Storm alert    Yes
Trail run auto climb    Yes
Vertical speed    Yes
Total ascent/descent    Yes
Preloaded topographical maps    Yes
Future elevation plot    Yes
Downloadable cartography support    Yes
Compatible with BaseCamp™    Yes
GPS coordinates    Yes
Projected waypoint    Yes
Sight 'N Go    Yes
Area calculation yes (via Connect IQ™)
Hunt/fish calendar yes (via Connect IQ™)
Sun and moon information yes (via Connect IQ™)
Dual grid coordinates    Yes

Cycling Features

Preloaded cycling profiles Biking, Indoor Biking, Mountain Biking
Courses    Yes
Bike lap and lap maximum power (with power sensor)    Yes
Race an activity    Yes
Time/distance alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goal)    Yes
Interval training    Yes
FTP (Functional Threshold Power) yes (with compatible accessory)
Strava features (Beacon, live segments)    Yes
Garmin Cycle Map (routable cycling-specific street map)    Yes
Compatible with Vector™ (power meter)    Yes
Power meter compatible (displays power data from compatible third-party ANT+™-enabled power meters)    Yes
Compatible with Varia Vision™ (head-mounted display)    Yes
Compatible with Varia™ radar (rear-facing radar)    Yes
Compatible with Varia™ lights    Yes
Speed and cadence sensor support (with sensor) yes (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)    Yes
Stroke type detection (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly)    Yes
Pool swim workouts    Yes
Swim efficiency (SWOLF)    Yes
Advanced swim features (time/distance alerts, countdown start, advanced rest timers)    Yes
Open-water swim metrics (distance, pace, stroke count/rate, calories)    Yes
Heart rate (real-time during rests, interval and sessions stats during rests, and automatic heart rate download post-swim) yes (with HRM-Tri™ and HRM-Swim™)