Garmin Fenix 5 Smartwatch Comes In Small And Ultra-Rugged Styles

Navigation and tracking experts Garmin are back at CES 2017 to unveil the latest additions to their popular Fenix line of wearables: the Fenix 5 multi-sport GPS watch. While the new models include many of the same activity and fitness tracking features as before, the Fenix 5 line comes in three different sizes, including a small version designed to be more appealing to women and those with smaller wrists in general.

Available the Fenix 5, 5S, and 5X, the wearables include constant heart-rate monitoring, GPS and GLONASS navigation, activity tracking for sports like running, hiking, cycling, golfing, and swimming, with water resistance up to 100 meters. They also run Garmin's Connect IQ platform for downloading apps.

Measuring 47mm in diameter is the baseline Fenix 5, while those with "petite wrists" will want to check out the 42mm Fenix 5S. Both models start at $600 and are compatible with a number of swappable wristbands in leather, silicone, and metal. Each one comes with mineral glass standard, but for another $100 can be upgraded to scratch-resistant Sapphire glass.

At the large end of the line is the Fenix 5X with a 51mm diameter. Starting at $700, this model comes with extra mapping features, including topographical US maps pre-loaded and the ability to offer suggested routes with turn and waypoint guidance. A Sapphire glass option is also available for the larger watch, again at a $100 premium.

Garmin says all three models of the Fenix 5 smartwatch will be available later this quarter.

SOURCE Garmin