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Garmin Fenix 5X Plus Sapphire - Unisex


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Equipped with a larger battery and advanced heart rate technology, the 5X Plus is ready for your toughest races and training sessions. With Connect IQ apps, music and a streamlined heart rate sensor, the Fenix Plus line guides you to train, play and live better. The Elevate optical heart rate monitor reads your pulse information straight off your wrist. Activity profiles, from snowsports, running, biking, swimming and even golfing, allow you to put metrics on nearly any activity. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth let you effortlessly connect and share your activities on platforms like Garmin Connect, Strava and others. When paired with your smartphone and the free Garmin Connect app, the Fenix 5X Plus lets you review activities, receive notifications, control phone apps and more. 3 different satellite networks offer a fast and strong GPS signal wherever you are. GPS data is used for both sport and navigation purposes. It's not just for the backcountry – features like day-to-day activity tracking, sleep monitoring, music playback and smart notifications make the Fenix 5X Plus useful everyday.

  • Virtually scratchproof sapphire crystal face keeps your screen clear and easy to read, no matter what you're up to
  • Includes Canadian map data, with room for more maps
  • Download playlists and podcasts via Spotify, iHeartRadio or Deezer streaming services, or drag and drop MP3s from your computer through Garmin Express
  • Playlists synced from streaming services can be easily updated on your watch when in range of known Wi-Fi networks
  • Holds up to 500 songs (depending on music quality)
  • Garmin Pay™ contact-less payment system lets you pay for purchases through NFC. By linking credit cards to your Garmin account though Garmin Connect, you can make payments with your watch (if supported by your bank)
  • Integrated Garmin EXO antenna connects to GPS, GLONASS and Galileo satellite constellations for fast signal acquisition and a strong connection nearly anywhere
  • Wi-Fi enabled for automatic activity upload and syncing to Garmin Connect™ for easy sharing
  • Improved Elevate™ optical heart rate monitor sensor lets you train without a chest strap and provides blood oxygen saturation level information
  • Optical heart rate sensors measure changes in blood volume under the skin, and work best when worn snugly, 1 to 3 finger-widths above your wrist bone
  • Strava Segment integration shows when your starred segment is about to begin and shows instantaneous data to compare your PR to the current KOM or QOM
  • GroupTrack displays the location and telemetry of contacts using compatible devices
  • Live Tracking during activities (through a connected smartphone) allows you to share your location and telemetry with friends, family or coaches
  • Trendline™ routing uses Garmin Connect’s database of athletes' routes and tracks to find the most popular way to get you where you're going, letting you train like a local, wherever you are, on or off-road
  • Round-trip mapping: choose the distance you want, and the Fenix plots course options to take you out and back to where you started
  • ClimbPro mode provides real-time data on current and upcoming climbs
  • Personal Records (PRs) indicate your best on distances like 1 mile and 5K
  • Virtual racer function lets you compete against your own time, friends or pro athletes on Garmin Connect
  • Multisport mode allows for easy transitions between activities within a single workout
  • Create custom profiles for cycling, running or swimming
  • Internal accelerometer and gyroscope track speed/distance when using stationary trainer
  • Physiological metrics includes VO2 max estimate, lactate threshold (requires a heart rate chest strap, sold separately), race predictor, recovery advisor and performance indicator
  • Navigates routes created on Garmin Connect, backtracks your outbound route, or leads you directly to saved waypoints
  • UltraTrac™ mode allows you to reduce the GPS recording rate in order to conserve battery
  • Full altimeter, barometer and compass functions
  • Daily activity tracking tracks steps, sleep patterns and other everyday essentials
  • Connect IQ support allows you to download apps, templates, data fields, watch faces and other features
  • Bluetooth Smart and ANT+ compatibility can be used simultaneously, and sync with compatible activity sensors
  • Smart notifications (emails, texts, alerts and more) via Bluetooth connection to a compatible smartphone
  • New QuickFit™ strap interface allows for easy strap removal – perfect for giving your watch a new look, or just a thorough clean
  • Connects to a variety of Garmin devices including Virb action cameras, Vector power meters, the Varia radar line and more

Tech specs

Weight96g (Black/Black)
Ideal for
  • Casual wear
  • Running, fitness and training
  • Camping and hiking
  • Swim training
  • Road cycling
Wrist strap materialSilicone
Sapphire crystal
Built-in memory16GB
Display dimensions3 x 3cm
Dimensions5.1 x 5.1 x 1.8cm
Countdown timerYes
Data cardNot accepted
Touch screenNo
Interval trainingYes
BatteriesLithium-ion (included)
Distance/time alarmYes
Battery life13 - 480 h
Wireless syncYes
Metric/imperial units formatYes
  • USB
  • Wireless
Button lockYes
12/24 hour formatYes
Battery power indicatorYes
Lug width26mm
Low battery warningYes
Case diameter51mm
Sold separately
Workout historyYes
Replaceable wrist strapYes
Sold separately
Tide tablesNo
  • Garmin Connect
  • Third party apps
Sold separately
Chest strapSold separately
Track log200 hours
Heart rate monitorYes
Haptic feedbackYes
Made inTaiwan

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