£699.99 The all-singing Fenix 5 gets an early update
The 2017 release of the Garmin Fenix 5 confirmed the brand’s position at the pinnacle of multisport watch design, with the unit arguably edging Garmin’s own FR 935 as the ultimate tri watch. And now Garmin are back with another three Fenix models – known as the 5 Plus series – for multisporters to sink their pay packets into.
Key features of the 5 Plus range include Garmin Pay for contactless payments, and the ability to store up to 500 songs and download offline playlists from certain music streaming services, as well as transferring music directly from your computer. In terms of training tech, there’s the addition of a pulse ox acclimation sensor that monitors blood oxygen saturation levels on the 5X Plus model (key at higher altitudes) and built-in topographical maps. There’s also the bike- and run-friendly Trendline routing feature lifted from their cycling computers, which uses Garmin Connect data to allow users to find the best trails and run routes based on miles logged by Garmin users.
We’ll be testing for our Multisport Watches Buyer’s Guide next issue, out on 1 November.