GARMIN FENIX 5 PLUS
£699.99 Is this the ultimate multisport training watch?
Yes, your eyes don’t deceive you – that’s nearly £700 for a watch. That’s bank-breaking but, Garmin would argue, it’s warranted because of the extensive feature list, starting with the standards of speed and distance across the three disciplines (and many, many… more sports).
Accuracy and pick-up is impressive thanks to multi-satellite link-up, plus a compass, gyroscope and barometric altimeter, those last three highlighting that the Garmin Fenix 5 Plus is arguably more for outdoor adventurers than pure multisporters.
Its relative bulk (86g) is also more at home canoeing and trawling the mountains than seeking out triathlon speed. A set of Bluetooth headphones will tap you into 16GB of music, and you can currently stream iHeartRadio and integrate with Spotify (Deezer is also imminent). You can also transfer via Garmin Express, but this is just clunky.
You’re also given a huge amount of performance metrics including training status; wrist-based heart rate; customised apps from the Connect IQ store and Garmin Pay, though check the supported bank list if this is one of your key requirements. garmin.com