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Garmin fenix 5x Multisport Training Watch 51mm

$599.99 - 749.99

Item # 010-01733-Parent
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Garmin fenix 5x 51mm Multisport Training Watch

Go ahead—“dive” off the deep end and live to share your most venturesome of outdoor/fitness enterprises. This ruggedly stylish, full-featured multisport GPS watch comes packing some serious navigational features on a full-color, scratch-resistant screen, outfitted on a stainless bezel designed to tear it up. Featuring navigational sensors and AND GPS/GLONASS capability, plus TOPO mapping, Round-Trip routing, turn cues, map overlays and more, your fenix 5X is equipped to take you to the four corners of the earth and back—or wherever you’re headed next.


  • fenix 5X comes preloaded with TOPO U.S. mapping, plus routable cycling maps and more to simplify your planning time
  • Pair any of the Fenix 5 series with a compatible heart rate chest strap, such as the HRM Run to access your Vertical oscillation and ratio – the degree of 'bounce' in your running motion and the benefit ratio to stride length, ground contact time and balance – shows how much time your foot is on the ground rather than in flight and last – but not least – your Stress score – which is the measurement of your heart rate variability while standing still
  • Tap into extended physiological metrics and advanced running dynamics that can help improve your form and overall performance, such as lactate threshold – a thorough analysis of pace and heart rate that determines the point where your muscles start to rapidly fatigue, performance condition – which compares your real-time condition to your average fitness levels, cadence – your number of steps per minute and stride length – that shows your stride length in real time
  • Change up your course and scenery while staying loyal to your mileage goals with the Round-Trip Run and Round-Trip Ride features that create unique courses based on the mileage you set
  • See upcoming turns with easy-to-read cues that get you where you need to go in the most direct and simple way—data overlays on the map will showcase vital info right on your current display without the need to switch screens
  • See points of interest within a range you define with the Around Me feature and use GroupTrack to keep tabs on your comrades. For friends who just want to watch, the LiveTrack feature lets them follow your moves
  • Get an accurate heart rate reading whether you’re working, resting, or training right at your wrist without the fuss of a chest strap
  • Get “lost” in your adventure without really losing track of where you are, thanks to the built-in 3-axis compass, gyroscope and barometric altimeter, plus GPS AND GLONASS capability, so you can train in more challenging or remote terrain
  • A stainless steel bezel, buttons and rear case give you the rugged durability you need while you’re training hard or exploring the outdoors
  • Convenient at-a-glance training stats for each preloaded activity profile
  • There’s no need to “plug in” each day—fenix 5X stays charged for up to 3-plus months, depending on your mode
  • Customize your watch with free downloadable faces and apps from Connect IQ and use Garmin’s Face-It to add make your favorite image the true “center piece” of your watch face
  • Easily swap out your band to match your mood or destination; choose from a wide range of colorful, sporty or sophisticated QuickFit bands
  • Stay in touch with the real world thanks to smart notifications that keep you in the know
  • Spotify compatibility exclusive to Plus series

Sport Modes:

  • 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. Look back at every lap and know it was worth it
  • 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
  • Track your stroke count, stroke rate and even distance per stroke while you’re cruising the flats with paddle sports mode
  • 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


  • Unit Dimensions: 2.0” x 2.0” x .7” (51mm x 51mm x 17.5mm)
  • Watch Face Size: 51mm
  • Display Size: 1.2.” (240mm x 240mm)
  • Band Width: 26mm
  • Display Type: Sunlight visible, always on, low power, color display
  • Battery Type: internal, rechargeable lithium ion battery
  • Battery Life: Up to 2 weeks in smartwatch mode, up to 24 hours in GPS mode, and up to 100 hours in UltraTrac battery saver mode
  • Weight: 3.5 oz
  • Water Rating: 10ATM/100 meters
  • Wireless: Bluetooth Low Energy, ANT+ (all versions), Wi-FI
  • Built-in Memory: 12GB
  • Waypoints: 1,000
  • Routes: 30
  • Track log: 10,000 points, 100 saved tracks

What’s In the Box:

  • fenix 5X Sapphire
  • Charging/data cable
  • Documentation
  • Extra silicone QuickFit 26 watch band*
*Metal band model only

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Yes, and in fact, you’ll want to pair your fenix 5 model with a chest strap to see more advanced running dynamics as well. Additionally, pairing your fenix 5 (or 5s/5X) with either the HRM-Swim or HTM-TRI while you’re swimming strap will show you your underwater heart rate. If you plan on using your fenix 5 to train for a triathlon or for cross-training with swimming, we highly recommend going with the fenix 5 performer bundle, which includes the Garmin HRM-TRI.

    Just the sapphire units are WiFi enabled (sapphire styles available on all three fenix 5 models, though note that 5X models are sapphire only and therefore WiFI by default). If you choose a fenix 5 non-sapphire model, you can still get software updates via Bluetooth paired with the Garmin Connect app on your smartphone. You also have the ability to connect fenix 5 directly to your computer.

    Yes! fenix 5 was designed for swimming, including open water. We recommend pairing your fenix 5 with either the HRM-TRI or the HRM-SWIM for underwater heart rate and more.

    If you’re considering fenix 5 for mapping features, you’ll want to turn your attention to the 5X, which is the only fenix 5 model equipped with 16GB of topographical & cycling maps, in addition to golf courses. Note that these maps are incredibly useful in the sense that they also contain points of interest, such as nearby food & drink, tourist destinations, gas stations, etc., with turn-by-turn navigation.

    Aside from having the option of a smaller size (fenix 5S), a larger display (fenix 5 and fenix 5X) and interchangeable bands (all fenix 5 models), there are several other key differences that we cover in one of our recent blogs. Read more here:

    Check out the differences between the different Garmin fenix 3 HR & the fenix 5/5s/5x below:
    Function/Feature Garmin Fenix3 HR Garmin Fenix5 (5/5S/5X)
    Copyright DC Rainmaker - Updated January 4th, 2017 @ 12:51 pm
    Price $549 $599
    Product Announcement Date Jan 5th, 2016 Jan 4th, 2017
    Actual Availability/Shipping Date February 2016 March 2017
    GPS Recording Functionality Yes Yes
    Data Transfer USB/Bluetooth Smart/WiFi USB/Bluetooth Smart/WiFi (Sapphire only)
    Waterproofing Yes - 100m Yes - 100m
    Battery Life (GPS) Up to 50hrs in GPS with optical off, about 20-25% less with optical HR on Up to 24hrs in GPS-on, up to 75hrs in UltraTrac GPS
    Recording Interval 1S OR SMART 1S or Smart
    Satellite Pre-Loading via Computer Yes Yes
    Quick Satellite Reception Great Great
    Alerts Vibrate/Sound/Visual Vibrate/Sound/Visual
    Backlight Greatness Great Great
    Ability to download custom apps to unit/device Yes YEs
    Acts as daily activity monitor (steps, etc...) Yes Yes
    Can control phone music YEs Yes
    Has music storage and playback No No
    Connectivity Garmin Fenix3 HR Garmin Fenix5 (5/5S/5X)
    Bluetooth Legacy (pre-4.0) to Phone No No
    Bluetooth Smart (4.0+) to Phone Uploading Yes Yes
    Phone Notifications to unit (i.e. texts/calls/etc...) Yes Yes
    Live Tracking (streaming location to website) Yes Yes
    Group tracking No Yes
    Emergency/SOS Message Notification (from watch to contacts) No No
    Built-in cellular chip (no phone required) No No
    Cycling Garmin Fenix3 HR Garmin Fenix5 (5/5S/5X)
    Designed for cycling Yes Yes
    Power Meter Capable Yes Yes
    Power Meter Configuration/Calibration Options Yes Yes
    Power Meter TSS/NP/IF Yes Yes
    Speed/Cadence Sensor Capable Yes Yes
    Strava segments live on device No Yes
    Crash detection No No
    Running Garmin Fenix3 HR Garmin Fenix5 (5/5S/5X)
    Designed for running Yes Yes
    Footpod Capable (For treadmills) YEs Yes
    Running Dynamics (vertical oscillation, ground contact time, etc...) With HRM-TRI or HRM-RUN (Not via Optical HR) With HRM-TRI or HRM-RUN (Not via Optical HR)
    VO2Max Estimation YEs YEs
    Race Predictor Yes Yes
    Recovery Advisor Yes Yes
    Run/Walk Mode YEs Yes
    Swimming Garmin Fenix3 HR Garmin Fenix5 (5/5S/5X)
    Designed for swimming Yes Yes
    Openwater swimming mode Yes YEs
    Lap/Indoor Distance Tracking Yes Yes
    Record HR underwater WITH HRM-TRI/HRM-SWIM (Not with optical HR) WITH HRM-TRI/HRM-SWIM (Not with optical HR)
    Openwater Metrics (Stroke/etc.) Yes Yes
    Indoor Metrics (Stroke/etc.) YEs YEs
    Indoor Drill Mode YEs Yes
    Indoor auto-pause feature YEs Yes
    Change pool size Yes YEs
    Indoor Min/Max Pool Lengths 17M/18Y TO 150Y/M 17M/18Y TO 150Y/M
    Ability to customize data fields YEs Yes
    Can change yards to meters YEs Yes
    Captures per length data - indoors YEs Yes
    Indoor Alerts Yes Yes
    Triathlon Garmin Fenix3 HR Garmin Fenix5 (5/5S/5X)
    Designed for triathlon Yes Yes
    Multisport mode Yes Yes
    Workouts Garmin Fenix3 HR Garmin Fenix5 (5/5S/5X)
    Create/Follow custom workouts Yes Yes
    On-unit interval Feature Yes YEs
    Training Calendar Functionality Yes Yes
    Functions Garmin Fenix3 HR Garmin Fenix5 (5/5S/5X)
    Auto Start/Stop Yes Yes
    Virtual Partner Feature Yes YEs
    Virtual Racer Feature YEs Yes
    Records PR's - Personal Records (diff than history) Yes Yes
    Day to day watch ability Yes Yes
    Hunting/Fishing/Ocean Data Yes Yes
    Tidal Tables (Tide Information) No No
    Jumpmaster mode (Parachuting) Yes Yes
    Geocaching Via GPS coordinates Via GPS coordinates
    Weather Display (live data) yES Yes
    Navigate Garmin Fenix3 HR Garmin Fenix5 (5/5S/5X)
    Follow GPS Track (Courses/Waypoints) Yes YEs
    Markers/Waypoint Direction Yes Yes
    Routable/Visual Maps (like car GPS) No Yes (5X Only)
    Back to start Yes Yes
    Impromptu Round Trip Route Creation No Yes (5X Only)
    Download courses/routes from phone to unit Yes Yes
    Sensors Garmin Fenix3 HR Garmin Fenix5 (5/5S/5X)
    Altimeter Type Barometric Barometric
    Compass Type Magnetic Magnetic
    Optical Heart Rate Sensor internally Yes Yes
    Heart Rate Strap Compatible Yes Yes
    ANT+ Heart Rate Strap Capable Yes Yes
    ANT+ Speed/Cadence Capable YEs Yes
    ANT+ Footpod Capable YEs Yes
    ANT+ Power Meter Capable Yes Yes
    ANT+ Weight Scale Capable No No
    ANT+ Fitness Equipment (Gym) No No
    ANT+ Lighting Control No Yes
    ANT+ Bike Radar Integration No Yes
    ANT+ Trainer Control (FE-C) No No
    ANT+ Remote Control No (can control VIRB though) No (can control VIRB though)
    ANT+ eBike Compatibility No No
    ANT+ Muscle Oxygen (i.e. Moxy/BSX) With Connect IQ Apps Yes
    ANT+ Gear Shifting (i.e. SRAM ETAP) No Yes
    Shimano Di2 Shifting No Yes
    Bluetooth Smart HR Strap Capable No Yes
    Bluetooth Smart Speed/Cadence Capable No Potentially future
    Bluetooth Smart Footpod Capable nO Potentially future
    Bluetooth Smart Power Meter Capable No Potentially future
    Temp Recording (internal sensor) Yes Yes
    Temp Recording (external sensor) Yes Yes
    Compatible with Firstbeat HR tools Yes Yes
    Software Garmin Fenix3 HR Garmin Fenix5 (5/5S/5X)
    PC Application Garmin Express Garmin Express
    Web Application Garmin Connect Garmin Connect
    Phone App iOS/Android/Windows Phone iOS/Android/Windows Phone
    Ability to Export Settings No No
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