Meet the Fenix 5 series – Garmin's new watches with a female focus

Garmin has announced its Fenix 5 series, its latest lineup of multi-sport watches billed for athletes, adventurers and women

Garmin has announced its answer to the multi-sized, multi-sported athlete with the Fenix 5 series – a multi-sized watch lineup.

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So, what's new? Well, Garmin claim the new line of watches are special because they come in multiple sizes, which supposedly fits athletes 'of all sizes' – including women.

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While it's not a female only line, it was did have a female specific focus. The new lineup features three watches: the Fenix 5S, the Fenix 5 and the Fenix 5X.

The Fenix 5S lies at the smaller end of the scale, and according to Garmin it's smaller than any of the previous Fenix range. In fact, Garmin claim that it is the "first Fenix designed with a focus on female athletes".

Meanwhile, at the heftier end of the scale, the Fenix 5X features pre-loaded, wrist-based mapping.


The Garmin Fenix 5S has a "female focus"

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All three of the watches in the new lineup feature extended battery life, daily activity tracking, Garmin Elevate heart rate technology as standard. Similarly, the company claims they're all capable of built-in navigation.

There are some new features, though. Garmin has introduced a new "performance widget".

According to the company, this keeps "relevant user training stats right at their finger tips". There's also some new training features, including the monitoring of training status as well as a fully integrated heart rate sensor.

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At its heart though, the Fenix 5 series is a multisport collective. Garmin say that all three watches come pre-loaded with multisport features such as running, cycling and swimming. Plus, the company claims they'll even support Strava live segments.

Similarly, Garmin claim that all 3 watches boast smart connected features, meaning you can receive notifications on the go.  Likewise, the watches are customisable with apps, widgets, data fields and watch faces, all downloadable from the Connect IQ store.

Happily, in conjunction with this release, Garmin has announced an expansion of the Connect IQ store. It now features content from the likes of Trek and UBER.

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Garmin have even taken care of you're accessorising, too. According to the watch company, the new QuickFit bands can now be changed without a tool, and feature multiple colours.

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