Garmin is no stranger to the fitness wearable market, having released devices such as the Vivosmart HR, the Vivosmart HR+, and smartwatches such as the luxury timepiece-like Vivomove, GPS running smartwatch Forerunner 235, Forerunner 35, and the Forerunner 735XT.
The company that has made a name for itself with consumers in both markets is aiming in the same direction as the Vivomove: the luxury market. With that in mind, Garmin has announced this week at CES 2017 the Fenix 5, Fenix 5S, and Fenix 5X.
The Fenix 5 has the same sport-tracking capabilities as that of the Fenix 3 (Garmin skipped the number 4, so you won't see a model bear this number), including GPS, but Garmin has reduced the thickness of the device from 51mm down to 47mm so that it's now thinner and lighter than ever before.
The Fenix 5S is aimed at "female adventurers," Garmin says, and Garmin even offers a version with a sapphire glass display (which should be ultra-protective in the elements). For those who want more mapping features, there's the Fenix 5X.
The Fenix 5 for men and Fenix 5S for women costs $600 each (yes, you're reading that right; the price is not a typo!), while the sapphire glass Fenix 5S costs $700. The advanced-mapping Fenix 5X costs anywhere from $700-$900.The Fenix 5 comes in Silver with Granite Blue Band, Slate Gray with Amp Yellow Band, and Slate Gray with Black Band; the Fenix 5S comes in White with Carrara White Band, Silver with Turquoise Band, and Silver with Black Band. The Fenix 5X comes in Slate Gray Sapphire with Black Band and Slate Gray Sapphire with Metal Band. You can expect to order these new Fenix 5 smartwatches in 5-8 weeks.