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Garmin's Fenix 5 smartwatches pack an impressive range of features

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Garmin's Fenix 5 smartwatches pack an impressive range of features
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The release of Garmin's Fenix 3 smartwatches 19 months ago left consumers slightly disgruntled with the model's bulk and heft. However, the recent drop of the Fenix 5 series looks set to take some weight off the wrist with a trio of watches, created in multiple sizes to cater to varying wrist sizes. It's the first time Garmin is releasing the Fenix range in multiple sizings and the ladies have not been forgotten. The Fenix 5S, the smallest of the range at 42mm, is suited for female athletes with a more slender wrist. The standard Fenix 5 spans 47mm while its larger counterpart, the Fenix 5X, boasts a broader 51mm face. 

Garmin Fenix 5

"With our entry into Southeast Asia, the range of products lets us offer our wearables in different sizes to fit the Asian wrist sizes, which tend to be smaller. That is why we have designed the new line of fēnix 5 watches to fit every wrist and a wide range of sports and fitness activities," said Mr. Engelhard (Al) Sundoro, Managing Director, Garmin South Asia/India.

Garmin Fenix 5

The multisport smartwatch is fitted with a built-in activity tracker and 24/7 heart rate monitor that's pretty much de facto for any fitness tracker worth its salt. What truly sets the Garmin Fenix 5 apart is its built-in navigation features, including advanced GPS and GLONASS support to navigate more challenging environments. For those taking their Garmin into the wild, the watch's extended battery life ranging from nine to 12 days will allow adventurers to explore freely on a single charge. 

Available for pre-orders at the IT show from 16 to 19 March and in stores from end March. 

Denise Kok

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