Performance That Puts the X in Excellence
- Ultimate multisport GPS watch with wrist heart rate technology1 and color TOPO maps featuring Trendline™ popularity routing to help you find and follow the best paths
- Wrist-based Pulse Ox Acclimation sensor¹ provides awareness of your blood oxygen saturation levels — especially useful when you’re adjusting to higher altitudes
- Fit for adventure with rugged design that features scratch-resistant domed sapphire lens plus stainless steel or diamond-like carbon (DLC) titanium bezel, and rear case
- Easily store and play up to 500 songs on your watch, and connect with Bluetooth® headphones (sold separately) for phone-free listening
- Garmin Pay™ contactless payment solution² lets you make convenient payments with your watch, so you can leave your cash and cards at home
- Battery performance: up to 18 days in smartwatch mode and 11 hours in GPS mode with music (depending on settings)
For athletes and outdoor adventurers who want the ultimate in a multisport on-wrist trainer, the ultra-rugged fēnix 5X Plus is here. It’s our first fēnix series watch to offer a wrist-based Pulse Ox Acclimation sensor for blood oxygen saturation awareness at high altitudes. Other highlights include routable color TOPO maps, wrist heart rate, a music player that lets you store and enjoy up to 500 songs — plus Garmin Pay, our contactless payment solution.
Your Roadmap to Success
Whether you’re in the city or on the trail, your fēnix sport watch’s mapping and navigation features help keep you oriented and on course. Full-color TOPO mapping comes preloaded, with map data optimized for at-a-glance navigation and location tracking. The maps feature Trendline popularity routing, which uses billions of miles of Garmin Connect™ data to help you find and follow the best trails and routes. Especially helpful when you’re away from your home turf, this feature lets you quickly see the most-used, locally validated pathways.
Do Better Going Higher
When the terrain gets steeper and you have some serious climbing ahead, your fēnix 5X Plus has special ascent features that can really help. The ClimbPro page provides real-time information on current and upcoming climbs. See the climb gradient, distance and elevation gain for each ascent segment as well as a progress marker that shows how much farther you have to go. On strenuous climbs, the watch’s Pulse Ox Acclimation sensor provides additional information. This sensor uses light beams to gauge the absorption of hemoglobin in your bloodstream, so you can assess how well your body’s oxygen levels are adjusting to the thinner air at higher altitudes.
Every fēnix 5 Plus Series watch features multinetwork (GPS, GLONASS and Galileo) satellite reception to track in more challenging environments than GPS alone. In addition to map-based guidance, each watch also provides a set of ABC (altimeter, barometer and compass) sensor capabilities for outdoor navigation. The built-in altimeter provides elevation data to accurately monitor ascent and descent for activities such as hiking, while the tilt-compensated three-axis electronic compass keeps your bearing — whether you’re moving or not.
Advanced Performance Metrics
All fēnix 5 Plus Series watches are packed with sophisticated training features to help monitor your form and performance. Tap into physiological metrics, running dynamics and more to track your workout stats, measure your progress and fine-tune your form. Training status automatically evaluates your recent exercise history and performance indicators to let you know if you’re overtraining, maintaining or peaking. An anaerobic training effect metric helps you see how your training is improving your ability to push the limits. You can also view your overall training load, which measures your exercise volume from the last 7 days and compares it to the optimal range for your fitness and recent training history. Special preloaded activity profiles are provided for swimming, running, biking, hiking, skiing, rowing, paddle boarding and more. For added motivation, download advanced workouts and training plans from Garmin Connect.
Wrist-based Heart Rate
On another upbeat note, Elevate™ wrist heart rate technology lets you monitor your heart rate without wearing a chest strap. In addition to counting steps and monitoring sleep, the watch uses heart rate to provide calories burned information and quantify the intensity of your fitness activities. It also measures your heart rate variability to calculate a stress score that helps you assess what level of activity your body is ready for.
A Little Traveling Music
Got a power song that gets you pumped up for a race or tough workout? Now with fēnix 5X Plus, you can enjoy phone-free listening on the go, with up to 500 songs stored right on your watch. It’s easy to download music and queue up your favorites so you can enjoy them anywhere, anytime through wirelessly connected Bluetooth headphones (sold separately). You can even sync your carefully crafted playlists from select music streaming services³ to your watch for more ad-free listening. So leave your phone behind when you head out for a run or a ride, because the music that keeps you moving is right there on your wrist.
Pay with a Wave of Your Hand
To help keep pace with your active lifestyle, fēnix 5X Plus features our Garmin Pay contactless payment solution. Use it to pay for purchases so you can breeze through checkout lines while leaving your cash and cards at home. It works just about anywhere there’s a scanner for contactless payments.
Stay Smartly Connected
All fēnix 5 Plus Series models support smart notifications when paired with a compatible device. Receive emails, texts and alerts right on your watch — whether you're on the trail, on the golf course or simply away from your desk. Other connected features include automatic uploads to our Garmin Connect online fitness community, live tracking, GroupTrack and social media sharing.
Premium Materials, Robust Performance
Crafted of premium-grade materials, the fēnix 5 Plus Series is available in a variety of finish choices, including PVD-coated stainless steel bezel with treated silicone watch band, or — for those who want the comfort of a lighter weight metal that’s 30% stronger than steel, and — there’s a deluxe titanium bezel version with brushed titanium bracelet. On either version, a bright, high-resolution, full-color Garmin Chroma Display™ with LED backlighting assures great readability in all ambient conditions. And transflective technology that reflects and transmits light at the same time enables the watch face to become even more readable under intense sunlight. For added scratch resistance, all fēnix 5X Plus series models incorporate a high-strength domed sapphire lens.
Custom Apps, Watch Faces and Bands
You can customize any fēnix 5 Plus Series watch with free downloads from our Connect IQ™ store. Change your watch face, add data fields or get apps and widgets for information at a glance. There’s also a wide selection of QuickFit® bands in your choice of premium leather, metal or silicone — so it’s easy to mix and match styles to go with any sport or activity. No tools are required to make the transformation. Just swap, click and go. With Garmin, you can add personality to your watch that’s uniquely you.
Add power data to your training by downloading our Running Power app from the Connect IQ storeonto your compatible watch. Developed by Garmin Labs, the Running Power app taps into metrics — such as pace, vertical oscillation, grade and even local wind conditions — to determine the amount of power you’re applying at the ground as you run. When you know how much power you’re expending from minute to minute and mile to mile, you’re better able to pace yourself, which can help keep you from tiring out too quickly. The best news? If you already own the right Garmin devices, adding power to your run is free. All you need is a fēnix 5 and one of these accessories: HRM-Run™, HRM-Tri™ or the Running Dynamics Pod. Learn more.
Experience Wireless Audio
Method Wireless by Skullcandy is an ultrastable, sweat-resistant sports earbud with 9 hours of battery life. Pair it with your a fenix 5 Plus Series device, and experience wireless audio with a bud that stays put, regardless of activity. Take advantage of a 50% discount when you purchase a fenix 5 Plus Series device.
domed sapphire crystal
stainless steel or titanium
Case material fiber-reinforced polymer with metal rear cover QuickFit™ watch band compatible
included (26 mm)
silicone, suede or steel
51 x 51 x 17.5 mm
Titanium version: 87 g
Water rating 10 ATM Display type sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP) Display size 1.2” (30.4 mm) diameter Display resolution 240 x 240 pixels Color display Battery life Smartwatch: Up to 18 days
GPS: Up to 30 hours
GPS and Music: Up to 11 hours
UltraTrac™ mode: Up to 64 hours
Memory/History 16 GB
Time/date GPS Time Sync Automatic daylight saving time Alarm clock Timer Stopwatch Sunrise/sunset times
GPS GLONASS Galileo Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate monitor Barometric altimeter Compass Gyroscope Accelerometer Thermometer Pulse Ox (with Acclimation)
Daily Smart Features
Connectivity Bluetooth®, ANT+®, Wi-Fi® Connect IQ™ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps) Smart notifications Text response/reject phone call with text (Android™ only) Calendar Weather Controls smartphone music Plays and controls watch music Music Storage Up to 500 songs Find My Phone Find My Watch VIRB® Camera Remote Smartphone compatibility iPhone®, Android™ Compatible with Garmin Connect™ Mobile Garmin Pay™
Activity Tracking Features
Step counter Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it) Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal) Sleep monitoring (monitors total sleep and periods of movement or restful sleep) Calories burned Floors climbed Distance traveled Intensity minutes TrueUp™ Move IQ™ Fitness Age (in app) All-day Stress Tracking
Preloaded gym activity profiles Strength, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing and Yoga Cardio workouts Strength workouts Automatic rep counting
Training, Planning and Analysis Features
GPS speed and distance Customizable data pages Customizable activity profiles Auto Pause® Interval training Advanced workouts Downloadable training plans Auto Lap® Manual lap Configurable lap alerts V02 max Training Status (lets you see if you’re training effectively by tracking your training history and fitness level trend.) Training Load (your total training load for the last 7 days calculated from estimated EPOC) Training Effect (aerobic) Training Effect (anaerobic) Customizable alerts Audio prompts Finish time Virtual Partner Race an Activity Auto multisport activities Manual multisport activities Course guidance Segments (Live, Garmin) Strava features (Beacon, live segments) LiveTrack Group LiveTrack Round-trip course creator (running/cycling) Trendline™ Popularity Routing Touch and/or button lock Hot keys Auto scroll Activity history on watch
Heart Rate Features
HR zones HR alerts HR calories % HR max % HRR Recovery time Auto max HR HRV stress test (measures your heart rate variability while standing still, for 3 minutes, to provide you with an estimated stress level; the scale of this is 1 to 100; low scores indicate lower stress levels) (with compatible accessory) Records heart rate while swimming (with HRM-Tri™ and HRM-Swim™) HR Broadcast (broadcasts HR data over ANT+™ to paired devices)
Preloaded run profiles
Running, Treadmill Running, Trail Running
GPS-based distance, time and pace Running dynamics (with compatible accessory) Vertical oscillation and ratio (the degree of 'bounce' in your running motion and the cost-benefit ratio with stride length) (with compatible accessory) Ground contact time and balance (shows how much time, in the running motion, your foot is on the ground rather than in flight and lets you check your running symmetry) (with compatible accessory) Stride length (real time) (with compatible accessory) Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute) Performance condition (after running 6–20 minutes, compares your real-time condition to your average fitness level) Lactate threshold (through analysis of your pace and heart rate, estimates the point where your muscles start to rapidly fatigue) (with compatible accessory) Run workouts Race predictor Foot pod capable
Yardage to F/M/B (distance to front, middle and back of green) Yardage to layups/doglegs Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course) Automatic Digital scorecard Stat tracking (strokes, putts per round, greens and fairways hit) Garmin AutoShot™ Auto CourseView updates Green View with manual pin position Hazards and course targets TruSwing™ compatible Round timer/odometer
Outdoor Recreation Features
Preloaded outdoor recreation profiles Hiking, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing, Kayaking, Jumpmaster, Tactical Point-to-point navigation Bread crumb trail in real time Back to start TracBack® UltraTrac mode Around Me mode Elevation profile Distance to destination Barometric trend indicator with Storm Alert ClimbPro™ Ascent Planner Trail run auto climb Vertical speed Total ascent/descent Future elevation plot Preloaded topographical maps Downloadable cartography support Compatible with BaseCamp™ GPS coordinates Projected waypoint Sight 'N Go Area calculation (via Connect IQ™) Hunt/fish calendar (via Connect IQ™) Sun and moon information (via Connect IQ™) Dual grid coordinates XERO™ Locations
Preloaded cycling profiles Biking, Indoor Biking, Mountain Biking, Triathlon Courses Bike lap and lap maximum power (with power sensor) Race an activity Time/distance alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goal) FTP (Functional Threshold Power) (with compatible accessory) Garmin Cycle Map (routable cycling-specific street map) Compatible with Vector™ (power meter) Power meter compatible (displays power data from compatible third-party ANT+™-enabled power meters) Compatible with Varia Vision™ (head-mounted display) Compatible with Varia™ radar (rear-facing radar) Compatible with Varia™ lights Speed and cadence sensor support (with sensor) (ANT+® and Bluetooth® Smart sensors)
Preloaded swim profiles Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Swimming/Running Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count/rate, calories) Stroke type detection (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly) Swim efficiency (SWOLF) Drill logging Pool swim workouts Open-water swim metrics (distance, pace, stroke count/rate, stroke distance, calories) Heart rate (real-time during rests, interval and session stats during rests, and automatic heart rate download post-swim) (with HRM-Tri™ and HRM-Swim™)
In the box
- fēnix 5X Plus
- Charging/data cable