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Garmin Fenix 5X Plus Full Specifications and Features

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Last Updated on March 28, 2020 by Jude Simeone

The full specs of the Garmin Fenix 5X Plus – A premium GPS smartwatch with an outstanding aesthetics and a great deal of fitness tracking features. The Fenix 5X Plus is a comprehensive activity tracker which comes in a stylish and elegant design, while featuring a lot of fitness features that makes it fantastic timepiece for the great outdoors.

Garmin Fenix 5X Plus Full Specifications

 Garmin Fenix 5X Plus
garmin 5x plus specs

EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Battery:
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)
Features:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Price:
3.2 out of 5 stars (3.2 / 5)
Average:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)

WHERE TO BUY

<strong>Check @ Amazon</strong> Check @ Amazon

ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameGarmin Fenix 5X Plus
Device typeFitness/GPS/Classic smartwatch
PredessesorGarmin Fenix 5X
SuccessorGarmin Fenix 6X Pro
Released dateJune, 2018
Ideal forMen

DISPLAY

Display typeTransflective memory-in-display (MIP)
Display size1.2 inch
Display resolution240 x 240 pixels
Pixel density--
Input type5 buttons (not touchscreen)
Always-onYes

BODY

ShapeCircular
Dimension51 x 51 x 17.5 mm
Weight96 g
Titanium: 87 g
Casing materialFiber-reinforced polymer with polymer rear cover
Strap/band materialSilicone
Leather
Titanium
Bezel MaterialStainless steel
or Titanium
Strap size26mm
Screen protectionDomed sapphire crystal
Water resistant/ProtectionYes, 10ATM
Swim-proofYes, recommended
Color(s)Black
Silver

MEMORY

RAM--
Internal storage16GB
Memory card slotNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothYes, and ANT+
Bluetooth callingNo
Wi-FiYes
NFCYes
GPSGPS/GLONASS/Galileo

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

TechnologyNo
SIMNo
BandNo

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYes
SMS alertYes
Calls alertYes
Event reminderYes
WeatherYes
Third-party appsYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep apneaNo
Sleep trackingYes
StepsYes
Floors climbedYes
Heart rate monitoringYes
CaloriesYes
DistanceYes
StressYes
VO2 Max.Yes
Blood oxygenYes
Blood pressureNo
Menstrual cycle trackingYes
Swim trackingYes
Under-water heart rate trackingNo
Preloaded mapsYes
On-screen workout modesNo
Triathlon modeYes
ECG TrackingNo
Preloaded sport modesYes
Safety trackingYes

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4
Music streamingYes
Bluetooth musicYes
RadioNo
LoudspeakerNo
MicrophoneNo
CameraNo

SENSORS

AccelerometerYes
Barometer/AltimeterYes
Heart rate monitor (HRM)Yes
CompassYes
Gyroscope Yes
Ambient lightYes
Pulse Ox.Yes
ECGNo
ThermometerYes
Other sensors--

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Proprietary OS
Chipset--
CPU--
GPU--

BATTERY

Type of batteryNon-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity --
Battery lifeSmartwatch: Up to 20 days
GPS: Up to 32 hours
GPS and Music: Up to 13 hours
UltraTrac™ mode: Up to 70 hours
Charging typeUSB charging cable
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hours
Battery saver modeYes
Solar powerNo
Rapid chargingNo

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYes
StopwatchYes
AlarmYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Control cameraYes
Music controlYes
Find phoneYes
Text responseYes

MISC

Payment systemNo
Compatibility Android and iOS
Check if your device is compatible
Companion appGarmin connect IQ store
Customizable watch faceYes
Interchangeable band Yes, 26mm
Voice commandNo

BOX CONTENTS

Garmin Fenix 5X Plus
Straps
USB charging cable
Quick start guide
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Garmin Fenix 5X Plus Features

  1. Premium Design and Nice Display
  2. The Garmin Fenix 5X Plus has an outstanding design, it features a stainless steel case that is not too bulky at 51mm while the straps come in silicone which is also available in stainless steel or suede. The 26 mm straps are interchangeable which allows you to define your style for every occasion.

    The 5X Plus is also available in DLC titanium bezel and straps which is stronger and lighter than stainless steel but will cost you more, about $100.

    On the display, is the full-color Garmin Chroma Display™ with LED backlighting that assures great readability in all ambient conditions. Chroma display is quite outstanding, although not as rich and interactive when compared to AMOLED, but it’s very bright and can easily be read outdoors offering such great comfort and convenience when you need to catch a glaze while working out.

    The screen of the 5X Plus features domed sapphire crystal glass that’s scratch-resistant, very strong and one of the strongest materials in the industry. It is available in black and silver.

    The watch face of the 5X Plus can be changed, you can choose from preloaded watch faces or download one from the Connect IQ Store which has a huge list of available watch faces.

  3. Impressive Battery Life
  4. The battery life of the 5X Plus is quite impressive, it surpasses our expectations for a smartwatch with so many features. Perhaps could be attributed to the display which consumes less power compared to AMOLED.

    The 5X Plus on Smartwatch mode has Up to 20 days of battery life, while with GPS active, it’s Up to 32 hours. With GPS and Music on, it’s Up to 13 hours and on UltraTrac mode, it’s Up to 70 hours. These figures will vary among users.

  5. Massive Storage Space
  6. The Fenix 5X Plus comes with 16GB massive ROM for downloads and installations. This should be enough to contain all your favorite tracks which you can listen to via a Bluetooth enabled earbud on the go while working out, while at work or just recreating.

  7. Waterproof Rating
  8. With 10ATM water-resistant rating, the 5X Plus is water-resistant up to 100 meters. You can wear it to the pool or ocean while swimming and in addition to the swim-tracking features makes it a great deal for professional and avid swimmers who like to track their activities while swimming.

    While you can wear the 5X Plus to the shower, to the pool or ocean, it’s not recommended to dive with it as this will subject the watch to a pressure that might cause it to act funny.

  9. Activity/Fitness Tracking
  10. The highlights of the 5X Plus is the huge activity tracking features in one watch. With support for a multi GPS satellite system that features a full-color TOPO mapping that comes preloaded with map data optimized for at-a-glance navigation and location tracking.

    The TOPO 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. Very helpful when you’re away from your home, this feature lets you quickly see the most-used, locally validated pathways. These make the 5X Plus a great choice for adventurous activities.

    Also onboard, are essential sensors, including a heart rate sensor and an exceptional pulse oximeter that tracks blood oxygen level – important metrics in fitness tracking.

    With support for three GPS satellite systems makes 5X Plus a great choice for navigating even the most difficult terrains and in addition are a combination of altimeter, barometer, and compass.

    The 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. Sport modes the 5X Plus can track includes;

    • Running
    • Treadmill
    • Trail running
    • Swimming
    • Cycling
    • Skiing
    • Golfing
    • Hiking
    • Snowboarding

    …and even more activities.

  11. Notifications

With Bluetooth, ANT+, and Wi-Fi onboard, the 5X Plus is a great companion for your phone that can help you stay connected to what matters to you. When connected to a compatible device, the 5X Plus alerts you when there is a new notification on your phone from both third-party and native apps on your phone.

Although it doesn’t have a microphone either a loudspeaker, you can respond to text messages (only on Android devices).

The 5X Plus also comes with an NFC chip onboard that supports Garmin pay which allows you make payments on the go from the watch.

Pros

  • Sophisticated and outstanding design.
  • Full color TOPO map feature.
  • Multi satellite systems for navigating even the most difficult terrains.
  • It is swim-proof.
  • Built with the most durable materials.
  • A great choice for comprehensive activity tracking.
  • Huge list of native and third-party GPS tracking apps and features making it a great companion for adventurous activities.
  • There’s NFC chip onboard.
  • Impressive battery life.

Cons

  • Its quiet thick.
  • Its quite expensive.
  • It doesn’t connect so nice with iPhones.

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