Garmin debuts the fēnix 5 Plus, adds maps, music, Garmin Pay and wrist-based Pulse Ox to its popular multisport GPS watch series

Garmin announced the fēnix 5 Plus series, its next generation of GPS multisport watches with built-in routable topographical maps, storage for music playlists, Garmin Pay™ contactless payment solution and wrist-based Pulse Oximeter 1 for altitude acclimation awareness. Like other fēnix 5 watches, the fēnix 5S Plusfēnix 5 Plus and fēnix 5X Plus are built for athletes and adventures of all sizes. These rugged yet premium crafted watches range in size from 42-51mm and all boast a bright, sunlight readable display. The fēnix 5S Plus features a 1.2-inch display, which is almost a 20% increase over the fēnix 5S, meaning users don’t have to sacrifice screen size for a watch fit for smaller wrists.

The fēnix 5X Plus is Garmin’s first wearable to offer a wrist-based Pulse Oximeter, which is especially useful for higher altitude activities.

“We are thrilled to bring exciting new features to our most popular outdoor GPS wearable series,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “We’ve added some of our most sought-after features like built-in mapping, music and contactless payments to each new model in the fēnix 5 Plus series, and with the introduction of the Pulse Ox feature in the fēnix 5X Plus, our customers can now have more confidence taking their adventures to even greater heights.”

Featuring wrist-based heart rate and all of the multisport and smart connectivity features of the previous fēnix 5 models, each of the watches in the Plus series will also include built-in map data optimized for at-a-glance navigation and location tracking. These maps can be used with the round-trip course creator that allows runners and cyclists to enter a distance they would like to run or ride, then select a route from a list of appropriate courses to choose from. First introduced in our premium cycling computers, the Trendline popularity routing feature will use Garmin Connect™ data to help users find and follow the best trails and running routes based on billions of miles logged by previous Garmin users. Runners can feel more comfortable knowing they’re going down a path or trail that has been previously explored by others.

The fēnix 5S Plus, fēnix 5 Plus, and fēnix 5X Plus will also offer on-device music storage, up to 500 songs, for phone-free listening. Download offline playlists from select music streaming services2 like iHeartRadio, Deezer, and more, or transfer music from a computer directly to the watch. Once the playlist is loaded, simply pair the device with compatible Bluetooth® headphones (sold separately) and start listening. All sizes of the Plus series will also include Garmin Pay, a contactless payment solution3, meaning fēnix Plus wearers can leave their cash and credit cards at home, but still be able to grab a beverage or bite after a long day on the mountain. Utilizing their Garmin Pay wallet, users have the same rewards and benefits of the physical cards, with the convenience of having them right on the wrist.

Each fēnix 5 Plus model is packed with sophisticated training features to help monitor form and performance. Users can tap into physiological metrics, running dynamics and more to track workout stats, measure progress and fine-tune form. Training status automatically evaluates recent exercise history to let users know if they’re overtraining, maintaining or peaking. The fēnix 5 Plus series are Connect IQ compatible, so users customize their watch with widgets, data fields, watch faces and apps. When paired with a compatible smartphone4, users can get call, text and email notifications right on their wrist. Additionally, users can customize the look of their watch with QuickFit® bands. Simply swap a silicone band for a leather or titanium strap, no tools necessary. New colors of the QuickFit bands have been added to the Plus series including but not limited to frost blue, seafoam, and solar flare orange.

Every fēnix 5 Plus watch features multinetwork satellite reception, now including Galileo to track in more challenging environments than GPS alone. This is particularly helpful when adventuring in places without a clear view of the sky like deep canyons or urban environments.

Constructed with premium-grade materials, the fēnix 5 Plus series is built tough for challenging environments. Available in two distinctive finishes, users can choose between a PVD-coated stainless-steel bezel with silicone watch band, or for a lighter material, a high-performing titanium bezel version with brushed titanium bracelet. Each version features a full-color Garmin Chroma Display with LED backlighting to assure sunlight readability and is water-rated to 100 meters5. The fēnix 5S Plus can get up to 7 days in smartwatch mode and up to 4 hours in GPS and Music mode;6 the fēnix 5 Plus can get up to 10 days of battery life in smartwatch mode and 8 hours in GPS and Music mode; and the fēnix 5X Plus can get up to 20 days of battery life in smartwatch mode and 13 hours in GPS and Music mode. Users can also take advantage of the UltraTrac™ power saver mode to extend battery life even more.

The fēnix 5 Plus series is the latest solution from Garmin’s expanding outdoor segment, which focuses on developing technologies and innovations to enhance users’ outdoor experiences. Whether hiking, hunting, trail running, mountain biking, golfing, diving or using satellite communication, Garmin outdoor devices are becoming essential tools for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels.

For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation.

This is not a medical device and is not intended for use in the diagnosis or monitoring of any medical condition; see Garmin.com/ataccuracy. Pulse Ox not available in all countries.
May require premium subscription by a third-party music provider.
Available for supported cards from participating banks.
When paired with compatible smartphone. See Garmin.com/ble for more details.
See Garmin.com/waterrating for more details.
Depending on settings.

Olathe, Kan./October 1, 2019 – Garmin International, Inc., today announced the MARQ Commander, a luxury modern tool watch with built-in topographical maps and tactical functions. This premium crafted tool watch features a stealth matte design with a tritone jacquard-weave strap and a purpose-built domed sapphire lens with an always-on display, optimized for night vision goggle compatibility. The MARQ Commander is latest style in Garmin’s collection of MARQ watches, a series of extraordinary smart instruments and beautifully crafted timepieces, authentic in every detail.

“When we first announced the MARQ collection, we made sure each watch would continue to fuel our customer’s passions and reflect their lifestyle and we are excited to add MARQ Commander into the lineup. MARQ Commander is a tactical modern tool watch built for those who need a watch they can depend on with software for the mission at hand and a rugged design,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales.

The MARQ Commander features a brand-new kill switch function that when activated, clears the user memory. Users can enable stealth mode, which stops storing and sharing GPS position and disables wireless connectivity and communication. It is preloaded with topographic mapping and advanced navigation features, which includes a barometric altimeter, compass and multiple Global Navigation Satellite Systems support and has dual-format GPS coordinates and a UTC bezel for unapparelled situational awareness. Other features include a unique dual-position mode, which simultaneously displays two sets of coordinate systems on a single data screen, Jumpmaster, tactical activity profiles and waypoint projection.

The watches in the MARQ collection are built with purpose in both form and function, and MARQ Commander is no exception. Each watch is built with titanium, which is lightweight, yet incredibly strong for high performance in all activities and is constructed with sapphire crystal, formed under extreme heat and pressure, to create a durable lens. MARQ Commander features an always-on, sunlight-readable display with GPS and premium smartwatch functionality, including built-in music storage, Garmin Pay™, smart notifications1, daily activity tracking2, as well as wrist-based heart rate and a wrist-based pulse ox3 sensor. All watches are compatible with Garmin’s QuickFit solution for quickly and easily changing between different straps and bracelets.

Featuring an internal, rechargeable lithium battery, the MARQ Commander provides up to 12 days of battery life in smartwatch mode, up to 28 hours in GPS mode, up to 48 hours in UltraTrac™ mode and up to 9 hours in GPS mode with music. The MARQ Commander is available now for a suggested retail price of $1,950. To learn more and to view the entire collection, visit www.garmin.ae/marq-commander.

The MARQ Commander is the latest solution from Garmin’s expanding outdoor segment, which focuses on developing technologies and innovations to enhance users’ outdoor experiences. Whether hiking, hunting, trail running, mountain biking, golfing, diving or training dogs, Garmin outdoor devices are essential tools for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels. For more information about Garmin’s other outdoor products and services, visit www.garmin.ae/marq-commander.

For the past 30 years, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary markets, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more information, visit www.garmin.ae

 

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