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Garmin Brings Pulse Ox To Fenix Smart Watch

With one model boasting the company’s largest display yet

Garmin unveiled the latest series of Fenix GPS watches, with one model featuring the company’s largest display on a smart watch yet.

Three models make up the new Fenix line of smart watches with multinetwork satellite reception: the 5, 5S Plus and 5X Plus. The 5S Plus, the new size leader, features a 1.2-inch display, which Garmin said is a 20 percent increase over the 5S.

The 5X Plus, meanwhile, is the company’s first wearable to offer a wrist-based pulse oximeter — a feature geared toward consumers engaging in high-altitude activities.

All three include wrist-based heart-rate monitoring, built-in map data optimized for at-a-glance navigation and location tracking, and on-device music storage for up to 500 songs. They also include the Garmin Pay contactless payment solution.

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Compatibility with Connect IQ enables consumers to customize the device with widgets, data-tracking fields, watch faces and apps, as well as receive call, text and email notifications.

The 5 Plus has a color Garmin Chroma display with LED backlighting and is water-rated to 100 meters. It’s offered in a PVD-coated stainless-steel bezel with silicone watch band, and a titanium bezel version with brushed titanium bracelet. Battery life is listed at 10 days in smart watch mode and eight hours in GPS/Music mode.

The 5S Plus can get up to seven days in smart watch mode and up to four hours in GPS/Music mode.

The 5X Plus can get up to 20 days in smart watch mode and 13 hours in GPS/Music mode.

Pricing ranges from $699 to $1,149. They will ship in Q2. A variety of compatible silicone, leather and titanium bands are offered by Garmin.

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