Garmin Brings Pulse Ox To Fenix Smart Watch

5S Plus boasts company’s largest display yet
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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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