Garmin, a company specialized in GPS Technology, unveiled their Fenix 5 series smartwatches at CES 2017. The company announced that the Fenix 5 line comes in three different sizes, including a tiny version designed to be more personable to women and those with smaller wrists in particular.
The wearables (Fenix 5, 5S, and 5X) supports static heart-rate monitoring, GPS and GLONASS navigation, activity tracking for cycling, running, swimming, etc. They’re also water resistant up to 100 meters and are also compatible with the company’s “Connect IQ” app platform.
The Fenix line is specifically constructed to be lighter and smaller than its previous smartwatches. The Fenix 5, base model, is only 47mm in diameter, while the Fenix 5S is even smaller with 42mm in diameter, would be an ideal option for women in general. Both models start at $600 and are compatible with a variety of swappable wristbands in leather, silicone, and metal.
Lastly, there is a bigger version that is Fenix 5X with a 51mm diameter. Starting at $700, this model is equipped with extra mapping features, including topographical US maps pre-loaded. This feature enables the watch to suggest routes based on how long the user wants to be dissipated. Each model comes with mineral glass standard, and users can also upgrade to a scratch-resistant “sapphire” version for additional $100.
Garmin says all three watches will be available later this quarter.