For athletes and outdoor adventurers, the watches of the fēnix 5 Plus Series are the high-performance way to beat yesterday and bring your maps and music along. These rugged, premium-crafted watches feature routable colour mapping, wrist-based heart rate, storage for up to 1000 songs and our Garmin Pay ready contactless payment solution.
- Smaller-sized multisport GPS smartwatch with wrist heart rate technology1 and colour TopoActive Europe* maps featuring Trendline™ popularity routing to help you find and follow the best paths.
- Fit for adventure with bold design that features a large 1.2″ sunlight-readable display and stainless steel bezel, buttons and rear case.
- Enjoy your favourite music from your watch, wirelessly connected with Bluetooth® headphones (sold separately) for phone-free listening2
- Garmin Pay ready. The contactless payment solution3 lets you make convenient payments with your watch, so you can leave your cash and cards at home
- Built-in navigation sensors include three-axis compass, gyroscope and barometric altimeter as well as multisatellite (GPS, GLONASS and Galileo) capability to track in more challenging environments than GPS alone
- Battery performance:4 up to 7 days in smartwatch mode and 4 hours in GPS mode with music (depending on settings)
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Your Roadmap to Success
Whether you’re in the city or on the trail, all fēnix 5 Plus Series watches provide built-in mapping and navigation features to help keep you oriented and on course. Full-colour TopoActive Europe mapping comes preloaded with map data optimised for at-a-glance navigation and location tracking. For runners and cyclists, the device also features Trendline popularity routing, which uses millions of kilometres of Garmin Connect data to help you to run and cycle like locals — wherever you go.
Premium Materials, Robust Performance
Built for rugged adventures and crafted of the finest premium-grade materials, fēnix 5 Plus Series watches are available in a variety of finish choices, including PVD-coated stainless steel bezel and DLC titanium bezel versions. A bright, high-resolution, full-colour transflective Garmin Chroma Display™ with LED backlighting assures readability in all ambient conditions even under intense sunlight. For added scratch resistance, a high-strength domed sapphire lens is available on several fēnix 5 Plus Series models.
Improved Satellite Reception
Every fēnix 5 Plus watch features in addition to the proven GPS and GLONASS compatibility Galileo satellite reception, to connect even in most challenging environments. In addition to map-based guidance, each watch also provides advanced ABC (altimeter, barometer and compass) sensors for situational outdoor awareness. The built-in 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.
Advanced Performance Metrics
All fēnix 5 Plus Series watches are packed with sophisticated training features to help monitor your form and performance. Tap into physiological metrics, running dynamics and more to track your workout stats, measure your progress and fine-tune your form. Training status automatically evaluates your recent exercise history and performance indicators to let you know if you’re overtraining, maintaining or peaking. An anaerobic training effect metric helps you see how your training is improving your ability to push the limits. You can also view your overall training load. Special preloaded activity profiles are provided for swimming, running, biking, hiking, skiing, rowing, paddle boarding and more. For added motivation, download advanced workouts and training plans from Garmin Connect.
ClimbPro Ascent Management
This special ascent feature provides you with real-time information on current and upcoming climbs of your pre-loaded activity during long trail running activities, mountain bike rides or road rides.
Wrist-Based Heart Rate
On another upbeat note, Elevate™ wrist heart rate technology lets you monitor your heart rate without wearing a chest strap. In addition to counting steps and monitoring sleep, the watch uses heart rate to provide calories burned information and quantify the intensity of your fitness activities. It also measures your heart rate variability to calculate a stress score that helps you assess what level of activity your body is ready for.
The Soundtrack for your Sport
Got a power song that gets you pumped up for a race or tough workout? Now with fēnix 5S Plus, you can enjoy phone-free listening on the go, with up to 1000 songs stored right on your watch. It’s easy to download music and queue up your favourites so you can enjoy them anywhere, anytime through wirelessly connected Bluetooth headphones (sold separately). You can even sync your carefully crafted playlists from select music streaming services5 to your watch for more ad-free listening. So leave your phone behind when you head out for a run or a ride, because the music that keeps you moving is right there on your wrist.
Pay with a Wave of your Hand
To help keep pace with your active lifestyle, fēnix 5S Plus features our Garmin Pay ready contactless payment solution. Use it to pay for purchases so you can breeze through checkout lines while leaving your cash and cards at home. It works just about anywhere there’s a scanner for contactless payments.
Stay Smartly Connected
All fēnix 5 Plus Series models support smart notifications when paired with a compatible device.6 Receive emails, texts and alerts right on your watch — whether you’re on the trail, on the golf course or simply away from your desk. Other connected features include automatic uploads to our Garmin Connect online fitness community, live tracking, GroupTrack7 and social media sharing through our free Garmin Connect and Garmin Connect Mobile applications.
Custom Apps, Watch Faces and Bands
You can customise any fēnix watch with free downloads from our Connect IQ™ store. Change your watch face, add data fields or get apps and widgets for information at a glance. There’s also a wide selection of QuickFit bands in your choice of premium leather, metal or silicone — so it’s easy to mix and match styles to go with any sport or activity. No tools are required to make the transformation. Just swap, click and go. With Garmin, you can add personality to your watch that’s uniquely you.
Add power data to your training by downloading our Running Power app from the Connect IQ store onto your compatible watch. Developed by Garmin Labs, this app taps into metrics — such as pace, vertical oscillation, grade and even local wind conditions — to determine the amount of power you’re applying to the ground as you run. When you know how much power you’re expending from minute to minute and mile to mile, you’re better able to pace yourself, which can help keep you from tiring out too quickly. The best news? If you already own the right Garmin devices, adding power to your run is free. All you need is a fēnix 5 and one of these accessories: HRM-Run™, HRM-Tri™ or the Running Dynamics Pod. Learn more.
Choose from Millions of Tracks
You’ll never get bored with your workout playlist when you can change it up anytime. Fēnix 5s Plus is compatible with some of your favourite streaming services — and more are being added all the time. If you have a premium membership to these compatible services, then every track in their massive library is yours to download for offline listening on your watch. Learn more about the streaming services that are currently available. And check back soon to see who we’re adding next to the list.
Try these Top-Notch Headphones
When you’re taking your tunes on the go, make sure you have the right headphones for the job. Fēnix 5s Plus pairs effortlessly with a wide variety of Bluetooth wireless technology-enabled headphones, and we’ve identified some great options for you, including buds that stay firmly in place during your most intense runs and have long-lasting battery life. Click here to learn more about the headphones that will be the perfect match for your new watch.
Menstrual Cycle Tracking
Get a better understanding of your body using the Garmin Connect™ menstrual cycle tracking feature. Use it to track your cycle, log physical and emotional symptoms and record personal notes. You’ll get education about training and nutrition during each phase of your current cycle, too. With the Connect IQ™ app, you’ll get cycle updates delivered to your wrist — including period reminders, cycle details and symptoms logged for the day.
Safety and Tracking Features
fēnix 5S Plus provides safety and tracking features to help provide a little extra peace of mind for you and your loved ones. If anything should happen — and your watch is paired with your compatible smartphone8 — hold the light button down until you feel the watch vibrate 3 times. This activates the assistance feature, which discreetly sends a message with your real-time location to your preloaded emergency contacts. That way, help has an easier time finding you. This watch also has incident detection, which automatically sends a message with your real-time location to preloaded emergency contacts if an incident is detected during an outdoor walk, run, hike or bike activity.
|LENS MATERIAL||domed chemically strengthened glass|
|BEZEL MATERIAL||stainless steel|
|CASE MATERIAL||fibre-reinforced polymer with metal rear cover|
|QUICKFIT™ WATCH BAND COMPATIBLE||included (20 mm)|
|STRAP MATERIAL||silicone, suede or steel|
42 x 42 x 15.4 mm
Fits wrists with the following circumference:
|DISPLAY SIZE||1.2” (30.4 mm) diameter|
|DISPLAY RESOLUTION||240 x 240 pixels|
|DISPLAY TYPE||sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)|
|BATTERY LIFE||Smartwatch: Up to 7 days
GPS: Up to 11 hours
GPS and Music: Up to 4.5 hours
UltraTrac™ mode: Up to 25 hours
|WATER RATING||10 ATM|
|GPS TIME SYNC|
|AUTOMATIC DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME|
|WRIST-BASED HEART RATE (CONSTANT, EVERY SECOND)|
|DAILY RESTING HEART RATE|
|FITNESS AGE||Yes (in app)|
|ALL-DAY STRESS TRACKING|
|RELAXATION BREATHING TIMER|
|HYDRATION||Yes (in Garmin Connect™ and optional Connect IQ™ widget)|
|MENSTRUAL CYCLE||Yes (in Garmin Connect™)|
|GARMIN ELEVATE™ WRIST HEART RATE MONITOR|
Daily smart features
|CONNECTIVITY||Bluetooth®, ANT+®, Wi-Fi®|
|CONNECT IQ™ (DOWNLOADABLE WATCH FACES, DATA FIELDS, WIDGETS AND APPS)|
|TEXT RESPONSE/REJECT PHONE CALL WITH TEXT (ANDROID™ ONLY)|
|CONTROLS SMARTPHONE MUSIC|
|PLAYS AND CONTROLS WATCH MUSIC|
|MUSIC STORAGE||Up to 1000 songs|
|FIND MY PHONE|
|FIND MY WATCH|
|VIRB® CAMERA REMOTE|
|SMARTPHONE COMPATIBILITY||iPhone®, Android™|
|COMPATIBLE WITH GARMIN CONNECT™ MOBILE|
Safety and Tracking Features
|INCIDENT DETECTION DURING SELECT ACTIVITIES|
|DUAL GRID COORDINATES|
Activity tracking features
|MOVE BAR (DISPLAYS ON DEVICE AFTER A PERIOD OF INACTIVITY; WALK FOR A COUPLE OF MINUTES TO RESET IT)|
|AUTO GOAL (LEARNS YOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL AND ASSIGNS A DAILY STEP GOAL)|
|AVAILABLE GYM ACTIVITY PROFILES||Strength, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing and Yoga|
|AUTOMATIC REP COUNTING|
Training, planning and analysis features
|% HR MAX|
|AUTO MAX HR|
|HRV STRESS TEST (MEASURES YOUR HEART RATE VARIABILITY WHILE STANDING STILL, FOR 3 MINUTES, TO PROVIDE YOU WITH AN ESTIMATED STRESS LEVEL; THE SCALE OF THIS IS 1 TO 100; LOW SCORES INDICATE LOWER STRESS LEVELS)||Yes (with compatible accessory)|
|HR BROADCAST (BROADCASTS HR DATA OVER ANT+™ TO PAIRED DEVICES)|
|GPS SPEED AND DISTANCE|
|CUSTOMISABLE ACTIVITY PROFILES|
|DOWNLOADABLE TRAINING PLANS|
|CONFIGURABLE LAP ALERTS|
|TRAINING STATUS (LETS YOU SEE IF YOU’RE TRAINING EFFECTIVELY BY TRACKING YOUR TRAINING HISTORY AND FITNESS LEVEL TREND)|
|TRAINING LOAD (YOUR TOTAL TRAINING LOAD FOR THE LAST 7 DAYS CALCULATED FROM ESTIMATED EPOC)|
|TRAINING EFFECT (AEROBIC)|
|TRAINING EFFECT (ANAEROBIC)|
|RACE AN ACTIVITY|
|AUTO MULTISPORT ACTIVITIES|
|GARMIN LIVE SEGMENTS|
|STRAVA LIVE SEGMENTS|
|ROUND-TRIP COURSE CREATOR (RUNNING/CYCLING)|
|TRENDLINE™ POPULARITY ROUTING|
|TOUCH AND/OR BUTTON LOCK|
|ACTIVITY HISTORY ON WATCH|
|AVAILABLE RUN PROFILES||Running, treadmill running, indoor track running and trail running|
|GPS-BASED DISTANCE, TIME AND PACE|
|RUNNING DYNAMICS||Yes (with compatible accessory)|
|VERTICAL OSCILLATION AND RATIO (THE DEGREE OF 'BOUNCE' IN YOUR RUNNING MOTION AND THE COST-BENEFIT RATIO WITH STRIDE LENGTH)||Yes (with compatible accessory)|
|GROUND CONTACT TIME AND BALANCE (SHOWS HOW MUCH TIME, IN THE RUNNING MOTION, YOUR FOOT IS ON THE GROUND RATHER THAN IN FLIGHT AND LETS YOU CHECK YOUR RUNNING SYMMETRY)||Yes (with compatible accessory)|
|STRIDE LENGTH (REAL TIME)||Yes (with compatible accessory)|
|CADENCE (PROVIDES REAL-TIME NUMBER OF STEPS PER MINUTE)|
|PERFORMANCE CONDITION (AFTER RUNNING 6–20 MINUTES, COMPARES YOUR REAL-TIME CONDITION TO YOUR AVERAGE FITNESS LEVEL)|
|LACTATE THRESHOLD (THROUGH ANALYSIS OF YOUR PACE AND HEART RATE, ESTIMATES THE POINT WHERE YOUR MUSCLES START TO RAPIDLY FATIGUE)||Yes (with compatible accessory)|
|FOOT POD CAPABLE|
|PRELOADED WITH 41K COURSES WORLDWIDE|
|YARDAGE TO F/M/B (DISTANCE TO FRONT, MIDDLE AND BACK OF GREEN)|
|YARDAGE TO LAYUPS/DOGLEGS|
|MEASURES SHOT DISTANCE (CALCULATES EXACT YARDAGE FOR SHOTS FROM ANYWHERE ON COURSE)||Automatic|
|STAT TRACKING (STROKES, PUTTS PER ROUND, GREENS AND FAIRWAYS HIT)|
|AUTO COURSEVIEW UPDATES|
|GREEN VIEW WITH MANUAL PIN POSITION|
|HAZARDS AND COURSE TARGETS|
|AUTOMATIC CLUB TRACKING COMPATIBLE (REQUIRES ACCESSORY)|
Outdoor recreation features
|AVAILABLE OUTDOOR RECREATION PROFILES||Hiking, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Rowing, Kayaking, Jumpmaster, Tactical|
|BREADCRUMB TRAIL IN REAL TIME|
|BACK TO START|
|AROUND ME MODE|
|DISTANCE TO DESTINATION|
|BAROMETRIC TREND INDICATOR WITH STORM ALERT|
|CLIMBPRO™ ASCENT PLANNER|
|TRAIL RUN AUTO CLIMB|
|FUTURE ELEVATION PLOT|
|PRELOADED TOPOACTIVE EUROPE MAPS|
|DOWNLOADABLE CARTOGRAPHY SUPPORT|
|COMPATIBLE WITH BASECAMP™|
|SIGHT 'N GO|
|AREA CALCULATION||Yes (via Connect IQ™)|
|HUNT/FISH CALENDAR||Yes (via Connect IQ™)|
|SUN AND MOON INFORMATION||Yes (via Connect IQ™)|
|TIDES||Yes (via Connect IQ™)|
|ALERTS (TRIGGERS ALARM WHEN YOU REACH GOALS INCLUDING TIME, DISTANCE, HEART RATE OR CALORIES)|
|GARMIN CYCLE MAP (ROUTABLE CYCLING-SPECIFIC STREET MAP)|
|AVAILABLE CYCLING PROFILES||Biking, Indoor Biking, Mountain Biking, Triathlon|
|BIKE LAP AND LAP MAXIMUM POWER (WITH POWER SENSOR)|
|RACE AN ACTIVITY|
|FTP (FUNCTIONAL THRESHOLD POWER)||Yes (with compatible accessory)|
|COMPATIBLE WITH VECTOR™ (POWER METER)|
|POWER METER COMPATIBLE|
|COMPATIBLE WITH VARIA VISION™ (HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY)|
|COMPATIBLE WITH VARIA™ RADAR (REAR-FACING RADAR)|
|COMPATIBLE WITH VARIA™ LIGHTS|
|SPEED AND CADENCE SENSOR SUPPORT||yes (ANT+® and Bluetooth® Smart sensors)|
|AVAILABLE SWIM PROFILES||Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Swimming/Running|
|OPEN-WATER SWIM METRICS (DISTANCE, PACE, STROKE COUNT/RATE, STROKE DISTANCE, SWIM EFFICIENCY (SWOLF), CALORIES)|
|POOL SWIM METRICS (LENGTHS, DISTANCE, PACE, STROKE COUNT, SWIM EFFICIENCY (SWOLF), CALORIES)|
|STROKE TYPE DETECTION (FREESTYLE, BACKSTROKE, BREASTSTROKE, BUTTERFLY) (POOL SWIM ONLY)|
|DRILL LOGGING (POOL SWIM ONLY)|
|BASIC REST TIMER (UP FROM 0) (POOL SWIM ONLY)|
|"REPEAT ON" REST TIMER|
|POOL SWIM WORKOUTS|
|HEART RATE FROM EXTERNAL HRM (REAL-TIME DURING RESTS, INTERVAL AND SESSION STATS DURING RESTS, AND AUTOMATIC HEART RATE DOWNLOAD POST-SWIM)||Yes (with HRM-Tri™ and HRM-Swim™)|
Kid activity tracking features
Yes (optional Connect IQ app)
In the box
In the Box
- Garmin Fenix 5s
- Charging/data cable
Only from GPS Training you also get:
- A guide to registering your watch with Garmin
- 12 months FREE access to the whole of our online GPS training - online resource (worth £50.00)
How long will the battery last?
The rechargeable lithium battery provides up to 14 days of battery life in smartwatch mode, 10 hours in GPS mode with music and up to 48 days in battery saver mode.
What mapping does this GPS watch come with?
It comes preloaded with full-colour TOPO Active mapping for all of Europe
Can you pair this watch with an inReach Mini Satellite communicator?
Yes you can pair the Fenix 5s with the inReach Mini, you can then receive message alerts from the inReach mini on the screen of the Fenix 6 Pro and also control sending messages and SOS alerts directky from the watch.