The likes of Apple and Samsung are currently dominating the smartwatch market. On the other hand, the fitness tracker segment is led by labels such as Fitbit, and a whole slew of other brands that recently joined the game. Meanwhile, one company has continuously produced high-end wearables that are feature-packed, durable, and stylish as well. The Garmin Fenix 5X Plus enters the fray with a premium cost that might be a little prohibitive for some.
It’s a little more expensive than your average smartwatch with prices starting at $800 up to $1,150. The range-topper touts a DLC titanium case and band that lends a lightweight but robust construction. It measures 51 mm in diameter with options for a smaller 47 mm or 42 mm version for those with smaller wrist sizes. The straps are likewise user-replaceable to match your mood or outfit.
When it comes to performance, GPS connectivity is its biggest advantage over other wearables. The manufacturer already has years of experience when it comes to its location tracking technology. This rugged top-grade fitness smartwatch sports a vibrant 1.2-inch 240 x 240-resolution transflective display—protected by a domed sapphire lens. Various sensors take care of its tracking functions to keep you updated regarding your workout or adventure.
Bluetooth connectivity allows you to pair the Garmin Fenix 5X Plus with your Apple or Android smartphone. The 16GB internal storage is plenty of space to save your music for wireless playback via Bluetooth headphones. Garmin Pay is also included for contactless payments.
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