The world leader of GPS reigns supreme over the outdoor smartwatch market.
As we see from the two latest models: the multisport “Fenix 5 Plus” and the ultra elegant “Vívomove HR”.
By Bertrand Waldbillig
The smartwatch sector is so dynamic it is sometimes difficult to keep up with it. Just a year after the launch of the “Fenix 5” – its reference model – Garmin has brought out “Fenix 5 Plus” with new features that extreme sport and adventure enthusiasts are already coveting. These include a navigation system complete with a sensor for measuring the saturation of oxygen in the blood, which is extremely useful at high altitude. But it also has everyday functions, like the feature for contactless payments and for storing up to 500 pieces of music.
The Fenix 5 Plus is available in three sizes (42, 47 and 51 mm) and is distinguished by its resistance and top-quality finish. What more could you ask for? A style more suited to city life perhaps? No problem, the Garmin catalogue also offers a hybrid model that looks like a traditional watch with hands. The “Vívomove HR” is a daily companion complete with an activity tracker that invites you not to stay inactive for too long. It has a wrist heart-rate monitor, accelerometer and Smart Notifications. Come on, let's move it!
“Fenix 5X Plus Sapphire Titanium”, Garmin.
Photographs Simon Thiselton