Garmin has worked with professional mountain guides to create the watch, which has sizeable push buttons and a large dial to allow for easy reading and use.
It houses Garmin’s GPS technology which enables the wearer to plan a route, which can be displayed on screen, depicted with navigational arrow. T
he Fenix also has a TracBack function that can guide a walker or hiker back towards a safety base, as well as an altimeter, barometer, compass which monitors ascent and decent stats and a new external temperature sensor called the Tempe TM.
The watch has mineral glass, is said to be shock resistant and is waterproof to 50m. In full GPS mode the Fenix’s solar-powered battery will last about 16 years, or up to 50 hours in its energy saving mode.
In basic watch mode it will last about six weeks. It is lighter, sleeker and smaller than previous models - perfect for small wrists - with our sacrificing multipart functionality.
It has been marked as the adventurers watch - and as such is action packed. They has recruited long time Garmin wearer Ant Middleton (CH4 - SAS Who Dares Wins) to be the face of the Fenix 5 and Garmins lastest Brand Ambassador.
Priced at £ 570.00 it is a neccessary timepiece for anybody who wants to remain stylish through all of life's adventures