Get More From Your Workout with Less on Your Wrist
- Premium smaller-sized (42 mm) multisport GPS watch with Elevate™ wrist heart rate technology1
- Steel grip design with stainless steel EXO-Antenna bezel and forged steel back to maintain the best integrity in demanding environments
- Preloaded activity profiles for all of your sports and adventures
- Put key stats at your fingertips with the performance widget that shows the effects and progress of your workouts
- Connected features² include smart notifications, automatic uploads to Garmin Connect™ online sport community and personalisation through free watch faces and apps from our Connect IQ™ store
- Outdoor sensors, including GPS and GLONASS satellite positioning, barometric altimeter, 3-axis compass with gyroscope
- Battery life: up to 9 days in smartwatch mode (depending on settings), up to 14 hours in GPS mode or up to 40 hours in UltraTrac™ battery saver mode.
fēnix® 5S Sapphire edition adds a scratch resistant sapphire glass, WI-FI support to automatically sync with Garmin Connect and an additional QuickFit™ band in the box to better match your style.
For serious athletes and adventurers who want to do more, not wear more – fēnix 5S is the perfect fit. It’s our premium multisport watch that offers full-size performance in a lighter, sleeker, more compact design. So you can beat yesterday with advanced features that make a real difference to your training progress such as wrist-based heart rate¹, built-in activity profiles, basic navigation functions, and performance metrics that lets you better control measure the effectiveness and progress of of your training. It’s one smart sportwatch you can comfortably wear anywhere – office or outback – to keep pace with your active lifestyle.
Striking Design, Strong Performance
Because one size does not fit all, the fēnix 5S with 42 mm of watch diameter has been optimised to perfectly fit athletes with narrower wrists while providing all the advanced sport features that fēnix is known for. fēnix 5S features a sleek athletic design and superior quality feel with a stainless steel EXO-Antenna bezel and a forged steel back to guarantee performance in the most demanding of environments (water-rated to 100 meters). The fēnix 5S matches both your aesthetic and athletic ambition.
All You Need to Know About Your Training
Your aim to continuously improve your performance drives you through countless hours of training. The fēnix 5S’s new Performance Widget holds all the information you need to easily access in one place, to better track your fitness level and help you to train more efficiently.
- Training Status: Tells you how effective your training is and provides guidance on whether your workouts are productive and making progress.
- Training Load: Tells you how hard you train over a period of time no matter which activity.
- Training Load: Tells you how hard you train over a period of time no matter which activity.
- Recovery Advisor: The Recovery Timer tells you the recommended recovery time counting down from your last workout.
Step-up Your Running
Now you can go further with your running data. Garmin training features that tap into extended physiological metrics and advanced running dynamics1 can help improve your form and overall performance. These metrics include performance condition that compares your actual condition to your average fitness level, running cadence, and stride length. Make every run a personal challenge, compete against others on Strava Live Segments, get alerts for segment starts and finishes, view leaderboard rankings, and see how your current effort compares to your personal record.
Once paired with a compatible heart rate chest strap such as the HRM-Run™, you can access additional fēnix 5S metrics3. Metrics including, Stress Score to measure your actual stress level based on your heart rate variability, vertical oscillation and ratio or ground contact time and balance to make your running more efficient.
fēnix 5S comes pre-loaded with features that make all the difference on the trail. The Auto Climb/Run feature makes sure you get the right metrics in the right environment. It will track pace and distance when running on the flat and automatically switch to accumulated ascent and vertical speed once you start climbing. For the Ultra distance runner fēnix 5S provides a special mode that allows you to extend tracking to take it much further and track up to 50 h in the new gyro-reinforced UltraTrac®*mode.
A True Multi Sport Talent
For the multi-sport athlete of any type, fēnix 5S is the perfect partner. Use dedicated activity profiles for Swim-Run, Triathlon or create the multisport profile that suits your training routine and race day. Easily change from one activity to the next with just a press of a button to make sure all your training splits are taken into account.
Navigate the Great Outdoors, Your Way
Each fēnix 5S guides you safely on and off the beaten path combining GPS/GLONASS positioning, advanced sensors and well known Garmin navigation features like TracBack™. To provide the most accurate information the device auto-calibrates its sensors using GPS. The built-in altimeter provides elevation data to accurately monitor ascent and descent, while the thermometer and barometer can be used to predict weather changes by showing short-term trends in air pressure. The 3-axis electronic compass keeps your bearing, whether you’re moving or not.
So Many Ways to Stay Connected
All fēnix 5 series models can support smart notifications when paired with a compatible device. Receive emails, texts and alerts right on your watch. Another new fēnix 5S feature is GroupTrack4 that allows you to pair your device through Garmin Connect™ so you can keep tabs of your connected buddies, and they can keep tabs on you when you get separated during an activity. Other connected features include automatic uploads to our Garmin Connect, live tracking and social media sharing through our free Garmin Connect™ Mobile applications. All fēnix 5 Sapphire models are Wi-Fi®-enabled so your watch can connect to your wireless network and automatically send activity uploads for sharing on Garmin Connect.
Custom Apps and Watch Faces
You can customise your fēnix 5S 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.
Garmin is continually working with top companies and developers to build partnerships that add even more value to your fēnix multisport watch. Names such as Uber, Strava, AccuWeather and many others offer apps and enhancements that let you tailor your fēnix 5S to fit your lifestyle in more ways than ever.
Wear Your Personality on Your Sleeve
You can also download the free Garmin Face It™ watch face app to customise your fēnix 5S with any photo from your smartphone. Just download the app, choose an image from your photo library, adjust the style for time and set it as your watch’s face. Whether it’s a scenic view from your last hike or a picture of your new puppy, 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, the Running Power app taps into metrics — such as pace, vertical oscillation, grade and even local wind conditions — to determine the amount of power you’re applying at 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/fēnix 5S/ fēnix 5X, fēnix Chronos, Forerunner® 935 and 1 of these 3 accessories: HRM-Run™ , HRM-Tri™ or the Running Dynamics Pod. Visit the Running Science page to learn more.
1Activity tracking accuracy
2When paired with a compatible smartphone
3When paired with a heart monitor. Included with some models, sold separately on others.
4When paired with a compatible smartphone - GroupTrack can track up to 50 people.
Wi-Fi® is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. App Store is a trademark of Apple Inc. Google Play is a trademark of Google Inc.
*The UltraTrac feature is a GPS setting that records track points and sensor data less frequently. Enabling the UltraTrac feature increases battery life but decreases the quality of recorded activities. You should use the UltraTrac feature for activities that demand longer battery life and for which frequent sensor data updates are less important.
chemically strengthened glass or sapphire crystal
|Case material||fiber-reinforced polymer with stainless steel rear cover|
|QuickFit™ watch band compatible||
included (20 mm)
silicone, suede or steel
42 x 42 x 15 mm
With silicone band: 2.4 oz (67.0 g)
|Water rating||10 ATM|
|Display type||sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)|
|Display size||1.1” (27.94 mm) diameter|
|Display resolution||218 x 218 pixels; sunlight-visible, always-on, low power, colourful display|
|Battery life||Up to 9 days in smartwatch mode (depending on settings), up to 14 hours in GPS mode, and up to 35 hours in UltraTrac™ battery saver mode|
|Memory/history||64 MB; available 54 MB|
|Time/date||Time of day (12/24h), calendar (day/date), daily alarm, stop watch, timer, sunrise/sunset alerts|
|GPS time sync|
|Automatic daylight saving time|
|Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate monitor|
Daily smart features
|Connectivity||Bluetooth® Smart, ANT+®, Wi-Fi® with sapphire editions|
|Connect IQ™ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps)|
|Controls smartphone music|
|Find my phone|
|Find my watch|
|VIRB® camera remote|
|Smartphone compatibility||iPhone®, Android™|
|Compatible with Garmin Connect™ Mobile|
|Available Boating Profiles||Boating|
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)|
|Sleep monitoring (monitors total sleep and periods of movement or restful sleep)|
|Fitness age||yes (in app)|
|All-day stress tracking|
|Available gym activity profiles||Indoor Rowing, Strength Training and Cardio Training|
|Automatic rep counting|
Training, planning and analysis features
|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|
|Segments (Live, Garmin)|
|Strava features (Beacon, live segments)|
|Touch and/or button lock|
|Activity history on watch|
Heart rate 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)|
|Records heart rate while swimming||yes (with HRM-Tri™ and HRM-Swim™)|
|HR broadcast (broadcasts HR data over ANT+™ to paired devices)|
|Available run profiles||
Running, Treadmill Running, 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|
|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)|
|Green View with manual pin position|
|Hazards and course targets|
Outdoor recreation features
|Available outdoor recreation profiles||
Hiking, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing, Jumpmaster, Tactical
|Bread crumb trail in real time|
|Back to start|
|Distance to destination|
|Barometric trend indicator with storm alert|
|Trail run auto climb|
|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™)|
|Dual grid coordinates|
|Available cycling profiles||
Biking, Indoor Biking, Mountain Biking, Triathlon
|Bike lap and lap maximum power (with power sensor)|
|Race an activity|
|Time/distance alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goal)|
|FTP (Functional threshold power)||yes (with compatible accessory)|
|Compatible with Vector™ (power meter)|
|Power meter compatible (displays power data from compatible third-party ANT+™-enabled power meters)|
|Compatible with Varia Vision™ (head-mounted display)|
|Compatible with Varia™ radar (rear-facing radar)|
|Compatible with Varia™ lights|
|Speed and cadence sensor support (with sensor)||
yes (ANT+® and Bluetooth® Smart sensors)
|Available swim profiles||
Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Swimming/Running
|Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count/rate, calories)|
|Stroke type detection (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly)|
|Swim efficiency (SWOLF)|
|Pool swim workouts|
|Open-water swim metrics (distance, pace, stroke count/rate, stroke distance, calories)|
|Heart rate (real-time during rests, interval and session stats during rests, and automatic heart rate download post-swim)||yes (with HRM-Tri™ and HRM-Swim™)|