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.
In the box
- 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.
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.
An always on, high-resolution, full-colour Garmin Chroma Display™ assures great readability at any time. fēnix 5S makes use of transflective technology that reflects and transmits light at the same time enables the watch face to become even better readable under intense sunlight.
Wrist-based Heart Rate1
To provide the ultimate freedom to the ambitious athlete all fēnix 5 models include Elevate™ wrist heart rate technology that lets you monitor your heart rate without wearing a chest strap. With the new fully integrated Elevate sensor on your wrist you can control at any time the intensity of your training and track daily activities with 24/7 heartrate monitoring to gain more accurate information on burned calories during the day.
Match Your Style with Interchangeable Watchbands
A selection of QuickFit bands in your choice of premium leather, metal or silicone makes it 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.
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.
Lactate Threshold help you to better judge your actual performance level during cycling or running and the Race Predictor eventually estimates your ideal finish time for a 5k, 10k, half marathon and marathon distance races based on your current VO2max number. Training Effect 2.0 will provide aerobic and anaerobic benefit scores for each training session, so that you understand whether your high-intensity interval training really pays off.
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.
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.
The Watch for All Sorts of Sports
Beyond their running functions, fēnix 5 watches also offer special feature sets to support cycling, swim training, skiing, golfing and paddle sports, including stand-up paddle boarding and rowing. For cycling fēnix 5S supports speed and distance and all cycling dynamics once paired with a power meter, for swimmers, the device tracks your distance, stroke count and more. Ski/Board mode puts speed, distance, vertical drop and an automatic run counter at your fingertips.
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.
43.4 x 43.4 x 11.7mm
215 x 180 pixels
GPS mode: Up to 13 hours
Smart mode: Up to 7 days
Daily Smart Features
Text response/reject phone call with text(android only)
Compatible with Garmin connect mobile
Controls smartphone music
Find my phone feature
Garmin elevate wrist heart rate monitor
Activity Tracking Features
Fitness age (in app)
Heart Rate Features
% HR max
Preloaded gym activity profiles: Strength training, cardio training, elliptical training, stair stepping, floor climbing, indoor rowing and yoga
Automatic rep counting
Training, planning and analysis features
GPS speed and distance
Customisable activity profiles
Auto and manual lap
Preloaded run profiles: Running, indoor track running, indoor treadmill running
Foot pod capable
GPS based distance, time and pace
Yardage to front, middle and back of green
Yardage to layups/doglegs
Measures shot distance
Grenn view with manual pin position
Hazards and course targets
Tru swing compatible
Outdoor recreation features
Preloaded outdoor recreation profiles: Hiking, climbing, mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, XC skiing, stand up paddle boarding, rowing, jumpmaster and tactical.
Point to point navigation
Bread crumb trail in real time
Back to start
Ultra trac mode
Distance to destination
Barometric trend indicator with storm alert
Trail run auto claim
Sight and go
Dual grid coordinates
Preloaded cycling profiles: Biking, indoor biking, mountain biking and triathlon
Bike lap and lap max power
Time distance alerts
Compatible with Vector
Compatible with Varia vison, radar and lights
Speed and cadence sensor support (with sensor)
Pre loaded swim profiles: Pool swimming, open water swimming and swimming/running
Pool swim metrics
Stroke type detection
Pool swim workouts
Open water swim metrics