Fully featured for athletes and adventurers alike, the Garmin Fenix 5 Plus Sapphire leaves other devices in the dust with onboard music, maps, heart-rate tracking, and contactless payments. The Fenix 5 Plus Sapphire retains all the same top-end sport and smart features as its predecessor, like GLONASS and GPS activity tracking, barometric altimeter, wrist-based heart rate, on-screen topo maps, and quick notifications, but is upgraded with wallet-free payments, music storage, and more in-depth navigation. This particular version also separates itself from the pack with a sapphire crystal face for greater resistance to unsightly scratches and accidental bumps.
Starting with the navigation systems, this watch features multi-network (GPS, GLONASS, and Galileo) satellite reception to track precisely in more challenging environments than GPS alone. Beyond map-based guidance, the Fenix 5 Plus Sapphire also comes with a set of altimeter, barometer, and compass sensors for outdoor navigation—providing elevation data to accurately monitor ascent and descent data on hikes, while the tilt-compensated, three-axis electronic compass keeps your bearing, whether you’re moving or not. Plus, the watch also shows you nearby businesses, hotels, gas stations, and restaurants when you're on the road, and its full-color TOPO mapping comes pre-loaded with map data optimized for at-a-glance navigation and location tracking.
The wrist-based Elevate heart rate monitor delivers fast measurements (without messing with a chest strap monitor) to provide calories burned info and quantify the intensity of your workouts, as well as calculate a stress score to assess what level of activity your body can handle. Advanced Performance Metrics show aerobic and anaerobic benefits from grueling workouts, mapping long-term benefits and comparing against your peers, while the physiological metrics and running dynamics help track your workout stats, measure your progress, and fine-tune your form. Special pre-loaded activity profiles come standard for swimming, running, biking, hiking, skiing, rowing, paddle boarding and more, to meet your multi-sport lifestyle.
Storing up to 500 songs, this watch brings your favorite pump-up songs with you for phone-free listening on the go. You just transfer music over from your computer and queue up your favorite playlist for easy listening through compatible Bluetooth headphones (sold separately) and you're jamming out phone-free on your next outdoor adventure. Helping shed even more devices, the Garmin Pay feature lets you pay for purchases with just a tap of the watch, letting you breeze through checkout lines while leaving your cash and cards at home. Garmin Pay works just about anywhere there’s a scanner for contact-less payments. Wireless connectivity lets you receive texts, emails, and phone notifications from your compatible smartphone, while free use of the Connect IQ store and QuickFit design allow you to customize the watch face, apps, widgets, and strap style.