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SAVE $366.99: Forget Apple watches; the Garmin Fenix 5x, a smartwatch designed to weather all terrain with you, does it all and more. As of March 2, it’s now on sale for just $433, instead of the $799 it normally costs. That’s savings of 46%.
An oft-overlooked part of working out is what you wear. Sure, a cute gym set from Lululemon might make you more motivated to work out, but is it contributing to your workout in any meaningful way? The hype around smartwatches and fitness trackers (see: Fitbit, Apple watches) reflects a growing focus on understanding exercise habits and health data to optimize our progress towards our fitness goals.
The Garmin Fenix 5x exemplifies this. Designed to be the ultimate multipurpose sporting watch, its winning feature is the pre-loaded full-color TOPO mapping it uses to identify the best trails and routes to go biking, hiking, or jogging. Trendline popularity routing data uses data to constantly update the most used, locally known paths. The map display is optimized for at-a-glance comprehension, so you don’t have to squint at your bobbing wrist while you run.
The watch also features top-notch location tracking, with multinetwork satellite reception that doesn’t just rely on GPS and an altimeter, barometer, and compass. The safety features tie into this location tracking, as your real-time location can be sent to a preset emergency contact either if you indicate distress by holding the light button down, or the watch’s incident detection is triggered (e.g. by extremely elevated heart rate, sudden cessation of movement, etc.)
In addition to helping you map out your workout, the Garmin Fenix 5x also analyzes it to provide feedback that enhances your next workout. Its physiological metrics and running dynamics track your progress over time, measuring your exercise volume from the past week and comparing it to “the optimal range for your fitness and recent training history.” Other data sets and tracking options for specific sports such as swimming, running, biking, hiking, skiing, rowing, paddle boarding and more are also available.
Its less explicitly exercise-focused features also come in handy — contactless payment makes it so you don’t have to lug your wallet around everywhere with you, while compatibility with music streaming apps (basically a requirement in this day and age for smartwatches) and the option of saving up to 1,000 songs in the watch itself saves you having to bring even your phone on runs. The Garmin Fenix 5x is all you need, which makes exercising so much easier.
Have we mentioned it’s scratch-resistant and has a domed sapphire lens and PVD-coated stainless steel bezel? That means you can put it through its paces on the toughest of workouts and it’ll emerge without a scratch (or water damage, since it’s waterproof). The Garmin Fenix 5x is on sale now at Amazon for $433 (12 color options available for different prices).