Monday, March 18, 2019

Garmin Fenix 5 Plus release confirmed – New retail images

Fenix 5 Plus release imminent

Right, we all know that the Garmin Fenix 5 release is imminent, but the images obtained very a reliable source (that does not want to be disclosed) confirms without a doubt that the Fenix 5 Plus is going to be released very soon.

Garmin Fenix 5 Plus released!!!! full in-depth information here

As I have said I cant tell you how I came about these pictures or the Garmin Fenix 5 Plus, but all I can say is that these retail images of the Fenix 5 Plus sapphire titanium are very real and so is the WATCH.

Garmin Fenix 5 Plus release date & stock

Based on the source I have been speaking to, the Fenix 5 Plus will be released this week, no later than Wednesday 20th June 2018, but it could be released as soon as the 18th June 2018.

When the Fenix 5 Plus is launched this week it is expected that supply will be low, but Garmin is expecting to be able to meet the demand for the entry-level models, with the Fenix 5s Plus Rose Gold and the Fenix 5 Plus Sapphire Titanium being in short supply.

Fenix 5 Plus models confirmed

Speaking to my source, the models that are confirmed for release are:

  • Garmin Fenix 5s plus
  • Fenix 5s plus sapphire
  • Fenix 5s plus sapphire rose gold
  • Garmin Fenix 5 plus silver and black
  • Fenix 5 plus sapphire price
  • Fenix 5 plus Sapphire titanium price with orange silicone strap (ring and bottom are in titanium) The one feature in this article
  • Garmin Fenix 5x plus sapphire


Fenix 5 Plus confirmed specs

Based on the retail images the Fenix 5 Plus will ship with the following headline features that will come with every model of the Plus range, meaning maps will feature across the entire Fenix 5 Plus line up for the first time and these have been verified via this link.

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Pre-installed maps

Pre-installed TopoActive Europe mapping on the entire Fenix 5 Plus series, with map data optimised for easy navigation and tracking (New at Fenix 5S Plus, Fenix 5 Plus).

Trendline ™ Popularity Routing

Use billions of miles of Garmin Connect data to help you find and track the best trails and routes for cyclists and runners.

Garmin Pay

Ready for Garmin Pay – the contactless payment solution allows you to conveniently pay with your watch so you can leave cash and cards at home.


Garmin has included multi-satellite network capable of tracking using GPS, GLONASS and for the first in a Garmin Fitness watch, Galileo. This is another feature I am looking forward to testing out.

Fenix 5 Plus stock

The Fenix 5x is going to be released for sure, retail outlets have them in stock along with the other retail outlets as soon as I get confirmed links I will post them up here

However, regardless of what happens, we have a busy week in Garminland with the Fenix 5 Plus release this week and lots of new models test out.

Let me know your thoughts on the Fenix 5 Plus pictures


  1. Fenix 5X Plus is also coming, the launch of all the three products is tomorrow. This has been confirmed to me by a salesman from Bever (Garmin reseller in The Netherlands) – I even have seen the promotional material but it was of course for my eyes only. 5X Plus is having the oxygen sensor indeed. Also display of all the three models is 1.2” with a resolution of 240×240 px. Bever is expecting to have all the models in stock on Tuesday.

    Garmin would shoot itself in the foot by not releasing a 5X Plus.

    • Great info to have. I was purely speculating that the fenix 5x Plus was not coming, I don’t think it will be a big deal breaker if it didn’t

  2. The titanium model is 10g lighter based on the specs listed on the bergzeit site. Do you have any view on if titanium will help or hinder the GPS/Ant +/Bluetooth performance?

  3. This is odd, the Amazon spain site removed the prices, one video in youtube removed the unboxig video, Garmin forum removed the thread….wtf??

    • Garmin removed the thread on Friday, I am surprised it took them that long tbh when it had been up a week.
      I didnt see the unboxing video on youtube, that one is a new one on me

  4. 5 Plus Models will be available at Midday in the UK, retailers have stock already, but may not have the 5X Plus.
    Price 750 for 5X Plus

  5. 5 Plus Models will be available at Midday in the UK, retailers have stock already, but may not have the 5X Plus.
    Price 750 for 5X Plus

    • Another thing, it seems that Garmin UK has removed the 5 Plus listing on their site or am I missign something? Btw why are there just 2 variants of the 5x PLUS in the US? There’s no leather band, was it sold out or something?

    • You do get the PulseOX monitor and climb pro. But I don’t think this is aimed at the average person. I agree, not worth the 300

      • You’re right about the $300, I do a lot of hiking across the whole year so I am tempted with the 5x PLUS and the PulseOX. Wonder if the coating can be done afterwards.

        • I suspect you could… but I don’t know enough to comment, but you may also invalidate the warranty.

          Do you do enough hiking at altitude to warrant the fenix 5x Plus?

          • Yeah, quite a lot actually, I go at least 2x if not 3x a week, almost every week (there are exceptions, but not frequent) for the past 2 years. And, well, as I said, I’m getting hell of a discount, basically the 5x Plus for the base model price.

          • I’ve checked, at those prices it’s not really worth it and I don’t see a point in spending an additional $300 (300€ for me) on the coating.

            Yeah, quite a lot actually, I go at least 2x if not 3x a week, almost every week (there are exceptions, but not frequent). And, well, as I said, I’m getting hell of a discount, basically the 5x Plus for the base model price.

  6. Another thing, Garmin UK has removed the listing for the 5 PLUS or am I missing something? And the US version hasn’t got the leather band version or is it already sold out?

  7. Great and informative video!
    Do you have any information about the new quatix – can we expect such based on fenix 5 plus?


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Jon Ratcliffe
I am Jon R and the editor of Active JR that covers wearables, fitness tech and smart home. I have a huge passion for technology having worked in the sector for over 18 years in a variety of roles and I like combining this with fitness.My reviews and information will talk about how the product works in reality and not just what the marketing departments want you to think.You can contact Jon on Twitter @ActiveJR1

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