Nearly 65,000 hunting and shooting industry professionals took over the Las Vegas strip last week for SHOT Show 2017. This annual show is the place to be to see what’s next when it comes to hunting and shooting. We were there to introduce our inReach+ satellite communicators and fēnix 5 line of rugged smartwatches to these professionals. Reports show that these products created a lot of buzz around the show floor this year.
One particular model in the fēnix 5 lineup – fēnix 5X, was embraced by hunters and athletes who liked its built-in mapping, QuickFit bands, and advanced fitness metrics. Ladies were especially drawn to the smaller, sleeker profile of the fēnix 5s. The new fenix 5 lineup features three different sized watches to choose from with multiple style options to find the perfect fit for you and your adventures.
TOPO mapping was also a favorite feature of the Garmin inReach Explorer+ satellite communicator, which allows users to communicate via text message, share GPS location with loved ones from anywhere in the world, or, in the worst-case scenario, trigger an SOS rescue. If you’re a DIY backcountry hunter, this is one of the most valuable items you can carry in your pack.