Garmin Epix Gen 2 GPS smartwatch with AMOLED screen, real-time endurance feature released

Deepak Gupta
Deepak Gupta January 19, 2022
Updated 2022/01/19 at 7:30 AM

The Garmin Epix Gen 2 smartwatch launched on Tuesday, the new Garmin smartwatch has three color versions, and all models come with a 1.3-inch AMOLED touchscreen and offer up to 32GB of storage. Garmin Epix Gen 2 has a round dial. Garmin’s new wearable has a 10ATM water resistance certification and is said to offer up to 16 days of battery life in smartwatch mode and up to 42 hours in GPS mode. The new smartwatch supports smart notifications. This allows users to check calls, messages or social media notifications directly from the wearable when it is paired with a smartphone. In addition to basic health and fitness features, the Garmin Epix Gen 2 also offers advanced features like PacePro, Real-time Endurance, wrist-based heart rate, breathing, sleep tracking, and more.

Garmin Epix Gen 2 pricing, availability

Garmin Epix Gen 2 is offered in Black Titanium Sapphire, Slate Steel and White Titanium Sapphire options. The Black Titanium Sapphire and White Titanium Sapphire come with a price tag of US$999.99 (approximately Rs. 74,500), while the Slate Steel model is priced at US$899.99 (approximately Rs. 67,000).

Garmin Epix Gen 2 Specifications, Features

As mentioned, the new Garmin Epix Gen 2 smartwatch has a 1.3-inch (416×416 pixels) AMOLED color touchscreen. The wearable supports always-on display. The wearable’s housing is made of stainless steel or titanium. The entry-level Slate Steel model comes with Gorilla Glass DX protection, while the other two get sapphire crystal material.

It offers Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and ANT+ connectivity and works with iOS and Android platforms. The Garmin Epix Gen 2 also has a 10ATM water resistance certification.

The wearable has interchangeable straps with bands available in metal, leather, suede and silicone. As mentioned, the Garmin Epix Gen 2 comes with health monitoring features such as wrist heart rate, breathing, Pulse Ox blood oxygen saturation, and stress tracking, and offers Body-Battery functionality to inform users of levels. of body energy. The wearable also provides a sleep score.

The Garmin Epix Gen 2 comes with preloaded activity profiles for trail running, swimming, running, cycling, hiking, rowing, skiing, golfing, surfing and indoor climbing. It supports and tracks outdoor activities such as hiking, bouldering, climbing, mountain biking, skiing, surfing, jumpmaster, tactics, tennis, pickleball and more.

The smartwatch includes a free virtual personal trainer. The wearable prepares runners for race day with personalized training plans from Garmin Coach. PacePro and Real-Time Stamina are the other training features offered by the smartwatch. They give daily exercise suggestions.

For connectivity, the Garmin Epix Gen 2 smartwatch has multi-band frequency and multi-GNSS support to ensure GPS positioning. It includes various sensors such as barometric altimeter, compass, gyroscope, accelerometer, thermometer and ambient light sensor.

As mentioned, the Garmin Epix Gen 2 is said to offer a battery life of up to 16 days in smartwatch mode and up to 42 hours in GPS mode.

Users can download music on the watch with third-party music apps. It supports streaming from Spotify, Amazon Music and Deezer. Users can find new apps through Connect IQ Store On Device and install them via Wi-Fi directly from the watch. Garmin Epix Gen 2 includes incident detection and assistance with emergency message alerts and Garmin Pay for contactless payments.


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