Notable updates to the Garmin for the Epix (Gen 2) SmartWatch as of August 2022:
To help maximize battery life, SatIQ will automatically turn on multi-band GPS in areas where it’s needed most, like narrow canyons or downtown areas with tall buildings, then turn it off when it’s no longer needed to ensure athletes get the most out of their battery.
View race prep information — including a race day-specific performance prediction, race day weather and a countdown clock — all in one widget.
Keep track of up to 50 stocks – right from the wrist – with the Stocks app. Easily check stocks at a glance to monitor their prices and trends throughout the day.
HEART RATE VARIABILITY (HRV) STATUS:
Track heart rate variability while sleeping to get a better handle on recovery and an overall wellness picture.
UPDATED TRAINING STATUS:
Using new indicators such as HRV status, recent exercise history and performance, athletes will receive insights into their overall effort and whether they are training productively, peaking or strained.
DESIGNED FOR YOUR LIFESTYLE
The stunning 1.3” always-on AMOLED display brings your watch to life, even under bright sunlight.
TOUCHSCREEN AND BUTTONS
Traditional button controls that work in any environment are matched with a responsive new touchscreen interface for quick access to selections and map features.
Get up to 16 days of battery life in smartwatch mode and 42 hours in GPS mode.
Keep an eye on your health 24/7.
For altitude acclimation or sleep monitoring, a Pulse Ox sensor2 uses light beams at your wrist to estimate how well your body is absorbing oxygen.
WRIST-BASED HEART RATE
The watch constantly samples your heart rate3 and will alert you if it stays too high or too low while you’re at rest. It also helps gauge how hard you work during activities — even while swimming.
See how you’re breathing throughout the day, during sleep and during breathwork and yoga activities.
HEALTH SNAPSHOT™ FEATURE
Log a 2-minute session to record key stats, including heart rate3, heart rate variability, Pulse Ox2, respiration and stress. Then generate a report with those stats to share via the Garmin Connect™ app on your compatible smartphone.
Heart rate variability is used to calculate your stress level score, so you can see if you’re having a calm, balanced or stressful day.
SLEEP SCORE AND ADVANCED SLEEP MONITORING
Get a full breakdown of your light, deep and REM sleep stages. View it all on a dedicated widget that includes your sleep score and insights.
BODY BATTERY™ ENERGY MONITORING
Optimize your body’s energy reserves, using heart rate variability, stress, sleep and other data to gauge when you’re ready to be active or when you may need to rest.
Log your daily fluid intake as a reminder to stay hydrated. You can even have an auto goal for hydration that adjusts based on how much you sweat during activities.
Gauge your performance.
Use preloaded activity profiles for trail running, swimming, running, biking, hiking, rowing, skiing, golfing, surfing, indoor climbing and more.
This watch features easy-to-follow, animated cardio, strength, yoga and Pilates workouts you can view on the watch screen. Choose from preloaded animated workouts, or download more from the Garmin Connect™ online community when paired with your compatible device.
Use this activity profile with different timers to track your HIIT workouts, including AMRAP, EMOM, Tabata and custom. Set the number of rounds, work/rest intervals and more.
These free adaptive training plans feature guidance from expert coaches and adapt to you and your goals. Workouts sync right to your watch from Garmin Connect.
VISUAL RACE PREDICTOR
Based on your running history and overall fitness level, this feature provides an estimate of what your pace could be for the distance you want to run. Trend data shows how your training is having an impact over time.
A first-of-its-kind PacePro feature helps keep you on pace with grade-adjusted guidance as you run a course.
Train smarter with VO2 max, an indicator of how you can expect to perform. It adjusts for trail running and accounts for changes in performance that could be caused by heat or altitude.
View advanced training metrics that include estimates for running dynamics, VO2 max, recovery advisor and more.
Track and manage your exertion — and help avoid overexerting at the start of your run or bike.
DAILY WORKOUT SUGGESTIONS
For training guidance that takes you and your fitness level into account, get daily run and ride recommendations based on your current training load and training status.
After each workout, recovery time lets you know when you’ll be ready for another hard workout. It even accounts for training intensity and factors such as stress, daily activity and sleep.
Track the details of every ride with mountain biking metrics plus specialized Grit™ and Flow™measurements that rate trail difficulty and how smoothly you descend, giving you a score to beat next time.
Stay informed when you’re in the snow. This preloaded profile helps distinguish between skiing and climbing. It shows metrics specific to either ascent or descent.
XC SKI DYNAMICS
When paired with the HRM-Pro™chest strap (sold separately), the ski power metric helps measure the actual exercise load of your cross-country workouts.
This watch works with the Surfline®widget to give you tides, wave height, wind and surf rating for the five nearest locations and also works with the Surfline Sessions™ app to create videos of every wave you ride in front of a Surfline camera.
Navigate wherever your adventures take you.
MULTI-BAND GNSS SUPPORT
Access multiple global navigation satellite systems (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo). With the Sapphire editions, get access to multiple frequencies sent by navigation satellites for improved position accuracy in areas where GNSS signals are reflected, weak or typically don't penetrate.
Navigate your next trail with ABC sensors, including an altimeter for elevation data, barometer to monitor weather and 3-axis electronic compass.
This widget shows your current elevation, acclimated elevation and correlated Pulse Ox2, heart rate3 and respiration rate, so you can see how you’re holding up to the current elevation.
Use the ClimbPro ascent planner to see real-time information on your current and upcoming climbs, including gradient, distance and elevation gain — as well as descents and flats.
MULTI-CONTINENT TOPO MAPS
Download TopoActive maps via Wi-Fi® connectivity from around the world — or get your local region preloaded on the Sapphire edition watch — to keep your explorations on track. View terrain contours, elevations, summits, parks, coastlines, rivers, lakes and other geographical features.
Hit the slopes with preloaded topographical maps and use SkiView™ maps to view run names and difficulty ratings for more than 2,000 ski resorts worldwide.
Access full-color CourseView mapsfor more than 42,000 golf courses around the world, and get touch targeting and the PlaysLike Distance feature.
Enter a distance you want to travel, and get suggested routes that will bring you back to your starting point. Trendline™ popularity routing helps you find the best local paths.
Follow a route or course with help from turn-by-turn directions, which let you know ahead of time when the next turn is coming.
Receive emails, texts and alerts right on your watch when paired with your compatible smartphone.
Download songs plus playlists from your Spotify, Deezer or Amazon Music accounts (subscription may be required). Use your wireless headphones for phone-free listening.
GARMIN PAY™ CONTACTLESS PAYMENTS
Breeze through checkout lines with Garmin Pay contactless payments through participating providers.
SAFETY AND TRACKING FEATURES
When your watch and phone are paired, your live location can be sent to your contacts manually or — during select outdoor activities — automatically with built-in incident detection4.
CONNECT IQ™ STORE
Download custom watch faces, add data fields, and get apps and widgets from the Connect IQ Store when paired with your compatible device.
View how various settings and sensors impact your watch’s battery life, so you can make battery-extending changes on the fly.
•Smartwatch for your athletic lifestyle, featuring 1.3” always-on, bright AMOLED display; select models feature a sapphire display and titanium bezel
•24/7 health and wellness monitoring features deliver estimates for Pulse Ox, heart rate, respiration, stress and advanced sleep monitoring (this device is intended to be an estimation of your activity and metrics; it is not a medical device)
•With a supported country and payment network, leave your cash and cards at home; Garmin Pay™ contactless payments let you pay for purchases on the go
•Train your way with built-in sports apps for all the ways you move, performance metrics and Garmin Coach adaptable training plans
•Multi-band GNSS with SatIQ™ technology delivers the best positioning accuracy in any environment while also optimizing the device’s battery life
•From the moment you wake up, get a training readiness score based on your sleep quality, recovery, training load and more, so you can determine whether it’s a good day to go hard — or take it easy
•Using new indicators such as HRV status, recent exercise history and performance, athletes will receive insights into their overall effort and whether they are training productively, peaking or strained (This device is intended to give an estimate of your activity and metrics).
•Download TopoActive mapping via Wi-Fi® connectivity, or get it preloaded on Sapphire editions
•Take on the slopes with preloaded SkiView™ maps for 2,000 worldwide ski resorts
•Golf with CourseView maps for more than 42,000 golf courses
•Navigate with added map themes and navigation sensors
•Smartwatch mode battery life: up to 16 days (gesture)/up to 5 days (always-on)
•GPS mode battery life: up to 42 hours (gesture)/up to 30 hours (always-on)