After a brief hiatus, the Garmin epix has returned with a host of new features and functionalities, offering runners all the tools they need to take their running to epic new levels. Some of the most notable updates include a new AMOLED display and an updated touchscreen interface that offers runners a beautifully clear display with convenient one-touch functionality. The epix's stunning resolution does not sacrifice battery life and runners should be able to enjoy up to 42 hours of use in GPS mode, 16 days of use in smartwatch mode, and 75 hours of use in max battery mode. For added daily value, runners can now stay easily access smart features, Gamin Pay™ contactless payment, and music storage thanks to Wi-Fi connectivity. Additionally, runners can utilize the 24/7 health and wellness monitoring features to track all their metrics to maximize training, recovery, and race-day efforts.
The newly added Map Manager and downloadable TopoActive maps features offer runners the ability to manage and download maps directly from their wrist, while Up Ahead provides at-a-glance insight on important trail checkpoints and markers. Furthermore, with the help of the newly added Realtime Stamina and Visual Race Predictor features, runners can better manage their energy levels and more precisely pace their runs for more effective training and improved race-day efforts.
Finally, the barometric altimeter, 3-axis compass, and multi-GNSS satellite tracking provide accurate elevation data and record speed, distance, and pace. The tracking features also allow you to set custom points of interest and reverse the track log to navigate back to your starting point.
Sophisticated style and utility
Built for everyday wear, epix combines a durable design and premium materials like sapphire and titanium with a 1.3’’ always-on bright and beautiful AMOLED display. Trusted button controls are matched with a responsive new touchscreen interface for dual utility, improving daily smartwatch interaction and map navigation. Perfect form and technique with easy-to-follow animated workouts for strength training, cardio and yoga. Leaving work to go play tennis? Quickly change out epix watch straps with QuickFit™ bands available in metal, leather, suede and silicone.
Advanced health and wellness
With epix on the wrist and Garmin’s broadest range of 24/7 health monitoring features, it has all the tools to help users gain a deeper understanding of their overall wellbeing including: wrist-based heart rate (with user-configurable alerts for high or low readings1), respiration and stress tracking, advanced sleep with sleep score and insights, and Body-Battery™ energy monitoring. Epix can keep up with any active lifestyle—no matter how diverse—with an array of sports apps for gym workouts, pickleball & tennis, climbing, bouldering, golfing, surfing and skiing, just to name a few.
Innovative coaching and training
Whether training for a 5K or something longer, epix can prepare runners for race day with customized training plans from Garmin Coach, complete with a free virtual personal trainer for added motivation. For runners going the distance, epix includes a wide range of advanced training features like PacePro™—which keeps a runner’s pacing strategy on track with grade-adjusted guidance as they run a course—and Real-Time Stamina to track and manage exertion through activity to avoid burnout. Train smarter with epix’s daily suggested workouts, personally curated based on the users fitness level, their recent workouts, recovery time, training history and biometric data.
Venturing into the great outdoors? Epix features multi-band frequency and multi-GNSS support for better and more accurate GPS positioning. Available in sapphire editions, epix comes preloaded with TopoActive maps with free access to download multi-continent maps from around the world, via Wi-Fi ®. For skiers, hit the slopes with updated SkiView™ Maps, featuring new metrics and an improved activity overview. With a battery life of up to 16 days in smartwatch mode and up to 42 hours in GPS mode, users can enjoy their activities and adventures without worrying about their next charge.