Smart gadget manufacturers Garmin presented the first device of the Epix series seven years ago. The second generation of gadgets Garmin Epix Gen 2, which went on sale recently, is no longer just a cool multifunctional navigator for travelers. The company has developed and released a full-fledged premium class smart watch.
The sturdy body is made of fiber-reinforced polymer. The bezel and the back wall are either steel, stainless or titanium: it depends on the chosen model. The screen is protected by a sapphire crystal, and comes with a silicone strap, the width of which is twenty-two millimeters. The strap can be changed to any other suitable size QuickFit – even metal, even suede or made of leather. Manufacturers have added serious protection against water to the overall reliability, which will work at a depth of up to hundreds of meters.
The watch is equipped with a 1.3-inch AMOLED display. In addition to sensors, the watch can also be controlled using five buttons located on opposite sides of the screen. In smart watch mode, the device works for 16 days without recharging; with constantly active GPS, the battery life is about 42 hours. The gadget is compatible with iPhones and Android devices.
The set of sensors and other activity tracking systems here includes everything you need for both an athlete and any person who monitors their condition. Hikers will definitely appreciate the three-axis electronic compass, altimeter, pressure meter, and GPS module: it supports GLONASS, GALILEO and, in fact, GPS routes.
In addition, the collection installed on the device includes:
– pulse oximeter and thermometer;
– a sensor that measures the pulse;
– acceleration sensor and gyroscope.
The gadget can monitor the state of its owner twenty-four hours a day and seven days a week. It monitors sleep and activity patterns, breathing, stress levels, energy levels and the sufficiency of the amount of water drunk in the body. The second-generation Garmin Epix also supports athletes and hobbyists during their workouts with personalized training plans. The watch tracks endurance, rest time and performance metrics.
Communication with the outside world is maintained directly through such watches: they download notifications from social networks and signal an incoming call or message. With the device, you can listen to music from Spotify and some other services or download it to the watch memory. Garmin Pay allows you to use contactless payment without the need for a card or smartphone.
Prices for Epix Gen 2 watches are presented below.