Epix 2 Pro: Garmin announces new smartwatches in three sizes with flashlight and improved sensors
Garmin has launched Epix 2 Pro smartwatches, marketed as the Epix Pro (Gen 2) series. As expected, the Epix 2 Pro series comes in three sizes, with 42 mm, 47 mm and 51 mm case sizes mated to 1.2-inch, 1.3-inch and 1.4-inch AMOLED displays, respectively. For reference, Garmin offers the Epix 2 Pro series in Standard and Sapphire variants; the company restricts Solar charging options to the also new Fenix 7 Pro series.
In short, all Epix 2 Pro models offer the same features, such as 32 GB of storage, a built-in LED flashlight and a Gen5 heart rate sensor. Additionally, the trio offer multi-band GPS connectivity, Garmin's usual suite of health and lifestyle apps, plus Endurance and Hill Score metrics. According to Garmin, Hill Score evaluates VO2 max levels and training history to determine your capability of running uphill.
Meanwhile, Endurance Score appears to be a more detailed alternative to VO2 Max, which Garmin has designed to help wearers understand the impact of training on endurance levels. Please note that battery life estimates vary between models. For example, Garmin quotes up to 10 days of battery life for the 42 mm edition, but 31 days for the 51 mm variant.
The Epix 2 Pro series starts at US$899.99 in the 'Standard' versions of the 42 mm and 47 mm variants. Conversely, the 51 mm variant is available from US$999.99. Moreover, Sapphire models, which have Sapphire Crystal display covers and titanium bezels, are all US$100 surcharges on their 'Standard' counterparts.