Garmin Epix 2: Premium smartwatch unveiled with an AMOLED display and up to 32 GB of storage
Garmin has unveiled the Epix 2, or the epix (Gen 2) as the company wants the smartwatch to be known. As Wareable notes, Garmin released the first Epix in 2015, but it decided against releasing a follow-up model in the intervening years. Still, the Garmin Epix is back, and it starts at US$899.99.
Garmin offers the Epix 2 in two versions, which it distinguishes by US$100. Both models have 47 mm case sizes and 1.3-inch AMOLED displays that resolve at 416 x 416 pixels. Additionally, they are rated for 10 ATM water resistance and should last up to 6 days between charges with the display's always on mode activated. Garmin has included a GPS module too, plus over 60 sports and exercise modes.
However, the entry-level edition has a Corning Gorilla Glass DX display lens, a passivated stainless steel bezel and a steel rear cover, too. By contrast, the Epix 2 Sapphire Edition has a sapphire crystal display lens, a titanium bezel and a titanium rear cover. Garmin equips both models with fibre-reinforced polymer cases, though. Also, the Sapphire Edition has 32 GB of storage, double the standard edition's amount.
The Garmin Epix 2 is orderable now in multiple markets, including the US. The Epix 2 will ship as soon as this week too, depending on what model you order.