Garmin Epix Gen 2 is available to buy now on Garmin from £799.99

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Similar to my recent Fenix 7 post, Garmin has been a little overeager with publishing their product pages.

The new Garmin Epix Gen 2 is live on the site but not currently available to buy.

Price and Availability

Considering the high price of some of the Fenix 7 models, the Garmin Epix 2 doesn’t feel that expensive.

The base model with a steel chassis and rubber band is just £799.99

Then the two titanium models are £899.99 with the white model looking quite nice in my opinion.

Finally, there is the Black Titanium with Chestnut Leather Band priced at £999.99

Garmin Epix 2 Features

We already knew everything about it, it is basically the Fenix 7 with a AMOLED display. I have highlighted some key differences.

Display

The official specs state 1.3″ (33.02 mm) 454 x 454 pixels always on AMOLED display.

The display is touchscreen and you also have buttons which will be preferable during exercise.

Battery

One of the big concerns for a Fenix with an AMOLED display was the poor battery life. Garmin has somehow managed to make this have an excellent battery. Six days always on is pretty good by my books.

  • Smartwatch: Up to 16 days (6 days always-on)
  • Battery saver watch mode: up to 21 days
  • GPS Only: Up to 42 hours (30 hours always-on)
  • All Satellite Systems: Up to 32 hours (24 hours always-on)
  • All Satellite Systems + Multi-band: Up to 20 hours (15 hours always-on)
  • All Satellite Systems + Music: Up to 10 hours (9 hours always-on)
  • Max Battery GPS: Up to 75 hours
  • Expedition GPS: Up to 14 days

One difference from the Fenix is the lack of solar charging.

Turn by Turn Navigation

This could be a killer feature on the Epix with its higher resolution display

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.

Smart Notifications

Receive emails, texts and alerts right on your watch when paired with your compatible smartphone.

Ok so the Fenix 6 already has this, but it looks like it will be more feature rich, thanks to the display.

Multi-Band Frequency Support on Sapphire Only

Similar to the Fenix models only the Sapphire models get the new multi-band frequency support for GPS.

Multi-continent TopoActive maps

Some of the Fenix models have region locked maps, but the Epix has TopoActive maps for around the world.

4 thoughts on “Garmin Epix Gen 2 is available to buy now on Garmin from £799.99”

  1. The specs from the Garmin website that you list clearly state the Epix has multi-band GPS support. In the next paragraph you say it doesn’t have multi-band support.

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    • My mistake, I was rushing to get the content out live! They all have multi GNSS support, but it is only the Sapphire editions of both the Fenix 7 and Epix that has the multi-frequency positioning.

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