Garmin Epix Gen 2: the elegance of a lifestyle watch and the know-how of a sports coach

Who said you can’t be stylish while wearing an outdoor sports watch? Certainly not Garmin which launches the Garmin Epix Gen 2, a beautiful connected watch, available at Alltricks, which offers a versatile user experience. It benefits in particular from a complete sports tracking interface and many practical features for sports activities.

A stylish watch

A watch that does not lack style // Source: Garmin

Garmin is one of those manufacturers who want to show that the world of connected watches is not all black or all white. That a good watch doesn’t have to choose between great design or full connectivity and options galore.

It is therefore with the idea of ​​making no compromise in the uses that Garmin has imagined, in parallel with its Garmin Fenix ​​7 range, the Garmin Epix Gen 2. And as much to say that there are so many changes vis-à-vis of the previous generation that this sports and lifestyle watch redefines our expectations in terms of connected bracelets in 2022.

The best ? It is already available at Alltricks, a reseller specializing in bicycle equipment, running and outdoors, alongside the many watches of the brand.

Who is Garmin?

Garmin is an American company that was founded in 1989. It specializes above all in the design of GPS systems for automotive and aeronautical vehicles. However, the brand has not forgotten the individual, since it also designs many connected watches to support athletes in their practices, as well as outdoor activity enthusiasts.

A stylish watch

Exit the square look of the previous generation and welcome to curves! For the Garmin Epix Gen 2, the manufacturer abandons the “daddy” design of sports GPS watches for a rounded case closer to a classic watch. Thanks to this more pleasing aesthetic, the Garmin Epix Gen 2 can be worn daily without clashing with your wardrobe. Because yes, its bracelets are available in both leather and silicone.

The Garmin Epix Gen 2

The Garmin Epix Gen 2 // Source: Garmin

Of course, Garmin does not sacrifice robustness on the altar of aesthetics. This is why the bezel is available in both stainless steel and titanium, while the screen benefits from a glass reinforced with sapphire crystal. The Garmin Epix Gen 2 is thus resistant to shocks, dust and dirt and can be submerged up to 100 m deep (10 ATM). You can therefore use it in the rain, during your treks or even in the middle of a swimming session without fear of damaging it.

Despite its robust design, the Garmin Epix Gen 2 knows how to be discreet. Thinner (47 mm in diameter for 14.5 mm thick) than the first Epix Gen and even than the Garmin Fenix ​​6, it is also light, since it weighs only 76 grams.

Daily reinforcement

The connected watch offers very well thought out continuous health monitoring. Especially since its 1.3-inch AMOLED screen benefits from Always-On technology, which allows you to constantly keep an eye on essential information.

You can thus take note of your heart rate, your level of stress, while monitoring your sleep, your blood oxygenation rate, your level of hydration or your breathing. Precise tracking enabled by the many sensors of the Garmin Epix Gen 2 such as the cardiometer or the pulse oximeter. An energy monitor named Body Battery is also included. This combines all your health data to tell you when you are at your best or when you need a rest.

A companion for your outdoor outings

A companion for your outdoor outings // Source: Garmin

Of course, the Garmin Epix Gen 2 benefits from an ultra-precise mapping application thanks to reinforced satellite coverage. Especially since the offline multi-continent cartography can also be downloaded and updated via Wi-Fi directly from the watch.

Likewise, budding explorers and outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the presence of an accelerometer, barometric altimeter, compass and GPS to plan their outings and to benefit from tracking. ultra-complete activity.

Finally, it is now possible to pay contactless using Garmin Pay and even listen to music from your watch.

The Garmin sports experience around the wrist

For Garmin, creating a useful watch for everyday life does not mean giving up on its know-how in terms of sports monitoring. The Garmin Epix Gen 2 thus supports more than 30 sports applications, which allows it to adapt to all your needs.

Thus, several sports profiles are preloaded such as trail, running, cycling, skiing, golf, surfing, etc. To help you in your practice, animated exercises in full effort are displayed on the screen. It is even possible to access free training programs adapted to your abilities, with advice from coaches thanks to Garmin Coach.

A coach around the wrist

A coach around the wrist // Source: Garmin

For sports monitoring, Garmin has not failed to draw on the features of the recent Fenix ​​7 series to provide the Garmin Epix Gen 2 as it should. Thus, HIIT workouts (High Intensity Interval Training) are included to improve your physical condition using small sessions.

We also find the function Race Predictor Trend to estimate your ideal running or walking pace based on your overall fitness. Pace Pro takes care of adapting your running pace according to the elevation. Likewise, Stamina helps you manage your fatigue and effort in real time. Obviously, other essential metrics can be consulted, such as the maximum volume of oxygen absorbed (VO2 Max) or specific data for mountain biking or surfing. Finally, you can take advantage of recovery assistance and training suggestions.

The autonomy gains in excellence since the Garmin Epix Gen 2 can last 16 days in watch mode, 5 days if you use the always-on function of the screen permanently and 42 hours in constant GPS mode.

The Garmin Epix Gen 2 is available at Alltricks, as are the brand’s other watches. This specialist offers a wide catalog of bicycles, running and outdoors at the best prices.

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