Garmin Epix Pro review: Should you buy it?

Garmin Epix Pro review: At a glance

  • What is it? The Epix Pro is the half-step successor of the Epix Gen 2. Not quite an Epix 3 but boasting major upgrades, the device is referred to as the Epix Pro, or the Epix Pro (Gen 2). A welcome update to one of Garmin’s top smartwatch families with AMOLED displays, the Epix Pro series brings three unique case sizes to the lineup. Each packs a powerful heart rate sensor, multiband GNSS, a built-in LED flashlight, and advanced training tools.
  • What is the price? Garmin Epix Pro models start at $899 for a 42mm or 44mm model and $999 for the largest 51mm option. Sapphire editions cost an additional $100 across the lineup.
  • Where can you buy it? The Garmin Epix Pro is available now from Garmin and Amazon.
  • How did we test it? I tested the 42mm Garmin Epix Pro (standard edition) for one week. The review unit was supplied by Garmin.
  • Is it worth it? There is a lot to like about the upgrades on what was already one of Garmin’s top watches. Anyone intimidated by the line’s historic 47mm profile can finally hit check out on an Epix Pro that’s built for smaller wrists. Likewise, anyone hankering for an oversized wearable can now snag a 51mm option. Across the series, all three models offer a beautiful display, virtually flawless GPS and heart rate tracking, and tons of useful training features. The Epix is pricey for sure, but the hardware is fantastic and the company’s commitment to supporting its devices makes the price tag an easier pill to swallow.

Should you buy the Garmin Epix Pro?

A Garmin Epix Pro displays a map of Oahu with a weather overlay.

Credit: Kaitlyn Cimino / Android Authority

To the joy of petite and wide-wristed users everywhere, the Epix Pro is now available in three sizes: 42mm, 47mm, and 51mm. These are the same sizes found in the Garmin Fenix 7 Pro series which launched in tandem. As when Garmin added a second size to its Instinct 2 lineup, I gratefully tip my hat to the company for more inclusive offerings.

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