GEAR NEWS: GARMIN EPIX
“For the first time, we’re able to pack the punch of an outdoor handheld GPS into a wearable device,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “Garmin is already a leader in GPS wearables, and we’re excited to kick things up a notch with epix by adding preloaded mapping and extra storage to an extremely rugged watch that can handle the most rigorous conditions.”
The Garmin Epix is the first watch to truly integrate nearly all the navigational, atmospheric, biometric and tracking features you’ll need on your next off the beaten path adventure. It is also stylish and compact enough to be worn as an everyday watch. The new open platform, Connect IQ, will allow third-party developers to create widgets and functionality that will truly allow you to create a custom smart watch tailored to your lifestyle.
SPECS: 1.4″ Color Touchscreen Display, Preloaded with a worldwide shaded relief basemap, FREE one-year subscription to BirdsEye Satellite imagery, 8GB of internal memory for additional maps, 50M water rating, Altimeter/Barometer/Compass Functionality, Extended Battery Life (24hrs in watch mode, 50hrs in UltraTrac mode), ANT+ Sensor Compatible ( Heart Rate Monitors and Tempe™ Temperature Sensors), Customizable through The Connect IQ Store
Available soon for about $600