Getting around the great outdoor was never easy. Inexperience adventurers often lost and some even fatal, but thanks to advanced technology, you don’t need to suffer the same fate as some of your adventure seeking forebears. And the best part is, you won’t be bog down by additional load because with the Garmin Epix GPS Navigation Wrist Watch, you wear it on your wrist. It provides you time, naturally, but most importantly it is essentially an outdoor handheld GPS miniaturized into a wearable device. Visuals are provided through a 1.4-inch high-resolution color touchscreen display, while an omni-directional EXO steel antenna with GPS/GLONASS provides strong signal and quicker fix. And then there is a 3-axis digital compass that provides you accurate bearings, even in deep canyon or heavily wooded areas.
Altimeter and barometer comes standard too, keeping track of the elevation data and predict weather changes by showing short-term changes in air-pressure. Basically, it is one device that you can actually plan your journey right off your wrist. But that’s not all. Epix is also a fitness tracker, letting you use it to track data related to your fitness activities, be it swimming, cycling, running or whatever, and smart notification lets you receive notification pushed from your smartphone. It is also ANT+ compatible, allowing it to work with compatible heart monitor for even more data like VO2 max and recovery check after intense workout. The watch also features LiveTrack that will let your friends and family track your progress in real-time, be it during a fitness routine or when you are tracking in the wilderness.
It is also a friendly remote control to the VIRB Elite action cam too. Other worthy mentions include 8GB built-in memory for add-on maps, built-in temperature sensor, auto-calibrating sensors, 50m (165 feet) water resistant, and a built-in battery good for 16 weeks in watch mode and 50 hours in UltraTrac mode. Each Garmin Epix GPS Navigation Wrist Watch comes preloaded with worldwide shaded relief basecamp and one-year subscription to BirdsEye Satellite Imagery, and the watch can be further cutsomized to your usage preference – thanks to Connect IQ store, which allows third-party developers to make apps and widgets for the watch. Available this quarter, priced at $549.99 and $599.99 for the standard Epix and the TOPO US 100K model, respectively.