June 24, 2024
Garmin Unveils New Smart Watches to Rival Apple Watch Ultra [Video]

Garmin Unveils New Smart Watches to Rival Apple Watch Ultra [Video]

Posted May 31, 2023 at 3:30pm by iClarified
Garmin has unveiled new epix Pro Series and fenix 7 Pro Series smart watches to rival the Apple Watch Ultra.

The epix Pro Series features a crystal-clear AMOLED display, rugged design and up to 31 days of battery life. The watch also touts all-day health monitoring and fitness metrics, a built-in LED flashlight, and three sizes to choose from – 42mm, 47mm and 51mm.

"To be your best, you need the best, and we're excited to bring innovative features to our most capable smartwatch yet. Packed with innovative training tools, mapping updates, health and wellness insights and more, the new epix Pro Series means you no longer have to choose between the features you want, but rather which size is best for you." –Dan Bartel, Garmin Vice President of Global Consumer Sales


Garmin Unveils New Smart Watches to Rival Apple Watch Ultra [Video]

What's new to epix Pro Series
● Choose from three size options to better fit any wrist.
● A built-in LED flashlight with variable intensities and strobe mode to provide greater awareness while training in the dark.
● Red Shift Mode changes display colors to shades of red to help users better acclimate to darker conditions and reduce sleep cycle disturbance.
● Stay active with dozens of new, preloaded activities including soccer, basketball, racquet sports, horseback riding and more.
● Get a better understanding of fitness levels with advanced training features such as hill score and endurance score.
● Runners using the Up Ahead feature can now see certain POI (point of interest) checkpoints, like aid stations, right on a map to get a better understanding of what's ahead.
● An optimized heart rate sensor offers enhanced multisport performance tracking.
● New weather map overlays make it easier to view upcoming weather conditions.
● Relief shading makes topographic maps more quickly readable for glanceable awareness.

Available models of the epix Pro start at $899.99, more details here.





Also announced today is the next-gen fēnix 7 Pro Series, a premium multisport GPS smartwatch with solar charging.

With pro-grade performance insights, additional mapping capabilities and around-the-clock health and wellness tracking, fēnix 7 Pro Series is built to conquer all day, every day. Plus, with a built-in LED flashlight and solar charging lens on every model that offers up to 37 days of battery life in smartwatch mode and up to 139 days in expedition mode, it's easy to enjoy more time outdoors day or night.

"For more than a decade, many have relied on Garmin's premium fēnix line for all their adventures, and we are thrilled to bring training and mapping advancements to the new fēnix 7 Pro Series. Whether hitting dusty trails or scaling snowy summits, the fēnix 7 Pro Series is the ultimate companion—no matter where the path leads." –Dan Bartel, Garmin Vice President of Global Consumer Sales



What's new to fēnix 7 Pro Series
● Built-in LED flashlight: Availableon all size options, variable intensities, a red safety light and strobe mode help provide greater awareness while training in the dark.
● Next-generation MIP display: Redesigned pixels, backlight and solar panel improve indoor readability, providing increased brightness, power efficiency and adaptability to different lighting conditions—all without sacrificing the exceptional sunlight performance of the MIP display.
● Heart rate sensor: Enhanced optical sensors and sport-specific algorithms offer improved performance tracking for a wider variety of activities, making it easier to gain a better understanding into how the body is responding to exercise.
● Endurance score: Measure how easy it is to sustain prolonged efforts while also taking into account training data like VO2 max, short and long-term training loads and more from all other athletic pursuits.
● Hill score: Gauge how easy it is to run uphill by measuring running strength on steep climbs and running endurance on long ascents while also evaluating progress over time based on VO2 max and training history.
● Up Ahead: View certain running POI (point of interest) checkpoints, like aid stations, right on a map to get a better understanding of what's ahead.
● Weather map overlays: More easily view upcoming weather conditions.
● Relief shading: Quickly read topographic maps for glanceable awareness.
● Additional preloaded activities: Whitewater rafting, motocross, overlanding and dozens of other new activities help users stay active.

Available models include: fēnix 7S Pro – 42mm, fēnix 7 Pro – 47mm and fēnix 7X Pro – 51mm, with options for standard and Sapphire Editions. Suggested retail prices start at $799.99. More details here.




Add Comment
Would you like to be notified when someone replies or adds a new comment?
Yes (All Threads)
Yes (This Thread Only)
No
iClarified Icon
Notifications
Would you like to be notified when we post a new Apple news article or tutorial?
Yes
No
Comments
You must login or register to add a comment...
Recent. Read the latest Apple News.
RECENT
Tutorials. Help is here.
TUTORIALS
Where to Download macOS Monterey
Where to Download macOS Ventura
AppleTV Firmware Download Locations
Where To Download iPad Firmware Files From
Where To Download iPhone Firmware Files From
Deals. Save on Apple devices and accessories.
DEALS