Epix – The latest (greatest?) Garmin hits the UK

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IMG_3414The Garmin EPIX is close to release sometime soon in Q2.2015. I got my hands on one of the only 3 in the UK at the moment.

It’s a pre-production unit but a sign that good things are imminent.

This looks like a REALLY awesome addition to the Garmin stable. The looks of the 910, the trifeatures of the 920 and the outdoors stuff of the FENIX3 (and MORE)

I’ve got a few images that I am going to post over the coming days which you guys might find useful and hopefully I’ll keep the waffle to a minimum.

Less of the waffle: here is a , that shows you just how super awesome the Epix is compared to the FENIX3 and 920XT (Actually they are all kindaΒ VERYΒ similar in triathlon respects but outdoorsy folks and those needing more detailed maps might want to look more closely).

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920 vs 910 vs fenix3 vs EPIX (Source of all data: Garmin)

Oh yes. And as you can see from the photo of the EPIX it actually looks rather nice as well.

A video ‘review’ based on pictures

 

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Alan

So please share your early impressions even if they are basic. Very keen to know about how the maps behave and can you interact with them. A video would be awesome of the feature.

BL

Following πŸ™‚

Alan

Awesome, I’ve actually already got mine on preorder but there’s no info out there so I’m keeping my eyes on your blog here.

BL

Same here, preordered mine a cpl weeks ago. Excited to get it, hoping it will be here before april17th becsuse i am taking a vacation where i will be hiking πŸ™‚

Alan

That’s right on when it’s due. Best of luck.

Steph

Sorry to be the bad news guys but i receive an email today to say that availability has been delay to mid-may. Email from my preorder from CleverTraining.

Steph

Steph

Hey, you’re one of those lucky one who had a hands on that so waiting watch and the only thing you put on is an already known chart ? Come on! Let give us some first impression on how it works right now !!! ;-)))
Thx in advance!
Steph

Steph

Hum…
I did’nt see a lot of real user testing the Epix right now… But the commont comment (that’s scare me a little) that it’s always mentioned it that ” it’s a pre-production unit and doesn’t work like final version”. I’m already a 920 owner and happy (most of the time) user (some goods and some lack compare to my Polar V800). But, I’ve already pre-order my Epix since i’m also a outdoor hiking company owner that would love to have the “on chart” feature of the Epix promising. So if you could give us a little info about he “mapping” feature right now, that will be a good start.

Anyway, Thx. I’m just happy that some begin to test it and sure we will begin to know a little more on this new “not so cheap” Toys.

Steph

Alan

A video preview would be nice just playing around with it because the right up sounds like a balls up.

Anonymous

Any news on the usability of the topo mapping feature? Particularly, how practical is the map screen size to use in placement of a larger dedicated handheld unit and what is the zoom/panning response like (both touch screen and buttons). They are the key features I’m interested in knowing about.

Alan

Can you tell us anything at all about the map implementation and functionality from your time with it?