Garmin announced Garmin Epix Gen 2 and Fenix 7 series at the same time on Jan, 18th,2022. Garmin Epix, plays great roles in outdoor smartwatches as well as urban smartwatches. It not only features a lot of useful functions to track your body and control your everyday activities, such as HRV STATUS, WRIST-BASED HEART RATE, PULSE OX SENSOR, SLEEP MONITORING, AND SLEEP SCORE, and some other features, like Apple Watch and Samsung Galaxy Watches, but it also provides great features when you want to go for an adventure, such as OUTDOOR MAPS+, LED flashlight, up to 10 days battery life and many other great features for outdoor activities.
Which is better? Garmin Epix Gen 2 or Apple Watch Ultra?
Apple Watch Ultra is another great smartwatch for body track and sport-track, Some people would want to ask how to choose a watch between Garmin Epix and Apple Watch. Actually, it’s not hard to make a decision, if you want a watch with you to go for a long time outdoor adventure, then go for Garmin Epix, because its battery life is much longer and its signal is much better than Apple Watch, this two features are very important when you are in remote place, and it also deliver great maps for outdoor activities; but if you just want a smartwatch to track your body and sport, you might better choose the Apple watch, because it’s light weight, Apple Watch S8 is about 48g, Garmin Epix Pro is about 80g, you would feel much better to sleep by wearing an Apple watch than wearing a Garmin Epix.
Which is better? Garmin Epix PRO Gen 2 or Garmin Fenix 7?
As we know, Garmin Epix PRO Gen 2 and Garmin Fenix 7 are the same day to be announced. Actually, most of their features are the same too. They are both available in three sizes, Epix standard and Epix sapphire 47m, Epix Pro Gent 2 are available in 42mm, 47mm, and 51mm, While Garmin Fenix 7S is 42mm, Fenix 7 is 47mm, and Fenix 7X is 51mm. What is the difference between Garmin Epix PRO Gent 2 and Garmin Fenix 7? Well, the main difference between them is the screen, Garmin Epix PRO deliver an AMOLED screen and Garmin Fenix delivers a MID screen. AMOLED screen. AMOLED screen is 416 high resolutions, which is clearer, but the screen is off when you don’t operate it; Fenix 7 Pro is a MID screen display, which enables you to use it against strong light, and it also delivers a red-light mode so that customer can operate it easier at night, and it’s always on screen. Personally, I don’t like the screen always off if I wear a watch. Fenix 7 Pro enables solar charge and its battery life is longer than Garmin Epix PRO. Above all, if you don’t have many requests on a screen display, Fenix 7 PRO might be a better choice.
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While, Garmin Epix PRO Gen 2 is the main role today. We are going to recommend you some third party Quickfit watch bands for Garmin Epix PRO.
How do we identify Garmin Epix PRO Gen 2 band size? We tell you two ways to make sure you order the correct size
1, if you know what edition is your watch, you can choose the Quickfit strap size according to the watch edition. Below is a chart for all the Garmin Epix watch band size.
- epix™ Pro (Gen 2) – Standard Edition 42 mm -----20mm
- epix™ Pro (Gen 2) – Standard Edition 47 mm -----22mm
- epix™ Pro (Gen 2) – Standard Edition 51 mm -----26mm
- epix™ Pro (Gen 2) – Sapphire Edition 42 mm -----20mm
- epix™ Pro (Gen 2) – Sapphire Edition 47 mm -----22mm
- epix™ Pro (Gen 2) – Sapphire Edition 51 mm -----26mm
- epix™ (Gen 2) – Standard Edition 47mm ----- 22mm
- epix™ (Gen 2) – Sapphire Edition 47 mm ----- 22mm
If you don’t remember what Garmin edition number you bought, you can check the back size of your watch, please check the below picture:
2, Check the number on the backside or your original Garmin strap, the number is the size you need.
After identifying the Garmin Epix PRO Gen 2 band size you need, we would like to recommend some straps that you can consider to be your interchange straps for your Epix,
1, Unity Trail Loop Garmin Watch Bands
Trail Loop Garmin watch bands is inspired by the Apple Watch trail loop. This option could be your first replaced Garmin Epix PRO Gent 2 band collection. The ultrathin, lightweight Trail Loop is made from a nylon weave creating a soft band with increased elasticity for a comfortable fit. The band is infinitely adjustable with a convenient pull tab for quick adjustments on the go. This band is carbon neutral. The Trail Loop contains 32% recycled content by weight, 100% of manufacturing electricity is covered by clean energy, and 50% or more of all carbon neutral. With Garmin Quickfit® equipment, these models are available in 26mm, 22mm, and 20mm, which can perfectly fit your Epix Gen 2. Try one if you like the style.
Unity Trail Loop Garmin Watch Bands | Hemsut
2,Military Garmin Watch Band Loop
Military Garmin Bands loops are not a band eager for comfortable features, but to be a Garmin fan, you must pursue adventure, or maybe you are a military enthusiast, then this strap you would not want to miss out. These watchbands are designed for outdoor activities, not just for Garmin Epix Pro, but also for all Garmin models that is compatible with Quickfit straps. Our Military Garmin watch bands loops have for color, dark Camouflage, Forest camouflage, desert camouflage, and snow camouflage. There are 3 sizes available, 20mm, 22mm, and 26mm, just a perfect interchange strap for Garmin Epix 42mm, 47mm, and 51mm watch models. Try one if you like the style.
Military Garmin Watch Band Loop | Hemsut
3, Super Rugged Garmin Watch Bands
Super Rugged Garmin Watch Bands Quickfit series is our brand best-seller, many Garmin fans know our brand starts from this model, so it won't go wrong to take one into your Garmin Epix PRO Gen 2 replacement band collections. The strap is made of selected nylon and durable velcro, and eager for a comfortable wear experience. Firstly, we designed it for customer who don't like silicone watch bands, because Garmin deliver silicone strap and have few options of other material strap. Try one if you like this model.
Super Rugged Garmin Watch Bands | Hemsut
4, Leather Garmin Quickfit Watch Band
This leather Garmin Quickfit watch bands are made of selected Italy Minerva Box calfskin leather, it could be one of your best choices if you are willing to choose a leather strap for your Garmin Epix Pro, and it's also available in three size, 20mm, 22mm, and 26mm. The Quickfit is equipment that enables you to exchange the replacement watch strap very easily. The photo is a sample of the strap with my Garmin Fenix 3, try one if you like the style.
Garmin Quickfit 26 22 20 Watch Bands | Leather
5, Outdoor Canvas Garmin Epix Quickfit Watch Bands
This canvas Garmin Quickfit strap for Epix PRO was inspired by the official Garmin nylon strap for Garmin Tactix 7, but it's a limited option in color and size. We bring this to customers 3 sizes and 6 colors, more important is, with an affordable price, so many customers can try this strap. Don't pass it if you like this strap.
Outdoor Canvas Garmin Epix Quickfit Watch Bands