Garmin could be on the cusp of launching its most advanced sports watch yet, with new rumors suggesting the arrival of a Garmin Epix Pro (Gen 2) is imminent.
Seemingly a direct follow-up to the Epix (Gen 2) that arrived in early 2022, what appears to be the next-gen model has appeared in both FCC and Singapore regulatory listings.
Unlike last year's version, it's mooted by The5KRunner that the new device will also come in three different case sizes, mimicking the 42mm, 47mm, and 51mm options available through the Garmin Fenix 7 range.
This would open the Epix watch up to a horde of new users, with the current 47mm case of the Gen 2 edition not exactly ideal for those with smaller wrists.
Aside from this change, though, not much is known about what upgrades will be on offer.
We would suspect Garmin will introduce software features that are currently only available on the Forerunner 965, like on-watch Chronic Load and Training Load Ratio, as well as native Garmin Running Dynamics, which are also available on the Forerunner 265.
The Epix Pro (Gen 2) also appears to have been accidentally leaked in a retailer listing, which has since been taken down. However, despite the fact it was posted suggesting a release date could be coming as early as May or June, it's also not concrete.
What it did hint at, possibly, is the price of all three versions of the Epix Pro (Gen 2). If accurate, the smaller Epix Pro S could be available for around $950, while the standard version and Epix Pro X are said to be roughly $1,000 and $1,100, respectively.
Killer new Garmin feature inbound
The arrival of the Epix Pro (Gen 2) might not be all, either, with a separate rumor suggesting that Garmin could be preparing new 'Endurance Score' and 'Activity Impact' features.
If true, we'd suspect this pair will be the headline new features of the upcoming watch, and, at least initially, be exclusive to the series.
According to The5KRunner, Endurance Score is designed as a way to help users easily understand their ability to remain active over an extended period - perhaps akin to what we've seen from Garmin's stamina metrics during workouts.
Instead, though, it seems as though it'll appear in a similar way to HRV Status, with the score appearing as a graph across four weeks and including suggestions for improving or maintaining.
According to the report, it will be an amalgamated figure based on your age, gender, BMI, and VO2 Max, as well as recent activity duration, intensity, speed, and power.
Less is currently known about Activity Impact, but, as with all Garmin features, it also appears fairly explanatory.
We would guess this will be tacked onto the current set of Training Load-focused metrics, and potentially appear in the post-workout screens alongside things like recovery time.
Nothing is concrete relating to these potential features, however, or indeed the Epix Pro (Gen 2) discussed above, so keep it locked to Wareable for any further whispers and rumors.
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