I test running watches for a living — and this is the Garmin deal I’d buy today

a photo of the Garmin Epix 2 deal
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So you’re looking to buy a new adventure watch, and you have your eye on the Garmin Epix 2? There’s no doubt about it — it’s a beautiful watch, with a bright AMOLED screen and a battery life to make the Apple Watch Ultra 2 look weak. But the best part is that it’s currently included in the Amazon Prime Day sale.

Right now you can get the Garmin Epix 2 for just $549 on Amazon, which is $250 off. As a fitness editor, I test running watches for a living and the Garmin Epix 2 is the best of the best. It has a touchscreen display, all of Garmin’s advanced training features and a design that looks beautiful enough to wear 24/7. 

Garmin Epix 2: was $799 now $549 @ Amazon

Garmin Epix 2: was $799 now $549 @ Amazon
The Garmin Epix 2 is currently on sale on Amazon, discounted to $549 in the Prime Day sale. The watch comes in three different colorways, but it’s the slate steel design on the black band that is the cheapest. The black titanium and white titanium models are also on sale, but are slightly more expensive. Don’t hang around — this deal is bound to sell out quickly. 

Like most other Garmin watches, the Epix 2 has five buttons — two on the right, three on the left — that are used to navigate its rather complex menus. If you’re out on a run, or are wearing gloves, being able to use buttons rather than a touchscreen is vital. However, in adding an AMOLED display to the Epix, Garmin also added a touchscreen, so you can now choose how you want to interact with the watch. 

The Garmin Epix 2 has recently been replaced by the Garmin Epix Pro, but don’t let this put you off — the newer watch is pretty similar to its predecessor, aside from the fact it’s now available in a smaller and larger size and has an updated heart rate monitor. You can check out our Garmin Epix 2 vs Garmin Epix Pro face-off here. 

The Garmin Epix 2 has topped our best Garmin watches list for the last few years because it’s built for adventure, while still feeling like a premium smartwatch. If you’re someone who dreams of going whitewater rafting or rock climbing on your weekends and spending holidays in Yosemite National Park, this watch might just make you do it. If not, it’ll look beautiful on your wrist as you train for your next 10K, or just run your commute. 

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Jane McGuire
Fitness editor

Jane McGuire is Tom's Guide's Fitness editor, which means she looks after everything fitness related - from running gear to yoga mats. An avid runner, Jane has tested and reviewed fitness products for the past five years, so knows what to look for when finding a good running watch or a pair of shorts with pockets big enough for your smartphone. When she's not pounding the pavements, you'll find Jane striding round the Surrey Hills, taking far too many photos of her puppy.