10 Reasons Why Upgrading Your Smartwatch Matters

by | Sep 20, 2023 | Tech & Gear

Feeling stuck with your trusty X2000 smartwatch from way back when? Well, hold onto your wristbands because we’ve got 10 irresistible reasons to upgrade! 

I can practically hear your inner sceptic saying, “Another upgrade? Seriously?” But let me tell you, I recently got my hands (or should I say, my wrist) on the Garmin Epix Pro and it was like stepping into the future. Suddenly, my old watch felt as outdated as a Tamagotchi in a world of supernatural, super-smart lifeforms.

This isn’t just about splurging on a shiny new gadget; it’s about making a savvy investment in your health and overall well-being.

1. Body Battery 

You might not know it, but your watch does. The new Garmin can tell you exactly when you need to slow down and rest and when you can go back at it. Proper rest and recovery is vital for your training and getting the most out of your sweat sessions

2. Sleek and Stylish 

Farewell to the era of chunky wrist bling! This watch is like the undercover style agent of smartwatches. It may look like it means business, but once it graces your wrist, you’ll feel its featherlight charm. With its sleek vibes and the power to don different fashion personas with its customisable watch faces, it’s the fashion-forward chameleon that effortlessly swings from gym mode to glam mode!

3. Long Battery Life 

The Epix Pro boasts an extended battery life, which is essential for outdoor adventures that might last several days. This reduces the need for frequent recharging, giving you more time to focus on your activities.

READ MORE: The 8 Greatest Smartwatches And Trackers To Elevate Your Health and Fitness

4. Multi-Sport Functionality

The Epix Pro supports a wide range of activities, from running and cycling to swimming and skiing. It provides specific metrics and data tailored to each sport, helping you analyse your performance and progress.

In Our Pilates Era

If you’re into yoga or Pilates, this smartwatch offers enhanced metrics that cater specifically to these activities, helping you refine your techniques and achieve better results.

5. Tailored Fitness Tracking 

The Epix Pro offers specialised fitness tracking features that cater to women’s health, such as menstrual cycle tracking, which helps in understanding patterns and optimising your training around hormonal changes.

6. Comprehensive Health Insights

With features like stress tracking, sleep monitoring and hydration reminders, the watch provides holistic insights into your well-being, helping you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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7. Staying Connected

Stay connected without being constantly glued to your phone. The watch offers smart notifications, allowing you to keep track of important messages, calls and appointments while on the go. Plus, you can listen to music and use your watch to pay!?

8. Safety Features

For added security during solo adventures, the Epix Pro includes safety features like incident detection and assistance alerts, ensuring that you’re always connected and safe, no matter where you are.

9. Engaging Fitness Challenges

The watch offers various fitness challenges and competitions via the app, providing an extra layer of motivation to stay active. You can connect with friends for friendly challenges, making fitness more fun and engaging.

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10. Customised Workouts

The watch allows you to create and follow customised workouts. If you have specific fitness goals, it tailors exercises to suit individual preferences and needs. You can download the app, register your watch and get access to a massive library of workouts. 

Smartwatches On Our Radar

epix Pro (Gen 2) – Sapphire Edition | 42 mm

Garmin epix Pro (Gen 2)

The Garmin epix™ Pro (Gen 2) is a top-tier choice for those seeking an advanced GPS smartwatch. Its cutting-edge features and rugged design make it a standout option for outdoor enthusiasts.

  • Multisport versatility
  • Advanced health monitoring
  • Connectivity and compatibility
  • It has a built-in flashlight!

Garmin fēnix® 7S – Solar Edition

Garmin fēnix 7S

The Garmin fēnix® 7S is an excellent choice for upgrading your current watch. Its sleek design, advanced features and robust performance are just a few reasons we love it.

  • Multi-sport options
  • Advanced health insights
  • Long-lasting battery
  • Women’s health tracking
  • Detailed performance metrics

Polar Grit X Pro Premium

Polar Grit X Pro Premium

Designed to conquer any environment, the Polar Grit X Pro combines military-grade durability with sapphire glass for exceptional toughness and scratch resistance. With its ultra-long battery life and precise optical heart rate tracking, it’s a reliable partner for your outdoor pursuits. Offering turn-by-turn guidance and powerful built-in GPS, it ensures you always know your way.

  • Exceptional battery life
  • Comprehensive health metrics
  • Stylish designs
  • Robust durability

Suunto 9 Peak Pro – Pearl Gold

Suunto 9 Peak Pro

The Suunto 9 Peak Pro, priced affordably, offers exceptional value for those looking to upgrade their watch. Suunto’s reputation for crafting exceptional diving and water sport timepieces is reflected in this powerful multisport watch, boasting extended battery life and military-grade durability. Furthermore, its sleek, thin and timeless design adds an aesthetic allure to its impressive functionality

  • Robust durability
  • Exceptional battery life
  • Advanced navigation
  • Comprehensive health metrics
  • Sports mode diversity (over 95 sports modes!)

The Bottom Line

The decision to upgrade ultimately depends on your specific needs, preferences and budget, of course. Consider how these reasons align with your goals and activities to determine if you’re due for an upgrade. 

P.S. If you’re still not convinced, I encourage you to try out the Epix Pro for yourself. You might just be surprised at how much you love it!

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