Garmin Epix GPS Watch - Unisex 5042-833


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Your do-it-all super gadget. This multisport fitness watch has full-colour mapping GPS. With complete run-bike-swim capabilities, the Epix tracks your training goals or helps explore trails. The EXO ring antenna receives both GPS and GLONASS signals for reliable positioning – a difference that really stands out under forest canopies or in deep canyons. Connect IQ gives you access to third-party apps, custom watch faces and more, while 8GB of memory lets you load specialized maps for your chosen sports.

  • Scratch-resistant, mineral glass lens and rugged PVD finish.
  • High-resolution colour touchscreen is legible even in full sunlight.
  • Includes a 1 year subscription to BirdsEye™, allowing you to download satellite images.
  • Navigates routes created on Garmin Connect, backtracks your outbound route, or leads you directly to saved waypoints.
  • SIGHT ‘N GO function navigates you to locations that are within sight, but not immediately accessible due to terrain.
  • Provides directions for routing on roads (requires optional 24K TOPO maps or City Navigator NT maps, sold seperately).
  • Full altimeter, barometer and compass functions.
  • Doubles as remote control for Garmin VIRB action camera.
  • 2.4GHz ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart 4.0+ connectivity allows call/text alerts, Live Tracking, workout uploads, firmware updates, pre-population of satellite data for faster GPS acquisition, and more.
  • Built-in accelerometer calculates cadence, and distance for indoor workouts with no need for a foot pod.
  • Running metrics include vertical oscillation and ground contact time.
  • V02Max for running and cycling (requires HRM strap, not included).
  • Recovery advisor, recovery time, race predictor, and virtual partner functions.
  • Virtual Racer to compete against your own times and times shared on Garmin Connect.
  • Swim functions include stroke type and count, pool lengths, stroke and pool recognition, and open water swim distance.
  • Activity tracking functions include step counter, auto goal, move bar and sleep monitoring.
  • ANT+™ connectable to bike speed and cadence sensors, foot pods, bike power meters and fitness equipment.
  • Connects to Bluetooth Smart mobile devices, but not Bluetooth Smart sensors.
  • Ski-Board mode tracks skiing/snowboarding runs based on when you board a chairlift.
  • Data is stored in .fit files for easy upload to your favourite online service.

Tech specs

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Ideal for
  • Alpine climbing and mountaineering
  • Backcountry skiing
  • Travel
Wrist strap material Rubber
Display dimensions 3.5 x 3.5cm
IPX rating

Indicates the degree of protection against liquid. IP X1: Dripping water while in normal operating orientation; IP X4: Splashing water; IP X5: Water jets; IP X6: Powerful water jets; IP X7: Immersion up to 1m ≤ 30 minutes; IP X8: Suitable for submersion as specified by manufacturer.

Built-in memory 8GB
Dimensions 5.3 x 5.1 x 1.8cm
Snooze Yes
Countdown timer Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Electronic compass

An electronic compass allows the user to view their heading in situations where they are either standing still or moving too slowly for the GPS to detect.

Interface USB and Wireless
Low battery warning Yes
Calorie consumption

Calculated based on data from a heart rate monitor.

Garmin Connect

An online community where members upload, analyze and share activity data.

Add maps capability

These units allow you to add maps, so you can mark and name waypoints and create routes on your PC, and then upload the map of your choice to your GPS.

Programmable workouts

Want an easy jog? A fast-paced ride? A workout with lots of variety to keep you on your toes? With programmable workouts you can tailor your training to match whatever you are looking for on a particular day.

New lap auto start

Automatically triggers a new lap after reaching a specified difference.

Heart rate monitor Sold separately
Distance/time alarm Yes
Floats No
Interval training Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Auto pause

Automatically pauses timer when you stop or go below a specified pace.

Heart rate in real time

Displays beats per minute during activity.

Calories in real time

Displays calorie expenditure during activity, based on heart rate monitor data.

Speed/cadence sensor

Monitors pedalling cadence and measures pedalling strokes per minute.

Sold separately
Battery life 24 h
Chest strap Sold separately
Custom POI

A POI (point of interest) is a specific location that someone may find interesting (i.e., favourite viewpoint, best coffee stop before the trailhead). The custom POI feature allows the user to load only the POI's that interest them onto their GPS unit.

Display type Transflective colour TFT touchscreen
Metric/imperial units format Yes
Power meter

Displays output in watts as you ride.

Sold separately
Unit to unit transfer

Shares data wirelessly between compatible units.


A basic set of map data that is included with the GPS. Basemap detail may vary from unit to unit.

Area calculation Yes
Track log 10,000 points
Tide tables No
Battery power indicator Yes
Data card Not accepted
Foot pod

Attaches to your shoe, captures your running data (i.e., pace, distance), and transmits it to your heart rate monitor or GPS.

Sold separately
Touch screen Yes
Heart rate target zones

Displays heart rate zones during activity.

Barometric altimeter

Barometer function helps forecast weather trends. An altimeter can provide one line of position for location on a topo map, useful if the GPS isn't working.

Coded signal

A coded instrument ensures no interference between your chest strap and your watch, necessary if you are training in busy gyms or trails where other signals may be encountered.

Wireless sync Yes
Batteries Lithium-ion (included)
Haptic feedback Yes
Virtual partner

Allows user to monitor training goals with either a virtual partner or alarms.

Pause timer

Pauses the timer when slowing or stopping, and automatically resumes when moving again.

Pace alarm

An alarm that notifies you if you vary from a pre-set pace.

ANT+ compatible

Ensures seamless digital wireless communication between ANT+ devices. For example, data from an ultra-low power wireless sensor can be displayed on a bike computer or smartphone, then downloaded to a PC, etc.

Made in Taiwan