Epix GPS Comparissons
This is a simple temporary page where I’ll be listing activities as I test the Garmin Epix, along with distances and comparative GPS data. I’ll be updating it every few days with new activities, though keep in mind that many of my activities are indoors (i.e. swims and trainer rides) – which won’t have GPS accuracy aspects.
Please note that the distance I’ve listed in the table is the ‘official’ distance as displayed on the watch and the company’s own website. Many 3rd party applications will ‘recalculate’ the distance using the track file. Sometimes that’s good, sometimes that’s bad. To keep things neutral, I’m simply displaying whatever the manufacturer believes to be the distance recorded.
Ultimately, this will become part of my in-depth review, slated for mid to late June.
Feel free to drop GPS accuracy focused comments here. But for non-GPS accuracy questions, the ‘first look’ post linked posted above is a better place. Ultimately this page here will be locked/deleted upon publishing of the in-depth review.
Garmin Epix GPS Comparisons
|Activity Description||Date||Epix GPS Distance|| GPS Device #2|| GPS Device #3|| GPS Device #4||Comparison Link|
|Saturday City and Trail Run||May 23rd||10.99mi||11.09mi (Polar V800)||10.90 (Fenix3)||10.82mi (Apple Watch w/GPS)||Link|
|Sunday Brick Bike||May 24th||33.03mi||33.09mi (Polar V800)||33.15 (Polar V650)||33.15 (Edge 1000) - 33.16 (Edge 810) - 33.24 (Edge 510) - 33.38mi (Apple Watch w/GPS)||Link|
|Sunday Brick Run||May 24th||3.09mi||3.12mi (Polar V800)||3.51 (Apple Watch non-GPS)||N/A||Link|
|Poland Interval Run||May 26th||8.00mi||8.03mi (Polar V800)||8.08mi (Suunto Ambit3 Peak)||8.37mi (Apple Watch non-GPS)||Link|
|Côte d'Azur Intervals|| May 28th|| 8.49mi|| 8.48mi (Fenix3)|| 8.53mi (Polar V800)|| 8.55mi (Suunto Ambit3 Peak)||Link|
|Côte d'Azur Openwater Swim|| May 29th|| .95mi (Left wrist)|| .89mi (REFERENCE SWIM BUOY)||.97mi (Suunto Ambit3 Peak - Right wrist)|| .98mi (Fenix3 - Right wrist)||Link|
|Fanghetto Italy Mountain Hike|| May 30th|| 6.30mi|| 5.96mi (Fenix3)|| 5.79mi (Polar V800)|| 6.37mi (Suunto Ambit3 Peak)||Link|
|Alpe d'Huez Ride|| June 2nd||34.87mi||34.90mi (Fenix3)||34.98mi (Edge 1000)|| 35.28mi (Suunto Ambit3 Peak) - 34.30mi (Polar V650) - 34.23mi (Polar V800) - 34.30mi (Polar M450 BETA)||Link|
|Charleston Bridge Run|| June 6th|| 11.03mi|| 11.19mi (Ambit3 Peak)|| 11.19 (Polar V800)||N/A||Link|
|Reston/WashDC Intervals|| June 9th|| 6.80mi|| 6.84mi (Ambit3 Peak)||6.87mi (Polar V800)||N/A||Link|
|Paris Night Ride|| June 12th|| 17.57mi (Randomly Stopped Short?)|| 18.14mi (Ambit3 Peak)||18.00mi (Edge 810)|| 17.94mi (Polar V650) - 18.21 (Edge 1000) - 18.06 (Edge 510)||Link|
|Paris L'Equipe 10K Race|| June 14th|| 6.21mi|| 6.10mi (Apple Watch: Started Late due to being finicky)||N/A||N/A||Link|
|BACKFILLLING DATA STILL - SORRY!|
|Versailles Sunset Ride|| July 9th|| 28.66mi|| 28.82mi (Edge 810)|| 28.55mi (Edge 1000)||N/A||Link|
|Paris Evening Ride||July 15th|| 20.22mi|| 20.32mi (Ambit Peak)|| 20.19mi (Edge 20)|| 20.19mi (Edge 1000) - 20.27mi (Edge 810)||Link|
|Dubrovnik, Croatia Hike|| July 17th|| 7.23mi|| 6.85mi (FR920XT)|| 7.23mi (Ambit3 Peak)|| 6.75mi (Polar V800)||Link|
|Tour de France Final Stage Ride|| July 26th|| 29.54mi|| 29.46xmi (Edge 1000)|| 29.61mi (Edge 810)|| 29.64mi (Suunto Ambit3 Peak)||Link|
|Evening Paris Bois Ride|| July 27th|| 16.90mi|| 16.91mi (Edge 1000)|| 16.85mi (Edge 810)|| 16.89mi (Edge 20)||Link|
|Night Solo City/Forest Ride|| July 28th|| 24.94mi|| 24.89mi (Edge 1000)|| 24.84mi (Edge 810)|| 25.00mi (Suunto Ambit3 Peak) - 24.84mi (Edge 25)||Link|