As technology has increasingly found its way into fitness and extreme sports, with watches that help you ski, swim and surf, there are few smartwatches that are truly suited for endurance activities – and apparently that’s something Garmin is looking to change with its latest devices.
The Garmin Enduro is an adventure watch with a rugged design, long battery life, and many useful features designed to help you with tasks like cross country skiing, trail running, mountain biking and more.
This is a premium smartwatch and you’ll pay $ 799 / £ 699 / AU $ 1,249 for the privilege of wearing it. And that’s only for the steel version – if you want the titanium model which costs $ 899 / £ 799 / AU $ 1,399. Garmin is no stranger to expensive smartwatches, but even by its standards, it is an expensive device.
Garmin Enduro Features
One of the main features of the Garmin Enduro is its battery life, which is said to be 70 hours of GPS tracking, 50 days of standard use, and up to 130 days in battery saver mode – and if you turn on the solar power function. , those times drop to 80 hours of GPS tracking, 65 days of general use, and an entire year in battery saver mode.
The endurance features of the watch include V02 tracking, “ ultrarun ” run tracker which recommends when to rest, altitude information, climb planners so you can see if you’re heading towards a hill, various performance measures, workout suggestions, a few more timers.
There are also specific modes for mountain biking, skiing, surfing, and running, giving you in-depth tracking for a few different sports.
Beyond those, you’ll find a few lifestyle features that you’ll find in most smartwatches, including NFC for contactless payment, phone notifications, and access to the Garmin App Store.
Overall, it looks like a smartwatch with a lot of features, which it would need to justify the price tag. Stay tuned for our full review to see if it’s up to its billing.