Garmin Launches New Ultra-performance Fitness Smartwatch Enduro

Owen Gough
·2-min read

From Men's Health

Garmin has just launched a new addition to its fitness-watch range in the shape of the Enduro, a super-charged wearable aimed at the ultra-athletes of the world.

Designed as an upgrade to the Fenix series, the Enduro has a tonne of features to help you track long-distance running, hiking and endurance exercises.

Starting at £699.99, the Enduro is among the more expensive watches from the fitness-tech company, though it is a similar price to its predecessor the Fenix 6. Many baulked when Apple released fitness trackers that cost upwards of £300, but Garmin has built a rugged, durable and advanced watch that can go with you to literally any terrain.

The solar-charging features return for the Enduro, extending the battery to up to 80 hours of GPS should you want to use it.

A full charge will give you 70 hours of normal battery if you don't use the solar-powered feature. It achieves this longer-lasting battery life by removing the in-built mapping features of previous Garmin watches – but it's good to know you only really need to charge this fitness watch once or twice a week.

Photo credit: Garmin
Photo credit: Garmin

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The Enduro is also supposedly one of Garmin’s lightest watches, with an UltraFit nylon strap and optional DLC-coated titanium bezel to make it ultra durable, though it still looks sturdy enough to survive a tumble or two down a mountain, in typical Garmin fashion.

There are three new features on the new Enduro:

  • Trail Run VO2 Max – VO2 Max with trail runners in mind, this feature adjusts your VO2 Max to take into account the impact of terrain and altitude on heart rate and pace

  • Enhancements to ClimbPro – ClimbPro helps you pace your current and upcoming ascents and descents, meaning you can pace more effectively and approach descents more safely

  • Rest timer – In ultrarun activity, the rest timer allows for quick checking of time spend in aid stations and allows athletes to more accurately monitoring break times post-race

Garmin Enduro starts at £699.99, and is available to buy in the UK now.


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