Garmin's ridiculously expensive new smartwatch offers ridiculous battery life


Far from the world's most successful smartwatch maker, Garmin is virtually unbeatable when it comes to battery life, selling loads of different wearables at different price points that can easily beat Apple and Samsung's super-popular models in any situation.

The industry veteran surprisingly continues to play to his strengths, unveiling yet another endurance champ that can already be yours... for $1,099.99. At that price, it's pretty clear that the Garmin Enduro 2 doesn't directly compete with the likes of the Apple Watch Series 7 or the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 (or even the Watch 5 Pro) for that exact purpose. The audience is rather the everyday smartwatch wearing public.

Who is the Garmin Enduro 2 for

We're talking about professional long-distance runners, swimmers, hikers, mountain bikers, and other "ultraperformance" athletes, adventurers, and outdoor enthusiasts, all of whom will undoubtedly appreciate both top-notch endurance aspects of the Enduro 2.

You have a rugged yet "sophisticated" and lightweight design made from a powerful combination of fiber-reinforced polymer, titanium and so-called "Power Sapphire" lenses that guarantee long-term durability even in the harshest environments and toughest usage conditions. As well as the battery life rating...up to 550 days. What are you waiting for?

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It's true, this bad boy can (theoretically) keep the lights on for over a year on a single charge, but because that number isn't exactly easy to achieve, Garmin is mainly advertising two significantly lower but still mighty impressive figures.

With "advanced solar harvesting", the Enduro 2 can last up to 46 days in "smartwatch mode" and 150 hours in "GPS mode" on a single refuel, which is certainly enough to power any of your adventures or extreme outdoor training sessions. Planning some long indoor workouts without sun exposure in mind? Don't panic, because this big guy can last up to 110 hours with GPS always on and 34 days in "smartwatch mode" not counting solar charging.

Meanwhile, it almost goes without saying that your $1,099 will buy you a full slate of sensors and health tools, including everything from heart rate to blood oxygen, overall body energy, respiration, hydration, sleep, and stress monitoring, not to mention a comprehensive new Health Snapshot feature providing handy overviews of essentially all of the above to help you get a better picture of your wellness.

Of course, the super-advanced training features of an "ultraperformance" smartwatch will likely please its target audience far more than all of the above, minimizing the effort required to take your fitness (and your recovery process) to the next level.

Among others, this (huge) section of Enduro 2's specs and capabilities list includes grade-adjusted pace, a visual race prediction based on past results and your overall fitness level, an automatic rest timer that's guaranteed to come in handy. ultrarun" activities, a bunch of proprietary Garmin technology designed to help your body squeeze every last drop of available energy without pushing it beyond its limits, and, of course, plenty of useful equipment for a number of specific sports activities and events.

In short, there's a lot that can help you be the best version of yourself both in and out of athletic competition, and above all, the Garmin Enduro 2 doesn't look bad... for a rugged smartwatch, tipping the scales at 70 grams with an elastic nylon band, A reasonably high-quality 1.4-inch touchscreen with 280 x 280 pixel resolution and a single 51mm case option.

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