Garmin has announced the release of its latest new product – the Garmin Enduro GPS watch, designed for people covering long distances and capable of working up to 65 days of battery life in smartwatch mode and up to 1 year in economy mode. This indicator of autonomy is achieved thanks to the customizable power management modes of the device and the presence of a special Power Glass with solar energy recharging.
The watch is equipped with an always-on display with a diameter of 1.4 inches. A full charge allows the watch to work 70 hours in GPS mode; when using solar energy, this figure rises to 80 hours. Athletes can quickly change settings by turning off some features to maximize battery life.
Many features of the traditional multisport smartwatch in Garmin Enduro have been enhanced to meet the needs of endurance sports enthusiasts:
- VO2 Max for running… This new indicator for monitoring the level of the cardiovascular system with automatic adjustment depending on the conditions of the track. In addition, VO2 Max also adjusts based on heat and high altitude conditions.
- Enhanced ClimbPro Function… It allows you to receive up-to-date information on current and upcoming climbs, including slope, length and climb. For added safety and awareness, the ClimbPro feature also provides user progress data on descents.
- Rest timer… The new UltraRun app includes a rest timer that allows you to record time spent at the points of care.
- Mountain bike… Mountain bike ride detail tracking, including dedicated MTB dynamics and grit and flow metrics to assess trail difficulty and track downhill times.
- Recovery… After each workout, the built-in recovery guidance will give you time until your next intense workout. This data is calculated based on sleep and health indicators.
- Recommended workouts… Recommended daily runs and cycling workouts are based on fitness level, current training load and training status.
Like most modern Garmin smartwatches, the new product contains functions that allow you to monitor your health around the clock. An optical heart rate monitor uses heart rate variability to determine exercise intensity and stress level, while a pulse oximeter allows you to monitor acclimatization to altitude and monitor sleep quality.
With the Body Battery function, the body’s energy reserves can be optimized. In addition, Enduro watch owners have access to a stress monitor, water balance control, and a study of the complete picture of sleep, broken down into phases of light, deep and REM sleep.
When you pair your watch with a compatible device, you can view emails, messages, and alerts right on the watch screen. The Enduro model provides navigation and communication functions, supporting several global navigation satellite systems (GPS, GLONASS and Galileo). The device also has built-in sensors – an altimeter for determining altitude, a barometer for observing the weather, a 3-axis electronic compass. There is also a place for the built-in Garmin Pay contactless payment system.
The case of the simpler Enduro version is made of stainless steel. A lightweight version is also available with a ring around the display made of lightweight and durable titanium, with a protective DLC coating. Each model comes with a 26.5cm UltraFit nylon strap.