The Garmin Enduro isn’t the best watch in Garmin’s extensive collection of wearables, but it is the one with arguably the biggest battery life. If you’re willing to spend big to charge on a less regular basis and you want a good mix of sports and smartwatch features, there’s still plenty to like about the Enduro.
The Garmin Enduro isn’t the most feature-rich watch in its collection, but if you want a Fenix-style watch that’s light, has similar sports tracking abilities and has the kind of battery performance to keep you away from your charger for a month and potentially even longer, this is a watch you want on your wrist.
A superb sports watch with incredible battery life and a great display but it lacks onboard maps.
Ultimately, I think the Fenix 6 is the better, more complete watch, and so that’s the one I would lean toward recommending. You just have to remember to charge it three times as often. That being said, the Enduro is still an excellent watch, and being able to go on a very long trip and leave the (proprietary) charger at home is a real boon, and if you do any ultra-length activities, then this is absolutely the watch you want. For now, I’ll stick with the Fenix 6 in case I get lost, again.
If you care about battery life and need something that can go the distance, that is the biggest reason to go for this watch. It promises big numbers and is equipped to deliver those numbers too. Add in that lighter design if you pay extra for the titanium option and you’ll also get a big watch that sits light on your wrist too.
The Garmin Enduro is smaller, more stylish and less expensive than the fenix 6 Pro Solar, but it’s still meant for a niche market.
The Enduro is not a perfect watch by any means, but my hope is that it paves the way for a line of watches that actually suits the ultra-distance crowd in a more specific way than the ones with everything-plus-the-kitchen-sink, and not enough battery to actually keep the faucet running.