One of the longest-lasting GPS watches on the market is now coming out with its second edition. On Aug. 9, Garmin announced it has released the Enduro 2, an ultra-performance multisport GPS watch with enhanced solar charging that provides up to 46 days in smartwatch mode and up to 150 hours in GPS mode, built to outlast the longest ultra or adventure.
The Enduro 2 has built-in mapping, music, Garmin’s best-in-class battery life and a growing list of performance features–a must-have for any endurance athlete. While it’s obviously a great choice for ultra runners, it has lots of features that make it a great choice for triathletes – pool and open-water swim functionality, lots of cycling and running features and a variety of multisport and triathlon modes.
Here are a few of the new features that have been added to the Enduro 2.
Enhanced solar charging, mapping and connectivity
Designed to outlast long ultras, the 2’s battery life is 40 per cent longer than its predecessor, with up to 150 hours in GPS mode. Enduro 2 includes Garmin’s renowned navigation capability, preloaded TopoActive maps and multi-band GNSS, which helps you connect to satellites quicker. The multi-band technology secures superior positioning accuracy in any environment while optimizing the watch’s battery life. The Enduro 2’s built-in Wi-Fi connectivity makes it easy to load maps and download updates without using a computer.
The TopoActive mapping and NextFork are new features that count down the distance to forks in the trail or on the road, to help prevent you from going the wrong way.
Built for the extremes
Crafted with premium materials for ultimate durability and comfort, Enduro 2 includes a lightweight and sophisticated titanium bezel and rear case, 1.4” Power Sapphire lens, Ultrafit nylon band for a secure and comfortable fit, and a new touchscreen interface that complements Garmin’s traditional button controls. During the day, endurance athletes can keep trailblazing with confidence long after the sun sets, thanks to a new LED flashlight, which is Garmin’s brightest flashlight to date. Twice as bright as Fenix 7X’s flashlight, it provides an optional strobe mode to match a runner’s cadence or a red safety light mode that allows users to see and be seen.
Visual race predictor
New to the Enduro is the visual race predictor mode, which provides a pacing estimate for upcoming runs based on running history and overall fitness level. This trend data shows how training is having an impact over time to get you closer to your personal best.
Understand your training
The new health snapshot feature records and generates a report of key training stats from our runs including heart rate (HR), heart rate variability(HRV), pulse oximetry, respiration and VO2 max. The Enduro 2 leverages these health metrics in performance features like recovery advisor and daily suggested workouts to provide users with the best tools to ensure they perform their best.
This one-of-a-kind watch comes at a cost. The Enduro 2 starts at CAD $1,429.99 – making it one of Garmin’s most expensive sports watches to date, curated for those who want to push the boundaries of endurance and performance.