Garmin Enduro 2 launches: specs, price, release date, where to buy

The Enduro 2 is a $1,099 smart watch for the most extreme outdoor recreation

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The Garmin Enduro 2 isn’t your average smartwatch, made manifest in its rather exorbitant asking price and extended list of additional features.

Built primarily for the endurance athlete, Garmin’s new wearable strays away from the more affordable entries, such as the upcoming Google Pixel Watch and the long-lasting Apple Watch Series 2.

Instead, the Enduro 2 utilizes ample memory space and a swath of integrated technologies, like sensors, health monitoring, GPS tracking, and smart features, to better suit adventurous outdoor recreational escapades.

Garmin Enduro 2 specs

Garmin’s Enduro 2 sports the following few specs:

  • Weight: 70 grams (case only: 64 grams)
  • Height: 51 mm
  • Width: 51 mm
  • Depth: 15.6 mm
  • Display size: 1.4″ diamater
  • Display resolution: 280 x 280 pixels
  • Display type: sunlight-visable, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
  • Touchscreen, color display
  • LED super bright flashlight
  • Water rating: 10 ATM
  • Solar charging
  • Grade-adjusted performance metrics
  • TopoActive maps, NextFork map guide support
  • SatIQ Multi-band GNSS technology
  • Smartwatch battery life: up to 34 days / 46 days via solar
  • Battery saver watch mode: up to 111 days / 550 days via solar
  • GPS battery life: up to 110 hours / 150 hours via solar
  • All sat systems and multi-band battery life: up to 68 hours/81 hours via solar
  • Memory/History: 32GB

The question isn’t what the Garmin Enduro 2 has – it’s more so what doesn’t it have, as the device truly boasts a seemingly unending list of features. From activity tracking to training analysis, the wearable runs the gamut on functional integrations.

Its suite of health monitoring features consists of a relaxation breathing timer, respiration rate, daily resting heart rate, pulse ox blood oxygen saturation, abnormal heart rate alerts, constant wrist-based heart rate readings, and so much more.

The Enduro 2 also comes packed with an immense amount of sensors, including an accelerometer, compass, barometric altimeter, GLONASS, Galileo, gyroscope, multi-frequency positioning, and SatIQ technology. It has specific features tailored towards activities like golfing, running, cycling, swimming, and assorted outdoor recreation.

As mentioned previously, unlike alternative wearables like the recently debuted Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and the upcoming Apple Watch Series 8, the Garmin Enduro 2 is focused on the rugged athletic market. While it does have iPhone connectivity, users won’t be able to reply to messages or interact with notifications, and for Android users, it will leverage pre-written quick replies.

Garmin Enduro 2 price & release date

Garmin has priced its new wearable at $1,100, due largely to its myriad of integrated features. It’s almost akin to having a full PC strapped to your wrist without really being an exaggeration.

Garmin has already officially launched the device, meaning any interested consumers can pick it up immediately from the firm’s own store page or via third-party retailers, such as Amazon.

Garmin Enduro 2 where to buy

Below are the main places to pick up the Garmin Enduro 2:

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While packed with a ton of advanced technological features, some of which I fear even the most brazen athletes won’t use in totality, the Garmin Enduro 2 feels like it’s trying to do too much in one go. Sure, it is a perfect wearable for outdoor types that never stop doing or going places, but for the average market, it simply doesn’t make any sense.

At $1,100, the Enduro 2 has a steep asking price for all but a mere wrist-based wearable with some fancy gadgetry baked in. The same price point can net consumers a full PC, but Garmin’s own online quiz is a helpful little tool for potential buyers vying to discover the best possible watch for their needs.

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