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Garmin Enduro is a solar-charging smartwatch built for endurance athletes

By Liu Hongzuo - on 16 Apr 2021, 1:28pm

Garmin Enduro is a solar-charging smartwatch built for endurance athletes

Garmin Enduro.

While the Garmin Enduro is hardly its first solar-powered tracker or smartwatch, it's unique because the Enduro is specifically tailored for fitness folks training for endurance sports.

For example, the VO2 Max tracking automatically adjusts itself based on trail conditions, heat, and altitude acclimation.

The built-in ascent planner, ClimbPro, provides gradient, distance, and elevation data, while ClimbPro trail enhancements add more info for climbing and descending safety.

The Ultrarun feature now features a rest timer that logs time spent at aid stations in marathons.

If you're into mountain biking, the Enduro automatically rates trail difficulty and descent times, on top of tracking metrics like grit and flow measurements.

The watch even comes with a built-in recovery advisor that tells the user how long they should rest before another strenuous activity, and it does so by looking at your sleep and wellness data.

Finally, it's capable of recommending daily run and ride suggestions based on your fitness level, training load, and status.

Backing all these cool features is a solar charging lens that can extend its battery life to a max of 65 days. Of course, it wouldn't be a complete activity smartwatch if it wasn't for its wellness tracking and monitoring tools, where it can make estimates on your energy levels.

Garmin inReach Mini satellite communicator (orange device).

The Garmin Enduro already comes with GPS navigation, but it doubles down with other trackers that can tap on multiple global navigation satellite systems on top of ABC sensors (altimeter, barometer, and a three-axis compass). It's compatible with the Garmin inReach Mini satellite communicator if you absolutely require messaging in the middle of training too.

The Garmin Enduro is available at S$1,199, with pre-orders starting today (16 April 2021) until 29 April. Officially, it goes on retail on 30 April 2021 at Lazada, Shopee, the Garmin Online Store, KrisShop, and all authorised retailers. It comes with an Ultrafit nylon strap and a steel bezel.

Each pre-order entitles the user to one free Camelbak water bottle in either Charcoal or Blue (worth S$38) and an additional one-year warranty.

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