Garmin launches ultra tough Enduro 2 sports watch with even better battery life

Runner fastening Garmin Enduro 2
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Garmin has released a new GPS sports watch, the Garmin Enduro 2, with even longer battery life than its predecessor, a touchscreen, and improved mapping.

The original Enduro, launched in February 2021, was one of the best Garminw watches for long-distance and multi-day hikes and runs thanks to its extra large battery cell and solar charging. The Enduro 2 takes that even further, and can run for up to 150 hours in GPS mode with solar charging, compared to 80 hours for the original watch.

It comes preloaded with TopoActive maps, which you can navigate using the new touchscreen, and Like the Garmin Forerunner 955, the Enduro 2 offers multi-band GPS for more accurate location tracking.

For exploring off the beaten path, the Enduro 2's NextFork mapping guide shows you the distance to the next trail intersection, as well as the name of the upcoming trail so you're prepared. The watch also features grade-adjusted pace, which helps you manage your effort when tackling hills to maintain your energy levels throughout a race.

Like many other Garmin watches released in recent months, the Enduro 2 also offers a visual race predictor, which lets you see the effects of your training on your predicted race times, so you can see how close you are to nailing that new personal record.

Garmin Enduro 2 watch

(Image credit: Garmin)

The Enduro 2 also adopts one of the best features of the Garmin Fenix 7X: a combination flashlight and warning light, with a white LED for helping you find your way in the dark, and an LED that flashes in time with your cadence to make you most visible at night. It's an extremely useful tool, and the light on the Enduro 2 is twice as bright, making it even handier.

The watch has a titanium case measuring 51mm in diameter and 15.6mm thick, topped with a Power Sapphire crystal lens. It has the same lightweight hook and loop strap as the original Enduro, and is only available in black (with yellow accents).

The 1.4in display has a resolution of 280 x 280 pixels, and uses the same color memory-in-pixel (MIP) tech as the original Enduro.

We're testing the Garmin Enduro 2 right now, and will bring you a full review as soon as we've thoroughly put it through its paces. It's available now direct from Garmin for $1,099.99 / £929.99.

Cat Ellis

Cat is the editor of Advnture, She’s been a journalist for 15 years, and was fitness and wellbeing editor on TechRadar before joining the Advnture team in 2022. She’s a UK Athletics qualified run leader, and in her spare time enjoys nothing more than lacing up her shoes and hitting the roads and trails (the muddier, the better), usually wearing at least two sports watches.