Garmin Enduro and Fēnix 6, 6 Pro and solar editions compared

What are the differences between the Garmin Enduro and the Fēnix 6 watches?

With the introduction of the Enduro a lot of discussion has been around what makes it different from a Fēnix 6 or Fēnix 6 Pro. In this article I’ll list the technical specification differences side by side and I’ll explain what these differences mean in real life.

Technical Specifications

These are the *different* technical specifications. If something is not listed they ‘all’ have it, or ‘none’ have it (or it’s so minor that I missed it). I’m not going into all the different colour, size or wrist band variations as that would make this article way too long (the 6 Pro has 28 different options alone), and the chart unreadable. I want to spare you the newspaper size chart.

EnduroFēnix 6Fēnix 6 SolarFēnix 6 ProFēnix 6 Pro Solar
Solar charging
Music Control
Music Storage
PacePro on the fly1
ClimbPro on the fly1
Animated Workouts
Resolution (px)280×280260×260260×260260×260260×260
Storage64 MB64 MB64 MB32 GB32 GB
EnduroFēnix 6Fēnix 6 SolarFēnix 6 ProFēnix 6 Pro Solar

1) The ClimbPro and Pace Pro require Maps in order to determine it on the fly. If you load a route before your workout, it does work. For all new features introduced with the Enduro, these are (or soon will be) available on the Fenix watches too.


The main ‘USP’ of the Enduro is the amazing battery life. There are so many factors here that I’ve plotted these out in a separate table. In this table, I’ve taken the declared times with Solar from Garmin for the Enduro. These numbers are a prediction based on the available light and other circumstances (battery age, temperature, etc). You should read these as ‘up to’ in optimal conditions.

EnduroFēnix 6Fēnix 6 SolarFēnix 6 ProFēnix 6 Pro Solar
Smartwatch65 days14 days16 days21 days24 days
Battery saver1 year48 days80 days80 days120 days
GPS80 hrs36 hrs40 hrs60 hrs66 hrs
Max Battery GPS300 hrs72 hrs93 hrs120 hrs148 hrs
Expedition Mode95 days28 days36 days46 days56 days

And to visualise, I’ve put the numbers in graphs. The Enduro really is for super endurance.

It should be clear that the Enduro is the winner. By far. Or, as Pierce Hawthorne would say: It’s streets ahead. Considering that the Enduro is using the same housing as the Fēnix 6 watches this is remarkable. Those gains were made by removing some small items (WiFi, storage), making the battery larger and ‘optimising the platform’. The latter is a rather ambiguous statement from Garmin and we can only speculate what it means until we open both up. Since I don’t have $1600 laying around to burn I can only guess. That guess would be: new cpu and and optimised board layout.


For the weight weenies, it’s interesting to note that the Enduro DLC-titanium is the lightest of all too at 58 grams and 72 grams for the stainless steel edition. The 6 Pro comes in at 83 grams and the Fenix 6 at 85 grams.


Well, in conclusion that’s about it. The Enduro is targeted at the super endurance. You pay more and get a couple features less, but a massive step in battery life. So if you’re really into long-long-long endurance or just hate charging your watch, the Enduro is for you.


These are the lowest prices I could find on either Garmin, Amazon or Wiggle.

EnduroEnduro DLCFēnix 6Fēnix 6 SolarFēnix 6 ProFēnix 6 Pro Solar
US $$799$899$539$799$637$1099
GBP ££699£799£414£613£479£729
EU €€799€899€465€652€499€745

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