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Which of These Top Garmin Watches Is Your Next Training Partner?

We Compare fēnix 6/6S/6X Pro, Sapphire, & Pro Solar vs the Garmin Enduro

When it comes to Garmin fēnix 6 vs Enduro fitness watches, these two have a flotilla of top-notch features in common. But they do have some subtle differences, which could make all the difference to some.

For example, do you want on-watch music? The fēnix 6 series allows you to control music on your phone and the fēnix 6 Pro, Sapphire, and Pro Solar models let you store a playlist right on your watch for phone-free listening. The Enduro only allows you to control music on your phone. But the Enduro comes loaded with ultra run features that the fēnix 6 series does not.

The Enduro and fēnix 6 standard, Pro, Sapphire, and Pro Solar are the height of what Garmin multisport watches can offer—or any brand for that matter. But when it comes to these price points, you'll want to know all the details to get the one that most aligns with your goals. That's why in this article we compare these Garmin watches in the following categories: Display and Build Quality, Navigation, Smart Features, Health Monitoring, Training Features, and Battery Life.


Benefits of Owning a Garmin fēnix 6 or Enduro Fitness Watch  

What about health and training?

Yup. It's all in there. The fēnix 6 and Enduro fitness GPS watches are loaded—and then some!

Will my fēnix or Enduro battery last?

You bet. From the standard fēnix 6S to the solar-charging Enduro, you have options for managing your battery life!

Is there a Garmin fēnix or Enduro to fit me?

Between these Garmin watches, there's one for every wrist!

Do These Garmin GPS watches have reliable tracking?

Every fēnix 6 and the Enduro watches comes with multi-GNSS for tracking in the most challenging environments!

Can I stay connected with my
Garmin fēnix or Enduro?

Roger that. Count on Bluetooth® Smart, ANT+®—and even Wi-Fi® in upgraded fenix 6 models!

Are they durable enough for me?

Um, yeah. The Enduro and the fēnix 6 series are water resistant and have best quality build of any Garmin watch.




Garmin fēnix vs Enduro
Train Your Way


Garmin fēnix vs Enduro Display and Build Quality

We're serving up lots of details in this section because size and build quality can be a major factor in your GPS fitness watch purchase. You may want a slimmer, lighter watch, whereas a bulkier Garmin watch may be more resistant to the elements and have more room for features. A smaller display may be perfect for some workouts, while a larger screen may offer more stat data at a glance. It all comes down to you!

Garmin fēnix 6/6S (standard)

The fēnix 6 has a 1.3" (30.4 mm) diameter color display with a Corning® Gorilla® Glass DX lens. It has a stainless steel bezel and fiber-reinforced polymer case with metal rear cover watch, making it a heavier watch at 80 g. Physical dimensions of 47 x 47 x 14.7 mm—making it a little thicker than the 945.

The fēnix 6S has a 1.2” (30.4 mm) diameter color display with a Corning® Gorilla® Glass DX lens. It has a stainless steel bezel and fiber-reinforced polymer case with metal rear cover watch, making it the lightest of the fēnix 6 series. Physical dimensions are 42 x 42 x 13.8 mm—making it smaller than the fēnix 6 size.

The strap for both the fēnix 6 and fēnix 6S is silicone, and they have a 10 ATM water rating (Withstands pressures equivalent to a depth of 100 meters and splashes, rain or snow, showering, swimming, diving into water, snorkeling, and high-speed water sports).

Garmin fēnix 6/6S/6X Pro & Sapphire

The fēnix 6/6S Pro & Sapphire have the same dimensions and display sizes as the standard fēnix 6/6S. However, due to some other materials offered, such as titanium and DLC coated steel, and a sapphire lens on the fēnix 6 Sapphire editions, the weight varies by several grams—titanium being a lighter material than steel. All in all, they are a bit heavier than most Garmin watches.

The fēnix 6X is not available in a standard model (only Pro, Sapphire, and Pro Solar). The fēnix 6X has a 1.4” (35.56 mm) diameter color display with a Corning® Gorilla® Glass DX lens—sapphire crystal for the Sapphire edition. It offers a stainless steel or DLC coated steel bezel and fiber-reinforced polymer case with metal rear cover watch, making it the heaviest watch in this lineup at 93 g. Physical dimensions of 51 x 51 x 14.9 mm make it a considerably bulkier watch.

Garmin fēnix 6/6S/6X Pro Solar

The fēnix 6/6S/6X Pro Solar watches have the same dimensions and display sizes as the Pro and Sapphire editions. However, the lens is made of Power Glass™ for solar charging, and the weight varies because of a range of materials offered.

Garmin Enduro Multisport GPS Watch

Enduro has an always-on 1.4” sunlight-optimized display for easy viewing, even on the move. The lens is made from super durable Power Glass™ for solar-charging. The rugged, weather-resistant design is tuned for punishing race conditions, with a stainless steel or lightweight, scratch-resistant DLC-coated titanium bezel. Plus, it features a super-light sport loop band that’s elastic, adjustable and durable. The case is a fiber-reinforced polymer with metal rear cover. However, the Enduro is remarkably light for its size. While it has the largest display (1.4") and physical dimensions (51 x 51 x 14.9 mm) in this lineup, it only weighs 61 g (titanium bezel) and 71 g (steel bezel).

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Garmin fēnix vs Enduro Navigation Features  

Garmin fēnix 6/6S (standard)

  • Multi-GNSS (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo)
  • Compass, Accelerometer, Barometric Altimeter, Gyroscope, and Thermometer
  • Dual Grid coordinates
  • Point-to-point navigation
  • Bread crumb trail in real time
  • Back to start
  • TracBack®
  • UltraTrac mode
  • Distance to destination
  • Around Me mode
  • Elevation profile
  • Sight 'N Go
  • GPS coordinates
  • Projected waypoint
  • Expedition GPS Activity
  • Compatible with BaseCamp

Garmin fēnix 6/6S/6X Pro & Sapphire

  • Multi-GNSS (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo)
  • Compass, Accelerometer, Barometric Altimeter, Gyroscope, and Thermometer  
  • Point-to-point navigation
  • Bread crumb trail in real time
  • Back to start
  • TracBack®
  • UltraTrac mode
  • Dual Grid coordinates
  • Sight 'N Go
  • Expedition GPS Activity
  • Distance to destination
  • GPS coordinates
  • Around Me mode
  • Elevation profile
  • Preloaded topographical maps, road and trail maps, ski resort maps, golf course maps
  • Downloadable cartography support
  • Compatible with BaseCamp™
  • Projected waypoint
  • Cycle Map

Garmin fēnix 6/6S/6X Pro Solar

All fēnix 6 Pro Solar watches have the same navigation features as the Pro & Sapphire editions.

Garmin Enduro

  • Multi-GNSS (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo)
  • Compass, Accelerometer, Barometric Altimeter, Gyroscope, and Thermometer
  • Point-to-point navigation
  • Bread crumb trail in real time
  • Back to start
  • TracBack®
  • UltraTrac mode
  • Dual Grid coordinates
  • Sight 'N Go
  • Expedition GPS Activity
  • Distance to destination
  • GPS coordinates
  • Elevation profile
  • Compatible with BaseCamp™
  • Projected waypoint

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Garmin fēnix vs Enduro Smart Features

Garmin fēnix 6/6S (standard)

  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, ANT+
  • Music: Controls watch music
  • Connect IQ™ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps)
  • Smart Notifications
  • Calendar & Weather
  • Battery saver (customizable low power watch)
  • Find My Phone, Find My Watch
  • VIRB® Remote
  • Smartphone Compatibility: iPhone and Android
  • Garmin Pay
  • LiveTrack, Group LiveTrack, Live Event Sharing, Live Event Sharing, Assistance

Garmin fēnix 6/6S/6X Pro & Sapphire

  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, ANT+, Wi-Fi
  • Music: Plays and controls watch music; stores up to 2,000 songs for phone-free listening
  • Connect IQ™ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps)
  • Smart Notifications
  • Calendar & Weather
  • Battery saver (customizable low power watch)
  • Find My Phone, Find My Watch
  • VIRB® Remote
  • Smartphone Compatibility: iPhone and Android
  • Garmin Pay
  • LiveTrack, Group LiveTrack, Live Event Sharing, Live Event Sharing, Assistance

Garmin fēnix 6/6S/6X Pro Solar

All fēnix 6 Pro Solar watches have the same smartwatch features as the Pro & Sapphire editions.

Garmin Enduro

  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, ANT+, Wi-Fi
  • Music: Plays and controls watch music;
  • Connect IQ™ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps)
  • Smart Notifications
  • Calendar & Weather
  • Battery saver (customizable low power watch)
  • Find My Phone, Find My Watch
  • VIRB® Remote
  • Smartphone Compatibility: iPhone and Android
  • Garmin Pay
  • LiveTrack, Group LiveTrack, Live Event Sharing, Live Event Sharing, Assistance

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Garmin fēnix vs Enduro Health-Monitoring Features  

Garmin fēnix 6/6S (standard)

  • Wrist-based Heart Rate (constant, every second)
  • Daily Resting Heart Rate
  • Abnormal Heart Rate Alerts
  • Respiration rate (24x7)
  • Pulse Ox Blood Oxygen Saturation (spot-check, and optional all-day acclimation and in sleep)
  • Fitness Age—Reinterprets your VO2 Max score in terms of age to make it more relatable by estimating the body’s age using chronological age, activity, resting heart rate, and either body fat % or BMI.
  • Body Battery™ Energy Monitor—Allows you to track your body’s energy levels so you can find the best times for activity and rest.
  • All-Day Stress
  • Relaxation breathing timer
  • Relaxation reminders
  • Advanced Sleep
  • Sleep Score and Insights
  • Hydration
  • Women's Health

Garmin fēnix 6/6S/6X Pro & Sapphire

  • Wrist-based Heart Rate (constant, every second)
  • Daily Resting Heart Rate
  • Abnormal Heart Rate Alerts
  • Respiration rate (24x7)
  • Pulse Ox Blood Oxygen Saturation (spot-check, and optional all-day acclimation and in sleep)
  • Fitness Age—Reinterprets your VO2 Max score in terms of age to make it more relatable by estimating the body’s age using chronological age, activity, resting heart rate, and either body fat % or BMI.
  • Body Battery™ Energy Monitor—Allows you to track your body’s energy levels so you can find the best times for activity and rest.
  • All-Day Stress
  • Relaxation breathing timer
  • Relaxation reminders
  • Advanced Sleep
  • Sleep Score and Insights
  • Hydration
  • Women's Health

Garmin fēnix 6/6S/6X Pro Solar

All fēnix 6 Pro Solar watches have the same health-monitoring features as the Pro & Sapphire editions.

Garmin Enduro

  • Wrist-based Heart Rate (constant, every second)
  • Daily Resting Heart Rate
  • Abnormal Heart Rate Alerts
  • Respiration rate (24x7)
  • Pulse Ox Blood Oxygen Saturation (spot-check, and optional all-day acclimation and in sleep)
  • Fitness Age—Reinterprets your VO2 Max score in terms of age to make it more relatable by estimating the body’s age using chronological age, activity, resting heart rate, and either body fat % or BMI.
  • Body Battery™ Energy Monitor—Allows you to track your body’s energy levels so you can find the best times for activity and rest.
  • All-Day Stress
  • Relaxation breathing timer
  • Relaxation reminders
  • Advanced Sleep
  • Sleep Score and Insights
  • Hydration
  • Women's Health


Garmin fēnix vs EnduroTraining Features  

Garmin fēnix 6/6S (standard)

  • Activity tracking features: step counter, move bar, calories burned, distance traveled, floors climbed
  • Gym activity profiles: Strength, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Indoor Rowing, Yoga, Floor Climbing, and Pilates
  • HR zones, HR alerts, HR calories, % HR max, % HRR, Recovery Time, Auto max HR
  • Respiration rate (during exercise)
  • GPS speed and distance
  • Customizable data pages and activity profiles
  • Auto Pause, interval training, advanced workouts
  • Downloadable training plans
  • Power Modes: customizable in-activity battery settings
  • Auto Lap, Manual lap, Configurable lap alerts
  • Heat and altitude acclimation
  • VO2 Max (Run)
  • Training Status (lets you see if you’re training effectively by tracking your training history and fitness level trend.)
  • Training Load (your total training load for the last 7 days calculated from estimated EPOC.)
  • Training Effect—aerobic and anaerobic
  • Daily suggested workouts
  • Finish time, Virtual Partner, Virtual Partner, Course guidance
  • Garmin Live Segments
  • Touch and/or button lock, Hot keys, Auto scroll, Activity history on watch
  • Available run profiles: Running, Treadmill Running, Indoor Track Running, Trail Running, Virtual Running
  • GPS-based distance, time and pace
  • Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute)
  • Running dynamics with compatible accessory
  • Performance condition (after running 6–20 minutes, compares your real-time condition to your average fitness level)
  • PacePro™ Pacing Strategies
  • Run workouts
  • Race predictor
  • Golf features
  • Available outdoor recreation profiles: Hiking, Indoor Climbing, Bouldering, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing, Kayaking, Surfing, Jumpmaster, Tactical
  • Cycling and swim features (Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Swimrun)

Garmin fēnix 6/6S/6X Pro & Sapphire

  • Activity tracking features: step counter, move bar, calories burned, distance traveled, floors climbed
  • Gym activity profiles: Strength, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Indoor Rowing, Yoga, Floor Climbing, and Pilates
  • On-screen workout animations
  • HR zones, HR alerts, HR calories, % HR max, % HRR, Recovery Time, Auto max HR
  • Respiration rate (during exercise)
  • GPS speed and distance
  • Customizable data pages and activity profiles
  • Auto Pause, interval training, advanced workouts
  • Downloadable training plans
  • Power Modes: customizable in-activity battery settings
  • Auto Lap, Manual lap, Configurable lap alerts
  • Heat and altitude acclimation
  • VO2 Max (Run)
  • Training Status (lets you see if you’re training effectively by tracking your training history and fitness level trend.)
  • Training Load (your total training load for the last 7 days calculated from estimated EPOC.)
  • Training Effect—aerobic and anaerobic
  • Daily suggested workouts
  • Finish time, Virtual Partner, Virtual Partner, Course guidance
  • Garmin Live Segments
  • Strava Live Segments
  • Round-trip course creator (running/cycling)
  • Trendline™ Popularity Routing
  • Touch and/or button lock, Hot keys, Auto scroll, Activity history on watch
  • Available run profiles: Running, Treadmill Running, Indoor Track Running, Trail Running, Virtual Running
  • GPS-based distance, time and pace
  • Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute)
  • Running dynamics with compatible accessory
  • Performance condition (after running 6–20 minutes, compares your real-time condition to your average fitness level)
  • PacePro™ Pacing Strategies
  • Run workouts
  • Race predictor
  • Advanced golf features
  • Available outdoor recreation profiles: Hiking, Indoor Climbing, Bouldering, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing, Kayaking, Surfing, Jumpmaster, Tactical
  • Cycling and swim features (Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Swimrun)

Garmin fēnix 6/6S/6X Pro Solar

All fēnix 6 Pro Solar watches have the same training features as the Pro & Sapphire editions.

Garmin Enduro

  • Activity tracking features: step counter, move bar, calories burned, distance traveled, floors climbed
  • Gym activity profiles: Strength, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Indoor Rowing, Yoga, Floor Climbing, and Pilates
  • HR zones, HR alerts, HR calories, % HR max, % HRR, Recovery Time, Auto max HR
  • Respiration rate (during exercise)
  • GPS speed and distance
  • Ultra run rest timer
  • Customizable data pages and activity profiles
  • Auto Pause, interval training, advanced workouts
  • Downloadable training plans
  • Power Modes: customizable in-activity battery settings
  • Auto Lap, Manual lap, Configurable lap alerts
  • Heat and altitude acclimation
  • VO2 Max (Run)
  • Training Status (lets you see if you’re training effectively by tracking your training history and fitness level trend.)
  • Training Load (your total training load for the last 7 days calculated from estimated EPOC.)
  • Training Effect—aerobic and anaerobic
  • Daily suggested workouts
  • Finish time, Virtual Partner, Virtual Partner, Course guidance
  • Garmin Live Segments
  • Strava Live Segments
  • Touch and/or button lock, Hot keys, Auto scroll, Activity history on watch
  • Available run profiles: Running, Treadmill Running, Indoor Track Running, Trail Running, Virtual Running, Ultra Running
  • GPS-based distance, time and pace
  • Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute)
  • Running dynamics with compatible accessory
  • Performance condition (after running 6–20 minutes, compares your real-time condition to your average fitness level)
  • PacePro™ Pacing Strategies
  • Run workouts
  • Race predictor
  • Advanced golf features
  • Available outdoor recreation profiles: Hiking, Indoor Climbing, Bouldering, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing, Kayaking, Surfing, Jumpmaster, Tactical, and Expedition
  • Cycling and swim features (Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Swimrun)

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Garmin fēnix vs Enduro Battery Life  

fēnix 6S, Pro, Sapphire, & Pro Solar

Smartwatch: Up to 9 days/10.5 days with solar
Battery Saver Watch Mode: Up to 34 days/59 days with solar
GPS: Up to 25 hours/28 hours with solar
GPS + Music: Up to 6 hours
Max Battery GPS Mode: Up to 50 hours/64 hours with solar
Expedition GPS Activity: Up to 20 days/26 days with solar

fēnix 6, Pro, Sapphire, & Pro Solar

Smartwatch: Up to 14 days/16 days with solar
Battery Saver Watch Mode: Up to 48 days/80 days with solar
GPS: Up to 36 hours/40 hours with solar
GPS + Music: Up to 10 hours
Max Battery GPS Mode: Up to 72 hours/93 hours with solar
Expedition GPS Activity: Up to 28 days/36 days with solar

fēnix 6X, Pro, Sapphire, & Pro Solar

Smartwatch: Up to 21 days/24 days with solar
Battery Saver Watch Mode: Up to 80 days/120 days with solar
GPS: Up to 60 hours/66 hours with solar
GPS + Music: Up to 15 hours/16hours with solar
Max Battery GPS Mode: Up to 120 hours/148 hours with solar
Expedition GPS Activity: Up to 46 days/56 days with solar

Garmin Enduro

Smartwatch: Up to 50 days/65 days with solar
Battery Saver Watch Mode: Up to 130 days/1 year with solar
GPS: Up to 70 hours/80 hours with solar
Max Battery GPS Mode: Up to 200 hours/300 hours with solar
Expedition GPS Activity: Up to 65 days/95 days with solar


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