The new Apple Watch Ultra has the best battery life ever — but only when compared to other Apple smartwatches. Competitor Garmin has now spoken up: Unlike Apple, Garmin would count the battery life of its smartwatches in months instead of hours. But it’s not that simple, as it turns out.
Apple has just presented its upgraded Watch Ultra with a more durable case and larger display. The battery life, which has been increased compared to other smartwatches from the manufacturer, should also convince customers of the Apple Watch Ultra. According to Apple, users can expect up to 36 hours of normal use. The new watchOS 9 power-saving mode should even be possible for up to 60 hours.
Garmin makes fun of Apple Watch Ultra
Garmin’s smartwatch competition launched a verbal counterattack on Twitter. Unlike Apple, Garmin would not measure the running time of its watches in hours but in months (source: Garmin on Twitter). The manufacturer’s Enduro 2 is then advertised with an attached hashtag.
In fact, the Enduro 2 offers a longer battery life – but months are out of the question here. Garmin itself speaks of “up to 150 hours” with the GPS switched on and additional help via the integrated solar module. Owners have to plug their smartwatch into the socket much less often when some functions are switched off. According to Garmin, one battery charge is sufficient for a runtime of “up to 33 days”.
Apple Watch Ultra: Bigger and cheaper than Enduro 2
While the Enduro 2 is definitely ahead in terms of battery life, the Apple Watch Ultra can convince in other areas. The display is 1.92 inches (instead of 1.4 inches on the Enduro 2) and the Apple Watch Ultra is also priced better. You can get it for 999 euros, while the Enduro 2 costs 1,099.99 euros in Germany.