How Long Will My Garmin Smartwatch Battery Last?

Answer: Longer than most other smartwatch brands.

If you have to charge your smartwatch every night while you sleep, your smartwatch is falling short. If your smartwatch battery life lasts only a day — or even just a couple — you’re missing out on tracking your body’s physiological metrics while you charge it. This means you’re getting a less accurate picture of your overall health and fitness status, not to mention missing out on the smart notifications you’ve come to rely on while it’s off your wrist and on the charger.

Luckily for you, Garmin watch batteries last a long time — and we mean a long time. At minimum, you should be getting up to 5 days of battery life before having to recharge, and at maximum you could be getting up to 50 days. (No, that is not a typo – the Garmin Enduro™ boasts up to 50 days in smartwatch mode — or 65 if you’re using solar charging.) It all depends on the features that are important to you and the watch that best fits your lifestyle. If battery life is important to you (and we bet it is), below we’ve listed each of our smartwatch models and their corresponding battery life capabilities.

Garmin Watch Up to This Much Battery Life in Smartwatch Mode
Approach® S12 Golf Watch10 weeks
Approach® S20 Golf Watch8 weeks
Approach® S42 Golf Watch10 days
Approach® S62 Golf Watch14 days
D2™ Air X10 Aviator Smartwatch7 days
D2™ Mach 1 Aviator Smartwatch11 days (4 days always-on)
Descent™ G1 Diving Watch21 days
Descent™ G1 Solar Diving Watch21 days / 4 months with Solar
Descent™ Mk2 Diving Watch16 days
Descent™ Mk2i Diving Watch16 days
Descent™ Mk2S Diving Watch7 days
Enduro™ Multisport Watch50 days / 65 days with Solar
Enduro 2™ Multisport Watch34 days / 46 days with Solar
epix™ (Gen 2) Premium Active Smartwatch16 days (6 days always-on)
fenix® 6 Multisport Watch14 days
fēnix® 6 Pro and Sapphire Multisport Watch14 days
fenix® 6 Pro Solar Multisport Watch14 days / 16 days with Solar
fenix® 6S Multisport Watch9 days
fēnix® 6S Pro and Sapphire Multisport Watch9 days
fēnix® 6S Pro Solar Multisport Watch9 days / 10.5 days with Solar
fēnix 6X – Pro and Sapphire Multisport Watch21 days
fenix® 6X – Pro Solar Multisport Watch21 days / 24 days with Solar
fenix® 7 Multisport Watch18 days
fēnix® 7 – Sapphire Solar Multisport Watch18 days / 22 days with Solar
fēnix® 7 – Solar Multisport Watch18 days / 22 days with Solar
fēnix® 7S Multisport Watch11 days
fēnix® 7S – Sapphire Solar Multisport Watch11 days / 14 days with Solar
fēnix® 7S – Solar Multisport Watch11 days / 14 days with Solar
fēnix® 7X – Sapphire Solar Multisport Watch28 days / 37 days with Solar
fēnix® 7X – Solar Multisport Watch28 days / 37 days with Solar
Forerunner® 245 Running Watch7 days
Forerunner® 245 Music Running Watch7 days
Forerunner® 255 Running Watch14 days
Forerunner® 255 Music Running Watch14 days
Forerunner® 255S Running Watch12 days
Forerunner® 255S Music Running Watch12 days
Forerunner® 55 Running Watch14 days
Forerunner® 745 Running Watch7 days
Forerunner® 945 Running Watch14 days
Forerunner® 955 Running Watch15 days
Forerunner® 955 Solar Running Watch15 days / 20 days with Solar
Garmin Swim™ 2 Swimming Watch7 days
Instinct® 2 Rugged GPS Smartwatch28 days
Instinct® 2 Solar Rugged GPS Smartwatch28 days / Unlimited with Solar
Instinct® 2S Rugged GPS Smartwatch21 days
Instinct® 2S Solar Rugged GPS Smartwatch21 days / 51 days with Solar
Legacy Hero – Captain Marvel Special Edition Smartwatch7 days
Legacy Hero – First Avenger Special Edition Smartwatch8 days
Legacy Hero – Darth Vader Special Edition Smartwatch8 days
Legacy Saga – Rey Special Edition Smartwatch7 days
Lily™ Smartwatch5 days
MARQ® Collection12 days
quatix® 7 Marine GPS Watch18 days
quatix® 7 – Sapphire Marine GPS Watch16 days (6 days always-on)
quatix® 7X – Solar Marine GPS Watch28 days / 37 days with Solar
tactix® 7 Premium Tactical GPS Watch28 days
tactix® 7 – Pro Solar-powered tactical GPS watch28 days / 37 days with Solar
tactix® 7 – Pro Ballistics Solar-powered tactical GPS watch28 days / 37 days with Solar
Venu® 2 GPS Smartwatch11 days
Venu® 2 Plus GPS Smartwatch9 days
Venu® 2S GPS Smartwatch10 days
Venu® Sq GPS Smartwatch6 days
Venu® Sq Music GPS Smartwatch6 days
vívoactive® 4 GPS Smartwatch8 days
vívoactive ® 4S GPS Smartwatch7 days
vívofit® 4 Fitness Tracker 1+ year
vívofit® jr. 3 Fitness Tracker for Kids1 year
vívomove® 3 Hybrid Smartwatch5 days
vívomove® 3S Hybrid Smartwatch5 days
vívomove® Luxe Hybrid Smartwatch5 days
vívomove® Sport Hybrid Smartwatch5 days
vívomove® Style Hybrid Smartwatch5 days
vívosmart® 4 Fitness Tracker 7 days
vívosmart® 5 Fitness Tracker 7 days

Note: It’s important to know that this chart only depicts smartwatch mode. If your specific watch has other capabilities like built-in GPS, battery conservation functionality and more, those numbers may look different.