Are Garmin's solar powered smartwatches a glimpse of things to come?

New devices promise extended battery life

(Image credit: Image: Garmin)

Garmin has extended its solar charging technology to more smartwatches, promising 'unlimited battery life' for some models.

Whilst the solar range is currently reserved for smartwatches - the new Instinct, Fēnix 6 and 6S and Tactix Delta, all of which provide GPS data and track heart rate - it leaves us wondering if this is a tech we'll see added to the brand's cycling computers soon, too.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.