Overview: The Garmin Instinct rugged GPS watch is built to
withstand tough environments. Constructed to U.S. military standards, Instinct
can keep up with your active lifestyle. It has a 3-axis compass, barometric
altimeter, and multiple global navigation satellite systems. Instinct also has
the Garmin Elevate wrist-based heart rate monitor to help you analyze your
workouts and fitness levels. Instinct comes in three color styles: Graphite,
Physical Attributes: Instinct features a rugged 45mm
diameter, fiber-reinforced polymer bezel and outer case, and a scratch-resistant,
chemically-strengthened glass lens. The 0.9" x 0.9" monochrome display has a
resolution of 128 x 128 pixels, and is easily readable in bright sunlight. The QuickFit 22 silicone watch bands
are interchangeable without requiring a special tool. Additional bands, in
multiple colors and materials, are available directly from Garmin.
- Watch: Width 1.85", Height 1.923", Depth 0.631"
- Band: Width 0.862" (22mm), Length 10.125"
- Weight: 1.83 ounces
Durability: Instinct is a rugged, reliable outdoor GPS watch
that meets the U.S. military standard 810G for thermal, shock, and water
resistance. It's 10 ATM water rating means it can withstand depths of up to 100
GPS: Instinct utilizes three global satellite networks to
give you the most accurate location data, and faster position acquisition, even
in the most challenging environments. It relies on GPS (Global Positioning
System), as well as help from the GLONASS (Russia), or Galileo (Europe) global
satellite navigation systems. In the menu, you can choose GPS alone, GPS +
GLONASS, or GPS + Galileo. Using GPS and another satellite system together
reduces battery life faster than using GPS alone. In addition, Instinct has a
3-axis compass and barometric altimeter. The device keeps track of the route you
take, and the TracBack feature takes you back to your starting location along
the same route.
Activities: The watch can be used for athletic and fitness
activities, both indoor and outdoor. Profiles are available to help plan and
maximize your workout or activity by providing time, distance, laps, steps,
courses, calories burned, and other metrics along the way. Outdoor recreation
profiles include: running (road and trail), hiking, climbing, mountain biking,
road biking, skiing, snowboarding, XC skiing, stand-up paddleboarding, rowing,
kayaking, swimming (open water and pool), and tactical. Indoor activities
include swimming, indoor biking, treadmill running, and indoor track running.
Instinct can also monitor your sleep, including total sleep time, periods of
restful sleep, and periods of movement.
Elevate Heart Rate Monitor: Instinct is equipped with the Elevate
wrist-based heart rate monitor, which monitors your heart rate, even if you are
not wearing a chest strap. You can view your heart rate on the screen any time
you are wearing the device. If you are wearing a separate chest heart rate
strap, the unit chooses the chest heart rate data. Instinct can broadcast your
heart rate data to other paired Garmin devices, such as an Edge bike computer,
or VIRB action camera.
Heart Rate Zones: Heart Rate Zones measure cardiovascular
strength, and are used by athletes to evaluate their level of fitness. Knowing
your heart rate zone is helpful in improving your fitness. Using your user
profile information (gender, age, height, weight, etc.), Instinct determines
your default heart rate zone (numbered 1 through 5). During your workout or
activity, the device shows your current heart rate zone and a percentage of your
maximum heart rate. The harder you work, the higher the zone you achieve.
Smart Features: Instinct provides many smart features that
can be used every day. With built-in Bluetooth, your device can easily be paired
to your iPhone, iPad, or Android smartphone or tablet, using the Garmin Connect
mobile application. While paired to your smartphone, you can receive
notifications of phone calls and messages on the device. Instinct can access
your calendar, receive weather data, and control the music on your smartphone.
If you misplace your phone, you can use Instinct to locate it if it's currently
in range. Likewise, if you have lost your Instinct device, you can locate it
using your smartphone.
Rechargeable Battery: Instinct is powered by a built-in
Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery, which will give you up to 16 hours of battery
life in normal GPS mode with wrist-based heart rate, or up to 40 hours in the UltraTrac GPS mode with a one-minute
polling interval (w/o HR). When not training, you can use the device as a digital
watch for up to 14 days on a single charge. A 21" data
cable/charging cradle is provided for charging the battery and uploading your
ANT+ Sensors: The device can be used with wireless 2.4
GHz ANT+ add-on sensors, such as an optional chest-based heart rate monitor,
speed/cadence sensor, or foot pod. Instinct cannot record wrist heart rate data
while swimming, so you will need to use a chest strap monitor, such as Garmin's
Watch Functions: When you're not working out, Instinct can
be used as a basic watch, displaying the time and date, along with an alarm and
stopwatch. The time is automatically set by the GPS receiver (or manually, if desired), and
can be displayed in 12-hour or 24-hour format. The device can also provide local
sunrise and sunset times.
VIRB Remote: If you have a Garmin
VIRB action camera, the device can be used as a remote
control. The camera commands for stopping and starting recordings and taking
still photos are sent wirelessly via ANT+.