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The Instinct is built to comply with US Military Standard 810G (MIL-STD-810G), guaranteeing that it will perform normally under the most challenging conditions.
MIL-STD-810G test performance under a wide range of environmental extremes, including altitude, shock, freeze-thaw, and corrosion, as well as water resistance equivalent to a depth of 100m (10 ATM), ensuring comprehensive protection and granting you peace of mind when you are tackling a peak or going for a new personal best.

Built to Endure Like You

When you can rely on Instinct, the world can rely on you. This rugged, reliable outdoor GPS watch is built to the U.S. military standard 810G for thermal, shock and water resistance (rated to 100 meters). The fiber-reinforced polymer case adds strength and durability, and the chemically-strengthened, scratch-resistant display is high-contrast enough to read in bright sunlight, so you can take it with you into the extremes you face every day. Plus, the fully vented silicone bands include two independent, removable keeper loops to ensure a secure fit and to keep you from getting caught on things.

GPS You Can Count On

You’ve never been one to follow the beaten path — that’s where Instinct comes in. GPS, GLONASS and Galileo satellite network capability tracks in more challenging environments than GPS alone. The built-in 3-axis compass and barometric altimeter help you keep your bearings. Take the guesswork out of your return journey by using the TracBack feature to navigate the same route back to start.

Monitor and Train

The Instinct GPS watch monitors your heart rate, activity and stress throughout the day, so you know how much you do — and how hard you’re working to do it. When you’re ready to train, we’ve got you covered with preloaded activity profiles for running, biking, swimming and more.

Stay Connected

Smart notifications let you leave your phone in your pocket. Pair your phone with Instinct and our Garmin Connect online fitness community for automatic uploads, live tracking and the GroupTrack feature. Or, pair with the Garmin Explore website and app to plan adventures before you head out.

Color

Instinct Graphite, Instinct Tundra, Instinct Flame Red

Specs

General

QuickFit watch band compatibleyes (22 mm)Touchscreen

Lens Material chemically strengthened glass
Bezel material fiber-reinforced polymer
Case material fiber-reinforced polymer
Strap material silicone
Physical size 45 x 45 x 15.3 mm
Weight 52 g
Water rating 10 ATM
Display type monochrome, sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
Display size custom, two-window design; 0.9” x 0.9” (23 x 23 mm)
Display resolution 128 x 128 pixels
Battery life Smartwatch mode: Up to 14 days
GPS mode: Up to 14 hours
UltraTrac mode: Up to 35 hours
Memory/History 16 MB

Clock Features

Time/date
GPS Time Sync
Automatic daylight saving time
Alarm clock
Timer
Stopwatch
Sunrise/sunset times

Sensors

GPS
GLONASS
Galileo
Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate monitor
Barometric altimeter
Compass
Accelerometer
Thermometer

Daily Smart Features

Connectivity Bluetooth® Smart and ANT+®
Smart notifications
Text response/reject phone call with text (Android™ only)
Calendar
Weather
Control Smartphone Music
Find My Phone
Find My Watch
VIRB® Camera Remote
Smartphone compatibility iPhone®, Android™
Compatible with Garmin Connect™ Mobile

Activity Tracking Features

Step counter
Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it)
Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal)
Sleep monitoring (monitors total sleep and periods of movement or restful sleep)
Calories burned
Floors climbed
Distance traveled
Intensity minutes
TrueUp™
Move IQ™
Fitness Age yes (in app)
All-day Stress Tracking

Fitness Equipment/Gym

Preloaded gym activity profiles Strength, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing and Yoga
Cardio workouts
Strength workouts
Automatic rep counting

Training, Planning and Analysis Features

Hot keyAuto scrollActivity history on watch

GPS speed and distance
Customizable data pages
Customizable activity profiles
Auto Pause®
Interval training
Advanced workouts
Downloadable training plans
Auto Lap®
Manual Lap®
Configurable lap alerts
Audio Prompts
Finish Time
Virtual Prtner
Customizable alerts
Race an Activity
Course guidance
LiveTrack
Touch and/or button lock

Heart Rate Features

HR zones
HR alerts
HR calories
% HR max
% HRR
Auto Max HR
HR Broadcast (broadcasts HR data over ANT+™ to paired devices)

Running Features

Preloaded run profiles Running, Treadmill Running, Indoor Track Running, Trail Running
GPS-based distance, time and pace
Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute)
Run workouts
Foot Pod Capable

Outdoor Recreation Features

Available outdoor recreation profiles Hiking, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing, Kayaking, Tactical
Point-to-point navigation
Bread crumb trail in real time
Back to start
TracBack®
UltraTrac mode
Elevation profile
Distance to destination
Barometric trend indicator with Storm Alert
Trail run auto climb
Vertical speed
Total ascent/descent
Future elevation plot
Preloaded topographical maps
Compatible with BaseCamp
GPS coordinates
Projected waypoint
Sight ‘N Go
Area calculation
Sun and moon information
Dual grid coordinates
XERO Locations

Cycling Features

Available cycling profiles Biking, Indoor Biking, Mountain Biking
Courses
Race an activity
Time/distance alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goal)
Speed and cadence sensor support (with sensor) yes (ANT+® and Bluetooth® Smart sensors)

Swimming Features

Preloaded swim profiles Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming
Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count/rate, calories)
Stroke type detection (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly)
Swim efficiency (SWOLF)
Drill logging
Pool swim workouts
Open-water swim metrics (distance, pace, stroke count/rate, stroke distance, calories)

In The Box

  • Instinct Watch
  • Charging/data cable
  • Manuals

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