The Garmin Instinct is a rugged GPS watch built to withstand the toughest environments
Constructed to U.S. military standard 810G for thermal, shock and water resistance (rated to 100 metres)
Built-in 3-axis compass and barometric altimeter plus multiple global navigation satellite systems (GPS, GLONASS and Galileo) support helps track in more challenging environments than GPS alone
Monitor your heart rate, activity and stress; train with preloaded activity profiles
Stay connected with smart notifications and automatic data uploads to the Garmin Connect™ online fitness community
Use the TracBack® feature to navigate the same route back to your starting point; use the Garmin Explore™ website and app to plan your trips in advance
Battery life: up to 14 days in smartwatch mode, up to 16 hours in GPS mode and up to 40 hours in UltraTrac™ battery saver mode (depending on settings)
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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 metres). 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 the 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.
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.
|Lens material||Chemically-strengthened glass|
|Bezel material||Fibre-reinforced polymer|
|Case material||Fibre-reinforced polymer|
|QuickFit™ watch band compatible||Yes (22 mm)|
|Physical size||45 x 45 x 15.3 mm|
|Display size||Custom, two-window design; 23 x 23 mm|
|Display resolution||128 x 128 pixels|
|Display type||Monochrome, sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)|
|Battery life||Smartwatch mode: Up to 14 daysGPS mode: Up to 16 hoursUltraTrac™ mode: Up to 40 hours|
|Water rating||10 ATM|
|GPS time sync|
|Automatic daylight saving time|
|Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate monitor|
Daily smart features
|Text response/reject phone call with text (Android™only)|
|Controls smartphone music|
|Find my phone|
|Find my watch|
|VIRB® camera remote|
|Smartphone compatibility||iPhone®, Android™|
|Compatible with Garmin Connect™ Mobile|
Activity tracking features
|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)|
|All-day stress tracking|
|Available gym activity profiles||Strength, cardio and elliptical training, stair stepping, floor climbing, indoor rowing and yoga|
|Automatic rep counting|
Training, planning and analysis features
|GPS speed and distance|
|Customisable activity profiles|
|Downloadable training plans|
|Configurable lap alerts|
|Race an activity|
|Touch and/or button lock|
|Activity history on watch|
Heart rate features
|% HR max|
|Auto max HR|
|HR broadcast (broadcasts HR data over ANT+™ to paired devices)|
|Available run profiles||Running, treadmill running, indoor track running and trail running|
|GPS-based distance, time and pace|
|Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute)|
|Foot pod capable|
Outdoor recreation features
|Available outdoor recreation profiles||Hiking, climbing, mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, XC skiing, stand-up paddleboarding, rowing, kayaking, Jumpmaster and tactical|
|Breadcrumb trail in real time|
|Back to start|
|Distance to destination|
|Barometric trend indicator with storm alert|
|Trail run auto climb|
|Future elevation plot|
|Compatible with BaseCamp™|
|Sight 'N Go|
|Sun and moon information|
|Dual grid coordinates|
|Available cycling profiles||Biking, indoor biking, mountain biking and triathlon|
|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)|
|Available swim profiles||Pool swimming and open water swimming|
|Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count/rate, calories)|
|Stroke type detection (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly)|
|Swim efficiency (SWOLF)|
|Pool swim workouts|
|Open-water swim metrics (distance, pace, stroke count/rate, stroke distance, calories)|
In the box
In the Box
- Instinct Watch
- Charging/data cable
- Quick Start Guide
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- A guide to registering your watch with Garmin
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Is my smartphone compatible with this device?
The Instinct is compatible with smartphones using Bluetooth® wireless technology.
Go to www.garmin.com/ble for compatibility information.
Can you pair this watch with the new inReach Mini Satellite communicator?
Yes you can pair the Instinct with the inReach Mini, you can then receive message alerts from the inReach mini on the screen of the Instinct and also control sending messages and SOS alerts directly from the watch.
What is the Battery life on a Garmin Instinct Watch ?
The battery life of the Garmin Instinct Watch in Smartwatch mode: Up to 14 days, GPS mode (Recording activities, Navigating courses) : Up to 16 hours & UltraTrac™ mode (Reduced recorded track points): Up to 40 hours
What are some of the main the features of a Garmin Instinct GPS watch?
The Garmin Instinct Watch is a rugged GPS watch is built to military standards and is water-rated to 100 metres. Keep your bearings with a built-in 3-axis compass and barometric altimeter. Multiple Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GPS, GLONASS and Galileo) help you track in more challenging environments than with GPS alone, also has a Wrist Heart Rate Monitor and receives message notification from a paired phone.
Can I send a GPX file to a Garmin Instinct Watch to follow as a course ?
Yes you can transfer GPX files to the Garmin Instinct Watch using either the Garmin Connect App or Garmin Explore App, you can then follow these course on the Garmin Instinct Watch to Navigate with.
What is the Weight if the Garmin Instinct Watch ?
The Garmin Instinct Watch weighs 53g
Can you display different watch faces on the Garmin Instinct Watch ?
Yes the Garmin Instinct watch offers six unique watch faces, with a colour inverted option for each. Additionally, each watch face has the ability to customize what data or symbols to display.