Garmin Instinct 2s Solar


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Overview

WHATEVER YOU DO, OWN IT
This rugged, solar charging GPS smartwatch is tough enough to keep up with you and unique enough to fit your style. Now it comes in two sizes to fit every wrist.


This watch is tough, which means no holding back.

Train your way with built-in sports apps at the wrist.

Smart notifications so you don’t miss out on what matters. (When paired with your compatible smartphone)

Push boundaries, but stay on track with access to more satellites.

Understand your body better with 24/7 health monitoring.

Keep your experiences going with up to 51 days of battery life in smartwatch mode with solar charging. (Assumes all-day wear, 3 hours per day outside in 50,000 lux conditions)

  

 

Please call - 01669 621044 - and speak with one of our friendly GPS experts.

 

 

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Features

ENGINEERED FOR ENDURANCE
This rugged watch is water-rated to 100 metres and is thermal and shock resistant. Plus, with a fiber-reinforced polymer case and chemically strengthened, scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass, this device is built to endure.

DESIGNED TO DO YOU
Bold colours, high-contrast displays and size options let you show the world that you do things your own way.

GET MORE BATTERY OUT OF LIFE
Go longer than ever with solar charging1 that gives you the potential for unlimited battery life in battery saver mode and up to 51 days in smartwatch mode. Plus, power manager lets you extend battery life by controlling what settings and sensors draw power.


Track every adventure.

MULTI-GNSS SUPPORT
Whether you’re hiking, mountain biking, trail running or skiing, you’ll have access to multiple global navigation satellite systems (GPS, GLONASS and Galileo) to track in more challenging environments than GPS alone.

ABC SENSORS
Navigate your next trail with ABC sensors, including an altimeter for elevation data, barometer to monitor weather and 3-axis electronic compass.

TRACBACK® ROUTING
Take the guesswork out of your return journey by using this feature to navigate the same route back to your starting point.


Live connected.

SMART NOTIFICATIONS
Receive emails, texts and alerts right on your watch when paired with your compatible smartphone.

CONNECT IQ™ STORE
Download custom watch faces, add data fields, and get apps and widgets from the Connect IQ Store app on your compatible smartphone.

GARMIN PAY™ CONTACTLESS PAYMENTS
Breeze through checkout lines and select transit systems with Garmin Pay contactless payments through participating providers.

SAFETY AND TRACKING FEATURES
When your watch and phone are paired, your live location can be sent to your contacts manually or — during select outdoor activities — automatically with built-in Incident Detection3.

SYNC WITH THE GARMIN CONNECT™ APP
See your health and fitness information all in one place. The Garmin Connect app on your compatible smartphone is a thriving online community where people on the go can connect, compete and share.


Train your way.

BUILT-IN SPORTS APPS
Do whatever you love with preloaded activity profiles for running, cycling, swimming, strength training, indoor climbing, virtual running, golf, yoga, Pilates and more.

HIIT WORKOUTS
This activity profile tracks your HIIT workouts, including AMRAP, EMOM, Tabata and custom. Set the number of rounds, work/rest intervals and more.

VO2 MAX
Train smarter with VO2 max, an indicator of how you can expect to perform. It even accounts for changes in performance that could be caused by heat or altitude.

DAILY WORKOUT SUGGESTIONS
For training guidance that takes you and your fitness level into account, get daily recommendations based on your current training load and training status.

RECOVERY TIME
After each workout, recovery time lets you know when you’ll be ready for another hard workout. It even accounts for training intensity and factors such as stress, daily activity and sleep.

MTB DYNAMICS
Track the details of every ride with mountain biking metrics plus specialised grit™ and flow measurements that rate trail difficulty and how smoothly you descend, giving you a score to beat next time.


Know your body.

WRIST-BASED HEART RATE
Get estimated heart rate4 data along with alerts if your heart rate stays too high or too low while you’re at rest. Gauge how hard your heart is working during activities.

STRESS TRACKING
Heart rate variability is used to calculate your stress level score, so you can see if you’re having a calm, balanced or stressful day.

SLEEP SCORE AND ADVANCED SLEEP MONITORING
Get a full breakdown of your light, deep and REM sleep stages. View it all on a dedicated widget that includes your sleep score and insights.

BODY BATTERY™ ENERGY MONITORING
Optimise your body’s energy reserves, using heart rate variability, stress, sleep and other data to gauge when you’re ready to be active or when you may need to rest.

PULSE OX
For altitude acclimation or sleep monitoring, a Pulse Ox sensor5 uses light beams at your wrist to estimate how well your body is absorbing oxygen.

FITNESS AGE
This feature uses chronological age, your weekly vigorous activity, resting heart rate and BMI to estimate if your body is younger or older than you are. Get tips to lower your fitness age.

INTENSITY MINUTES
Track how many minutes of vigorous activity you’re getting, when you earn them and during which activity. You can even view them as a data field during timed activities.

WOMEN’S HEALTH TRACKING
Use the Garmin Connect app to track your menstrual cycle or pregnancy. Log symptoms, get exercise and nutrition education, and more.

 

Assumes all-day wear, 3 hours per day outside in 50,000 lux conditions
When paired with your compatible smartphone.
When paired with a compatible smartphone. For safety and tracking features requirements and limitations, see Garmin.com/safety.
This is not a medical device and is not intended for use in the diagnosis or monitoring of any medical condition; see Garmin.com/ataccuracy. Pulse Ox not available in all countries.
Specs

General

LENS MATERIAL Power Glass™
BEZEL MATERIAL Fibre-reinforced polymer
CASE MATERIAL Fibre-reinforced polymer
QUICKFIT WATCH BAND COMPATIBLE Yes (20 mm)
STRAP MATERIAL Silicone
PHYSICAL SIZE 40 x 40 x 13.3 mm
Fits wrists with a circumference of 112-180 mm
DISPLAY SIZE Custom, two-window design; 0.79″ x 0.79″ (20 x 20 mm)
DISPLAY RESOLUTION 156 x 156 pixels (active area)
DISPLAY TYPE Monochrome, sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
WEIGHT 43 g
BATTERY LIFE

Smartwatch: Up to 21 days/51 days with solar*
Battery Saver Watch Mode: Up to 50 days/Unlimited with solar*
GPS: Up to 22 hours/28 hours with solar**
Max Battery GPS Mode: Up to 54 hours/114 hours with solar**
Expedition GPS Activity: Up to 25 days/105 with solar*

*Solar charging, assuming all-day wear with 3 hours per day outside in 50,000 lux conditions
**Solar charging, assuming use in 50,000 lux conditions

WATER RATING 10 ATM
MEMORY/HISTORY 32 MB

Clock features

TIME/DATE green tick
GPS TIME SYNC green tick
AUTOMATIC DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME green tick
ALARM CLOCK green tick
TIMER green tick
STOPWATCH green tick
SUNRISE/SUNSET TIMES green tick

Health monitoring

WRIST-BASED HEART RATE (CONSTANT, EVERY SECOND) green tick
DAILY RESTING HEART RATE green tick
ABNORMAL HEART RATE ALERTS Yes (high and low)
RESPIRATION RATE (24X7) green tick
PULSE OX BLOOD OXYGEN SATURATION yes (spot-check, during sleep, all day)
FITNESS AGE green tick
BODY BATTERY™ ENERGY MONITOR green tick
ALL-DAY STRESS TRACKING green tick
RELAXATION BREATHING TIMER green tick
SLEEP green tick
SLEEP SCORE AND INSIGHTS green tick
HYDRATION Yes (in Garmin Connect™)
WOMEN'S HEALTH Yes (in Garmin Connect™)
HEALTH SNAPSHOT green tick

Sensors

GPS green tick
GLONASS green tick
GALILEO green tick
GARMIN ELEVATE WRIST HEART RATE MONITOR green tick
BAROMETRIC ALTIMETER green tick
COMPASS green tick
ACCELEROMETER green tick
THERMOMETER green tick
PULSE OX BLOOD OXYGEN SATURATION MONITOR green tick

Daily smart features

CONNECTIVITY Bluetooth®, ANT+®
CONNECT IQ (DOWNLOADABLE WATCH FACES, DATA FIELDS, WIDGETS AND APPS) green tick
SMART NOTIFICATIONS green tick
TEXT RESPONSE/REJECT PHONE CALL WITH TEXT (ANDROID™ ONLY) green tick
CALENDAR green tick
WEATHER green tick
REALTIME SETTINGS SYNC WITH GARMIN CONNECT™ MOBILE green tick
BATTERY SAVER - CUSTOMISABLE LOW POWER WATCH green tick
CONTROLS SMARTPHONE MUSIC green tick
FIND MY PHONE green tick
FIND MY WATCH green tick
VIRB® CAMERA REMOTE green tick
SMARTPHONE COMPATIBILITY iPhone®, Android™
PAIRS WITH GARMIN GOLF APP green tick
COMPATIBLE WITH GARMIN CONNECT MOBILE green tick
GARMIN PAY™ green tick

Safety and Tracking Features

LIVETRACK green tick
INCIDENT DETECTION DURING SELECT ACTIVITIES green tick
ASSISTANCE green tick

Tactical features

DUAL GRID COORDINATES green tick

Activity tracking features

STEP COUNTER green tick
MOVE BAR (DISPLAYS ON DEVICE AFTER A PERIOD OF INACTIVITY; WALK FOR A COUPLE OF MINUTES TO RESET IT) green tick
AUTO GOAL (LEARNS YOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL AND ASSIGNS A DAILY STEP GOAL) green tick
CALORIES BURNED green tick
FLOORS CLIMBED green tick
DISTANCE TRAVELLED green tick
INTENSITY MINUTES green tick
TRUEUP™ green tick
MOVE IQ™ green tick
GARMIN CONNECT™ CHALLENGES APP Yes (optional Connect IQ app)

Fitness equipment/gym

AVAILABLE GYM ACTIVITY PROFILES Strength, Cardio and Elliptical Training, HIIT, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing, and Yoga
CARDIO WORKOUTS green tick
STRENGTH WORKOUTS green tick
HIIT WORKOUTS green tick
AUTOMATIC REP COUNTING green tick

Training, planning and analysis features

HR ZONES green tick
HR ALERTS green tick
HR CALORIES green tick
% HR MAX green tick
% HRR green tick
RECOVERY TIME green tick
AUTO MAX HR green tick
HR BROADCAST (BROADCASTS HR DATA OVER ANT+ TO PAIRED DEVICES) yes (using ANT+)
RESPIRATION RATE (DURING EXERCISE) green tick
GPS SPEED AND DISTANCE green tick
CUSTOMISABLE SCREEN(S) green tick
CUSTOMISABLE ACTIVITY PROFILES green tick
AUTO PAUSE® green tick
INTERVAL TRAINING green tick
ADVANCED WORKOUTS green tick
DOWNLOADABLE TRAINING PLANS green tick
POWER MODES - CUSTOMISABLE IN-ACTIVITY BATTERY SETTINGS green tick
AUTO LAP® green tick
MANUAL LAP green tick
CONFIGURABLE LAP ALERTS green tick
HEAT AND ALTITUDE ACCLIMATION green tick
VO2 MAX (RUN) green tick
VO2 MAX (TRAIL RUN) green tick
TRAINING STATUS (LETS YOU SEE IF YOU’RE TRAINING EFFECTIVELY BY TRACKING YOUR TRAINING HISTORY AND FITNESS LEVEL TREND) green tick
TRAINING LOAD (YOUR TOTAL TRAINING LOAD FOR THE LAST 7 DAYS CALCULATED FROM ESTIMATED EPOC) green tick
TRAINING EFFECT (AEROBIC) green tick
TRAINING EFFECT (ANAEROBIC) green tick
PRIMARY BENEFIT (TRAINING EFFECT LABELS) green tick
IMPROVED RECOVERY TIME green tick
DAILY SUGGESTED WORKOUTS green tick
CUSTOMISABLE ALERTS green tick
AUDIO PROMPTS green tick
FINISH TIME green tick
VIRTUAL PARTNER green tick
RACE AN ACTIVITY green tick
AUTO MULTISPORT ACTIVITIES green tick
MULTI-SPORT green tick
COURSE GUIDANCE green tick
TOUCH AND/OR BUTTON LOCK green tick
HOT KEYS green tick
AUTO SCROLL green tick
ACTIVITY HISTORY ON WATCH green tick
PHYSIO TRUEUP green tick

Running features

AVAILABLE RUN PROFILES Running, treadmill running, indoor track running, trail running
GPS-BASED DISTANCE, TIME AND PACE
RUNNING DYNAMICS Yes (with compatible accessory)
VERTICAL OSCILLATION AND RATIO (THE DEGREE OF 'BOUNCE' IN YOUR RUNNING MOTION AND THE COST-BENEFIT RATIO WITH STRIDE LENGTH) Yes (with compatible accessory)
GROUND CONTACT TIME AND BALANCE (SHOWS HOW MUCH TIME, IN THE RUNNING MOTION, YOUR FOOT IS ON THE GROUND RATHER THAN IN FLIGHT AND LETS YOU CHECK YOUR RUNNING SYMMETRY) Yes (with compatible accessory)
STRIDE LENGTH (REAL TIME) Yes (with compatible accessory)
CADENCE (PROVIDES REAL-TIME NUMBER OF STEPS PER MINUTE) green tick
PERFORMANCE CONDITION (AFTER RUNNING 6–20 MINUTES, COMPARES YOUR REAL-TIME CONDITION TO YOUR AVERAGE FITNESS LEVEL) green tick
LACTATE THRESHOLD (THROUGH ANALYSIS OF YOUR PACE AND HEART RATE, ESTIMATES THE POINT WHERE YOUR MUSCLES START TO RAPIDLY FATIGUE) Yes (with compatible accessory)
RUN WORKOUTS green tick
RACE PREDICTOR green tick
FOOT POD CAPABLE green tick

Golfing features

YARDAGE TO F/M/B (DISTANCE TO FRONT, MIDDLE AND BACK OF GREEN) green tick
YARDAGE TO LAYUPS/DOGLEGS green tick
MEASURES SHOT DISTANCE (CALCULATES EXACT YARDAGE FOR SHOTS FROM ANYWHERE ON COURSE) manual
DIGITAL SCORECARD green tick
STAT TRACKING (STROKES, PUTTS PER ROUND, GREENS AND FAIRWAYS HIT) green tick
AUTO COURSEVIEW UPDATES green tick
GREEN VIEW WITH MANUAL PIN POSITION green tick
HAZARDS AND COURSE TARGETS green tick
PINPOINTER green tick
ROUND TIMER/ODOMETER green tick
AUTOMATIC CLUB TRACKING COMPATIBLE (REQUIRES ACCESSORY) green tick
TOURNAMENT LEGAL green tick

Outdoor recreation

AVAILABLE OUTDOOR RECREATION PROFILES Hiking, Climbing, Indoor Climbing, Bouldering, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing, Kayaking, Fishing, Tactical
POINT-TO-POINT NAVIGATION green tick
BREADCRUMB TRAIL IN REAL TIME green tick
BACK TO START green tick
TRACBACK® green tick
ULTRATRAC MODE green tick
ELEVATION PROFILE green tick
DISTANCE TO DESTINATION green tick
BAROMETRIC TREND INDICATOR WITH STORM ALERT green tick
TRAIL RUN AUTO CLIMB green tick
VERTICAL SPEED green tick
TOTAL ASCENT/DESCENT green tick
FUTURE ELEVATION PLOT green tick
COMPATIBLE WITH BASECAMP™ green tick
GPS COORDINATES green tick
SIGHT 'N GO green tick
AREA CALCULATION green tick
PROJECTED WAYPOINT green tick
SUN AND MOON INFORMATION green tick
XERO LOCATIONS green tick
EXPEDITION GPS ACTIVITY green tick

Cycling features

AVAILABLE CYCLING PROFILES Biking, Road Biking, Mountain Biking, Gravel Biking, Cyclocross, Bike Commuting, Bike Touring, eBiking, eMountain Biking, Indoor Biking
ALERTS (TRIGGERS ALARM WHEN YOU REACH GOALS INCLUDING TIME, DISTANCE, HEART RATE OR CALORIES) green tick
COURSES green tick
MTB GRIT & FLOW green tick
BIKE LAP AND LAP MAXIMUM POWER (WITH POWER SENSOR) green tick
RACE AN ACTIVITY green tick
FTP (FUNCTIONAL THRESHOLD POWER) green tick
COMPATIBLE WITH VECTOR™ (POWER METER) green tick
POWER METER COMPATIBLE green tick
SPEED AND CADENCE SENSOR SUPPORT (W/SENSOR) green tick

Swimming Features

AVAILABLE SWIM PROFILES Pool swimming, open water swimming
OPEN-WATER SWIM METRICS (DISTANCE, PACE, STROKE COUNT/RATE, STROKE DISTANCE, SWIM EFFICIENCY (SWOLF), CALORIES) green tick
POOL SWIM METRICS (LENGTHS, DISTANCE, PACE, STROKE COUNT, SWIM EFFICIENCY (SWOLF), CALORIES) green tick
STROKE TYPE DETECTION (FREESTYLE, BACKSTROKE, BREASTSTROKE, BUTTERFLY) (POOL SWIM ONLY) green tick
DRILL LOGGING (POOL SWIM ONLY) green tick
BASIC REST TIMER (UP FROM 0) (POOL SWIM ONLY) green tick
"REPEAT ON" REST TIMER (POOL SWIM ONLY) green tick
AUTO REST (POOL SWIM ONLY) green tick
TIME AND DISTANCE ALERTS green tick
COUNTDOWN START green tick
POOL SWIM WORKOUTS green tick
UNDERWATER WRIST-BASED HEART RATE green tick
HEART RATE FROM EXTERNAL HRM (REAL-TIME DURING RESTS, INTERVAL AND SESSION STATS DURING RESTS, AND AUTOMATIC HEART RATE DOWNLOAD POST-SWIM) green tick

Kid activity tracking features

TOE-TO-TOE™ CHALLENGES APP Yes (optional Connect IQ Toe-to-Toe™ Challenges app)

Connectivity

SMART TRAINER CONTROL         green tick
In the box

In the Box

- Instinct 2s Solar Watch

- Charging/data cable

- Quick Start Guide

Only from GPS Training you also get:

- A guide to registering your watch with Garmin

- 12 months FREE access to the whole of our online GPS training - online resource (worth £50.00)

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    FAQ's

    Is my smartphone compatible with this device?

    The Instinct 2s Solar is compatible with smartphones using Bluetooth® wireless technology.

    More info here - compatible smartphone.

    Can you pair this watch with the new inReach Mini Satellite communicator?

    Yes you can pair the Instinct 2s Solar 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 2s Solar Watch ?

    Smartwatch: Up to 21 days/51 days with solar*
    GPS: Up to 22 hours/28 hours with solar**

    *Solar charging, assuming all-day wear with 3 hours per day outside in 50,000 lux conditions
    **Solar charging, assuming use in 50,000 lux conditions


    What are some of the main the features of a Garmin Instinct 2s Solar GPS watch?

    The Garmin Instinct 2s Solar 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 2s Solar Watch to follow as a course ?

    Yes you can transfer GPX files to the Garmin Instinct 2s Watch using either the Garmin Connect App or Garmin Explore App, you can then follow these courses on the Garmin Instinct Watch to Navigate with.


    What is the Weight if the Garmin Instinct 2s Solar Watch ?

    The Garmin Instinct Watch weighs 43g