You’ve never been one to follow the beaten path — that’s where the Garmin Instinct comes in. This rugged GPS watch was built to withstand the toughest environments.
- Withstand the elements with military standard toughness.
- Navigate your world with multi-GNSS satellite support and outdoor sensors.
- Train smarter with built-in sports app right on your wrist.
- Pair with your compatible smartphone for on-wrist messaging, alerts and notifications.
- Map, track, sync and share your trek from anywhere with our exclusive app.
- Don't be limited by battery life. Get up to 14 days in smartwatch mode.
- Also compatible with Garmin InReach Mini and other select Garmin devices.
DURABLE CASE AND DISPLAY
The fiber-reinforced polymer case adds durability, and the chemically strengthened, scratch-resistant display is high contrast and sunlight readable.
Fully vented silicone bands include 2 independent, removable keeper loops to ensure a secure fit and to keep you from getting caught on things.
MILITARY STANDARD 810
Instinct is built to the U.S. military standard 810 for thermal, shock and water resistance (rated to 100 meters).
Internal, rechargeable lithium battery provides up to 14 days in smartwatch mode, up to 16 hours in GPS mode and up to 40 hours in UltraTrac™ battery saver mode.
Access multiple global navigation satellite systems (GPS, GLONASS and Galileo) to track in more challenging environments than GPS alone.
Navigate your next trail with ABC sensors, including an altimeter for elevation data, barometer to monitor weather and three-axis electronic compass.
Take the guesswork out of your return journey by using this feature to navigate the same route back to your starting point.
WRIST-BASED HEART RATE
Enhanced optical heart rate1 technology gauges the intensity of your fitness activities.
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.
BUILT-IN SPORTS APPS
Use preloaded activity profiles for running, hiking, mountain biking, swimming and more.
Receive emails, texts and alerts right on your watch when paired with a compatible smartphone. You can even respond to texts if you have an Android™ phone.
PAIR FOR SATELLITE COMMUNICATION
Pair Instinct with an inReach device (sold separately; active satellite subscription required) to view and send messages, get weather alerts on your wrist and trigger an SOS to the GEOS 24/7 emergency response team.
PAIR WITH DOG TRACKING DEVICES
Connect with Astro® or Alpha® dog devices to receive dog status updates and alerts right on your wrist.
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chemically strengthened glass
|Case material||fiber-reinforced polymer|
|QuickFit™ watch band compatible||
yes (22 mm)
45 x 45 x 15.3 mm
|Display size||custom, two-window design; 0.9” x 0.9” (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 days
GPS mode: Up to 16 hours
UltraTrac™ 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|
|Smartphone compatibility||iPhone®, Android™|
|Compatible with Garmin Connect™ Mobile|
Safety and Tracking Features
|Dual grid coordinates|
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|
Gym & Fitness Equipment
|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|
|Customizable data pages|
|Customizable 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, 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, Tactical
|Bread crumb 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|
|Alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goals including time, distance, heart rate or calories)|
|Available cycling profiles||
Biking, Indoor Biking, Mountain Biking
|Race an activity|
|Speed and cadence sensor support (with sensor)||
yes (ANT+® and Bluetooth® Smart sensors)
|Available swim profiles||
Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming
|Open-water swim metrics (distance, pace, stroke count/rate, stroke distance, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories)|
|Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories)|
|Stroke type detection (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly) (pool swim only)|
|Drill logging (pool swim only)|
|Basic rest timer (up from 0) (pool swim only)|
|"Repeat on" rest timer (pool swim only)|
|Pool swim workouts|
- Instinct watch
- Charging/data cable