Garmin Instinct Solar

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DO WHAT YOU LOVE, LONGER

Instinct is a GPS smartwatch built to break convention, conquer the elements and endure longer. It’s now taking battery life to a new level by harnessing the power of the sun.

Experience unprecedented battery life with solar charging.

Military standard toughness lets you play rough without worry.

GPS, GLONASS and Galileo. Your 3 best friends in the wild.

Train smarter with built-in sports apps right on your wrist.

Get notifications straight from your phone to your wrist.

Do more. Charge less. Get up to 54 days in smartwatch mode.

Specs

Lens Material

Power Glass™

Bezel Material

fiber-reinforced polymer

Case material fiber-reinforced polymer
QuickFit™ watch band compatible

yes (22 mm)

Strap material

silicone

Physical size

45 x 45 x 15.3 mm
Fits wrists with a circumference of 132-224 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)
Weight

53 g

Battery life

Smartwatch: Up to 24 days/54 days with solar*
Battery Saver Watch Mode: Up to 56 days/Unlimited with solar*
GPS: Up to 30 hours/38 hours with solar**
Max Battery GPS Mode: Up to 70 hours/145 hours with solar**
Expedition GPS Activity: Up to 28 days/68 days 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 16 MB

Clock Features

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

Health Monitoring

Wrist-based Heart Rate (constant, every second)
Daily Resting Heart Rate
Abnormal Heart Rate Alerts yes (high and low)
Body Battery™ Energy Monitor
All-day Stress Tracking
Relaxation breathing timer
Sleep
Hydration yes (in Garmin Connect™)
Menstrual Cycle yes (in Garmin Connect™)

Sensors

GPS
GLONASS
Galileo
Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate monitor
Barometric altimeter
Compass
Accelerometer
Thermometer
Pulse Ox Blood Oxygen Saturation Monitor

Daily Smart Features

Connectivity Bluetooth®, ANT+®
Smart notifications
Text response/reject phone call with text (Android™ only)
Calendar
Weather
Battery Saver - customizable low power watch
Controls smartphone music
Find My Phone
Find My Watch
VIRB® Remote
Smartphone compatibility iPhone®, Android™
Pairs with Garmin Connect™ Mobile

Safety and Tracking Features

LiveTrack

Tactical Features

Dual grid coordinates

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)
Calories burned
Floors climbed
Distance traveled
Intensity minutes
TrueUp™
Move IQ™

Gym & Fitness Equipment

Available 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

HR zones
HR alerts
HR calories
% HR max
% HRR
Auto max HR
HR Broadcast (broadcasts HR data over ANT+™ to paired devices)
GPS speed and distance
Customizable data pages
Customizable activity profiles
Auto Pause®
Interval training
Advanced workouts
Downloadable training plans
Power Modes - customizable in-activity battery settings
Auto Lap®
Manual lap
Configurable lap alerts
Custom alerts
Audio prompts
Finish time
Virtual Partner
Race an Activity
Course guidance
Touch and/or button lock
Hot keys
Auto scroll
Activity history on watch
Physio TrueUp

Running Features

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)
Run workouts
Foot pod capable

Outdoor Recreation

Available outdoor recreation profiles

Hiking, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing, Kayaking, Fishing, Hunting, 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
Compatible with BaseCamp™
GPS coordinates
Sight 'N Go
Area calculation
Projected waypoint
Sun and moon information
XERO™ Locations
Expedition GPS Activity

Cycling Features

Alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goals including time, distance, heart rate or calories)
Courses
Available cycling profiles

Biking, Indoor Biking, Mountain Biking

Race an activity
Speed and cadence sensor support

yes (ANT+® and Bluetooth® Smart sensors)

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)
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)
Time and distance alerts
Pool swim workouts
Underwater wrist-based heart rate