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Surf Edition Instinct 2S Watch

4 out of 5 stars
11 Reviews

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Why We Like the Garmin Surf Edition Instinct 2S Watch

You might find us surfing one day and mountain biking the next, and Garmin’s Instinct 2S Watch handles it all with water and land sport capabilities. This feature-heavy GPS smartwatch includes essential tracking, notification, and safety features—in addition to convenient add-ons like downloadable apps, data fields, and widgets.

Housing Material
fiber-reinforced polymer
Strap Material
Face Material
Power Glass
yes, GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, TracBack Routing
Heart Rate Monitor
Technical Features
see size chart
Bluetooth, ANT+
Operating System
Garmin Connect
Dual Times
Date Indicator
Weekday Indicator
alarm clock, goal reached alerts, time alerts, distance alerts, abnormal heart-rate alert, storm alert
Battery Type
Battery Life
[smartwatch] 21 days, [battery saver watch mode] 50 days, [GPS] 22hr, [max battery GPS] 54hr, [expedition GPS] 25 days
Low Battery Indicator
Instinct 2S - Surf Edition, charging / data cable, documentation
Claimed Weight
yes, 10ATM (100m)
Face Size
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year
surfing, kiteboarding, windsurfing, paddling

Overall Rating

4 based on 11 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 0 reviews
2 Stars - 2 reviews
3 Stars - 1 reviews
4 Stars - 3 reviews
5 Stars - 5 reviews

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2 out of 5 stars

March 20, 2024


Not as easy to program as I had hoped. Cannot program the tide. It was on then it said no information.


Originally reviewed on Garmin

5 out of 5 stars

December 20, 2023

Fits perfectly

I love my watch. I have a tiny wrist and it fits perfect. Big fan of this watch.

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Originally reviewed on Garmin

5 out of 5 stars

December 20, 2023

Must have!!!!!

I’m a 45yr old lady and any purchase to look younger, this was one of them!! About a month ago I bought my garmin surf specifically to track my new found love of swimming however what a perfect way to hold myself accountable for my daily goals. I get more compliments on the color then expected!!! I have far less time scrolling pointless social media because now when I pick my phone up my time is spent in my Garmin app!!! I love it!! I purchased bracelets to dress it up when needed!! It far exceeded my expectations!!!


Originally reviewed on Garmin

5 out of 5 stars

May 11, 2023

Fun Colors and Great Battery Life!

I purchased this to replace my prior watch. I was looking for something lighter than my previous watch, with external buttons instead of touch face, and features for backpacking, hiking and trail running. This has been a perfect fit. Plus it's awesome that it comes in fun colors! So far the watch has been accurate and it's the first watch I can keep on all day every day without being annoyed. Great purchase.


Originally reviewed on Garmin

2 out of 5 stars

December 22, 2022

The watch band is causing a pretty bad allergy

My wrist is so itchy due to the watch band despite I kept washing both my skin and the watch.. I even have to take it off sometimes to ease the situation.. The watch itself is good though. I used it for running for now. Look forward to the heart rate monitoring during bike rides. The Garmin connect app had a bug previously that doesn't allow me to edit any watch settings. After uninstalling and reinstalling the app, the problem was gone.


Originally reviewed on Garmin

4 out of 5 stars

December 10, 2022

Great watch...

...but didn't work for me. I wanted so hard to make it work. I have cataract replacement lens and the face wasn't bright enough nor enough contrast for me to see without my glasses, which I don't wear when hiking! I opted for the Venu 2S and love it!

Jean in Baltimore

Originally reviewed on Garmin

4 out of 5 stars

September 16, 2022

Great watch and features

Love the watch and the features, however I had to purchase a new band as the watch only came with the smallest size. For the price tag, Garmin should throw in both size bands.


Originally reviewed on Garmin

3 out of 5 stars

September 4, 2022

Too complex

I bought this a year ago and I am still trying to figure out what apps I need to down load to get it to work as well as my fit bit. Seems it is not all in one but pieced together with a number of apps. My plan was to use it windsurfing so knowing the tides is great if it worked all the time. I am currently using my old golf Garmin while golfing since the distances are right on the watch. I haven't been able to do that with this watch unless I have the app on my phone. I find that when crossing time changes the watch doesn't update unless you can get a satellite GPS. Hard to do from inside airports. The good news is that it is waterproof and shock proof.


Originally reviewed on Garmin

5 out of 5 stars

August 27, 2022

Super Great!

Really like this watch. All the tracking features are great and like that I can grab gpa coordinates.


Originally reviewed on Garmin

4 out of 5 stars

July 20, 2022

Bought for swimming!

I have not used this for any water activities except for swimming. I really just wanted it to be waterproof and I LOVE LOVE the colors! I was pretty disappointed because I did not find clear explanations of the differences between the Solar version and the one I bought. Specifically I am sad about the missing Garmin Pay feature.


Originally reviewed on Garmin