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Instinct GPS Watch
When you're traveling for long miles outdoors, you could rely firmly on instinct, but it might serve you a little better to rely on the Garmin Instinct GPS Watch. This rugged and durable watch has everything you want in a GPS smartwatch, with fitness features, daily activity trackers, and outdoor-specific functions that make it a trusted go-to for all of your endeavors. Plus, it's been constructed to U.S. military standard for thermal, shock, and water resistance, so you know it'll be able to hold up to your most intense pursuits.
This watch was made for the outdoors, and it's got a ton of features to help you on all of your backcountry missions. Whether you're ski touring, backpacking, or hiking to the crag, Garmin's Tracback feature will deliver an accurate GPS route of your whole trip, letting you plan for the journey home and helping you find your way in low-light conditions. You'll also be prepared for any surprise weather thanks to the barometric Storm Alert feature, taking the guesswork out of summit pushes and day hikes. Outdoor-specific sport modes help you get accurate data no matter the adventure, and three distinct battery modes fit your needs based on activity.
Speaking of activity, this watch has plenty of ways to boost your health and wellness when you're not sleeping under the stars or hiking through the dawn. Daily fitness features include a step counter with adaptive goals, activity reminders to get you up and moving when you've been sedentary for too long, and a sleep tracker to keep you well rested and ready for anything. When you're running or cycling the high-tech heart rate monitor will give you reliable readings, including heart rate zones and your percentage of max heart rate. You'll even be able to track your calories burned and daily stress levels, which should be low thanks to the easy smartphone compatibility making your life a whole lot easier.
- Rugged and durable GPS made for long outdoor adventures
- GPS and Tracback data help you find your way in the backcountry
- Garmen Explore app helps you plan routes in advance
- Barometer delivers storm warnings and altitude readings
- Three battery modes let you plan and save battery based on pursuits
- Smartphone compatibility lets you receive alerts from your phone
- 100m water resistance lets you swim in gym pools and mountain lakes
- Everyday fitness features help you maintain a healthy lifestyle
- Item #GRM009V
- Housing Material
- fiber-reinforced polymer
- Strap Material
- Face Material
- chemically strengthened glass
- Technical Features
- weather functions, sleep tracking, adaptive goals, HR monitor
- Operating System
- compatible with Garmen Connect and Garmen Explore
- Date Indicator
- Battery Life
- [smartwatch mode] up to 14 days, [GPS mode] up to 16 hours, [UltraTrac mode] up to 40 hours
- charging cable
- Face Size
- Claimed Weight
- Recommended Use
- backpacking, hiking, road cycling, road running, swimming, trail running, training, triathlon
- Manufacturer Warranty
- 1 year
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What do you think about this product?
September 24, 2019
Comfortable and Functional
- I've put it through the wringer
The watch feels great, the size is perfect for an active lifestyle. I’ve used it while Surfing, hiking, swimming, dirt-bike riding , at the gym and have had no problems at all. very light, provides great feedback to take my training to the next level.
May 18, 2019
Garmin Instinct is Fantastic!
- I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Lightweight, waterproof, great topical maps, easy to use, super durable & with some serious weather alerting feature!! I’m super excited to use it next week on our high backcountry packaging trip! The different battery life features will definitely come in handy along with my Goal Zero Recharger to help keep me connected / on track to find our way back safely!
May 12, 2019
Garmin Instinct Rocks!
- I've used it several times
This was an upgrade from my previous Garmin, which I had for about 4 years. I was due for another and my running coach suggested I try the Instinct. It is everything he said it was. Tracks my mileage, my elevation, my mile splits, my heartrate.... even my VO2 max. It is extremely lightweight and easy to use when running. Well worth the money!
August 5, 2019
Hey Josh, Thanks for the review! This watch doesn't measure VO2 max, according to Garmin's website, so you must be mistaken about that. https://www8.garmin.com/manuals/webhelp/instinct/EN-US/GUID-27D02834-31AB-43EA-8F08-969BD4A4F025-homepage.html
May 6, 2019
GPS at his wrist.
Got this as a gift and it’s been great! Friend is excited to use it for next ski season but more excited to use it for climbing and hiking. Features like the barometric storm alert and GPS function are life savers when out in the backcountry. So not only is it a great gift for someone who likes to see how much altitude gain there is but also because it helps people find their way home too.
November 4, 2019
Wrist band size: I have a tiny wrist, how small is the wrist band