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Tactical Edition Instinct 2 Solar Watch

4.291666666666667 out of 5 stars
72 Reviews

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Why We Like The Tactical Edition Instinct 2 Solar Watch

While we aren't conducting military missions we still need the Garmin Tactical Edition Instinct 2 Solar Watch on our climbing, running, and hiking missions. This watch is packed full of GPS features, training feedback, and even solar charging to help us stay outside longer than ever before.


  • Feature-packed watch designed for tactical missions
  • Power Glass face offers durability and exceptional clarity
  • Smartwatch mode gives you unlimited battery with solar charging
  • Silicone strap encourages movement and all-day comfort
  • Connects to your phone for additional functionality
  • 30-hour battery life while using full GPS functions
  • Submersible rating handles surprise rainstorms
  • Please see size chart for complete list of technical features
  • Item #GRMF03C
Housing Material
fiber-reinforced polymer
Strap Material
Face Material
Power Glass
barometric altimeter
Heart Rate Monitor
Technical Features
see size chart
Garmin Connect App
Dual Times
Date Indicator
Weekday Indicator
alarm clock
Battery Life
[GPS] 30 hour, [max battery GPS Mode] 370 hour, [smartwatch] 28 day, [battery saver watch mode] 65 day
Claimed Weight
10 ATM
Face Size
23mm x 23mm
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year
road running, trail running, hiking, surfing, cycling

Overall Rating

4 based on 73 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 8 reviews
2 Stars - 2 reviews
3 Stars - 3 reviews
4 Stars - 11 reviews
5 Stars - 49 reviews

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1 out of 5 stars

February 21, 2024

Over priced

I bought this watch a few weeks ago. For the same amount of money as an Apple Watch it has way less features, far inferior screen quality and the band is causing a reaction on my skin that resembles necrotizing fasciitis. So I can’t even wear it. The one redeeming quality is that the battery life and solar feature are great.


Originally reviewed on Garmin

2 out of 5 stars

February 14, 2024


My Tactical Solar failed. Was told I could pay for a new Solar 2, as they can’t fix my dead Solar. Then they only had Black, and I wanted Green like I had or Tan. Overall I paid a bit, for something I am not overly enjoying or trust to last. Do your homework. I hope this watch lasts a few years.


Originally reviewed on Garmin

4 out of 5 stars

February 12, 2024

Great watch

Love the watch. Battery does not last as long as estimated though


Originally reviewed on Garmin

5 out of 5 stars

February 5, 2024

My favorite watch

I bought this watch over a year ago and I’ve never plugged it in to charge it. I do turn it off at night to conserve battery, but I have only charged it using solar. It currently has 22 days of use left, but it been around that amount since I bought it. I love all the features. Being able to keep track of my workouts effortlessly. Also, the navigation features are fantastic. I load up routes when I’m navigating in unknown terrain. The watch gets me to where I need to go. I’d recommend this watch for any field operator/military personnel (or just an outdoorsman or day to day use)!!!


Originally reviewed on Garmin

5 out of 5 stars

January 30, 2024

Great Features

I bought my Garmin watch 1 month ago and love it!!!


Originally reviewed on Garmin

5 out of 5 stars

January 22, 2024

Great Features

This smart watch has everything I wanted plus more.


Originally reviewed on Garmin

3 out of 5 stars

January 18, 2024

Would be best ever

Researched for a long time to find the RIGHT watch for me, ended up choosing the Instinct 2. Ran it about a month and half now and it is impressive. Does everything I had hoped for from tracking workouts and heart to helping monitor sleeping habits. It's been eye opening. Where this watch fails and fails big is the weather data and connectivity. Even if I manage to get the weather app to connect and show the latest data it will eventually disconnect. I've been trying to get it to reconnect for the last four days but haven't been able to, even after several shutdowns and re-syncs I've gotten nowhere. So of your an active outside kind person, like I am, and you like seeing Temps before stepping outside be prepared to be disappointed. If that's not your thing this watch is awesome and you'll have no issue. I am stuck being just a little disappointed everyday.


Originally reviewed on Garmin

4 out of 5 stars

January 16, 2024

Instinct 2

Got this for Christmas. The only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars is due to the learning curve of learning how to use it. I know that’s just me as I’m not tech oriented. So far I love this watch. The morning report it provides is nice


Originally reviewed on Garmin

5 out of 5 stars

January 8, 2024

Robust outdoor watch

Recieved this watch as a gift for Christmas. It has everything I wanted in a watch; comprehensive health analysis, incredible battery life, great display features. Couldn’t be happier.


Originally reviewed on Garmin

1 out of 5 stars

January 8, 2024


I bought the watch in June 2023 but I am not satisfied with its battery because it is dying fast each time i recharge it.


Originally reviewed on Garmin