Garmin

Instinct Solar

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.


ENGINEERED FOR ENDURANCE

 

 

Fiber-reinforced polymer case, chemically strengthened, scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla® glass and a battery powered by the sun creates a device that’s built to endure.

DESIGNED TO BE DARING

 

 

Bold colors, high contrast displays and purpose-built design bring to life a non-traditional smartwatch that turns heads at every glance.

Break the mold.

 

SOLAR BATTERY

 

 

Variable based on sun-exposure, Instinct can provide unprecedented battery life to those that explore under the sun.

MILITARY STANDARD 810

 

 

Instinct is built to the U.S. military standard 810 for thermal, shock and water resistance (rated to 100 meters).

POWER MANAGER

 

 

View how various settings and sensors impact your watch’s battery life, so you can make battery-extending changes on the fly.

Train smarter.

 

 

SPORTS APPS

 

 

Use preloaded activity profiles for swimming, running, biking, hiking, rowing, strength and more.

WRIST-BASED HEART RATE

 

 

Get heart rate data1 along with alerts if your heart rate stays too high or too low while you’re at rest. Gauge how hard your heart is working during activities, even underwater.

PULSE OX

 

 

For altitude acclimation or sleep monitoring, a Pulse Ox2 sensor uses light beams at your wrist to gauge how well your body is absorbing oxygen.

STRESS TRACKING

 

 

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.

BODY BATTERY™ ENERGY MONITOR

 

 

Optimize your body’s energy reserves, using heart rate variability, stress, sleep and other data to gauge when you’re ready to be active or when you may need to rest.


 


Trust your Instincts. But also confirm them.

 

MULTI-GNSS SUPPORT

 

 

Access multiple global navigation satellite systems (GPS, GLONASS and Galileo) to track in more challenging environments than GPS alone.

ABC SENSORS

 

 

Navigate your next trail with ABC sensors, including an altimeter for elevation data, barometer to monitor weather and three-axis electronic compass.

TRACBACK® ROUTING

 

 

Take the guesswork out of your return journey by using this feature to navigate the same route back to your starting point.

Stay connected.

SMART NOTIFICATIONS

 

 

Receive emails, texts and alerts right on your watch when paired with a compatible device.

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.

CALENDAR VIEW

 

 

Easily see your plans for the day with a dedicated calendar screen.


Map, track, sync and share from anywhere using the Garmin Explore™ app

 

General

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) Yes
DAILY RESTING HEART RATE Yes
ABNORMAL HEART RATE ALERTS yes (high and low)
PULSE OX BLOOD OXYGEN SATURATION yes (spot-check and optionally in sleep)
BODY BATTERY™ ENERGY MONITOR Yes
ALL-DAY STRESS Yes
RELAXATION BREATHING TIMER Yes
SLEEP yes (Advanced)
HYDRATION yes (in Garmin Connect™)
WOMAN'S HEALTH 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 Yes
TEXT RESPONSE/REJECT PHONE CALL WITH TEXT (ANDROID™ ONLY) Yes
CALENDAR Yes
WEATHER Yes
BATTERY SAVER (CUSTOMIZABLE LOW POWER WATCH) Yes
CONTROLS SMARTPHONE MUSIC Yes
FIND MY PHONE Yes
FIND MY WATCH Yes
VIRB® REMOTE Yes
SMARTPHONE COMPATIBILITY iPhone®, Android™
PAIRS WITH GARMIN CONNECT™ MOBILE Yes

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 Yes
STRENGTH WORKOUTS Yes
AUTOMATIC REP COUNTING Yes

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 Yes
CADENCE (PROVIDES REAL-TIME NUMBER OF STEPS PER MINUTE) Yes
RUN WORKOUTS Yes
FOOT POD CAPABLE Yes

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 Yes
BREAD CRUMB TRAIL IN REAL TIME Yes
BACK TO START Yes
TRACBACK® Yes
ULTRATRAC MODE Yes
ELEVATION PROFILE Yes
DISTANCE TO DESTINATION Yes
BAROMETRIC TREND INDICATOR WITH STORM ALERT Yes
TRAIL RUN AUTO CLIMB Yes
VERTICAL SPEED Yes
TOTAL ASCENT/DESCENT Yes
FUTURE ELEVATION PLOT Yes
COMPATIBLE WITH BASECAMP™ Yes
GPS COORDINATES Yes
SIGHT 'N GO Yes
AREA CALCULATION Yes
PROJECTED WAYPOINT Yes
SUN AND MOON INFORMATION Yes
XERO™ LOCATIONS Yes
EXPEDITION GPS ACTIVITY Yes

Cycling Features

ALERTS (TRIGGERS ALARM WHEN YOU REACH GOALS INCLUDING TIME, DISTANCE, HEART RATE OR CALORIES) Yes
COURSES Yes
AVAILABLE CYCLING PROFILES

Biking, Indoor Biking, Mountain Biking

RACE AN ACTIVITY
SPEED AND CADENCE SENSOR SUPPORT (W/SENSOR)

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) Yes
POOL SWIM METRICS (LENGTHS, DISTANCE, PACE, STROKE COUNT, SWIM EFFICIENCY (SWOLF), CALORIES) Yes
STROKE TYPE DETECTION (FREESTYLE, BACKSTROKE, BREASTSTROKE, BUTTERFLY) (POOL SWIM ONLY) Yes
DRILL LOGGING (POOL SWIM ONLY) Yes
BASIC REST TIMER (UP FROM 0) (POOL SWIM ONLY) Yes
"REPEAT ON" REST TIMER (POOL SWIM ONLY) Yes
TIME AND DISTANCE ALERTS Yes
POOL SWIM WORKOUTS Yes
UNDERWATER WRIST-BASED HEART RATE Yes
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