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Overview

The Instinct is a running watch family from Garmin. This is the original product in the family.

It was released in 2018. The latest model in the family is the Garmin Instinct 2S Solar.

Based on our monitoring of prices across the internet, it's currently in the cheapest 20% of running watches today.

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Released
Oct 2018
Nov 2022Oct 2022Oct 2022Oct 2022
productAthletes
Pro athlete users
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Ian Sharman
Battery life
Battery life
336 hours
672 hours
672 hours
288 hours
288 hours
288 hours
Battery life – GPS mode
Battery life – GPS mode
16 hours
30 hours
111 hours
28 hours
28 hours
28 hours
Screen size
Screen size
23 mm
23 mm
23 mm
30 mm
30 mm
30 mm
Weight
Weight
52 g
52 g
65 g
144 g
87 g
88 g
Height
Height
45 mm
45 mm
45 mm
46 mm
46 mm
46 mm
Resolution
Resolution
128 x 128 px
176 x 176 px
176 x 176 px
240 x 240 px
240 x 240 px
240 x 240 px
Waterproof depth
Waterproof depth
100 m
100 m
100 m
100 m
100 m
Pixel density
Pixel density
201 ppi
276 ppi
283 ppi
283 ppi
283 ppi
Battery power
Battery power
4380 mAh
Internal storage
Internal storage
0 GB
0 GB
0 GB
32 GB
Health tracking features
Health tracking features
BMI trackingCalorie burn trackingPeriod notificationsSleep trackingTemperature trackingWeight tracking
BMI trackingCalorie burn trackingCalorie intake trackingFertility notificationsOvulation predictionPeriod notificationsPeriod start date predictionsSleep trackingTemperature trackingWater intake trackingWeight trackingBMI trackingCalorie burn trackingCalorie intake trackingFertility notificationsOvulation predictionPeriod notificationsPeriod start date predictionsSleep trackingTemperature trackingWater intake trackingWeight trackingBMI trackingCalorie burn trackingFertility notificationsOvulation predictionPeriod notificationsPeriod start date predictionsSleep trackingTemperature trackingWater intake trackingBMI trackingCalorie burn trackingFertility notificationsOvulation predictionPeriod notificationsPeriod start date predictionsSleep trackingTemperature trackingWater intake trackingBMI trackingCalorie burn trackingFertility notificationsOvulation predictionPeriod notificationsPeriod start date predictionsSleep trackingTemperature trackingWater intake tracking
Connectivity Types
Connectivity Types
ANT+Automatic syncingCloud syncingWireless syncing
ANT+NFCANT+NFCANT+Wi-FiANT+Wi-FiANT+Wi-Fi
Sensors
Sensors
AccelerometerBarometerBody temperature sensorCadence sensorCompassGalileoGPSHeart rate monitor
AccelerometerBarometerBlood oxygenation monitorBody temperature sensorCompassGalileoGPSGyroscopeHeart rate monitorMonitors perspirationAccelerometerBarometerBlood oxygenation monitorBody temperature sensorCompassGalileoGPSHeart rate monitorMonitors perspirationAccelerometerBarometerBlood oxygenation monitorCadence sensorCompassGalileoGPSGyroscopeHeart rate monitorAccelerometerBarometerBlood oxygenation monitorCadence sensorCompassGPSGyroscopeHeart rate monitorAccelerometerBarometerBlood oxygenation monitorCadence sensorCompassGalileoGPSGyroscopeHeart rate monitor
Alerts
Alerts
Inactivity alertsIrregular heart rate warningsSilent alarmThunderstorm warningsVibrating alerts
Inactivity alertsIrregular heart rate warningsSilent alarmVibrating alertsVoice feedbackInactivity alertsIrregular heart rate warningsSilent alarmVibrating alertsVoice feedbackInactivity alertsSilent alarmVibrating alertsVoice feedbackInactivity alertsSilent alarmVibrating alertsVoice feedbackInactivity alertsSilent alarmVibrating alertsVoice feedback
Screen features
Screen features
Always-on displayDamage resistant glass
Always-on displayAlways-on displayAlways-on displaySapphire glassAlways-on displaySapphire glassAlways-on displaySapphire glass
Battery features
Battery features
Battery level indicatorRechargeable battery
Rechargeable batterySolar powerRechargeable batterySolar powerRechargeable batteryRechargeable batteryRechargeable battery
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Garmin Instinct characteristics and specifications

Characteristics
SportsRunning (+97)
BrandGarmin (+61)
FeaturesAchievements (+72)Auto pause (+69)Calendar sync (+52)Call control (+55)has fast/slow heart rate notifications (+64)has HRV tracking (+57)measures resting heart rate (+66)measures VO2 max (+62)Multi-sport mode (+70)Music playback (+67)Phone locator (+63)Social network integration (+53)Sunrise/sunset time (+64)Uploadable maps (+45)Widgets (+69)
Activity Tracking FeaturesActivity detection (+79)Activity tagging (+88)Coaching (+55)Distance tracking (+93)Elevation tracking (+85)Goal setting (+62)Live tracking (+47)Pace measurement (+92)Route uploads (+62)Steps tracking (+92)Swim stroke counter (+77)Swim stroke recognition (+46)Trackback mode (+59)
Health tracking featuresBMI tracking (+46)Calorie burn tracking (+78)Period notifications (+50)Sleep tracking (+75)Temperature tracking (+51)Weight tracking (+38)
Connectivity TypesANT+ (+65)Automatic syncing (+51)Cloud syncing (+53)Wireless syncing (+63)
SensorsAccelerometer (+90)Barometer (+75)Body temperature sensor (+55)Cadence sensor (+44)Compass (+82)Galileo (+48)GPS (+92)Heart rate monitor (+85)
WaterproofingsIP67 (+83)Sweat resistant (+83)
AlertsInactivity alerts (+63)Irregular heart rate warnings (+35)Silent alarm (+71)Thunderstorm warnings (+23)Vibrating alerts (+74)
Supported peripheralsCompatible heart monitor (+72)Compatible smart scales (+50)
Screen featuresAlways-on display (+71)Damage resistant glass (+30)
Battery featuresBattery level indicator (+62)Rechargeable battery (+93)
Specificationsvs Average
Released
Oct 2018
Battery
Battery power
4380 mAh
Battery life – GPS mode
16 hours
Battery life
336 hours
System
Bluetooth version
4
Internal storage
0 GB
Measurements
Volume
31 cmΒ³
Strap width
22 mm
Width
45 mm
Height
45 mm
Thickness
15 mm
Weight
52 g
Temperature
Min. temperature
-20 Β°C
Max. temperature
60 Β°C
Waterproofing
Waterproof depth
100 m
Screen
Pixel density
201 ppi
Resolution
128 x 128 px
Screen size
23 mm

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