Garmin Instinct

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Garmin Instinct: The Highlights

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

The Instinct 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 just above the median price of running watches today.

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Released
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Battery life
Battery life
336 hours
336 hours
336 hours
384 hours
480 hours
1220 hours
Battery life – GPS mode
Battery life – GPS mode
16 hours
30 hours
162 hours
42 hours
49 hours
105 hours
Screen size
Screen size
23 mm
33 mm
30 mm
33 mm
33 mm
20 mm
Weight
Weight
52 g
49 g
58 g
76 g
53 g
43 g
Height
Height
45 mm
46 mm
42 mm
47 mm
47 mm
40 mm
Resolution
Resolution
128 x 128 px
260 x 260 px
240 x 240 px
416 x 416 px
260 x 260 px
156 x 156 px
Waterproof depth
Waterproof depth
100 m
50 m
100 m
100 m
50 m
100 m
Pixel density
Pixel density
201 ppi
282 ppi
282 ppi
452 ppi
282 ppi
276 ppi
Battery power
Battery power
4380 mAh
Internal storage
Internal storage
0 GB
4 GB
32 GB
16 GB
32 GB
0 GB
Health tracking features
Health tracking features
BMI trackingCalorie burn trackingPeriod notificationsSleep trackingTemperature trackingWeight tracking
BMI trackingCalorie burn trackingCalorie intake trackingPeriod notificationsSleep trackingTemperature trackingWater intake trackingWeight trackingBMI trackingCalorie burn trackingCalorie intake trackingPeriod notificationsSleep trackingTemperature trackingWater intake trackingWeight trackingBMI trackingCalorie burn trackingCalorie intake trackingPeriod notificationsSleep trackingTemperature trackingWater intake trackingWeight trackingBMI trackingCalorie burn trackingCalorie intake trackingPeriod notificationsSleep trackingTemperature trackingWater intake trackingWeight trackingBMI trackingCalorie burn trackingCalorie intake trackingPeriod notificationsSleep trackingTemperature trackingWater intake trackingWeight tracking
Connectivity Types
Connectivity Types
ANT+Automatic syncingCloud syncingWireless syncing
ANT+Automatic syncingCloud syncingMac OS X compatibleNFCWi-FiWireless syncingANT+Automatic syncingCloud syncingNFCWi-FiWireless syncingANT+Automatic syncingCloud syncingMac OS X compatibleNFCWi-FiWireless syncingANT+Automatic syncingCloud syncingNFCWi-FiWireless syncingANT+Automatic syncingCloud syncingNFCWireless syncing
Sensors
Sensors
AccelerometerBarometerBody temperature sensorCadence sensorCompassGalileoGPSHeart rate monitor
AccelerometerBarometerBlood oxygenation monitorBody temperature sensorCompassGalileoGPSGyroscopeHeart rate monitorAccelerometerBarometerBlood oxygenation monitorBody temperature sensorCompassGPSGyroscopeHeart rate monitorAccelerometerBarometerBlood oxygenation monitorBody temperature sensorCompassGalileoGPSGyroscopeHeart rate monitorMonitors perspirationAccelerometerBarometerBlood oxygenation monitorBody temperature sensorCompassGalileoGPSGyroscopeHeart rate monitorAccelerometerBarometerBlood oxygenation monitorBody temperature sensorCompassGalileoGPSGyroscopeHeart rate monitorMonitors perspiration
Alerts
Alerts
Inactivity alertsIrregular heart rate warningsSilent alarmThunderstorm warningsVibrating alerts
Inactivity alertsIrregular heart rate warningsSilent alarmVibrating alertsInactivity alertsIrregular heart rate warningsSilent alarmSmart alarmVibrating alertsInactivity alertsIrregular heart rate warningsSilent alarmVibrating alertsInactivity alertsIrregular heart rate warningsSilent alarmVibrating alertsInactivity alertsIrregular heart rate warningsSilent alarmVibrating alerts
Screen features
Screen features
Always-on displayDamage resistant glass
Always-on displayDamage resistant glassForce touchAlways-on displaySapphire glassTouch screenAlways-on displayDamage resistant glassOLED/AMOLED displayTouch screenAlways-on displayDamage resistant glassTouch screenAlways-on display
Battery features
Battery features
Battery level indicatorRechargeable battery
Battery level indicatorRechargeable batteryBattery level indicatorRechargeable batterySolar powerWireless chargingBattery level indicatorRechargeable batteryWireless chargingBattery level indicatorRechargeable batterySolar powerBattery level indicatorRechargeable batterySolar powerWireless charging
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Garmin Instinct characteristics and specifications

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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 cm³
Strap width
22 mm
Width
45 mm
Height
45 mm
Thickness
15 mm
Weight
52 g
Temperature
Min. temperature
-20 °C
Max. temperature
60 °C
Waterproofing
Waterproof depth
100 m
Screen
Pixel density
201 ppi
Resolution
128 x 128 px
Screen size
23 mm

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