Fibre-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 colours, high contrast displays and purpose-built design bring to life a non-traditional smartwatch that turns heads at every glance.
Break the mould.
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 metres).
View how various settings and sensors impact your watch’s battery life, so you can make battery-extending changes on the fly.
Use preloaded activity profiles for surfing, 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.
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.
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
Optimise 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.
Access multiple global navigation satellite systems (gps, glonass and galileo) to track in more challenging environments than gps alone.
Navigate your next trail with abc sensors, including an altimeter for elevation data, barometer to monitor weather and three-axis electronic compass.
Take the guesswork out of your return journey by using this feature to navigate the same route back to your starting point.
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.
Easily see your plans for the day with a dedicated calendar screen.
Lens material power glass™
Bezel material fibre-reinforced polymer
Case material fibre-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
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
Gps time sync
Automatic daylight saving time
Wrist-based heart rate (constant, every second)
Daily resting heart rate
Abnormal heart rate alerts yes (high and low)
Body battery™ energy monitor
All-day stress tracking
Relaxation breathing timer
Hydration yes (in garmin connect™)
Menstrual cycle yes (in garmin connect™)
Garmin elevate™ wrist heart rate monitor
Pulse ox blood oxygen saturation monitor
Daily smart features
Connectivity bluetooth®, ant+®
Text response/reject phone call with text (android™ only)
Battery saver - customisable low power watch
Controls smartphone music
Find my phone
Find my watch
Virb® camera remote
Smartphone compatibility iphone®, android™
Compatible with garmin connect™ mobile
Safety and tracking features
Dual grid coordinates
Activity tracking features
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)
Available gym activity profiles strength, cardio and elliptical training, stair stepping, floor climbing, indoor rowing and yoga
Automatic rep counting
Training, planning and analysis features
% hr max
Auto max hr
Hr broadcast (broadcasts hr data over ant+™ to paired devices)
Gps speed and distance
Customisable activity profiles
Downloadable training plans
Power modes - customizable in-activity battery settings
Configurable lap alerts
Race an activity
Touch and/or button lock
Activity history on watch
Available run profiles running, treadmill running, indoor track running, trail running
Gps-based distance, time and pace
Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute)
Foot pod capable
Outdoor recreation features
Available outdoor recreation profiles hiking, climbing, mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, xc skiing, stand up paddleboarding, rowing, kayaking, fishing, hunting, tactical
Breadcrumb trail in real time
Back to start
Distance to destination
Barometric trend indicator with storm alert
Trail run auto climb
Future elevation plot
Compatible with basecamp™
Sight 'n go
Sun and moon information
Expedition gps activity
Alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goals including time, distance, heart rate or calories)
Available cycling profiles biking, indoor biking, mountain biking
Race an activity
Speed and cadence sensor support (with sensor) yes (ant+® and bluetooth® smart sensors)
Available swim profiles pool swimming, open water swimming