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Garmin Instinct Outdoor GPS Watch


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Garmin Instinct GPS Watch

Are you an outdoor enthusiast looking for a no-nonsense companion? Meet the Garmin Instinct, your new wingman for adventure, sports and fitness. This rugged and reliable outdoor GPS watch is for is designed for those exploring and working in outdoor environments, including first responders. It features key sensors and exceptional navigation technology so you’ll never lose your bearings. And, it offers information about sleep, number of steps, heart rate, intensity minutes and stress in everyday life to keep you on track when you’re back on the beaten path. Whether you’re conquering the concrete jungle or exploring the wilderness, the Instinct is a worker-bee watch. It provides everything you need without the bells and whistles that drive up cost on many advanced lifestyle watches. Features include call and text alerts that keep you connected when paired with your cell phone. Trust your Instinct.


  • Smart notifications and find my phone/device tracking
  • Essential outdoor navigation features including TrackBack, Waypoints, Courses, Sight ‘n Go and coordinates plus altimeter, barometer and 3-axis compass
  • Twenty-eight different sports modes from walking to snowboarding (even boating) are covered in options for active lifestyles
  • Lightweight materials with integrated band
  • Monochrome screen visible in all lighting conditions (including intense sunlight) with a mini-overlay for additional information/icons
  • GPS/GLONASS/Galileo - a multi-national group of navigating systems that provide additional satellites for more reliable accuracy
  • Pairs perfectly with your phone or the Garmin inReach Mini to help retrace your steps
  • Works with other outdoor devices such as Garmin Astro & Alpha for dog tracking and the Xero Bow Sight for hunting
  • Part of the Garmin Ecosystem; it integrates with other Garmin products for an easily compatible experience
  • Compatible with Garmin Connect, a comprehensive fitness and health platform that assists in achieving workout and health goals


  • Display Size: 1.2" (30.4 mm) diameter
  • Display Resolution: 240 x 240 pixels (memory-in-pixel display)
  • Weight: 39 g
  • Case size 44 mm
  • Meets the MIL-STD-810 military standard for thermal, shock and water performance
  • Water Rating: 10 ATM/100 meters
  • Battery Life: 14 days Smartwatch mode; 16 hours GPS; 40 hours UltraTrac

What's in the Box:

  • Garmin Instinct
  • Charging/data cable
  • Manual & documentation

Want to learn more about the Garmin Instinct? Read our review of the Garmin Instinct.

Frequently Asked Questions

No. The Garmin Instinct is a workhorse for outdoor and sporting activities, not a lifestyle watch. Its features are focused on providing information for adventurers and athletes.

No, the Garmin Instinct does not support music storage or applications.

The watch provides essential vitals such as heart rate, sleep patterns, number of steps, intensity minutes and stress levels. It does not track metrics such as training status, VO2Max, lactate threshold, training load or recovery/training effect.

No. The Instinct’s vitals are focused on basics and do not include metrics provided by the Connect IQ platform.

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