Garmin Announce : Instinct Rugged GPS Watch

Garmin have just announced a new rugged outdoor watch with GPS. The Garmin Instinct features GLONASS and GALILEO satellite support, built-in 3-axis compass and barometric altimeter and wrist-based heart rate. In addition to solid Garmin navigation features, Instinct offers built-in sports apps, smart connectivity and all day activity tracking.

Instinct is a reliable tool built to endure challenging environments. The watch is constructed to military standards (MIL-STD-810G) for thermal, shock and water resistance (rated to 100 metres) with a tough fiber reinforced polymer case. It’s built with a chemically-strengthed and scratch-resistant high-contrast display that’s easy-to-read, especially in direct sunlight. Plus, it features fully-vented integrated silicone bands for secure fit.

Garmin Instinct

While in the field, feel confident exploring off the beaten path thanks to reliable guidance based on Garmin quality navigation features and advanced satellite positioning. The Instinct, supports multiple GNSS satellite networks with GPS, GLONASS and GALILEO to help track a users location in more challenging environments than with just GPS alone. Before venturing out, use the Garmin Explore™ app to plan the trip in advance and send your route or waypoints right to the watch. When it’s time to head back to camp, the TracBack® feature on the watch can navigate you safely on your recorded track back to the original starting point.

With built-in wrist based heart rate, users can monitor daily activity, stress, sleep and other wellness data1. Whether camping, on a training run or going through day-to-day activities, Instinct keeps track of heart rate, steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned and more. Hiking, running, biking, swimming, kayaking and skiing are just a few of the activities supported on the device. Through heart rate variability, the Instinct can track stress levels, allowing the user to be more aware of when physical or emotional sources may cause stress levels to rise.

Garmin Connect

When paired with a compatible smartphone, Instinct users can leave their phone packed away and protected while they receive smart notifications like texts, emails and other alerts right on the wrist. Instinct is compatible with Garmin Connect™, an online fitness community where users can track workouts, sleep patterns such as how much time spent in light, deep and REM cycles, and even compete in virtual fitness challenges. The Instinct will also be compatible with other Garmin devices including inReach Mini and VIRB action cameras. Wherever you are send and receive inReach Mini satellite communication messages2, declare an SOS and control the VIRB start and stop function.

Garmin Instinct : Price

Instinct features a battery life of up to 14 days in smartwatch mode, up to 16 hours in GPS mode, and up to 40 hours in UltraTrac™ battery saver mode. It is available in Graphite, Tundra and Flame Red for a suggested retail price of £269.99.

Instinct is the latest solution from Garmin’s expanding outdoor segment, which focuses on developing technologies and innovations to enhance users’ outdoor experiences. Whether hiking, trail running, mountain biking, golfing, diving or using satellite communication, Garmin outdoor devices are essential tools for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels.


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