Garmin Instinct

Rugged GPS Smartwatch

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  • Technical Features

Technical Features for Garmin Instinct

  • Overview
  • Specifications
  • What’s Included
This rugged, reliable outdoor GPS watch is built to the U.S. military standard 810G for thermal, shock and water resistance (rated to 100 meters). The fiber-reinforced polymer case adds strength and durability, and the chemically strengthened, scratch-resistant display is high-contrast enough to read in bright sunlight, so you can take it with you into the extremes you face every day. Plus, the fully vented silicone bands include 2 independent, removable keeper loops to ensure a secure fit and to keep you from getting caught on things. Multiple global navigation satellite systems (GPS, GLONASS and Galileo) support helps you track in more challenging environments than with GPS alone. Monitor your heart rate all day with Elevate™ wrist heart rate technology. Take your training to the next level with preloaded activity profiles such as running, biking, swimming and more. Smart notifications at the wrist keep you connected to what matters. Use the TracBack® feature to navigate back to your starting point the same way you came. Plan trips in advance using the Garmin Explore™ app.
Militry Standard Toughness

Withstand the elements with military
standard toughness.

GPS Tracking

Navigate your world with multi-GNSS
satellite support and outdoor sensors.

Train Smarter

Train smarter with built-in sports
app right on your wrist.


Pair with your compatible smartphone
for on-wrist messaging, alerts and notifications.

GPS map Check

Map, track, sync and share
your trek from anywhere with our exclusive app.


Get up to 14 days in smartwatch

Made to Endure


Instinct is built to the U.S. military standard 810 for thermal, shock and water resistance (rated to 100 meters)


Internal, rechargeable lithium battery provides up to 14 days in smartwatch mode, up to 16 hours in GPS mode and up to 40 hours in UltraTrac™ battery saver mode.


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.

Monitor your body and train smarter


Enhanced optical heart rate technology gauges the intensity of your fitness activities.


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.


Use preloaded activity profiles for running, hiking, mountain biking, swimming and more.
Stay connected


Receive emails, texts and alerts right on your watch when paired with a compatible smartphone. You can even respond to texts if you have an Android™ phone.


Pair Instinct with select inReach devices (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.


Connect with Astro® or Alpha® dog devices to receive dog status updates and alerts right on your wrist.



Lens Material

chemically strengthened glass

Bezel Material

fiber-reinforced polymer

Case material fiber-reinforced polymer
QuickFit™ watch band compatible

yes (22 mm)

Strap material


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)

52 g

Battery life Smartwatch mode: Up to 14 days
GPS mode: Up to 16 hours
UltraTrac™ mode: Up to 40 hours
Water rating 10 ATM
Memory/History 16 MB

Clock Features:

Time/date Right Check
GPS Time Sync Right Check
Automatic daylight saving time Right Check
Alarm clock Right Check
Timer Right Check
Stopwatch Right Check
Sunrise/sunset times Right Check


GPS Right Check
GLONASS Right Check
Galileo Right Check
Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate monitor Right Check
Barometric altimeter Right Check
Compass Right Check
Accelerometer Right Check
Thermometer Right Check

Daily Smart Features:

Connectivity Bluetooth®, ANT+®
Smart notifications Right Check
Text response/reject phone call with text (Android™ only) Right Check
Calendar Right Check
Weather Right Check
Controls smartphone music Right Check
Find My Phone Right Check
Find My Watch Right Check
VIRB® Remote Right Check
Smartphone compatibility iPhone®, Android™
Pairs with Garmin Connect™ Mobile Right Check

Safety and Tracking Features:

LiveTrack Right Check

Tactical Features:

Dual grid coordinates Right Check

Activity Tracking Features:

Step counter Right Check
Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it) Right Check
Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal) Right Check
Sleep monitoring (monitors total sleep and periods of movement or restful sleep) Right Check
Calories burned Right Check
Floors climbed Right Check
Distance traveled Right Check
Intensity minutes Right Check
TrueUp™ Right Check
Move IQ™ Right Check
All-day Stress Tracking Right Check

Gym & Fitness Equipment:

Available gym activity profiles Strength, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing and Yoga
Cardio workouts Right Check
Strength workouts Right Check
Automatic rep counting Right Check

Training, Planning and Analysis Features:

GPS speed and distance Right Check
Customizable data pages Right Check
Customizable activity profiles Right Check
Auto Pause® Right Check
Interval training Right Check
Advanced workouts Right Check
Downloadable training plans Right Check
Auto Lap® Right Check
Manual lap Right Check
Configurable lap alerts Right Check
Custom alerts Right Check
Audio prompts Right Check
Finish time Right Check
Virtual Partner Right Check
Race an Activity Right Check
Course guidance Right Check
Touch and/or button lock Right Check
Hot keys Right Check
Auto scroll Right Check
Activity history on watch Right Check
Physio TrueUp Right Check

Heart Rate Features:

HR zones Right Check
HR alerts Right Check
HR calories Right Check
% HR max Right Check
% HRR Right Check
Auto max HR Right Check
HR Broadcast (broadcasts HR data over ANT+™ to paired devices) yes (using ANT+)

Running Features:

Available Run Profiles Running, Treadmill Running, Trail Running, Indoor Track Running
GPS-Based Distance, Time And Pace Yes
Cadence (Provides Real-Time Number Of Steps Per Minute) Yes
Foot Pod Capable Yes

Outdoor Recreation Features:

Available outdoor recreation profiles

Hiking, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing, Kayaking, Tactical

Point-to-point navigation Right Check
Bread crumb trail in real time Right Check
Back to start Right Check
TracBack® Right Check
UltraTrac mode Right Check
Elevation profile Right Check
Distance to destination Right Check
Barometric trend indicator with Storm Alert Right Check
Trail run auto climb Right Check
Vertical speed Right Check
Total ascent/descent Right Check
Future elevation plot Right Check
Compatible with BaseCamp™ Right Check
GPS coordinates Right Check
Sight 'N Go Right Check
Area calculation Right Check
Projected waypoint Right Check
Sun and moon information Right Check
XERO™ Locations Right Check

Cycling Features:

Alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goals including time, distance, heart rate or calories) Right Check
Courses Right Check
Available cycling profiles

Biking, Indoor Biking, Mountain Biking

Race an activity Right Check
Speed and cadence sensor support (with sensor)

yes (ANT+® and Bluetooth® Smart sensors)

Swimming Features:

Available swim profiles

Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming

Open-water swim metrics (distance, pace, stroke count/rate, stroke distance, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories) Right Check
Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories) Right Check
Stroke type detection (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly) (pool swim only) Right Check
Drill logging (pool swim only) Right Check
Basic rest timer (up from 0) (pool swim only) Right Check
"Repeat on" rest timer (pool swim only) Right Check
Pool swim workouts Right Check
What's Included
  • Instinct
  • Charging/data cable
  • Documentation

Works with Garmin Models:

  • Alpha®: 100
  • Astro®: 430
  • Astro®: 900
  • inReach®: Mini
  • PRO 550 Plus
  • VIRB®: 360
  • VIRB®: Ultra 30
  • Xero™: A1 Bow Sight
  • Xero™: A1i Bow Sight
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