Garmin Instinct 2 Solar

Rugged GPS Smartwatch with Solar Charging

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Technical Features for Garmin Instinct 2 Solar

The Garmin Instinct® 2 Solar is a rugged GPS smartwatch that supports solar charging. It is engineered for endurance with a water rating of 100 meters, thermal and shock-resistant construction, and a scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass. This tough smartwatch fits every definition of styling and also comes with a range of advanced training and health monitoring tools and features to help the users improve their fitness and understand their body better. It offers multi-GNSS support along with an altimeter, barometer, and a 3-axis electronic compass to track all of the user's adventures and even help them in precise navigation. The Instinct series smartwatch can connect to your smartphone, bringing smart notifications for emails, texts and alerts right on the watch screen. It also opens the doors to smart contactless payments via the Garmin Pay app. This rugged smartwatch's powerful performance is powered by unlimited battery life, all thanks to the solar charging.

With built-in sports apps and daily workout suggestions, the Instinct 2 Solar GPS smartwatch knows how to keep the user trained, taking into account their fitness levels. The smartwatch has a VO2 Max tool that helps the user understand their expected performance and how it may vary with heat or altitude. To give a better understanding of their body, users also get tools like wrist-based heart rate, stress tracking, advanced sleep monitoring, Body Battery energy monitoring, Pulse Ox, and more. The Instinct 2 Solar GPS watch also offers dedicated women's health tracking features to help women track their menstrual cycles or pregnancy and get exercise and nutrition education too.
Factory Information:
User Manual Safety Datasheet

Instinct® 2 Solar Features:

  • Rugged GPS Smartwatch with Solar Charging
  • 0.9" x 0.9" Monochrome Transreflectve MIP Display
  • Long Battery Life
    - Up to 28 Days/Unlimited with Solar (Smartwatch Mode)
    - Up to 65 Days/Unlimited with Solar (Battery Saver GPS Mode)
    - Up to 30 Hours/48 Hours with Solar (GPS)
    - Up to 70 Hours/370 Hours with Solar (Max Battery GPS Mode)
    - Up to 32 Days/Unlimited with Solar (Expedition GPS Activity)
  • Engineered for Endurance
    - Water-rated to 100 meters
    - Thermal & Shock Resistant
    - Fiber-reinforced Polymer Case
    - Scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass
  • Multi-GNSS Support
    - GPS, GLONASS & Galileo
    - Helps in Accurate Tracking in More Challenging Environments
  • ABC Sensors for Accurate Navigation
    - Altimeter for Elevation Data
    - Barometer to Monitor Weather
    3-axis Electronic Compass
  • TracBack Routing
    - Helps navigate the Same Route Back to the Starting Point
  • Smart Connectivity to Smartphones
    - Supports Bluetooth & ANT+ Connectivity
    - Receive Email & Text Notifications and Alerts on Watch
    - Garmin Pay™ Contactless Payment Solution
  • Sync with Garmin Connect App
    - Detailed Analysis & Statistics of Your Daily Activities
    - Online Community to Connect, Compete & Share
  • Safety & Tracking Features
    - Sends Live Location to your Contacts
    - Built-in Incident Detection
  • Built-in Sports App
    - Preloaded Activity Profiles for Various Sports
  • Daily Workout Suggestions
    - Tailored Training Guidance based on Users' Fitness Level
  • VO2 Max
    - Indicates Expected Performance & Changes considering Heat or Altitude
  • Pulse OX Sensor
    - Keeps You Aware about the Body's Oxygen Levels
  • Mountain Biking Metrics
    - MTB Dynamics, Tracks Details of Every Ride
  • Wrist-based Heart Rate Tracking
    - Constantly Tracks Hear Rate During Your Activities
  • Sleep Score & Advanced Sleep Monitoring
    - Offers Full Breakdown of Sleep Stages
  • Body Battery Energy Monitoring
    - Displays Body’s Energy Levels Throughout the Day
  • Women's Health Tracking
    - Track Menstrual Cycle or Pregnancy
    - Log Symptoms, Get Exercise and Nutrition Education, & More

Specifications :

Physical Features :

Lens Material Power Glass™
Bezel Material Fiber-reinforced polymer
Case material fiber-reinforced polymer
QuickFit™ watch band compatible Yes (22 mm)
Strap material Silicone
Physical size 45 x 45 x 14.5 mm
Fits wrists with a circumference of 135-230 mm
Display Size custom, two-window design; 0.9” x 0.9” (23 x 23 mm)
Display resolution 176 x 176 pixels
Display Type Monochrome, sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
Weight 53 g
Battery life Up to 28 days/Unlimited with Solar (Smartwatch)
- Up to 65 days/Unlimited with Solar (Battery Saver Watch Mode)
- Up to 30 hours/48 hours with Solar (GPS)
- Up to 70 hours/370 hours with Solar (Max Battery GPS Mode)
- Up to 32 days/Unlimited with Solar (Expedition GPS Activity)
Water rating 10 ATM
Memory/History 32 MB

Clock Features :

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

Health Monitoring :

Wrist-based Heart Rate (constant, every second) Yes
Daily Resting Heart Rate Yes
Abnormal Heart Rate Alerts yes (high and low)
Respiration rate (24x7) Yes
Pulse Ox Blood Oxygen Saturation yes (spot-check, during sleep, all day)
Fitness Age Yes
Body Battery™ Energy Monitor Yes
All-day Stress Yes
Relaxation breathing timer Yes
Sleep Yes
Sleep score and insights Yes
Hydration yes (in Garmin Connect™)
Women's Health yes (in Garmin Connect™)
Health snapshot Yes

Sensors :

Galileo Yes
Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate monitor Yes
Barometric altimeter Yes
Compass Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Thermometer Yes
Pulse Ox Blood Oxygen Saturation Monitor Yes

Daily Smart Features :

Connectivity Bluetooth®, ANT+®
Connect IQ™ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps) Yes
Smart Notifications Yes
Text response/reject phone call with text (Android™ only) Yes
Calendar Yes
Weather Yes
Realtime settings sync with Garmin Connect™ mobile Yes
Battery saver (customizable low power watch) Yes
Controls smartphone music Yes
Find My Phone Yes
Find My Watch Yes
VIRB® Remote Yes
Smartphone compatibility iPhone®, Android™
Pairs with Garmin Golf app Yes
Pairs with Garmin Connect™ Mobile Yes
Garmin Pay™ Yes

Safety and Tracking Features :

LiveTrack Yes
Incident Detection during select activities Yes
Assistance Yes

Tactical Features :

Dual grid coordinates Yes

Activity Tracking Features :

Step counter Yes
Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it) Yes
Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal) Yes
Calories burned Yes
Floors climbed Yes
Distance traveled Yes
Intensity minutes Yes
TrueUp™ Yes
Move IQ™ Yes
Garmin Connect™ Challenges app yes (optional Connect IQ app)

Fitness Equipment/Gym :

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

Training, Planning And Analysis :

HR zones Yes
HR alerts Yes
HR calories Yes
% HR max Yes
% HRR Yes
Recovery time Yes
Auto max HR Yes
HR Broadcast (broadcasts HR data over ANT+™ to paired devices) yes (using ANT+)
Respiration rate (during exercise) Yes
GPS speed and distance Yes
Customizable data pages Yes
Customizable activity profiles Yes
Auto Pause® Yes
Interval training Yes
Advanced workouts Yes
Downloadable training plans Yes
Power Modes - customizable in-activity battery settings Yes
Auto Lap® Yes
Manual lap Yes
Configurable lap alerts Yes
Heat and altitude acclimation Yes
VO2 Max (Run) Yes
VO2 Max (Trail Run) Yes
Training Status (lets you see if you’re training effectively by tracking your training history and fitness level trend.) Yes
Training Load (your total training load for the last 7 days calculated from estimated EPOC) Yes
Training Effect Yes
Training Effect (anaerobic) Yes
Primary benefit (Training Effect labels) Yes
Improved recovery time Yes
Daily suggested workouts Yes
Custom alerts Yes
Audio prompts Yes
Finish time Yes
Virtual Partner Yes
Race an Activity Yes
Auto multisport activities Yes
Manual multisport activities Yes
Course guidance Yes
Touch and/or button lock Yes
Hot keys Yes
Auto scroll Yes
Activity history on watch Yes
Physio TrueUp Yes

Running Features :

Available run profiles Running, Treadmill Running, Indoor Track Running, Trail Running
GPS-based distance, time and pace Yes
Running dynamics yes (with compatible accessory)
Vertical oscillation and ratio (the degree of 'bounce' in your running motion and the cost-benefit ratio with stride length) yes (with compatible accessory)
Ground contact time and balance (shows how much time, in the running motion, your foot is on the ground rather than in flight and lets you check your running symmetry) yes (with compatible accessory)
Stride length (real time) yes (with compatible accessory)
Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute) Yes
Performance condition (after running 6–20 minutes, compares your real-time condition to your average fitness level) Yes
Lactate threshold (through analysis of your pace and heart rate, estimates the point where your muscles start to rapidly fatigue) yes (with compatible accessory)
Run workouts Yes
Race predictor Yes
Foot pod capable Yes

Golfing Features :

Yardage to F/M/B (distance to front, middle and back of green) Yes
Yardage to layups/doglegs Yes
Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course) manual
Digital scorecard Yes
Stat tracking (strokes, putts per round, greens and fairways hit) Yes
Auto CourseView updates Yes
Green View with manual pin position Yes
Hazards and course targets Yes
PinPointer Yes
Round timer/odometer Yes
Automatic club tracking compatible (requires accessory) Yes
Tournament legal Yes

Outdoor Recreation Features :

Available outdoor recreation profiles Hiking, Climbing, Indoor Climbing, Bouldering, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing, Kayaking, Fishing, Hunting, Tactical
Point-to-point navigation Yes
Bread crumb trail in real time Yes
Back to start Yes
TracBack® Yes
UltraTrac mode Yes
Elevation profile Yes
Distance to destination Yes
Barometric trend indicator with Storm Alert Yes
Trail run auto climb Yes
Vertical speed Yes
Total ascent/descent Yes
Future elevation plot Yes
Compatible with BaseCamp™ Yes
GPS coordinates Yes
Sight 'N Go Yes
Area calculation Yes
Projected waypoint Yes
Sun and moon information Yes
XERO™ Locations Yes
Expedition GPS Activity Yes

Cycling Features :

Available cycling profiles Biking, Road Biking, Mountain Biking, Gravel Biking, Cyclocross, Bike Commuting, Bike Touring, eBiking, eMountain Biking, Indoor Biking
Alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goals including time, distance, heart rate or calories) Yes
Courses Yes
MTB Grit & Flow Yes
Bike lap and lap maximum power (with power sensor) Yes
Race an activity Yes
FTP (Functional Threshold Power) Yes
Compatible with Vector™ (power meter) Yes
Power meter compatible Yes
Speed and cadence sensor support (w/sensor) Yes

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) Yes
Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories) Yes
Stroke type detection (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly) (pool swim only) Yes
Drill logging (pool swim only) Yes
Basic rest timer (up from 0) (pool swim only) Yes
"Repeat on" rest timer (pool swim only) Yes
Auto rest (pool swim only) Yes
Time and distance alerts Yes
Countdown start (pool swim only) Yes
Pool swim workouts Yes
Underwater wrist-based heart rate Yes
Heart rate from external HRM (real-time during rests, interval and session stats during rests, and automatic heart rate download post-swim) Yes

Kid Activity Tracking Features :

Toe-to-Toe™ Challenges app yes (optional Connect IQ Toe-to-Toe™ Challenges app)

Connectivity :

Smart trainer control Yes

  • Instinct 2 Solar
  • Charging/Data Cable
  • Documentation

Works with Garmin Models:
  • Alpha®: 100, 200i, 200i Bundle with TT 15
  • Astro®: 430, 900
  • GPSMAP®: 66i
  • inReach®: Mini, Mini 2, Mini Marine Bundle
  • Montana®: 700, 700i, 750i
  • PRO: 550 Plus
  • Rally™: XC100, XC200
  • VIRB®: 360, Ultra 30
  • Xero™: A1 Bow Sight , A1i Bow Sight, A1i PRO Bow Sight

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