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Garmin Instinct: The Highlights

The Instinct is a running watch family from Garmin. This is the original product in the family.

The Instinct was released in 2018. The latest model in the family is the Garmin Instinct 2S Solar.

Based on our monitoring of prices across the internet, it's currently just above the median price of running watches today.

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Released
Oct 2018
Oct 2021
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Pro athlete users
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Battery life
Battery life
336 hours
unlimited hours
1220 hours
Battery life โ€“ GPS mode
Battery life โ€“ GPS mode
16 hours
48 hours
105 hours
Screen size
Screen size
23 mm
23 mm
20 mm
Weight
Weight
52 g
53 g
43 g
Height
Height
45 mm
45 mm
40 mm
Resolution
Resolution
128 x 128 px
176 x 176 px
156 x 156 px
Waterproof depth
Waterproof depth
100 m
100 m
100 m
Pixel density
Pixel density
201 ppi
276 ppi
276 ppi
Battery power
Battery power
4380 mAh
Internal storage
Internal storage
0 GB
0 GB
0 GB
Activity Tracking Features
Activity Tracking Features
Activity detectionActivity taggingCoachingDistance trackingElevation trackingGoal settingLive trackingPace measurementRoute uploadsSteps trackingSwim stroke counterSwim stroke recognitionTrackback mode
Activity detectionActivity taggingCoachingDistance trackingElevation trackingGoal settingLive trackingPace measurementRoute uploadsSteps trackingSwim stroke counterSwim stroke recognitionTrackback modeActivity detectionActivity taggingCoachingDistance trackingElevation trackingGoal settingLive trackingPace measurementRoute uploadsSteps trackingSwim stroke counterSwim stroke recognitionTrackback mode
Health tracking features
Health tracking features
BMI trackingCalorie burn trackingPeriod notificationsSleep trackingTemperature trackingWeight tracking
BMI trackingCalorie burn trackingCalorie intake trackingPeriod notificationsSleep trackingTemperature trackingWater intake trackingWeight trackingBMI trackingCalorie burn trackingCalorie intake trackingPeriod notificationsSleep trackingTemperature trackingWater intake trackingWeight tracking
Connectivity Types
Connectivity Types
ANT+Automatic syncingCloud syncingWireless syncing
ANT+Automatic syncingCloud syncingNFCWireless syncingANT+Automatic syncingCloud syncingNFCWireless syncing
Sensors
Sensors
AccelerometerBarometerBody temperature sensorCadence sensorCompassGalileoGPSHeart rate monitor
AccelerometerBarometerBlood oxygenation monitorBody temperature sensorCompassGalileoGPSGyroscopeHeart rate monitorMonitors perspirationAccelerometerBarometerBlood oxygenation monitorBody temperature sensorCompassGalileoGPSGyroscopeHeart rate monitorMonitors perspiration
Waterproofings
Waterproofings
IP67Sweat resistant
IP67Sweat resistantIP67Sweat resistant
Alerts
Alerts
Inactivity alertsIrregular heart rate warningsSilent alarmThunderstorm warningsVibrating alerts
Inactivity alertsIrregular heart rate warningsSilent alarmVibrating alertsInactivity alertsIrregular heart rate warningsSilent alarmVibrating alerts
Supported peripherals
Supported peripherals
Compatible heart monitorCompatible smart scales
Compatible heart monitorCompatible smart scalesCompatible heart monitorCompatible smart scales
Screen features
Screen features
Always-on displayDamage resistant glass
Always-on displayAlways-on display
Battery features
Battery features
Battery level indicatorRechargeable battery
Battery level indicatorRechargeable batterySolar powerWireless chargingBattery level indicatorRechargeable batterySolar powerWireless charging
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Garmin Instinct characteristics and specifications

Specificationsvs Average
Released
Oct 2018
Battery
Battery power
4380 mAh
Battery life โ€“ GPS mode
16 hours
Battery life
336 hours
System
Bluetooth version
4
Internal storage
0 GB
Measurements
Volume
31 cmยณ
Strap width
22 mm
Width
45 mm
Height
45 mm
Thickness
15 mm
Weight
52 g
Temperature
Min. temperature
-20 ยฐC
Max. temperature
60 ยฐC
Waterproofing
Waterproof depth
100 m
Screen
Pixel density
201 ppi
Resolution
128 x 128 px
Screen size
23 mm

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