Garmin Instinct specs

Garmin Instinct Full Specifications and Features

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Last Updated on September 7, 2020 by Jude Simeone

Garmin recently announced a series of solar-powered smartwatches which include Instinct Series, Fenix 6 Pro Solar, and 6S Pro Solar and Tactix Delta solar editions. This post brings you the full specifications of Garmin Instinct which comes in six models;

  1. Garmin Instinct
  2. Garmin Instinct Solar
  3. Garmin Instinct Tactical Edition
  4. Garmin Instinct Tactical Solar Edition
  5. Garmin Instinct Camo Edition
  6. Garmin Instinct Surf Edition

The new Instinct Series of smartwatches boost more health tracking features, longer battery life, and durably built to go the extra mile.

Garmin Instinct/Tactical/Camo Full Specifications

 Garmin InstinctGarmin Instinct TacticalGarmin Instinct Solar Camo
Garmin Instinct specsInstinct tactical full specsGarmin instinct Camo full specs

EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)
Battery:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)
Features:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Price:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Average:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)
Design:
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)
Battery:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)
Features:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Price:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Average:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)
Design:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Battery:
4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)
Features:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Price:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Average:
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)

WHERE TO BUY

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameGarmin InstinctGarmin Instinct TacticalGarmin Instinct Solar Camo
Device typeFitness/GPS smartwatchFitness/GPS smartwatchFitness/GPS smartwatch
PredessesorGarmin Instinct 2018Garmin Instinct 2018Garmin Instinct 2018
Successor------
Released dateJuly, 2020July, 2020July, 2020
Ideal forUnisexUnisexUnisex

DISPLAY

Display typeTransflective memory-in-display (MIP)
(Monochrome)
Transflective memory-in-display (MIP)
(Monochrome)
Transflective memory-in-display (MIP)
(Monochrome)
Display size1.2 inch1.2 inch1.2 inch
Display resolution128 x 128 pixels128 x 128 pixels128 x 128 pixels
Pixel density------
Input type 5 buttons, (not touchscreen) 5 buttons, (not touchscreen) 5 buttons, (not touchscreen)
Always-onYesYesYes

BODY

ShapeCircularCircularCircular
Dimension45 x 45 x 15.3 mm45 x 45 x 15.3 mm45 x 45 x 15.3 mm
Weight52 grams52 grams53 grams
Casing materialFiber-reinforced polymerFiber-reinforced polymerFiber-reinforced polymer
Strap/band materialSiliconeSiliconeSilicone
Bezel MaterialFiber-reinforced polymerFiber-reinforced polymerFiber-reinforced polymer
Strap size22mm22mm22mm
Screen protectionChemically strengthened glassChemically strengthened glassPower Glass™
Water resistant/ProtectionYes, 10ATMYes, 10ATMYes, 10ATM
Swim-proofYes, recommendedYes, recommendedYes, recommended
Color(s)Graphite
Sea foam
Tundra
Flame red
Sunburst
Lakeside blue
Black
Coyote tan
Lichen Camo
Graphite Camo

MEMORY

RAM------
Internal storageN/AN/AN/A
Memory card slotNoNoNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothYes, and ANT+ Yes, and ANT+ Yes, and ANT+
Bluetooth callingNoNoNo
Wi-FiNoNoNo
NFCNoNoNo
GPSGPS/GLONASS/GalileoGPS/GLONASS/GalileoGPS/GLONASS/Galileo

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

TechnologyNoNoNo
SIMNoNoNo
BandNoNoNo

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYesYesYes
SMS alertYesYesYes
Calls alertYesYesYes
Event reminderYesYesYes
WeatherYesYesYes
Third-party appsYesYesYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep apneaNoNoNo
Sleep trackingYesYesYes
StepsYesYesYes
Floors climbedNoNoNo
Heart rate monitoringYesYesYes
CaloriesYesYesYes
DistanceYesYesYes
StressYesYesYes
VO2 Max.YesYesYes
Blood oxygenNoNoYes
Blood pressureNoNoNo
Menstrual cycle trackingYesYesYes
Swim trackingYesYesYes
Under-water heart rate trackingNoNoYes
Preloaded mapsNoNoNo
On-screen workout modesYesYesYes
Triathlon modeYesYesYes
ECG TrackingNoNoNo
Preloaded sport modesYesYesYes
Safety trackingNoNoNo

MEDIA

AudioNoNoNo
Music streamingNoNoNo
Bluetooth musicNoNoNo
RadioNoNoNo
LoudspeakerNoNoNo
MicrophoneNoNoNo
CameraNoNoNo

SENSORS

AccelerometerYesYesYes
Barometer/AltimeterNoNoNo
Heart rate monitor (HRM)YesYesYes
CompassYesYesYes
Gyroscope ______
Ambient lightNoNoNo
Pulse Ox.NoNoYes
ECGNoNoNo
ThermometerYesYesYes
Other sensors------

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Proprietary OSProprietary OSProprietary OS
Chipset------
CPU------
GPU------

BATTERY

Type of batteryNon-removable Li-ion batteryNon-removable Li-ion batteryNon-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity ------
Battery lifeSmartwatch mode: Up to 14 days
GPS mode: Up to 16 hours
UltraTrac™ mode: Up to 40 hours
Smartwatch mode: Up to 14 days
GPS mode: Up to 16 hours
UltraTrac™ mode: Up to 40 hours
Smartwatch: 24 days/54 days with solar
Battery Saver Mode: 56 days/Unlimited with solar
GPS: Up to 30 hours/38 hours with solar
Max. Battery GPS Mode: 70 hours/145 hours with solar
Expedition GPS Mode: 28 days/68 days with solar
Charging typeCharging DockCharging DockCharging Dock
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours
Battery saver modeYesYesYes
Solar powerNoNoYes
Rapid chargingNoNoNo

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYesYes
StopwatchYesYesYes
AlarmYesYesYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Control camera______
Music controlYesYesYes
Find phoneYesYesYes
Text responseYesYesYes

MISC

Payment systemNoNoNo
Compatibility Android and iOS
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Android and iOS
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Android and iOS
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Companion appGarmin connect IQ storeGarmin connect IQ storeGarmin connect IQ store
Customizable watch faceYesYesYes
Interchangeable band Yes, 22mmYes, 22mmYes, 22mm
Voice commandNoNoNo

BOX CONTENTS

Garmin InstinctGarmin Instinct TacticalGarmin Instinct Solar Camo
StrapsStrapsStraps
USB charging cableUSB charging cableUSB charging cable
Quick start guideQuick start guideQuick start guide
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Garmin Instinct Features

  • Sturdy Design
  • Each of the Instinct models is sturdily built with fiber-reinforced polymer for the case, while the 22mm interchangeable straps are made of silicone. Chemically strengthened glass covers the glass. The 1.2 inches monochrome transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP) display is easy to read.

    All members of the Instinct series are rated 10ATM which makes any of these three a good choice you can wear to shower, beach, pool, or otherwise. All models are certified MIL-STD-810G that ensures they can absorb shock and withstand tough weather conditions.

  • A Comprehensive Fitness Tracker
  • All models of the Instinct Series are equipped with to track your daily activities such as steps, calories, sleep, heart rate, menstrual cycle, swimming, blood oxygen, a sedentary reminder with lots of preloaded sport modes. There’s also inbuilt GPS in all models that allow you to track outdoor activities.

    However, the Instinct Tactical edition features;

  1. Night vision mode that allows you to switch between daytime view and nighttime view with a screen designed to be read by night vision goggles.
  2. Stealth mode that allows you to stop storing and sharing your GPS position and disable wireless connectivity and communication.
  3. Jumpmaster that calculates high-altitude release points according to military guidelines while navigating to your objective once you’ve jumped.

On the other hand, the Instinct Surf Edition features;

  1. Tida Data: Allows you access tide data simply by looking at your wrist, stay up to date on ocean conditions to help catch the perfect wave.
  2. Record Surf Activity: Allows you to record the number of waves surfed, maximum speed reached, and distance traveled by using the surf activity profile.
  3. Surfline sessions: Works with Surfline Sessions, which creates a video of every wave you ride in front a Surfline camera, so you can watch them later and see how you did.

Garmin Instinct Series 2020 – Features List

See the full fitness tracking features of Garmin Instinct 2020

  • Long Battery Life
  • The non-solar edition of the Instinct series will last up to 14 days with mixed usage, about 16 hours with continuous GPS tracking, and up to 40hrs on UltraTrac mode.

    The Solar-powered models can last up to 24 days and 54 days with solar, while with continuous GPS tracking, its 30 hours and 38 hours with solar.

  • Notifications
  • The Garmin Instinct models will also keep you connected to all that matters to you by alerting you when you receive notifications from your phone. Android users can send quick replies.

    Pros

    • Sturdy and surable design.
    • A comprehsnive fitness tracker.
    • Long battery life.

    Cons

    • Lacks microphonne and loudspeaker.
    • Lacks Garmin Pay.
    • Lacks music storage.

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