The Garmin Instinct is a rugged fitness watch. It comes with multiple navigation systems (GPS, Glonass and Galileo), a built-in heart-rate monitor, multi-sports tracking ability and a daily fitness tracker. It also has a digital compass, altimeter and barometer.

It can withstand temperatures from minus 20 to 60 deg C anddrops from a height of up to 122cm and is water-resistant to a depth of 100m.

Its round fibre-reinforced polymer 45mm watchcase houses two monochrome displays – a primary octagonal one and a smaller circular one at the two o’clock position. Both are surrounded by hefty bezels.
The Instinct still has the rugged, durable outer casing that people have come to expect from Garmin.

The Garmin Instinct falls just under the Fenix series in the company’s smartwatch lineup. It has all the necessary features that you need for traveling in the backcountry. The Instinct ships with built-in GPS, navigation, and a handy TracBack feature that lets you follow the saved route back to your starting point. There’s also a heart rate sensor, a 3-axis compass, and a barometric altimeter to track your change in altitude.

Though the smartwatch is geared toward outdoor pursuits, there’s much more it can do. It also serves as an extension to your smartphone so you can receive notifications as well as answer or reject incoming phone calls. The watch tracks your daily activities and syncs that data to the Garmin Connect mobile app, where you can view and analyze your health and fitness stats.

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