Garmin Instinct® Solar



Instinct is a GPS smartwatch built to break convention, conquer the elements and endure longer. It’s now taking battery life to a new level by harnessing the power of the sun.

  • Description

    Physical & Performance

    GPS Yes
    Display resolution 128 x 128 pixels
    Weight 53 g
    Display type monochrome, sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
    Battery life Smartwatch: Up to 24 days/54 days with solar*
    Battery Saver Watch Mode: Up to 56 days/Unlimited with solar*
    GPS: Up to 30 hours/38 hours with solar**
    Max Battery GPS Mode: Up to 70 hours/145 hours with solar**
    Expedition GPS Activity: Up to 28 days/68 days with solar*

    *Solar charging, assuming all-day wear with 3 hours per day outside in 50,000 lux conditions
    **Solar charging, assuming use in 50,000 lux conditions

    Display size custom, two-window design; 0.9” x 0.9” (23 x 23 mm)

    Maps & Navigation

    Memory/History 16 MB


    Battery Saver – customizable low power watch Yes
    Cardio workouts Yes
    Time/date yes
    % HRR Yes
    Gas time remaining No
    Water rating 10 ATM
    Around Me mode No
    Closed Circuit Rebreather (CCR) No
    Custom dive data screens No
    Automatically saves dive entry and exit locations No
    Training Effect (anaerobic) No
    Auto Rest (Pool Swim Only) No
    TruSwing™ compatible No
    Customizable data pages Yes
    HR Broadcast (broadcasts HR data over ANT+™ to paired devices) Yes
    Anchor Alarm No
    Hazards and course targets No
    Drill logging (pool swim only) Yes
    Garmin AutoShot™ No
    TracBack® Yes
    Auto scroll Yes
    Worldwide airport database(s) No
    Controls smartphone music Yes
    Stealth Mode No
    3-axis compass with HSI (horizontal situation indicator) No
    Ambient light sensor No
    Heat and altitude acclimation No
    Downloadable training plans Yes
    Countdown timer No
    HR zones Yes
    Point-to-point navigation Yes
    Lap Time Repeatability Score (LTR) No
    Finish time Yes
    Stat tracking (strokes, putts per round, greens and fairways hit) No
    Race an activity Yes
    Step counter Yes
    Run workouts Yes
    Nitrox support No
    Live Event Sharing No
    Manual lap Yes
    Distance traveled Yes
    Pulse Ox Blood Oxygen Saturation No
    Pairs with Garmin Connect™ Mobile Yes
    Training Status (lets you see if you’re training effectively by tracking your training history and fitness level trend.) No
    Kill switch No
    Wirelessly receive flight plans from Garmin Pilot™ No
    Future elevation plot Yes
    Gauge mode No
    Auto start/end dive No
    Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course) No
    Gas consumption rate No
    Courses Yes
    Fitness Age No
    Galileo Yes
    Manual multisport activities No
    Distance to destination Yes
    Smartphone compatibility iPhone®, Android™
    % HR max Yes
    Strength workouts Yes
    Audible alerts No
    Lens Material Power Glass™
    Preloaded race tracks No
    Automatic club tracking compatible (requires accessory) No
    Calendar Yes
    Cycle Map (routable cycling-specific street map) No
    Find My Phone Yes
    Wrist-based Heart Rate (constant, every second) Yes
    Text response/reject phone call with text (Android™ only) Yes
    Connected GPS No
    Compatible with Varia™ lights No
    Daily Resting Heart Rate Yes
    Training Effect No
    Pacing alerts (pool swim only) No
    Night vision mode No
    Barometric trend indicator with Storm Alert Yes
    Customizable activity profiles Yes
    HR calories Yes
    Preloaded ski resort maps No
    Performance condition (after running 6–20 minutes, compares your real-time condition to your average fitness level) No
    Hunt/fish calendar No
    Alarm clock Yes
    LiveTrack Yes
    Dual grid coordinates Yes
    Assistance No
    Available cycling profiles Biking, Indoor Biking, Mountain Biking
    Strap material silicone
    Auto Lap® Yes
    Auto Pause® Yes
    Dive ascent/descent rate indicator No
    PlaysLike distance No
    Task timers (2, 5, 10, 15, 20 and 30 minutes) No
    Compatible with Varia Vision™ (head-mounted display) No
    Activity history on watch Yes
    Advanced workouts Yes
    Boat Data Streaming no
    Open-water swim metrics (distance, pace, stroke count/rate, stroke distance, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories) Yes
    Body Battery™ Energy Monitor Yes
    Tack assist mode No
    Multi-gas mode No
    Training Load (your total training load for the last 7 days calculated from estimated EPOC) No
    Storm alert Yes
    Power meter compatible No
    Track timer No
    Quick Release Bands No
    Trendline™ Popularity Routing No
    Respiration rate (during exercise) No
    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) No
    XERO™ Locations Yes
    Wind speed and direction (requires connection to the golf app) No
    Yardage to F/M/B (distance to front, middle and back of green) No
    Case material fiber-reinforced polymer
    Gyroscope No
    Bezel Material fiber-reinforced polymer
    Abnormal Heart Rate Alerts yes (high and low)
    Auto max HR Yes
    Analog hands No
    Training load focus No
    Compass Yes
    FTP (Functional Threshold Power) No
    Thermometer Yes
    Course guidance Yes
    Orienteering No
    Time and distance alerts Yes
    Depth sensor No
    Barometric altimeter Yes
    Area calculation Yes
    GPS Time Sync Yes
    Race App No
    60-minute activity goal No
    Countdown start (pool swim only) No
    Bike lap and lap maximum power (with power sensor) No
    Automatic rep counting Yes
    Physical size 45 x 45 x 15.3 mm
    Fits wrists with a circumference of 132-224 mm
    APNEA hunt mode No
    Full vector map No
    VIRB® Remote Yes
    Round timer/odometer No
    Stroke type detection (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly) (pool swim only) Yes
    Pulse Ox Blood Oxygen Saturation Monitor Yes
    Respiration rate (24×7) No
    Reminder alerts No
    Projected waypoint Yes
    ClimbPro™ Ascent Planner No
    Sunrise/sunset times Yes
    Find My Watch Yes
    PacePro™ Pacing Strategies No
    Speed and cadence sensor support (with sensor) yes (ANT+® and Bluetooth® Smart sensors)
    Preloaded topographical maps No
    Vertical oscillation and ratio (the degree of ‘bounce’ in your running motion and the cost-benefit ratio with stride length) No
    Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute) Yes
    GPS speed and distance Yes
    Chores No
    Available gym activity profiles Strength, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing and Yoga
    All-day Stress Tracking Yes
    Critical swim speed No
    Unit-to-unit route/location sharing No
    Incident Detection during select activities No
    Autopilot Control no
    Foot pod capable Yes
    Move IQ™ Yes
    Sun and moon information Yes
    Live Delta Time No
    Heart rate from external HRM (real-time during rests, interval and session stats during rests, and automatic heart rate download post-swim) No
    Pool swim workouts Yes
    Toe-to-Toe™ Challenges No
    Back to start Yes
    Automatic daylight saving time Yes
    Hydration yes (in Garmin Connect™)
    Virtual Partner Yes
    Smart notifications Yes
    Available swim profiles Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming
    Green View with manual pin position No
    Underwater wrist-based heart rate Yes
    Round-trip course creator (running/cycling) No
    Chronograph No
    Yoga workouts No
    Weather Yes
    Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories) Yes
    Tides No
    Interval training Yes
    Multiple time zones with Zulu/UTC No
    Touch-targeting (touch target on display to see the distance to any point) No
    Single-gas mode No
    Strava Live Segments No
    Race predictor No
    Trimix support No
    Number of transmitters supported No
    Connectivity Bluetooth®, ANT+®
    Recovery time No
    Preloaded with 41,000 courses worldwide No
    Sync dive log to Garmin Dive™ Mobile app No
    Color display No
    Garmin Pay™ No
    On-screen workout animations No
    Compatible with BaseCamp™ Yes
    Rewards (coins) No
    Virtual starting line No
    Built-in barometer and tide tables No
    Altimeter with adjustable baro setting No
    Connext avionics connectivity No
    Auto CourseView updates No
    Available outdoor recreation profiles Hiking, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing, Kayaking, Fishing, Hunting, Tactical
    Automatic sync (automatically transfers data to Garmin Connect) No
    Intensity minutes Yes
    Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal) Yes
    Auto multisport activities No
    Stride length (real time) No
    Stopwatch Yes
    Sleep Yes
    Running dynamics No
    HRV stress test (measures your heart rate variability while standing still, for 3 minutes, to provide you with an estimated stress level; the scale of this is 1 to 100; low scores indicate lower stress levels) No
    Basic rest timer (up from 0) (pool swim only) Yes
    Downloadable cartography support No
    Relaxation reminders No
    VO2 max No
    Expedition GPS Activity Yes
    Lactate threshold (through analysis of your pace and heart rate, estimates the point where your muscles start to rapidly fatigue) No
    GPS coordinates Yes
    Physio TrueUp Yes
    Subwave™ Support No
    Last race summary No
    Compatible with Vector™ (power meter) No
    Garmin Live Segments No
    Unlock new step icons No
    HR alerts Yes
    Hot keys Yes
    Power Modes – customizable in-activity battery settings Yes
    “Repeat on” rest timer (pool swim only) Yes
    Phone-free text messaging No
    Advanced sleep monitoring (sleep score & insights) No
    Accelerometer Yes
    Yardage to layups/doglegs No
    Handicap scoring No
    GPS-based distance, time and pace Yes
    Worldwide NAVAID and Intersection database(s) No
    Calories burned Yes
    Touch and/or button lock Yes
    Advanced Vector support No
    Trail run auto climb Yes
    Configurable lap alerts Yes
    Audio prompts Yes
    Timer Yes
    NEXRAD on moving map No
    TrueUp™ Yes
    Connect IQ™ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps) No
    UltraTrac mode Yes
    Vertical speed Yes
    Available run profiles Running, Treadmill Running, Indoor Track Running, Trail Running
    Touchscreen No
    Floors climbed Yes
    Bread crumb trail in real time Yes
    Elevation profile Yes
    Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it) Yes
    Custom targets No
    PinPointer No
    Plays and controls watch music No
    QuickFit™ watch band compatible yes (22 mm)
    Sight ‘N Go Yes
    Relaxation breathing timer Yes
    Tempo Training No
    Tides No
    Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate monitor Yes
    APNEA mode No
    Pilates workouts No
    Waypoint information page No
    SwingTempo No
    Group LiveTrack No
    Alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goals including time, distance, heart rate or calories) Yes
    Moving Map with aviation airports, navaids, roads, bodies of water and more No
    Automatic altitude adjustment No
    Menstrual Cycle yes (in Garmin Connect™)
    Virtual caddie No
    In-flight Pulse Ox No
    Compatible with Varia™ radar (rear-facing radar) No
    Air integration No
    Race an Activity Yes
    Primary benefit (Training Effect labels) No
    Custom alerts Yes
    Auto lap splits No
    Multiple bike profiles No
    Total ascent/descent Yes

    DESIGNED TO BE DARING – Bold colors, high contrast displays and purpose-built design bring to life a non-traditional smartwatch that turns heads at every glance.

    SOLAR BATTERY – Variable based on sun-exposure, Instinct can provide unprecedented battery life to those that explore under the sun.

    MILITARY STANDARD 810 – Instinct is built to the U.S. military standard 810 for thermal, shock andwater resistance (rated to 100 meters).

    POWER MANAGER – View how various settings and sensors impact your watch’s battery life, so you can make battery-extending changes on the fly.

    SPORTS APPS – Use preloaded activity profiles for surfing, swimming, running, biking, hiking, rowing, strength and more.

    WRIST-BASED HEART RATE – Get heart rate data1 along with alerts if your heart rate stays too high or too low while you’re at rest. Gauge how hard your heart is working during activities, even underwater.

    PULSE OX – For altitude acclimation or sleep monitoring, a Pulse Ox2 sensor uses light beams at your wrist to gauge how well your body is absorbing oxygen.

    STRESS TRACKING – 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.

    BODY BATTERY™ ENERGY MONITOR – Optimize your body’s energy reserves, using heart rate variability, stress, sleep and other data to gauge when you’re ready to be active or when you may need to rest.

    MULTI-GNSS SUPPORT – Access multiple global navigation satellite systems (GPS, GLONASS and Galileo) to track in more challenging environments than GPS alone.

    ABC SENSORS – Navigate your next trail with ABC sensors, including an altimeter for elevation data, barometer to monitor weather and three-axis electronic compass.

    TRACBACK® ROUTING – Take the guesswork out of your return journey by using this feature to navigate the same route back to your starting point.

    SMART NOTIFICATIONS – Receive emails, texts and alerts right on your watch when paired with acompatible device.

    PAIR FOR SATELLITE COMMUNICATION – Pair Instinct with an inReach® device (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.

    CALENDAR VIEW – Easily see your plans for the day with a dedicated calendar screen.

    Product SKU’s:
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    Tidal Blue -TI-G-010-02293-11

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