Garmin Instinct rugged smartwatch with fitness-centric features launched

“Garmin Instinct is military-grade certified, water-resistant smartwatch with a heart rate monitor and 14-day battery life”

Garmin has added another rugged smartwatch to its portfolio called Instinct. The watch costs $299.99 (~ Rs 22,000), which is relatively lower than the brand’s other rugged offerings. Its main features are the durable build quality, activity tracking, and multiple global positioning systems. The Garmin Instinct smartwatch comes in Graphite, Tundra, and Flame Red and is listed on the company’s official website.

The Garmin Instinct is touted to be tough as nails as it is built for outdoor activities and rough use with military-grade shock and water resistance. Its display is scratch resistant and the body is encased in a fibre-reinforced polymer shell. You’ll probably need it since when you go for a dunk in the pool, or skiing, or hiking and other sports activities.

garmin_instinct It has GPS, GLONASS, and Galileo for location tracking, which will work in even remote areas. Furthermore, there’s also 3-axis compass and a barometric altimeter. The Garmin Instinct also features a TracBack feature which can help you return to the starting point from where you currently are. In addition, the affordable wearable can monitor heart rate, calories, steps, and sleep patterns as well.

The Garmin Instinct can also receive emails and texts and is compatible with both iOS and Android. The Garmin Instinct can survive 14 days if you don’t use the GPS continuously. With GPS turned on, the company says it will last 16 hours and 40 hours if the battery-saving mode is utilised. The Garmin Instinct has a 23mm watch face, 16MB memory, and weighs 52 grams.

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Garmin Instinct key specifications

  • 23mm watch face
  • Made of fibre-reinforced polymer with a chemically strengthened glass lens
  • 23mm monochrome transflective memory-in-pixel display, 128 x 128-pixel resolution
  • Silicone strap, compatible with Garmin’s 22mm QuickFit watch bands
  • Rated to 10 ATM water resistance, mil-spec 810G
  • 45 x 45 x 15.3mm dimensions
  • 52 grams weight
  • Battery life up to 14 days (16 hours with GPS active)
  • 16MB memory
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