Full description of Garmin Instinct Solar
The Garmin Instinct Solar is the latest watch in the Instinct series. Solar allows you to automatically recharge the battery simply by exposing it to the sun, which gives you longer battery life. The Garmin Instinct is the most reliable watch to date – designed to withstand any tough environments you may put yourself through!
Garmin has built a watch that meets the US military standard 810G for thermal, shock, and water resistance (rated to 100 metres). Therefore, if you are looking for a solid fitness watch that can do everything, the Garmin Instinct Solar is the perfect fitness watch for you.
The Garmin Instinct Solar is a fitness and outdoor watch of the highest calibre in a raw design and packed with the latest technologies, so you always have lightning-fast satellite support, long battery life, and all kinds of sports profiles for both indoor and outdoor use.
SOME KEY FUNCTIONS OF THE GARMIN INSTINCT SOLAR
Reliable and raw outdoor and indoor sports watch
GPS, GLONASS and Galileo support for extremely accurate and quick satellite communication
3D speed to measure speed by using a barometer and the vertical movement over the ground
Garmin Elevate™ - Optical heart rate in the wrist
Built-in, 3-axis electronic compass, altimeter, accelerometer, and thermometer
Water resistant up to 100 m (10 ATM)
Long battery life – Infinite battery life with Solar in battery saving mode
Daily activity tracker for steps, heart rate, sleep, stress, and calories burned
Smart notifications – receive notifications from your paired smartphone
TracBack feature and route planner via Garmin Explore
Solar feature to provide you with even longer battery life
Pulse OX2 to measure the body’s saturation of oxygen in the bloodstream
Power Manager to inform you about the battery
Body Battery to show the body’s current energy level
GARMIN SOLAR SERIES
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POWER MANAGER AND IMPROVED BATTERY LIFE
All watches in the Garmin Instinct Solar series have a new, improved battery life, compared to the predecessor. This applies to both the smartwatch-mode, GPS-mode, and the GPS+Music-mode. Power Manager is a cool feature to tell you how many hours the battery has left.
The Power Manager makes it easy to switch between different Power Modes for every activity. This way, you always have control over the battery consumption on your Instinct Solar watch.
OVERVIEW OF THE BATTERY LIFE
Smartwatch: Up to 24 days (without solar) / 54 days (with solar*)
GPS: Up to 30 hours (without solar) / 38 hours (with solar*)
Max Battery GPS Mode: 70 hours (without solar) / 145 hours (with solar*)
Expedition GPS Activity: 28 days (without solar) / 68 days (with solar*)
Battery Saver Watch Mode: 56 days (without solar) / Infinite (with solar*)
*The Solar indications assume that the watch is being worn outside for a minimum of 3 hours per day in 50,000 lux of light.
GARMIN PULSE OX
The Garmin Pulse Ox is a sensor on the back of the watch, together with Garmin Elevate, that measures the body’s saturation of oxygen in the bloodstream.
In the new Garmin Instinct Solar series, the Pulse Ox is now available to more activity profiles, so you can use the sensor to track plenty of activities.
With Garmin Elevate and the Pulse Ox sensor, the watch will provide you with useful data about your sleep cycle and the body’s stress level.
With the Body Battery, the watch can measure the body’s current stress level, which will give you an indication of your body’s general fatigue and energy levels.
The Body Battery measures on a scale from 100-0. If you wake up in the morning from a restful sleep, it would start with 100.
DESIGN AND DISPLAY
The Garmin Instinct is created in a solid design made to endure. Instinct is designed to meet the US military standards 810G for thermal, shock, and water resistance. The exterior of the watch is made with a fibre-reinforced polymer case material to enforce and stabilise the watch.
The lens is designed with a chemically strengthened glass to protect the lens against bumps and knocks. The resolution of the lens is high enough to allow you to easily read from the watch in direct sunlight. The display of the strengthened lens is monochrome with an impressive 128x128 pixels – the resolution and pixelation are, therefore, very good.
The Garmin Instinct is made with a special ventilating silicone strap material, which is easy to change. The ventilating strap provides a perfect fit and ensures the watch will not snag your clothes or get stuck in stuff.
GPS, GLONASS AND GALILEO
The Garmin Instinct is a so-called “GPS watch” – but it is so much more than that. The Instinct is both capable of receiving and sending signals to GLONASS (the Russian satellite system) and the newer Galileo satellite system (the European satellite system), which ensures extremely precise satellite communication in even challenging terrains where tall buildings and dense forests can impair the connection.
The Garmin Instinct also uses a 3D speed to help accurately measure your speed outside. The 3D speed is measured by using the built-in barometric sensor and the vertical height above the ground. It is very useful for accurate measurement of activities like hiking and workouts with elevations.
The Garmin Instinct is designed with Garmin Elevate™ - a wrist-based heart rate, which measures the heart rate by using a sensor on the back of the watch that calculates the speed of the blood by using optical light.
The Instinct watch is compatible with Garmins soft strap heart rate monitor and Garmin HRM-DUAL heart rate monitor, when a slightly more precise heart rate monitoring is needed.
GARMIN INSTINCT FOR SPORT
The Garmin Instinct is an outdoor watch and sports watch packed with all kinds of activities – running, fitness, swimming, and cycling. The Garmin Instinct can be used for both the treadmill and for trail running, where the special trail sports profile will show specific data relevant for trail running.
The satellite communication is deactivated when doing an indoor activity and instead uses built-in sensors to measure distance, tempo, and reps.
LIST OF THE STANDARD SPORTS PROFILES
The Garmin Instinct Solar is a technically advanced outdoor watch that calls for outdoor activities. The Garmin Instinct Solar offers point-to-point navigation and displays the routes in breadcrumb trails. The watch also has a “Back to start” feature, which makes it easy to return to your starting point by displaying breadcrumb trails in real-time.
In addition, the watch has an array of useful outdoor features, which makes the Instinct watch a true outdoor watch.
DAILY ACTIVITY TRACKER
Garmin Instinct Solar is your daily activity tracker.
The Instinct has a built-in accelerometer to measure steps, distance, and floors climbed. The watch also measures the minutes of intensity, so you can monitor how much time was spent on doing activities that increased your heart rate on a day.
Garmin Elevate™ - the wrist-based heart rate – tracks your heart rate during the day. The built-in heart rate also helps the watch to monitor your body’s stress level and calculates the calories burned on a day.
The Garmin Instinct is also a smartwatch, which uses Bluetooth
to notify you about incoming calls, text messages, and other notifications, so you can stay in the loop without having to bring out your phone.
The watch can also use other features on your phone like the weather forecast, Find My Phone, and control the music.
LiveTrack allows family and friends to track your location while you are training. If you bring your smartphone for training or race day, you can share your location and allow family and friends to follow you on your route and be updated about your location.
Garmin Elevate has all the standard watch features you would expect from a watch today. Besides showing the time and date, the Instinct also shows the time for sunrise and sunset, has an alarm clock, stopwatch, timer, and automatically changes to daylight saving time.
If you find yourself in a new time zone, the watch will automatically synchronise the time of the new time zone via GPS time synchronisation.
THIS WATCH IS FOR YOU
The Garmin Instinct Solar is for you, who wants a solid watch for training and outdoor use. Instinct has almost all the features and training profiles you will ever need.
There are, however, some functionalities and sports profiles, which the watch does not support like golf and a triathlon feature.
GARMIN INSTINCT DOES NOT HAVE
Not compatible with Garmin Vector and Garmin Radar
Not compatible with HRM-RUN 4, HRM-TRI and HRM-SWIM
Built-in Music feature (only music control)
NFC-chip - Garmin Pay
GARMIN INSTINCT IS COMPATIBLE WITH
THIS IS INCLUDED