Knowing which one to get shouldn’t be “Rocket Science” it should be more along “Instinct” (Get It?). Well you should, it’s a new rugged fitness tracker, GPS enabled that has a more than tough design that can take the worst your that your day can throw at it. The Garmin Instinct Rugged GPS Watch with Glonass !
This rugged and reliable GPS watch is designed for those exploring and working in the great outdoors. It features key sensors and exceptional navigation technology, so you’ll never lose your bearings when you’re heading off known trails, whether it’s running them, biking them or just plain hiking them! It also offers key information about your sleep, the number of steps, heart rate, intensity minutes and stress in everyday life to keep you on track when you’re back on the beaten path.
Remember we said rugged? Well, this watch is made to take the abuse of outdoor recreation that some of your fancy designed display watches would be licking their wounds from. After all, do you really enjoy seeing scratches across your watches’ display area, or your watchband getting torn from being hung up on a branch that’s sticking out on a trail? Especially if you paid, $400.00, $500.00 or more for it?
Well, with the Garmin Instinct, you won’t have to worry, with its “Fiber-Reinforced-Polymer” case it adds strength and durability to the design, and the chemically-strengthened, scratch-resistant display is high-contrast enough to read in bright sunlight. Just what you need when you’re out in the sunshine, heading up that mountain trail. This watch gives you everything you need without the bells and whistles that drive up cost on many advanced lifestyle watches.
Despite its ruggedness and a long list of features, the Garmin Instinct weighs only 1.8 oz. So you won't mind it on your wrist during the day and as you sleep at night. Instinct’s display is about 45 by 45 by 15.3 mm.
The Garmin Instinct carries a water rating of 10 ATM, meaning it can withstand pressures equivalent to being 100 meters underwater. This smartwatch received the MIL-STD-810G standard, meaning Garmin Instinct met the military standard for thermal, shock and water performance. We did say it was rugged, right?
The Garmin Instinct comes in three colors: Graphite, Tundra, and Flame-Red, with an integrated band, sized at 132 mm to 224 So you won't have any problem with a too loose or too tight band to make you uncomfortable.
The monochrome screen, one of its "Best" features, is visible in all lighting conditions, including intense sunlight, with a mini-overlay for additional information.
As for battery life, Instinct can last up to 14 days in smartwatch mode, up to 16 hours with the GPS mode on and up to 40 hours on Ultra-Trac battery save mode.
Besides the “Outdoors” rugged life, the Garmin Instinct also tracks everyday activities and adventures. No matter how you stay fit or spend your fun time, the Garmin Instinct has a sports mode just for you. Everything from a simple walk to a snowboarding. This watch is an even bet that it has a "sports mode" that fits your lifestyle, 28 sport-mode options for active lifestyles, at that. It even includes a mode for boaters by providing information including distance, time and average nautical speed.
Grab your gear and your new best companion, the Garmin Instinct to get feedback on performance that helps you reach your sporting goals.
Sports Modes: And in case your interested, listed below are the sports modes that your Garmin Instinct will provide you with all the necessary data in order for you to meet and exceed your physical training goals.
Open water swim
Cross country ski
Breadcrumbs: Remember the fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel? They intended to follow the trail of breadcrumbs back to their home, but those pesky birds ate them, and they became lost in the woods. The rest is a story that you can follow up with on your own time. Getting back to the breadcrumbs. The Garmin Instinct provides you with a “Breadcrumb” trail that will get you back to where you started your trek out in those wide open spaces, This feature is especially handy for hiking, mountain biking, anywhere you're more likely to go that probably won’t have cell phone reception.
Save Locations: is another feature that'll come in handy for Garmin users. This feature marks the location from the controls menu and adds it to the list so you can navigate to it from the Navigation menu. Saved Locations can be used for planning and navigating purposes.
The Garmin Instinct also has a “Find My Phone and Find My Device” features so if you, for whatever reason, have trouble finding your smartwatch, you can use your smartphone to request an audible tone from the Garmin Instinct to help find it. You can also use the watch to find your smartphone as the Garmin Instinct can force the phone to ring via the Garmin Connect app to help you find it – even if it is on silent!
The Garmin Instinct helps you get from point A to point B with these other navigation features:
Saved location – Beneficial for everything from saving where you parked to finding your way back to the beginning of a trail.
Sight‘n Go – Allows the user to point the device at an object in the distance such as a water tower, lock in the direction and then navigate to the object.
Coordinates – Allows you to enter the latitude and longitude of a location and name it.
Now, remember, the Garmin Instinct, despite everything else, it is an Activity Tracker!
Features like advanced sleep monitoring, number of steps, 24-hour heart rate, intensity minutes and stress tracking are as important in the city as they are in the country.
Other Features Include:
Calories (both resting and active)
Weather and temperature
Smart notifications for phone calls, alerts, etc.
The Garmin Instinct uses the “Elevate” wrist heart rate technology, which monitors changes in blood flow by shining light through the skin. With Garmin's Elevate technology, you can ditch the chest strap or other types of equipment used to measure your heart rate during your workouts. You just DON’T need it!
Garmin's All-day stress tracking feature measures your heart rate and then uses that data to reveal when your body is experiencing stress and when you are at rest and recovering. This stress-tracking feature will allow you to see how your body copes with day-to-day stresses. This tool gives a user an opportunity to observe whether the lifestyle/training changes they make are helping to change stress levels.
The smartwatch also offers the Live-Track feature that allows users to share their workout results in real-time. Once you install the Garmin Connect app on your smartphone, you can share your timed activities with your friends and family via email or social media. You can also share your heart rate or cadence from your Live-Track page as well.
And since this watch is made to go and work with you for long periods of time, it needs to have the "Juice" in order to perform the way Garmin and you need it to.
Battery life: Up to 14 days in smartwatch mode, Up to 16 hours in GPS mode, up to 40 hours in UltraTrac™ battery saver mode. So, even without a portable charging device, the Instinct probably has the "Go-Go-Juice" to take you there and back again. Sounds like the title of a book, right?
Well, go ahead and start making your own stories about how far you've traveled and how well your body's doing, after all, you have all the data you need in order to keep on keeping on.
Remember, you can TRUST your Instinct (Smart Watch) from Garmin… Just saying.
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Posted by Beth Hartman
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