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The Instinct® Solar will go wherever you go, do anything, and look great in the process. The GPS smartwatch also adds that extra something to your lifestyle, with plenty of smart features, sports and outdoor apps and navigation and fitness functions. And you can get going right away thanks to the many pre-installed activity profiles for surfing, swimming, running, cycling, hiking, weight training, rowing and much more.

Always robust, always outside

The case of the Instinct® Solar has been tested to military standards*, while scratch-resistant Power Glass™ protects the extremely easy-to-read display from scratches and knocks. Use the altimeter, barometer and electronic three-axis compass to navigate on your next trail. And when you're on your way back, the Instinct® Solar will show you the route back to your starting point. It uses the latest solar technology to offer an unprecedented battery life: the battery will last up to 54 days in smartwatch mode.


  • Case size (ø): 45mm
  • Screen size: 23mm (0.9″)
  • Strap length: 132-224mm
  • Strap width: 22mm
  • Weight: 53g
  • Material: fibre-reinforced polymer (case) / silicone (strap) / Power Glass™
  • Colour: slate grey


  • Digital outdoor smartwatch
  • Battery with solar charging
  • Robust case made in accordance with US military standard MIL-STD-810G*
  • QuickFit® silicone strap
  • Preinstalled sport and outdoor profiles
  • Smart notifications
  • Monochrome, transflective MIP display (resolution: 128 x 128px)
  • Internal memory (ROM): 16MB
  • Three-axis compass
  • GPS, GLONASS and Galileo satellite network functions
  • Barometer, altimeter, accelerometer, thermometer
  • Pulse oximeter acclimation
  • TrackBack and LiveTrack functions
  • Garmin Elevate™ technology for heart rate monitoring
  • Stress level
  • Step counter
  • Compatible with iPhone®, Android™
  • Garmin Explore™ app
  • Case waterproof to 10bar**
  • Bluetooth®, ANT+
  • Lithium-ion battery (178mAh)
  • Battery runtime: Smartwatch: up to 24 days / 54 days with solar charging*** Energy-saving clock mode: up to 56 days / unlimited with solar charging*** GPS: up to 30 hrs. / 38 hrs. with solar charging**** Maximum GPS battery mode: up to 70 hrs. / 145 hrs. with solar charging**** GPS expedition activity: up to 28 days / 68 days with solar charging***
  • Battery charge time: 2 hrs.

Included in delivery

  • Garmin Instinct® Solar GPS smartwatch
  • Charging/data cable

*MIL-STD-810G: MIL-STD-810G is a US military standard that defines test conditions for military equipment and covers all environmental influences that military equipment can be exposed to. These include compatibility with extreme temperatures, air pressure, solar radiation, humidity, chemicals, and forces of acceleration and vibrations.

**Waterproof to 10bar and therefore suitable for showering, bathing and swimming.

Not suitable for scuba diving.

***With solar charging; based on all-day wear, spending 3 hrs. outside in 50,000 lux conditions.

****With solar charging; based on use in 50,000 lux conditions.