Garmin Instinct® – Tactical Edition GPS WatchRead more...
You’ve never been one to follow the beaten path — that’s where Instinct comes in. This rugged GPS watch is mission-ready and built to withstand the toughest environments.
Withstand the elements with military standard toughness.
Tactical-specific features such as night vision compatibility and more for field ops.
Navigate your world with multi-GNSS satellite support and outdoor sensors.
Pair with your compatible smartphone for on-wrist messaging, alerts and notifications.
Map, track, sync and share your trek from anywhere with our exclusive app.
Don't be limited by battery life. Get up to 14 days in smartwatch mode.
The fiber-reinforced polymer case adds durability, and the chemically strengthened, scratch-resistant display is high contrast and sunlight readable.
Fully vented silicone bands include 2 independent, removable keeper loops to ensure a secure fit and to keep you from getting caught on things.
Instinct is built to the U.S. military standard 810 for thermal, shock and water resistance (rated to 100 meters).
Internal, rechargeable lithium battery provides up to 14 days in smartwatch mode, up to 16 hours in GPS mode and up to 40 hours in UltraTrac™ battery saver mode.
Enable stealth mode to stop storing and sharing your GPS position and disable wireless connectivity and communication.
This feature works to calculate high-altitude release points according to military guidelines and helps to navigate you to your objective once you’ve jumped.
For added peace of mind, you can create a waypoint to mark the location of your vehicle before you start your trip.
Easily sync your location with others by seeing both the universal transverse mercator (UTM) and the military grid reference system (MGRS) on the same screen.
Easily switch between daytime view and nighttime view with a screen that can be read by night vision goggles.
Access multiple global navigation satellite systems (GPS, GLONASS and Galileo) to track in more challenging environments than GPS alone.
Navigate your next trail with ABC sensors, including an altimeter for elevation data, barometer to monitor weather and three-axis electronic compass.
Take the guesswork out of your return journey by using this feature to navigate the same route back to your starting point.
Enhanced optical heart rate1 technology gauges the intensity of your fitness activities.
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.
Use preloaded activity profiles for running, hiking, mountain biking, swimming and more.
Receive emails, texts and alerts right on your watch when paired with a compatible smartphone. You can even respond to texts if you have an Android™ phone.
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.
|Water rating||10 ATM|
|Around Me mode||No|
|Automatically saves dive entry and exit locations||No|
|Training Effect (anaerobic)||No|
|Customizable data pages||Yes|
|HR Broadcast (broadcasts HR data over ANT+™ to paired devices)||Yes|
|Hazards and course targets||No|
|Drill logging (pool swim only)||Yes|
|Worldwide airport database(s)||No|
|Controls smartphone music||Yes|
|3-axis compass with HSI (horizontal situation indicator)||No|
|Ambient light sensor||No|
|Downloadable training plans||Yes|
|Stat tracking (strokes, putts per round, greens and fairways hit)||No|
|Race an activity||Yes|
|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|
|Wirelessly receive flight plans from Garmin Pilot™||No|
|Future elevation plot||Yes|
|Auto start/end dive||No|
|Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course)||No|
|Manual multisport activities||No|
|Distance to destination||Yes|
|Smartphone compatibility||iPhone®, Android™|
|% HR max||Yes|
chemically strengthened glass
|Cycle Map (routable cycling-specific street map)||No|
|Find My Phone||Yes|
|Text response/reject phone call with text (Android™ only)||Yes|
|Compatible with Varia™ lights||No|
|Night vision mode||Yes|
|Barometric trend indicator with Storm Alert||Yes|
|Customizable activity profiles||Yes|
|Performance condition (after running 6–20 minutes, compares your real-time condition to your average fitness level)||No|
|Dual grid coordinates||Yes|
|Available cycling profiles||
Biking, Indoor Biking, Mountain Biking
|Dive ascent/descent rate indicator||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|
|Boat Data Streaming||no|
|Open-water swim metrics (distance, pace, stroke count/rate, stroke distance, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories)||Yes|
|Body Battery™ Energy Monitor||No|
|Tack assist mode||No|
|Training Load (your total training load for the last 7 days calculated from estimated EPOC)||No|
|Power meter compatible||No|
|Quick Release Bands||No|
|Trendline™ Popularity Routing||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|
|Yardage to F/M/B (distance to front, middle and back of green)||No|
|Case material||fiber-reinforced polymer|
|Auto max HR||Yes|
|FTP (Functional Threshold Power)||No|
|GPS Time Sync||Yes|
|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|
45 x 45 x 15.3 mm
|APNEA hunt mode||No|
|Full vector map||No|
|Stroke type detection (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly) (pool swim only)||Yes|
|ClimbPro™ Ascent Planner||No|
|Find My Watch||Yes|
|Preloaded topographical maps||No|
|Speed and cadence sensor support (with sensor)||
yes (ANT+® and Bluetooth® Smart sensors)
|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|
|Available gym activity profiles||Strength, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing and Yoga|
|All-day Stress Tracking||Yes|
|Unit-to-unit route/location sharing||No|
|Foot pod capable||Yes|
|Sun and moon information||Yes|
|Pool swim workouts||Yes|
|Heart rate from external HRM (real-time during rests, interval and session stats during rests, and automatic heart rate download post-swim)||No|
|Back to start||Yes|
|Automatic daylight saving time||Yes|
|Available swim profiles||
Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming
|Green View with manual pin position||No|
|Round-trip course creator (running/cycling)||No|
|Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories)||Yes|
|Multiple time zones with Zulu/UTC||No|
|Touch-targeting (touch target on display to see the distance to any point)||No|
|Strava Live Segments||No|
|Sync dive log to Garmin Dive™ Mobile app||No|
|Compatible with BaseCamp™||Yes|
|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, Jumpmaster, Tactical
|Automatic sync (automatically transfers data to Garmin Connect)||No|
|Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal)||Yes|
|Auto multisport activities||No|
|Stride length (real time)||No|
|Sleep monitoring (monitors total sleep and periods of movement or restful sleep)||Yes|
|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|
|Lactate threshold (through analysis of your pace and heart rate, estimates the point where your muscles start to rapidly fatigue)||No|
|Compatible with Vector™ (power meter)||No|
|Garmin Live Segments||No|
|Unlock new step icons||No|
|"Repeat on" rest timer (pool swim only)||Yes|
|Yardage to layups/doglegs||No|
|GPS-based distance, time and pace||Yes|
|Worldwide NAVAID and Intersection database(s)||No|
|Touch and/or button lock||Yes|
|Advanced Vector support||No|
|Trail run auto climb||Yes|
|Configurable lap alerts||Yes|
|NEXRAD on moving map||No|
|Connect IQ™ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps)||No|
|Available run profiles||
Running, Treadmill Running, Indoor Track Running, Trail Running
|Bread crumb trail in real time||Yes|
|Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it)||Yes|
|Plays and controls watch music||No|
|QuickFit™ watch band compatible||
yes (22 mm)
|Sight 'N Go||Yes|
|Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate monitor||Yes|
|Waypoint information page||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|
|In-flight Pulse Ox||No|
|Compatible with Varia™ radar (rear-facing radar)||No|
|Race an Activity||Yes|
|Multiple bike profiles||No|