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Garmin Instinct GPS Watch In-Depth Review

There are many popular brands of Smartwatches available in the market today. But every smartwatch has its features and functions. Therefore, from the wide variety of smartwatches out there, Garmin Instinct is the one that focuses on tracking all outdoor activities.

The Garmin Instinct is described as a budget-friendly version Garmin Smartwatch. It is a smart sports-tracking watch that is made for those who are keen on outdoor activities. Along with this, it is a sweet combination ABC (Altimeter, barometer and compass) features, a sensibly rugged exterior and available at an affordable price.

This is a lower end outdoor smartwatch that combines with the latest features such as floor tracking, sleep tracking and much more. Thus, it is made for the one who loves adventure and wants to track their outdoor and work-out activities.

Garmin Instinct

Pros and Cons of Garmin Instinct

Garmin Instinct is a heavy-duty watch that is made for primarily used in the mountains and hiking. In addition to all the latest features, it is dust-proof and water-resistant. Moreover, it enables users to enjoy the features. Thus, below mentioned are the pros and cons of the Garmin Instinct.


➜ Affordable price
➜ It is comfortable and lightweight
➜ It is compatible with Garmin Xero, Garmin InReach and Garmin Explore
➜ It has a music control feature
➜ Smart notifications feature
➜ It has a rugged design 
➜ Good Battery life
➜ Resistant to water, shock and temperature
➜ Route Navigation with several options


➜ HRM Lacks while swimming
➜ Third-party apps are not available 
➜ It has a monochrome screen
➜ Low resolution and non-colour display

Features of Garmin Instinct

The Garmin Instinct is one of the best-known Garmin fitness smartwatch available in the market with all advanced features. Thus, among the basic features, step and calorie counter, alarm clock, calendar, weather and temperature as well as smart notifications for phone calls and messages. For all android users, the option for responding to the text or rejecting a phone is also available. Along with this, it has the functionality to control smartphone music with the watch. Additionally, with all these features, the Garmin Instinct will learn the activity level over time and will create auto goals. It will keep the user active and motivated.

It has 28 sport modes

Auto pause, Auto lap, Automatic rep counting, Manual lap feature

A wide variety of basic smartwatch feature

TracBack feature

Bluetooth and ANT connectivity

Garmin Explore app, Garmin Connect

It is comfortable

Barometric altimeter feature

Shock, Thermal and Water-resistant up to 100 meters

Two-window screen layout feature

Monochrome display, 128X128 pixels

Built-in 3-axis magnetic compass


How to get text on Instinct Smartwatch?

Through the help of the steps provided below, it would be easy and simple for all users to sync their smartphone with the Garmin Instinct.

➜ Press and hold the “Menu” button.
➜ Then select, “Settings”> “Phone”> “Smart Notifications” > “Status” > “ON”
➜ Now select “During Activity.”
➜ Then “Notifications and Sound Preferences”
➜ After this, select “Not during Activity.”
➜ Then, select “Notification and Sound preferences.”
➜ Select “Timeout”
➜ Now select the amount of time between the alert and display

How to reset the Instinct?

The users can perform the following steps described below to reset the Garmin Instinct smartwatch

There are two options: “Reset to user settings” or “Reset to factory settings”.

Steps to perform “Reset to user settings.”

➜ Open “Menu”
➜ Then select “Settings.”
➜ After this, select “System.”
➜ Now select the “Reset” option.
➜ After that, choose the “Reset Default Settings.”
➜ By doing this, the Garmin Instinct will get reset.

Steps to perform “Reset to Factory Settings.”

➜ Press the “Menu” button
➜ Then choose “Settings.”
➜ After this, select “System.”
➜ Now select the “Reset” option.
➜ Then choose “Delete Data and Reset settings”, through this option, the Garmin Instinct will get reset to like-new condition.

So, this was all about the Garmin Instinct GPS Watch In-Depth Review. So, those who are looking for a low-budget smartwatch with GPS and other features should prefer Garmin Watch.

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