Garmin Instinct 2 Solar Smartwatch
This rugged, solar charging GPS smartwatch is tough enough to keep up with you and unique enough to fit your style. Now it comes in two sizes to fit every wrist.
- This watch is tough, which means no holding back.
- Keep your experiences going with unlimited battery life in smartwatch mode with solar charging.
- Train your way with built-in sports apps at the wrist.
- Smart notifications2 so you don’t miss out on what matters.
- Push boundaries, but stay on track with access to more satellites.
- Understand your body better with 24/7 health monitoring.
ENGINEERED FOR ENDURANCE
This rugged watch is water-rated to 100 meters and is thermal and shock resistant. Plus, with a fiber-reinforced polymer case and chemically strengthened, scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass, this device is built to endure.
DESIGNED TO DO YOU
Bold colors, high-contrast displays and size options let you show the world that you do things your own way.
GET MORE BATTERY OUT OF LIFE
Go longer than ever with solar charging with unlimited battery life in smartwatch mode1. Plus, power manager lets you extend battery life by controlling what settings and sensors draw power.
Whether you’re hiking, mountain biking, trail running or skiing, you’ll have access to 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 3-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.
Receive emails, texts and alerts right on your watch when paired with your compatible smartphone.
CONNECT IQ™ STORE
GARMIN PAY™ CONTACTLESS PAYMENTS
Breeze through checkout lines and select transit systems with Garmin Pay contactless payments through participating providers.
SAFETY AND TRACKING FEATURES
When your watch and phone are paired, your live location can be sent to your contacts manually or — during select outdoor activities — automatically with built-in incident detection3.
Easily see your plans for the day with a dedicated calendar screen when paired with your compatible smartphone.
SYNC WITH THE GARMIN CONNECT™ APP
BUILT-IN SPORTS APPS
Do whatever you love with preloaded activity profiles for running, cycling, swimming, strength training, indoor climbing, virtual running, golf, yoga and more.
This activity profile tracks your HIIT workouts, including AMRAP, EMOM, Tabata and custom. Set the number of rounds, work/rest intervals and more.
Train smarter with VO2 max, an indicator of how you can expect to perform. It even accounts for changes in performance that could be caused by heat or altitude.
DAILY WORKOUT SUGGESTIONS
For training guidance that takes you and your fitness level into account, get daily recommendations based on your current training load and training status.
After each workout, recovery time lets you know when you’ll be ready for another hard workout. It even accounts for training intensity and factors such as stress, daily activity and sleep.
Track the details of every ride with mountain biking metrics plus specialized Grit™ and Flow™ measurements that rate trail difficulty and how smoothly you descend, giving you a score to beat next time.
WRIST-BASED HEART RATE
Get estimated heart rate4 data along with alerts if your heart rate stays too high or too low while you’re at rest. Gauge how hard your heart is working during 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.
SLEEP SCORE AND ADVANCED SLEEP MONITORING
Get a full breakdown of your light, deep and REM sleep stages. View it all on a dedicated widget that includes your sleep score and insights.
BODY BATTERY™ ENERGY MONITORING
Optimize your body’s energy reserves, using heart rate variability, stress, sleep and other data to gauge when you’re ready to be active or when you may need to rest.
For altitude acclimation or sleep monitoring, a Pulse Ox sensor5 uses light beams at your wrist to estimate how well your body is absorbing oxygen.
This feature uses chronological age, your weekly vigorous activity, resting heart rate and BMI to estimate if your body is younger or older than you are. Get tips to lower your fitness age.
Track how many minutes of vigorous activity you’re getting, when you earn them and during what activity. You can even view them as a data field during timed activities.
WOMEN’S HEALTH TRACKING
|CASE MATERIAL||fiber-reinforced polymer|
|QUICKFIT™ WATCH BAND COMPATIBLE||
yes (22 mm)
45 x 45 x 14.5 mm
|DISPLAY SIZE||custom, two-window design; 0.9” x 0.9” (23 x 23 mm)|
|DISPLAY RESOLUTION||176 x 176 pixels|
|DISPLAY TYPE||monochrome, sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)|
Smartwatch: Up to 28 days/Unlimited with solar*
*Solar charging, assuming all-day wear with 3 hours per day outside in 50,000 lux conditions
|WATER RATING||10 ATM|
|GPS TIME SYNC||YES|
|AUTOMATIC DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME||YES|
|WRIST-BASED HEART RATE (CONSTANT, EVERY SECOND)||YES|
|DAILY RESTING HEART RATE||YES|
|ABNORMAL HEART RATE ALERTS||yes (high and low)|
|RESPIRATION RATE (24X7)||YES|
|PULSE OX BLOOD OXYGEN SATURATION||yes (spot-check, during sleep, all day)|
|BODY BATTERY™ ENERGY MONITOR||YES|
|RELAXATION BREATHING TIMER||YES|
|SLEEP SCORE AND INSIGHTS||YES|
|HYDRATION||yes (in Garmin Connect™)|
|WOMEN'S HEALTH||yes (in Garmin Connect™)|
|GARMIN ELEVATE™ WRIST HEART RATE MONITOR||YES|
|PULSE OX BLOOD OXYGEN SATURATION MONITOR||YES|
Daily Smart Features
|CONNECT IQ™ (DOWNLOADABLE WATCH FACES, DATA FIELDS, WIDGETS AND APPS)||YES|
|TEXT RESPONSE/REJECT PHONE CALL WITH TEXT (ANDROID™ ONLY)||YES|
|REALTIME SETTINGS SYNC WITH GARMIN CONNECT™ MOBILE||YES|
|BATTERY SAVER (CUSTOMIZABLE LOW POWER WATCH)||YES|
|CONTROLS SMARTPHONE MUSIC||YES|
|FIND MY PHONE||YES|
|FIND MY WATCH||YES|
|SMARTPHONE COMPATIBILITY||iPhone®, Android™|
|PAIRS WITH GARMIN GOLF APP||YES|
|PAIRS WITH GARMIN CONNECT™ MOBILE||YES|
Safety and Tracking Features
|INCIDENT DETECTION DURING SELECT ACTIVITIES||YES|
|DUAL GRID COORDINATES||YES|
Activity Tracking Features
|MOVE BAR (DISPLAYS ON DEVICE AFTER A PERIOD OF INACTIVITY; WALK FOR A COUPLE OF MINUTES TO RESET IT)||YES|
|AUTO GOAL (LEARNS YOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL AND ASSIGNS A DAILY STEP GOAL)||YES|
|GARMIN CONNECT™ CHALLENGES APP||yes (optional Connect IQ app)|
Gym & Fitness Equipment
|AVAILABLE GYM ACTIVITY PROFILES||Strength, HIIT, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing, Yoga|
|AUTOMATIC REP COUNTING||YES|
Training, Planning and Analysis Features
|% HR MAX||YES|
|AUTO MAX HR||YES|
|HR BROADCAST (BROADCASTS HR DATA OVER ANT+™ TO PAIRED DEVICES)||yes (using ANT+)|
|RESPIRATION RATE (DURING EXERCISE)||YES|
|GPS SPEED AND DISTANCE||YES|
|CUSTOMIZABLE DATA PAGES||YES|
|CUSTOMIZABLE ACTIVITY PROFILES||YES|
|DOWNLOADABLE TRAINING PLANS||YES|
|POWER MODES - CUSTOMIZABLE IN-ACTIVITY BATTERY SETTINGS||YES|
|CONFIGURABLE LAP ALERTS||YES|
|HEAT AND ALTITUDE ACCLIMATIONYES||YES|
|VO2 MAX (RUN)||YES|
|VO2 MAX (TRAIL RUN)||YES|
|TRAINING EFFECT (ANAEROBIC)||YES|
|PRIMARY BENEFIT (TRAINING EFFECT LABELS)||YES|
|IMPROVED RECOVERY TIME||YES|
|DAILY SUGGESTED WORKOUTS||YES|
|RACE AN ACTIVITY||YES|
|AUTO MULTISPORT ACTIVITIES||YES|
|MANUAL MULTISPORT ACTIVITIES||YES|
|TOUCH AND/OR BUTTON LOCK||YES|
|ACTIVITY HISTORY ON WATCH||YES|
|AVAILABLE RUN PROFILES||
Running, Treadmill Running, Indoor Track Running, Trail Running
|GPS-BASED DISTANCE, TIME AND PACE|
|RUNNING DYNAMICS||yes (with compatible accessory)|
|VERTICAL OSCILLATION AND RATIO||yes (with compatible accessory)|
|GROUND CONTACT TIME AND BALANCE||yes (with compatible accessory)|
|STRIDE LENGTH (REAL TIME)||yes (with compatible accessory)|
|CADENCE (PROVIDES REAL-TIME NUMBER OF STEPS PER MINUTE)||YES|
|LACTATE THRESHOLD||yes (with compatible accessory)|
|FOOT POD CAPABLE||YES|
|YARDAGE TO F/M/B (DISTANCE TO FRONT, MIDDLE AND BACK OF GREEN)||YES|
|YARDAGE TO LAYUPS/DOGLEGS||YES|
|MEASURES SHOT DISTANCE (CALCULATES EXACT YARDAGE FOR SHOTS FROM ANYWHERE ON COURSE)||manual|
|STAT TRACKING (STROKES, PUTTS PER ROUND, GREENS AND FAIRWAYS HIT)||YES|
|AUTO COURSEVIEW UPDATES||YES|
|GREEN VIEW WITH MANUAL PIN POSITION||YES|
|HAZARDS AND COURSE TARGETS||YES|
|AUTOMATIC CLUB TRACKING COMPATIBLE (REQUIRES ACCESSORY)||YES|
|AVAILABLE OUTDOOR RECREATION PROFILES||
Hiking, Indoor Climbing, Bouldering, Climbing, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Classic Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing, Kayaking, Hunting, Fishing, Tactical
|BREAD CRUMB TRAIL IN REAL TIME||YES|
|BACK TO START||YES|
|DISTANCE TO DESTINATION||YES|
|BAROMETRIC TREND INDICATOR WITH STORM ALERT||YES|
|TRAIL RUN AUTO CLIMB||YES|
|FUTURE ELEVATION PLOT||YES|
|SIGHT 'N GO||YES|
|SUN AND MOON INFORMATION||YES|
|EXPEDITION GPS ACTIVITY||YES|
|AVAILABLE CYCLING PROFILES||
Biking, Road Biking, Mountain Biking, Gravel Biking, Bike Commuting, Bike Touring, eBiking, eMountain Biking, Indoor Biking, Cyclocross, Triathlon
|ALERTS (TRIGGERS ALARM WHEN YOU REACH GOALS INCLUDING TIME, DISTANCE, HEART RATE OR CALORIES)||YES|
|MTB GRIT & FLOW||YES|
|BIKE LAP AND LAP MAXIMUM POWER (WITH POWER SENSOR)||YES|
|RACE AN ACTIVITY||YES|
|FTP (FUNCTIONAL THRESHOLD POWER)||YES|
|COMPATIBLE WITH VECTOR™ AND RALLY™ (POWER METERS)||YES|
|POWER METER COMPATIBLE||YES|
|SPEED AND CADENCE SENSOR SUPPORT (W/SENSOR)||YES|
|AVAILABLE SWIM PROFILES||
Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming
|OPEN-WATER SWIM METRICS (DISTANCE, PACE, STROKE COUNT/RATE, STROKE DISTANCE, SWIM EFFICIENCY (SWOLF), CALORIES)||YES|
|POOL SWIM METRICS (LENGTHS, DISTANCE, PACE, STROKE COUNT, SWIM EFFICIENCY (SWOLF), CALORIES)||YES|
|STROKE TYPE DETECTION (FREESTYLE, BACKSTROKE, BREASTSTROKE, BUTTERFLY) (POOL SWIM ONLY)||YES|
|DRILL LOGGING (POOL SWIM ONLY)||YES|
|BASIC REST TIMER (UP FROM 0) (POOL SWIM ONLY)||YES|
|"REPEAT ON" REST TIMER (POOL SWIM ONLY)||YES|
|AUTO REST (POOL SWIM ONLY)||YES|
|TIME AND DISTANCE ALERTS||YES|
|COUNTDOWN START (POOL SWIM ONLY)||YES|
|POOL SWIM WORKOUTS||YES|
|UNDERWATER WRIST-BASED HEART RATE||YES|
|HEART RATE FROM EXTERNAL HRM (REAL-TIME DURING RESTS, INTERVAL AND SESSION STATS DURING RESTS, AND AUTOMATIC HEART RATE DOWNLOAD POST-SWIM)||YES|
Kid Activity Tracking Features
|TOE-TO-TOE™ CHALLENGES APP||yes (optional Connect IQ Toe-to-Toe™ Challenges app)|
WHAT'S IN THE BOX:
- Instinct 2 Solar
- Charging/data cable
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