Calibrate the Compass, Altimeter, and Barometer on Garmin Instinct 2

Need to calibrate the compass, altimeter, or barometer on your Garmin Instinct 2? In this tutorial, I show you how to fix any issues with the compass, altimeter, or barometer readings by simply calibrating each. This can be useful if you have been experiencing any issues on your Garmin Instinct 2 and would like to be sure that your smart watch is reading the compass, barometer, and altimeter correctly. Taking the time to complete these steps can ensure more accurate activity tracking, as well as a safer experience while hiking, camping, or fishing.
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Calibrate the Compass, Altimeter, and Barometer on Garmin Instinct 2 (Video Tutorial):

How to calibrate the altimeter on your Garmin Instinct 2 smart watch:

  1. Long-press the Up button to open the Menu.
  2. Scroll down and select Sensors & Accessories.
  3. Scroll down and select Altimeter.
  4. Select Calibrate.
  5. There are three options: manually enter your current elevation, select Use DEM (Digital Elevation Map – this will use GPS to determine your location on a map that is built into the watch), or select Use GPS. I recommend trying either DEM or GPS to see which is more accurate for you.
  6. Once you select DEM or GPS, it will search for GPS and then it will load your estimated altitude. Select the estimate to calibrate the altimeter on your Garmin Instinct 2.

How to calibrate the altimeter on your Garmin Instinct 2 smart watch:

  1. Long-press the Up button to open the Menu.
  2. Scroll down and select Sensors & Accessories.
  3. Scroll down and select Altimeter.
  4. Select Calibrate.
  5. There are three options: manually enter your current elevation, select Use DEM (Digital Elevation Map – this will use GPS to determine your location on a map that is built into the watch), or select Use GPS. I recommend trying either DEM or GPS to see which is more accurate for you.
  6. Once you select DEM or GPS, it will search for GPS and then it will load your estimated altitude. Select the estimate to calibrate the altimeter on your Garmin Instinct 2.

How to calibrate the barometer on your Garmin Instinct 2 smart watch:

  1. Long-press the Up button to open the Menu.
  2. Scroll down and select Sensors & Accessories.
  3. Scroll down and select Barometer.
  4. Select Calibrate.
  5. From here, there are three options: manually enter your current barometric pressure, select Use DEM (Digital Elevation Map – this will use GPS to determine your location on a map that is built into the watch), or select Use GPS. I recommend trying either DEM or GPS to see which is more accurate for you.
  6. Once you select DEM or GPS, it will search for GPS and then it will load your estimated barometric pressure. Select the estimate to calibrate the barometer.

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