Looking to get a new Garmin smartwatch? In this unboxing and review, I share my experience with the new Garmin Instinct after my first day of use. The Garmin Instinct features a rugged, tactical look, 14 days of battery life, and several internal sensors (3-axis compass, barometric altimeter, and GPS). All for only $300. Don’t have yours yet? No worries!
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Useful Accessories ?
Extra Charging Cables
Charging Port Protector
Important Garmin Instinct links:
Though I have had limited experience with the Garmin Instinct, check out my pros and cons below.
Pros of the Garmin Instinct:
- Awesome design that looks rugged and tough.
- Very easy to read the screen that is a little smaller than other Garmin watches, but displays a lot of information. I love the additional display in the top right, as it is very easy to read.
- The buttons are easy to use when navigating through the menus.
- It has many features that are geared towards outdoor activities, such as hiking, biking, running, even open water swimming.
- Easy to sync with your phone via the Garmin Connect app.
- Allows for text message responses (Android only).
- Music controls.
- Built in compass and barometric altimeter.
- Waterproof up to 100 meters.
Cons of the Garmin Instinct:
- No Garmin Connect IQ for downloading Watches, Widgets and Applications.
- Black and white display.
- No Garmin Pay functionality.
Other Garmin Instinct Tutorials!
Change and Customize Watch Faces - Garmin Instinct Tutorial
How to Reset The Garmin Instinct - Factory Reset
Calibrate the Compass on Your Garmin Instinct
How to Set Alarms - Garmin Instinct Tutorial
How to Change GPS Position Format - Garmin Instinct Tutorial
Turn On / Off Heart Rate Monitor - Garmin Instinct Tutorial
Initial Set Up - Garmin Instinct Tutorial
Garmin Instinct Day One Review and Unboxing First Impression
System Settings Overview - Garmin Instinct Tutorial
Remove or Replace the Watch Band - Garmin Instinct Tutorial
Custom Text Responses - Garmin Instinct Tutorial
How to Customize or Remove Widgets - Garmin Instinct Tutorials
Garmin Instinct Review and Full Walkthrough - Garmin Instinct Overview
5 Tips to Increase Battery Life - Garmin Instinct Tutorial
Configure Custom Heart Rate Alerts - Garmin Instinct Tutorial