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Instinct - Graphite


Rugged, reliable outdoor GPS watch (works with Astro, Alpha, Pro550 Plus and many other Garmin products)


This rugged, reliable outdoor GPS watch is built to withstand the toughest environments.  Constructed to U.S. military standard 810G for thermal, shock and water resistance (rated to 100 meters).  The fiber-reinforced polymer case adds strength and durability, and the chemically strengthened, scratch-resistant display is high-contrast enough to read in bright sunlight, so you can take it with you into the extremes you face every day. Plus, the fully vented silicone bands include two independent, removable keeper loops to ensure a secure fit and to keep you from getting caught on things.

Built-in 3-axis compass and barometric altimeter plus multiple global navigation satellite systems (GPS, GLONASS and Galileo) support helps track in more challenging environments than GPS alone.
Monitor your estimated heart rate, activity and stress; train with preloaded activity profiles.  Stay connected with smart notifications (with a compatible smartphone) and automatic data uploads to the Garmin Connect™ online fitness community.
Use the TracBack® feature to navigate the same route back to your starting point; use the Garmin Explore™ website and app to plan your trips in advance.
Battery life: up to 14 days in smartwatch mode, up to 16 hours in GPS mode, up to 40 hours in UltraTrac™ battery saver mode.  

GPS You Can Count On

You’ve never been one to follow the beaten path — that's where Instinct comes in. GPS, GLONASS and Galileo satellite network capability tracks in more challenging environments than GPS alone. The built-in 3-axis compass and barometric altimeter help you keep your bearings. Take the guesswork out of your return journey by using the TracBack feature to navigate the same route back to start.

Monitor and Train

The Instinct GPS watch monitors your heart rate, activity and stress throughout the day, so you know how much you do — and how hard you’re working to do it. When you’re ready to train, we’ve got you covered with preloaded activity profiles for running, biking, swimming and more. 

Stay Connected

Smart notifications let you leave your phone in your pocket. Pair your phone with Instinct and the Garmin Connect online fitness community for automatic uploads, live tracking and the GroupTrack feature. Or, pair with the Garmin Explore Website and app to plan adventures before you head out.


  • Display Size:  custom, two-window design; 0.9” x 0.9” (23 x 23 mm)
  • Display Type:  monochrome, sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
  • Display Resolution:  128 x 128 pixels
  • Weight:  52 g
  • Battery Life:  Smartwatch mode: Up to 14 days; GPS mode: Up to 16 hours; UltraTrac™ mode: Up to 40 hours
  • Touch and/or button lock
  • GPS coordinates
  • Audio prompts
  • Sleep monitoring (monitors total sleep and periods of movement or restful sleep)
  • Downloadable training plans
  • Pool/Swim workouts
  • Race an Activity
  • Hot Keys
  • Activity history on watch
  • Auto Max HR
  • HR Alerts
  • Foot pod capable
  • Vertical Speed
  • Customizable data pages
  • Finish Time
  • Elevation profile
  • Configurable lap alerts
  • Virtual Partner
  • Customizable Alerts
  • Back to start
  • Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it)
  • Compatible with BaseCamp™
  • Available Gym Activity Profiles:  Strength, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing and Yoga
  • Bezel: fiber-reinforced polyme
  • Stroke type detection (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly)
  • Ultra Trac mode
  • Calendar
  • Barometric altimeter
  • Weather
  • Auto Lap®
  • Sunrise/sunset times
  • Floors Climbed
  • % HR max
  • % HRR
  • Available outdoor recreation profiles:  Hiking, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing, Kayaking, Tactical
  • TracBack®
  • Storm alert
  • Water Rating:  10ATM
  • HR Zones
  • Connectivity:  Bluetooth®, ANT+®
  • Find my phone
  • Swim efficiency (SWOLF)
  • Available Run Profiles:  Running, Treadmill Running, Indoor Track Running, Trail Running
  • Stopwatch
  • Run Workouts
  • Open-water swim metrics (distance, pace, stroke count/rate, stroke distance, calories)
  • GPS speed and distance
  • Area Calculation
  • Find my Watch
  • Advanced Workouts
  • VIRB® Camera Remote
  • Smartphone Compatibility:  Phone®, Android™
  • Dual grid coordinates
  • TrueUp™
  • Timer
  • Courses
  • Thermometer
  • Alarm Clock
  • Intensity minutes
  • Interval Training
  • Time/distance alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goal)
  • Compatible with Garmin Connect™ Mobile
  • Preloaded topographical maps
  • Speed and cadence sensor support (with sensor)
  • Sun and moon information
  • Available Swim Profiles:  Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming
  • Move IQ™
  • Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate monitor
  • Smart notifications
  • Sight 'N Go
  • Automatic daylight saving time
  • Projected Waypoint
  • Bread crumb trail in real time
  • Time/Date
  • Calories burned
  • Customizable activity profiles
  • HR Broadcast (broadcasts HR data over ANT+™ to paired devices)
  • Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute)
  • Controls Smartphone music
  • Total ascent/descent
  • Step Counter
  • Trail run auto climb
  • Barometric trend indicator with Storm Alert
  • Automatic rep counting
  • LiveTrack
  • HR calories
  • Point-to-point navigation
  • XERO™ Locations
  • Auto Pause®
  • All-day Stress Tracking
  • Available Cycling Profiles:  Biking, Indoor Biking, Mountain Biking
  • Future elevation plot
  • QuickFit™ watch band compatible (22mm)
  • Accelerometer
  • Text response/reject phone call with text (Android™ only)
  • Drill Logging
  • Course guidance
  • Strap material
  • GPS Time Sync
  • Auto scroll
  • Compass
  • Lens material: chemically strengthened glass
  • Cardio workouts
  • Strength workouts
  • Galileo
  • Distance to destination
  • Manual lap
  • Distance traveled
  • Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count/rate, calories)
  • GPS-based distance, time and pace
  • Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal)
  • Fitness Age

In the Box

  • Instinct
  • Charging/data cable
  • Documentation







 !WARNING:  Cancer and Reproductive Harm.




  • Model: Instinct-Gph
  • Manufactured by: Garmin

This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 10 October 2018.

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