At first glance Garmin Instinct looks like yet another addition to the eclectic range from the wearable maker but that couldn’t be further from the truth. It is equipped with an inbuilt triple axis compass, barometric altimeter and wrist-based heart rate monitor. There is support for multiple global navigation satellite systems like GPS, GLONASS and Galileo that helps track the wearer’s location in challenging environments such as a blizzard where visibility is extremely poor. Adhering to US MIL-STD-810 rating, the smartwatch is thermal, shock and water resistant coming in a fiber-reinforced polymer case. The high contrast display is not only chemically-strengthened and scratch-resistant but can also be read in bright sunlight. Sports modes include climbing, cycling, rowing, running, skiing, swimming, weightlifting and yoga making it handy for those regularly participating in various activities. After pairing it with a smartphone and Garmin Connect online fitness community, automatic uploads, live tracking and GroupTrack can be enjoyed.
T3 Says: The interestingly named colour choices are Flame Red, Graphite and Tundra.