Meet the Garmin® Instinct®: a GPS watch built tough for the outdoors

OLATHE, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced Instinct, a strong and durable GPS watch with built-in 3-axis
compass and barometric altimeter plus multiple global navigation
satellite systems (GPS, GLONASS and Galileo) support and wrist-based
heart rate. In addition to key GPS data, ABC and heart rate sensors,
Instinct includes built-in sports apps, smart connectivity and wellness

“We are thrilled to add Instinct to our adventure watch lineup, an
approachable smartwatch that is rugged and reliable,” said Dan Bartel,
Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “Instinct is perfect for
those who spend their time outdoors and demand a device built tough to
stand up in the elements.”

The Instinct is a reliable tool built to endure challenging
environments. The Instinct is constructed to military standards
(MIL-STD-810G) for thermal, shock and water resistance (rated to 100
meters) with a fiber reinforced polymer case. It’s built with a
chemically strengthed and scratch-resistant display that’s easy-to-read,
especially in direct sunlight. Plus, the fully vented silicone bands
include two independent, removable keeper loops to ensure a secure fit.

While in the field, feel confident exploring off the beaten path thanks
to the Instinct, which features multiple GNSS satellite networks to help
track a users location in more challenging environments than with just
GPS alone. Before venturing out, use the Garmin Explore™ app to plan the
trip in advance and when it’s time to head back to camp, the TracBack®
feature on the watch can navigate the same route back to the original
starting point.

With built-in wrist based heart rate, users can monitor daily activity,
stress, sleep and other wellness data1. Whether camping, on a
training run or going through day-to-day activities, Instinct keeps
track of heart rate, steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned and
more. Hiking, running, biking, swimming, kayaking and skiing are just a
few of the activities supported on the device. Through heart rate
variability, the Instinct can track stress levels, allowing the user to
be more aware of when physical or emotional sources may cause stress
levels to rise.

When paired with a compatible smartphone, Instinct users can leave their
phone packed away and protected while they receive smart notifications
like texts, emails and other alerts right on the wrist. Instinct is
compatible with Garmin Connect™, an online fitness community where users
can track workouts, sleep patterns such as how much time spent in light,
deep and REM cycles, and even compete in virtual fitness challenges. The
Instinct will also be compatible
with other Garmin devices including inReach
action cameras
and dog tracking devices. Send and receive inReach
Mini satellite communication messages2, declare an SOS,
control the VIRB start and stop function and get dog status updates and
alerts for viewing at a glance on the watch.

Instinct features a battery life of up to 14 days in smartwatch mode, up
to 16 hours in GPS mode, and up to 40 hours in UltraTrac™ battery saver
mode. It is available in Graphite, Tundra and Flame Red for a suggested
retail price of $299.99.

Instinct is the latest solution from Garmin’s expanding outdoor segment,
which focuses on developing technologies and innovations to enhance
users’ outdoor experiences. Whether hiking, hunting, trail running,
mountain biking, golfing, diving or using satellite communication,
Garmin outdoor devices are essential tools for outdoor enthusiasts of
all levels. For more information about Garmin’s other outdoor products
and services, go to, and

For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless
devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active
lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including
automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more
information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at,
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2 Active satellite subscription

NOTICE: Some jurisdictions regulate or prohibit the use of satellite
communications devices. It is the responsibility of the user to know and
follow all applicable laws in the jurisdictions where the device is
intended to be used.

About Garmin

Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN).
Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal
subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United
Kingdom. Garmin, Instinct and TracBack are registered trademarks, and
Garmin Connect, Garmin Explore, and UltraTrac is a trademark of Garmin
Ltd. or its subsidiaries. Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi

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Garmin International Inc. Natalie Hawley, 913-397-8200 [email protected]