Whatever you do, own it with Instinct 2 series
These rugged GPS smartwatches are tough enough to keep up with you and unique enough to fit your style. Do more of what you love with preloaded activity profiles for running, biking, swimming, strength training and more. Live the ultimate connected life with smart notifications2 and Connect IQ™ compatibility. Understand your body better with all-day health monitoring3 for energy levels, stress, sleep, Pulse Ox4 and much more. Surf Editions add tide data and dedicated surfing activity.
New Features as of September 5, 2023
NEW! GAMING ACTIVITY
Like gaming in your spare time? This activity integrates with the GameOn™ app to provide biometric-based data that helps you understand your optimal stress zone, plan breaks with a game power feature and view Body Battery™ energy levels to play at your best.
NEW! NEW ACTIVITY PROFILES
Get better at whatever with new preloaded activity profiles for team sports ranging from football, baseball and basketball to soccer, rugby, hockey, lacrosse and more — plus racket sports, boxing and others.
NEW! TRAINING READINESS
From the moment you wake up, get a readiness score based on your sleep quality*, recovery, training load and more, so you can determine whether it’s a good day to go hard — or take it easy.
NEW! WORKOUTS APP
Easily find and organize workouts across all your athletic pursuits — including daily suggested workouts plus those downloaded or created in the Garmin Connect app. Follow up with a review of workout history directly from your device.
NEW! MORNING REPORT
Receive an overview of your sleep, recovery and training outlook as soon as you wake up — alongside HRV status and weather. You can even customize your report to show you what you want to see.
NEW FEATURES AS OF FEBRUARY, 2023:
NEW! UNIFIED TRAINING STATUS
TrueUp™ physio data synchronization will now unify training features including training status, training load, load focus and HRV status for users with multiple compatible devices. You can designate a primary device in order to have more consistent training data so you can train smarter. This includes users with multiple compatible smartwatches or those with a compatible smartwatch and Edge® 1040 device.
NEW! BACKCOUNTRY SKI/SNOWBOARD ENHANCEMENTS
This preloaded profile now automatically distinguishes between descending and climbing, so you can start tracking and leave it running all day long.
NEW! WRIST-BASED RUNNING POWER (WITHOUT ACCESSORY)
To manage efforts, receive real-time metrics of how much power is being exerted on a run —now with no additional accessory required.
NEW! GRADE ADJUSTED PACE
Whether running uphill or downhill, runners can now see their equivalent flat ground pace, making it easy to maintain an even effort over various terrain.
NEW! DAILY SUGGESTED WORKOUTS
View your entire week of daily suggested workouts, which adapt after every run to match your performance and recovery as well as the races coming up in your Garmin Connect™ smartphone app calendar.
New Features in Instinct 2/2S Solar – Surf Edition (versus Instinct Solar – Surf Edition):
GET MORE BATTERY OUT OF LIFE
Go longer than ever with solar charging with unlimited battery life in smartwatch mode1. Plus, power manager lets you extend battery life by controlling what settings and sensors draw power.
GARMIN PAY™ CONTACTLESS PAYMENTS
Breeze through checkout lines and select transit systems with Garmin Pay contactless payments through participating providers.
See conditions — such as tide, wave height, wind and surf rating — for each of the five nearest surf spots, when paired with the Garmin Connect™ app on your compatible smartphone.
Use this activity profile to track your GPS position, speed, distance and heart rate while windsurfing.
On top of tracking your GPS position, speed, distance and heart rate while kiteboarding, this profile measures your elevation, so you can see jumps on a chart during and after the activity.
DESIGNED TO DO YOU
Bold colors, high-contrast displays and size options let you show the world that you do things your own way.
CONNECT IQ™ STORE
Download custom watch faces, add data fields, and get apps and widgets from the Connect IQ Store app on your compatible smartphone
BUILT-IN SPORTS APPS
Do whatever you love with preloaded activity profiles for running, cycling, swimming, strength training, multisport, indoor climbing, virtual running, golf, yoga and more.
Train smarter with VO2 max, an indicator of how you can expect to perform. It even accounts for changes in performance that could be caused by heat or altitude.
After each workout, recovery time lets you know when you’ll be ready for another hard workout. It even accounts for training intensity and factors such as stress, daily activity and sleep.
Track the details of every ride with mountain biking metrics plus specialized Grit™ and Flow™ measurements that rate trail difficulty and how smoothly you descend, giving you a score to beat next time.
SLEEP SCORE, ADVANCED SLEEP MONITORING
Get a full breakdown of your light, deep and REM sleep stages. View it all on a dedicated widget that includes your sleep score and insights
This feature uses chronological age, your weekly vigorous activity, resting heart rate and BMI to estimate if your body is younger or older than you are. Get tips to lower your fitness age.
Track how many minutes of vigorous activity you’re getting, when you earn them and during what activity. You can even view them as a data field during timed activities.
More Features of Instinct 2/2S Solar – Surf Edition:
Stay up to date on ocean conditions so you can catch the perfect wave. Just pair the watch with your compatible smartphone
Record the number of waves surfed, maximum speed reached and distance traveled by using the surf activity profile.
SURFLINE SESSIONS™ FEATURE
The Instinct 2 Surf Edition smartwatches work with Surfline Sessions, which creates videos of every wave you ride in front of your Surfline camera3 . So you can watch them later and see how you did with your Surfline Sessions subscription.
ENGINEERED FOR ENDURANCE
This rugged watch is water-rated to 100 meters and is thermal and shock resistant. Plus, with a fiber-reinforced polymer case and chemically strengthened, scratch-resistant glass, this device is built to endure.
Whether you’re hiking, mountain biking, trail running or skiing, you’ll have access to multiple global navigation satellite systems (GPS, GLONASS and Galileo) to track in more challenging environments than GPS alone.
Navigate your next trail with ABC sensors, including an altimeter for elevation data, barometer to monitor weather and 3-axis electronic compass.
Take the guesswork out of your return journey by using this feature to navigate the same route back to your starting point
Receive emails, texts and alerts right on your watch when paired with your compatible smartphone
SAFETY AND TRACKING FEATURES
If you feel unsafe or if your watch senses that an incident occurred, assistance and incident detection features2 can send a message with your location to your emergency contacts when paired with your compatible smartphone.
WRIST-BASED HEART RATE
Get estimated heart rate3 data along with alerts if your heart rate stays too high or too low while you’re at rest. Gauge how hard your heart is working during activities
Heart rate variability is used to calculate your stress level score, so you can see if you’re having a calm, balanced or stressful day
BODY BATTERY™ ENERGY MONITORING
Optimize your body’s energy reserves, using heart rate variability, stress, sleep and other data to gauge when you’re ready to be active or when you may need to rest.
For altitude acclimation or sleep monitoring, a Pulse Ox sensor4 uses light beams at your wrist to estimate how well your body is absorbing oxygen
WOMEN’S HEALTH TRACKING
Use the Garmin Connect app to track your menstrual cycle or pregnancy. Log symptoms, get exercise and nutrition education, and more.
¹Assumes all-day wear with 3 hours per day outside in 50,000 lux conditions
² When paired with a compatible smartphone
³Activity tracking accuracy
4This is not a medical device and is not intended for use in the diagnosis or monitoring of any medical condition; see Garmin.com/ataccuracy. Pulse Ox not available in all countries.