Whatever you do, own it with Instinct 2X Solar. This GPS smartwatch is bold and rugged, designed to keep up with you and fit your unique style. Plus, solar charging gives you unlimited battery life in smartwatch mode when exposed to 3 hours of direct sunlight (50,000 lux) per day. When the sun sets, use the built-in LED flashlight to keep going and stay visible. Do more of what you love with preloaded activity profiles for running, biking, climbing, skiing, hiking, swimming, strength training and more. Count on multi-band GNSS support to provide more accurate positioning in challenging environments. Check your wrist to stay connected with smart notifications, Garmin Pay™ contactless payments and Connect IQ™ app integration (when paired with your compatible smartphone). Understand your body better with all-day health monitoring for energy levels, stress, sleep, Pulse Ox, heart rate and more (this is not a medical device, and data presented is intended to be a close estimation of metrics tracked. Pulse Ox not available in all countries).
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! 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 FEATURES IN INSTINCT 2X SOLAR (vs. Instinct 2/2s Solar)
ENGINEERED FOR ENDURANCE
This ultra-tough watch features a solar charged display and rugged 50 mm polymer case. It’s water-rated to 100 meters and tested to U.S. military standard 810 for thermal, shock and water resistance.
To help guide your way in low-light conditions, a built-in multi-LED flashlight provides variable intensities and strobe that match your running cadence — plus a red safety light mode to help keep an eye on your nighttime surroundings.
MULTI-BAND FREQUENCY SUPPORT
Receive and utilize multiple frequencies sent by navigation satellites, which enable improved user position accuracy specifically in areas where GNSS signals are reflected, weak or typically do not penetrate.
OBSTACLE COURSE RACING
Track your performance during obstacle course events — with split times recorded between running and obstacle sections while you race. After manually recording splits during your first loop, you can focus solely on the race from there as splits will be automatically recorded. Then, review your stats after the race.
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.
Gain a deeper understanding of your overall health, training and recovery through heart rate variability while you sleep, based on technology developed by our Firstbeat Analytics™ team.
PLUS, THE SAME GREAT FEATURES AS THE PREVIOUS VERSIONS
DESIGNED TO DO YOU
With a design built for action and the features to support your high-energy lifestyle, this watch is always ready for adventure. Plus, its bold styling clearly shows the world that you do things your own way.
The solar charging Power Glass™ lens extends battery life, producing 50% more energy than the Instinct 2 Solar watch. Go longer with the potential for unlimited solar charged battery life in smartwatch mode¹
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.
Keep track of a known place — such as your car or the trailhead — relative to your location, and easily find your way back to it.
Receive emails, texts and alerts right on your watch when paired with your compatible smartphone.
CONNECT IQ™ STORE
GARMIN PAY™ CONTACTLESS PAYMENTS
Breeze through checkout lines and select transit systems with Garmin Pay contactless payments through participating providers.
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.
Easily see your plans for the day with a dedicated calendar screen when paired with your compatible smartphone.
SYNC WITH THE GARMIN CONNECT™ APP
See your health and fitness information all in one place. The Garmin Connect app on your compatible smartphone is a thriving online community where people on the go can connect, compete and share.
BUILT-IN SPORTS APPS
Do whatever you love with preloaded activity profiles for running, cycling, swimming, strength training, indoor climbing, skiing, snowboarding, golf, yoga, Pilates and more.
This activity profile tracks your HIIT workouts, including AMRAP, EMOM, Tabata and custom. Set the number of rounds, work/rest intervals 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.
DAILY SUGGESTED WORKOUT
View your entire week of daily suggested workouts, which adapt after every run or ride to match your performance and recovery as well as the races coming up in your Garmin Connect smartphone app calendar.
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.
WRIST-BASED HEART RATE
Get 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.
SLEEP SCORE AND 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.
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.
¹Assumes all-day wear with 3 hours per day outside in 50,000 lux conditions
²When paired with your compatible smartphone. For safety and tracking feature requirements and limitations, see Garmin.com/safety
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.