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Garmin Instinct

Garmin Instinct

Original, Tactical Edition (See All)
3.4 from 16 reviews · View Statistics
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Reviews

  • Value for Money
    3.5 (12)
  • Build Quality
    3.8 (12)
  • Ease of Use
    3.9 (12)
  • Battery Life
    3.9 (12)
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Tigerben
TigerbenGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC
  • 7 reviews
  • 3 likes

A lot of features that don't work. Typical Garmin battery drain after a year or so.

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Purchased in for $600.

Value for Money
2/5
Build Quality
4/5
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Brenton W.
Brenton W.Goulburn Valley, VIC

.OMG.

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Never had a smart watch before and im staggered by my reluctance to not buy sooner. Wont use all features , im a mobility challenged 55 yr old male who cant run or climb mountains, but there are many many features i will love. Got the Tundra colour and think ill get the black band, not that i dont like its colour, its a cheap option to change look. Recommend to all, just what will they think of next. Take Care All.

Purchased in at Officeworks Online store for $365.

Value for Money
5/5
Build Quality
5/5
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John
JohnPerth, WA
  • 17 reviews
  • 11 likes

Good for 6 to 12 months

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Lasted better then the last one and battery life is much better, but if use Oxygen sensor the light gets very annoying very quickly at night time , now I’ve noticed in the last few days the pulse sensor is so in accurate it’s just useless to me . Hard to use and as this my second Garmin in less then 2 years at 600 to 1200 a pop cant see The positives.

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Biara W.
Biara W.Sydney Surrounds, NSW
  • 3 reviews

Bit of a rip off

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It's OK, heart rate isn't accurate during activities.

And doesn't read hr during swimming despite bragging it is super water proof.

Doesnt have pulse ox or advance sleep monitoring which is available on their cheaper, less technical watches.
There is no reason not to include it, it obviously has the technology, the only reason I can think they didn't include it is to force you to upgrade to one 130% the price, just a dicky move by garmin.

Purchased in at JB Hi-Fi for $250.

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Dan
DanSouth East Queensland, QLD
  • 2 reviews

Too Complicated

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The Garmin Instinct was a Birthday gift from last year, one year later still frustrating to use, I mainly use the heart rate function due to having Arterial Fibulation { irratic heart rate } this was great until the app or wiget disappeared spent 2 days on internet running through the manual videos. The videos I saw ran through the video too quickly, looks like im expected to be some expert prior to setting watch, videos no help, my watch functions are different to video does complete opossite to video most of the time nothing happens cant scroll up or down, creating stress, anyway looks like my son has scored a $400, watch, dont buy this watch too many features too compilcated to operate.

Purchased in for $399.

Value for Money
1/5
Build Quality
3/5
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tim
timSydney, NSW
  • 2 reviews

GPS is horrendous

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Purchased in at JB Hi-Fi for $350.

Value for Money
2/5
Build Quality
2/5
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Tim
TimIllawarra, NSW
  • 3 reviews

Battery unreliable

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Not confident with this watch's durability. I've owned it about 6 months and several times it has turned off with a full battery and could not be restarted unless plugged in. Charging is slow, takes about 8h to charge from 10% to 100%.

Purchased in at Wiggle.com.au for $609.

Value for Money
3/5
Build Quality
3/5
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tinkertoy
tinkertoyNSW, 2000
  • 21 reviews
  • 9 likes

Great watch

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I previously had the Samsung s3 which was good but the battery life was pathetic.
I wanted a fitness tracker which provided tracking functions for heart beat, calorie burn, steps etc. with a battery life to match.
This watch is great.
I don’t have it connected all the time to my phone and it usually lasts me around 2 weeks.
The technology used by Garmin on the screen is awesome. You can point the watch to any light source and you can easily read the info on the screen. I think it reflects light which makes the stuff on the screen visible and legible.
It does however have a backlight function.
I bought a Garmin vivo active 4 but I was quite disappointed with it.

Purchased in at Officeworks.

Value for Money
4/5
Build Quality
5/5
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Mic M.
Mic M.Sydney, NSW
  • 20 reviews
  • 16 likes

This is a good affordable watch

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I bought a Garmin Instinct mainly because I wanted to keep track of my heart rate post surgery.
Apart from that, the list of features it has, is astounding!
This has all the features that more expensive watches have but not at the expensive price tag.
Oh, did I mention that it looks really good too.
I'm more than happy.

Purchased in at Rebel Sport.

Value for Money
5/5
Build Quality
5/5
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rit
ritSydney, NSW
  • 30 reviews
  • 7 likes

The watch is okay but still on the fence

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Previous to this watch I had the Garmin Vivoactive HR. It was promoted as 5 ATM, meaning that it should have been fine going swimming or snorkelling in shallow waters. But disappointingly it died on a swim and Garmin will only offer a replacement for a reduced price, as it was outside the warranty period. I was reluctant to get another Garmin but it is one of the small number of brands which connects to certain apps like strava. It doesn't have touchscreen like the vivoactive HR but setting the alarm or changing the layout of the screen are easy to work out.

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Luke
LukeGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

Great initially....build quality is questionable

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Purchased in for $349.

Value for Money
4/5
Build Quality
2/5
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Ty Locky
Ty LockyGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC
  • 4 reviews
  • 1 like

Perfect smartwatch for outdoors

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Purchased in at Harvey Norman Retail Stores - Appliances for $299.

Value for Money
5/5
Build Quality
5/5
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Andrew
AndrewGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC
  • 7 reviews
  • 2 likes

Rugged watch

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Had a Vivoactive HR prior to this and was very disappointed.
This on the other hand is a major step up. I work outdoors and this watch has taken all sorts of hits and there's not even a scratch on it. It's one tough watch.
Many functions to get used to with an excellent battery life.

Purchased in at JB Hi-Fi for $350.

Value for Money
4/5
Build Quality
4/5
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Ivan
IvanGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC
  • 4 reviews

Cannot support ASIAN languages

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Purchased for $399.

Value for Money
2/5
Build Quality
3/5
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Ben G.
Ben G.Metropolitan Adelaide, SA

Fantastic Watch

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Purchased early this year after my Vivo smart decided to break on me, the watch has some great features on it that the Vivo didn't, haven't had the chance to really go through the whole settings but I am very impressed with it so far.
Has great functions and easy to use, lots of activity options to use.
Battery life is very good and last a lot longer than previous watch can last up to 5 days easily without a charge, but that is all dependent on how much the activities are used.

Would definitely recommend this watch and if this ever did break down on me I would go out and purchase another.

Purchased at Rebel Sport.

Value for Money
5/5
Build Quality
5/5
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Questions & Answers

Christian
Christianasked
Instinct

does this watch have a stopwatch function?

1 answer
tinkertoy
tinkertoy

Yes it does.

https://www8.garmin.com/manuals/webhelp/instinct/EN-US/GUID-96244242-0974-4BD5-9DCE-3B1489940F08.html

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Garmin Instinct

Details

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CategorySmart Watches / Fitness TrackersSmart Watches / Fitness Trackers
Price (RRP) $399.00$549.00
Screen Size 0.9"0.9"
ConnectivityGPSBluetooth and GPS
Voice AssistantNoneNone
SensorsAccelerometer, Barometer and Heart Rate SensorAccelerometer, Barometer, Compass and Heart Rate Sensor
InterfaceBezel (Physical), Buttons and TouchscreenBezel (Physical), Buttons and Touchscreen
LoudspeakerNoNo
WaterproofingWater ResistantWater Resistant
Battery Life14 days14 days
Weight52 g52 g
Manufacturer Warranty1 year(s)1 year(s)
Construction MaterialGlass and PlasticGlass and Plastic
Colour / FinishGraphite, Tundra, Flame Red, Sunburst, Lakeside Blue, Sea Foam, Black, Coyote TanGraphite, Tundra, Flame Red, Sunburst, Lakeside Blue, Sea Foam, Black, Coyote Tan
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