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Garmin Instinct Original

Garmin Instinct Original

3.4 from 7 reviews · View Statistics
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3.4
7 reviews
  • Value for Money
    3.5 (6)
  • Build Quality
    3.7 (6)
  • Ease of Use
    3.8 (6)
  • Battery Life
    4.3 (6)
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Dan
DanSouth East Queensland, QLD

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 August 2020 for $399.00.

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tim
timSydney, NSW
  • 2 reviews

GPS is horrendous

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Purchased in January 2021 at JB Hi-Fi for $350.00.

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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 September 2020 at Officeworks.

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Mic M.
Mic M.Sydney, NSW
  • 15 reviews
  • 14 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 June 2020 at Rebel Sport.

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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 May 2019 for $349.00.

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Ty Locky
Ty LockyGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC
  • 3 reviews

Perfect smartwatch for outdoors

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Purchased in December 2019 at Harvey Norman Retail Stores - Appliances for $299.00.

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CategorySmart Watches / Fitness Trackers
Price (RRP) $399.00
Screen Size 0.9"
ConnectivityGPS
Voice AssistantNone
SensorsAccelerometer, Barometer and Heart Rate Sensor
InterfaceBezel (Physical), Buttons and Touchscreen
LoudspeakerNo
WaterproofingWater Resistant
Battery Life14 days
Weight52 g
Manufacturer Warranty1 year(s)
Construction MaterialGlass and Plastic
Colour / FinishGraphite, Tundra, Flame Red, Sunburst, Lakeside Blue, Sea Foam, Black, Coyote Tan
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