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Garmin Instinct Original

Garmin Instinct Original

3.4 from 7 reviews · View Statistics
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7 reviews
  • Value for Money
    2.5 (2)
  • Build Quality
    2.5 (2)
  • Ease of Use
    3.0 (2)
  • Battery Life
    4.0 (2)
DanSouth East Queensland, QLD

Too Complicated


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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ritSydney, NSW
  • 30 reviews

The watch is okay but still on the fence


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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LukeGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

Great initially....build quality is questionable


Purchased in May 2019 for $349.00.

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CategorySmart Watches / Fitness Trackers
Price (RRP) $399.00
Screen Size 0.9"
Voice AssistantNone
SensorsAccelerometer, Barometer and Heart Rate Sensor
InterfaceBezel (Physical), Buttons and Touchscreen
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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