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Garmin Instinct Original

Garmin Instinct Original

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7 reviews
  • Value for Money
    4.5 (4)
  • Build Quality
    4.3 (4)
  • Ease of Use
    5.0 (4)
  • Battery Life
    5.0 (4)
tinkertoyNSW, 2000
  • 21 reviews

Great watch


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
  • 17 reviews

This is a good affordable watch


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

Perfect smartwatch for outdoors


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"
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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