Garmin Instinct 2 rugged smartwatches feature GPS and solar charging

    Garmin has launched their latest rugged smartwatches in India under the Garmin Instinct 2 series. There are a total of six variants.

    Garmin Instinct 2 features

    The Garmin Instinct 2 smartwatches can measure blood oxygen, calories, heart rate, respiratory rate, sleep, stress, and women’s health. Other features include Daily Suggested Workout, Fitness Age, HIIT, Recovery Time, Training Status/Load/Effect, and VO2 Max.

    The smartwatches come in 40mm (termed the Instinct 2S) and 45mm bezel sizes. They are 10ATM water-resistant and can track activities like biking, running, skiing, and swimming.

    The company claims a 22-hour battery life with continuous GPS usage for the Instinct 2S, which increases up to 21 days in smartwatch mode and up to 50 days in battery saving mode. The solar model of the smaller variant gives an additional six hours with GPS, and an extra month in smartwatch mode.

    The 45mm model is expected to give 30 hours with continuous GPS, up to 28 days in smartwatch mode, and up to 65 days in battery saving mode. The solar model of the same should offer two full days with GPS, and unlimited time in smartwatch mode.

    Quoting Ali Rizvi, Director, Garmin India,

    “Instinct is one of the popular product lines under Garmin outdoor segment that meets the expectations of the young generation, outdoor enthusiasts, and individuals with rugged lifestyles. The new Instinct 2 Series is now enhanced with ground-breaking and innovative technology to amplify user experience to the next level with its bold colours and new lifestyle, multiple fitness, health & wellness features that monitor daily fitness regime routine and guide the users for a healthy today and tomorrow. Garmin Instinct 2 series is specially designed for those who love to stand out in the crowd, with style and comfort.”

    Pricing and availability

    The Garmin Instinct 2 series of smartwatches will be available from March 14. The Instinct 2S is priced at ₹33,990, and its solar variant comes for an extra ten thousand bucks. Instinct 2 starts at ₹36,990 and goes all the way up to ₹51,990.

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