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Garmin Instinct Solar
£349.99
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MULTI-GNSS SUPPORT

Access multiple global navigation satellite systems (GPS, GLONASS and Galileo) to track in more challenging environments than GPS alone.

ABC SENSORS

Navigate your next trail with ABC sensors, including an altimeter for elevation data, barometer to monitor weather and three-axis electronic compass.

SMART NOTIFICATIONS

Receive emails, texts and alerts right on your watch when paired with a compatible device.

STRESS TRACKING

Heart rate variability is used to calculate your stress level score, so you can see if you’re having a calm, balanced or stressful day.

Physical & Performance

GPS Yes
Display resolution 128 x 128 pixels
Weight 53 g
Display type Monochrome, sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
Battery life

Smartwatch: Up to 24 days/54 days with solar*
Battery Saver Watch Mode: Up to 56 days/Unlimited with solar*
GPS: Up to 30 hours/38 hours with solar**
Max Battery GPS Mode: Up to 70 hours/145 hours with solar**
Expedition GPS Activity: Up to 28 days/ 68 days with solar*

*Solar charging, assuming all-day wear with 3 hours per day outside in 50,000 lux conditions
**Solar charging, assuming use in 50,000 lux conditions

Display size Custom, two-window design; 0.9” x 0.9” (23 x 23 mm)

Maps & Navigation

Memory/history 16 MB

Features

Battery Saver - customisable low power watch Yes
Cardio workouts Yes
Time/date yes
% HRR Yes
Gas time remaining No
Water rating 10 ATM
Around Me mode No
Closed Circuit Rebreather (CCR) No
Custom dive data screens No
Automatically saves dive entry and exit locations No
Training effect (anaerobic) No
Auto Rest (Pool Swim Only) No
TruSwing™ compatible No
Customisable screen(s) Yes
HR broadcast (broadcasts HR data over ANT+ to paired devices) Yes
Anchor Alarm No
Hazards and course targets No
Drill logging (pool swim only) Yes
Garmin AutoShot™ No
TracBack® Yes
Auto scroll Yes
Worldwide airport database(s) No
Controls smartphone music Yes
Stealth mode No
3-axis compass with HSI (horizontal situation indicator) No
Ambient light sensor No
Heat and altitude acclimation No
Downloadable training plans Yes
Countdown timer No
HR zones Yes
Point-to-point navigation Yes
Lap Time Repeatability Score (LTR) No
Finish time Yes
Stat tracking (strokes, putts per round, greens and fairways hit) No
Race an activity Yes
Step counter Yes
Run workouts Yes
Nitrox support No
Live Event Sharing No
Manual lap Yes
Distance travelled Yes
Pulse Ox Blood Oxygen Saturation No
Compatible with Garmin Connect Mobile Yes
Training status (lets you see if you’re training effectively by tracking your training history and fitness level trend) No
Kill switch No
Wirelessly receive flight plans from Garmin Pilot™ No
Future elevation plot Yes
Gauge mode No
Auto start/end dive No
Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course) No
Gas consumption rate No
Courses Yes
Fitness age No
Galileo Yes
Multi-sport No
Distance to destination Yes
Smartphone compatibility iPhone®, Android
% HR max Yes
Strength workouts Yes
Audible alerts No
Lens material Power Glass
Preloaded race tracks No
Automatic club tracking compatible (requires accessory) No
Calendar Yes
Garmin cycle map (routable cycling-specific street map) No
Find my phone Yes
Wrist-based heart rate (constant, every second) Yes
Text response/reject phone call with text (Android™ only) Yes
Connected GPS No
Compatible with Varia™ lights No
Daily Resting Heart Rate Yes
Training effect (aerobic) No
Pacing alerts (pool swim only) No
Night vision mode No
Barometric trend indicator with storm alert Yes
Customisable activity profiles Yes
HR calories Yes
Preloaded ski resort maps No
Performance condition (after running 6–20 minutes, compares your real-time condition to your average fitness level) No
Hunt/fish calendar No
Alarm clock Yes
LiveTrack Yes
Dual grid coordinates Yes
Assistance No
Available cycling profiles Biking, Indoor Biking, Mountain Biking
Strap material Silicone
Auto Lap® Yes
Auto Pause® Yes
Dive ascent/descent rate indicator No
PlaysLike distance No
Task timers (2, 5, 10, 15, 20 and 30 minutes) No
Compatible with Varia Vision™ (head-mounted display) No
Activity history on watch Yes
Advanced workouts Yes
Boat data streaming no
Open-water swim metrics (distance, pace, stroke count/rate, stroke distance, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories) Yes
Body Battery™ Energy Monitor Yes
Tack assist mode No
Multi-gas mode No
Training load (your total training load for the last 7 days calculated from estimated EPOC) No
Storm alert Yes
Power meter compatible No
Track timer No
Quick release bands No
Trendline™ popularity routing No
Respiration rate (during exercise) No
Ground contact time and balance (shows how much time, in the running motion, your foot is on the ground rather than in flight and lets you check your running symmetry) No
XERO Locations Yes
Wind speed and direction (requires connection to the golf app) No
Yardage to F/M/B (distance to front, middle and back of green) No
Case material Fibre-reinforced polymer
Gyroscope No
Bezel material Fibre-reinforced polymer
Auto max HR Yes
Abnormal Heart Rate Alerts yes (high and low)
Analogue hands No
Training load focus No
Compass Yes
FTP (Functional threshold power) No
Thermometer Yes
Course guidance Yes
Orienteering No
Time and distance alerts Yes
Depth sensor No
Barometric altimeter Yes
Area calculation Yes
GPS time sync Yes
Race App No
60-minute activity goal No
Countdown start No
Bike lap and lap maximum power (with power sensor) No
Automatic rep counting Yes
Physical size 45 x 45 x 15.3 mm
Fits wrists with a circumference of 132-224 mm
APNOEA hunt mode No
Full vector map No
VIRB® camera remote Yes
Round timer/odometer No
Stroke type detection (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly) (pool swim only) Yes
Pulse Ox Blood Oxygen Saturation Monitor Yes
Respiration rate (24x7) No
GLONASS Yes
Reminder alerts No
Projected waypoint Yes
ClimbPro™ ascent planner No
Sunrise/sunset times Yes
Find my watch Yes
PacePro™ Pacing Strategies No
Speed and cadence sensor support (with sensor) Yes (ANT+® and Bluetooth® Smart sensors)
Preloaded TopoActive Europe maps No
Vertical oscillation and ratio (the degree of 'bounce' in your running motion and the cost-benefit ratio with stride length) No
Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute) Yes
GPS speed and distance Yes
Chores No
Available gym activity profiles Strength, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing and Yoga
All-day stress tracking Yes
Critical swim speed No
Unit-to-unit route/location sharing No
Incident Detection during select activities No
Autopilot control no
Foot pod capable Yes
Move IQ™ Yes
Sun and moon information Yes
Live Delta Time No
Heart rate from external HRM (real-time during rests, interval and session stats during rests, and automatic heart rate download post-swim) No
Pool swim workouts Yes
Toe-to-Toe™ Challenges No
Back to start Yes
Automatic daylight saving time Yes
Hydration yes (in Garmin Connect™)
Virtual partner Yes
Smart notifications Yes
Available swim profiles Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming
Green View with manual pin position No
Underwater wrist-based heart rate Yes
Round-trip course creator (running/cycling) No
Chronograph No
Yoga workouts No
Weather Yes
Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories) Yes
Tides No
Interval training Yes
Multiple time zones with Zulu/UTC No
Touch-targeting (touch target on display to see the distance to any point) No
Single-gas mode No
Strava Live Segments No
Race predictor No
Trimix support No
Number of transmitters supported No
Connectivity Bluetooth®, ANT+®
Recovery time No
Preloaded with 41k courses worldwide No
Sync dive log to Garmin Dive™ Mobile app No
Colour display No
Garmin Pay™ No
On-screen workout animations No
Compatible with BaseCamp™ Yes
Rewards (coins) No
Virtual starting line No
Built-in barometer and tide tables No
Altimeter with adjustable baro setting No
Connext avionics connectivity No
Auto CourseView updates No
Available outdoor recreation profiles Hiking, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing, Kayaking, Fishing, Hunting, Tactical
Automatic sync (automatically transfers data to Garmin Connect) No
Intensity minutes Yes
Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal) Yes
Auto multisport activities No
Stride length (real time) No
Stopwatch Yes
Sleep Yes
Running dynamics No
HRV stress test (measures your heart rate variability while standing still, for 3 minutes, to provide you with an estimated stress level; the scale of this is 1 to 100; low scores indicate lower stress levels) No
Basic rest timer (up from 0) (pool swim only) Yes
Downloadable cartography support No
Relaxation reminders No
VO2 max No
Expedition GPS Activity Yes
Lactate threshold (through analysis of your pace and heart rate, estimates the point where your muscles start to rapidly fatigue) No
GPS coordinates Yes
Physio TrueUp Yes
Subwave™ Support No
Last race summary No
Compatible with Vector™ (power meter) No
Garmin Live Segments No
Unlock new step icons No
HR alerts Yes
Hot keys Yes
Power Modes - customizable in-activity battery settings Yes
"Repeat on" rest timer Yes
Phone-free text messaging No
Advanced sleep monitoring (sleep score & insights) No
Accelerometer Yes
Yardage to layups/doglegs No
Handicap scoring No
GPS-based distance, time and pace Yes
Worldwide NAVAID and Intersection database(s) No
Calories burned Yes
Touch and/or button lock Yes
Advanced Vector support No
Trail run auto climb Yes
Configurable lap alerts Yes
Audio prompts Yes
Timer Yes
NEXRAD on moving map No
TrueUp™ Yes
Connect IQ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps) No
UltraTrac mode Yes
Vertical speed Yes
Available run profiles Running, Treadmill Running, Indoor Track Running, Trail Running
Touchscreen No
Floors climbed Yes
Breadcrumb trail in real time Yes
Elevation profile Yes
Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it) Yes
Custom targets No
PinPointer No
Plays and controls watch music No
QuickFit watch band compatible Yes (22 mm)
Sight 'N Go Yes
Relaxation breathing timer Yes
Tempo Training No
Tides No
Garmin Elevate wrist heart rate monitor Yes
APNOEA mode No
Pilates workouts No
Waypoint information page No
SwingTempo No
Group LiveTrack No
Alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goals including time, distance, heart rate or calories) Yes
Moving Map with aviation airports, navaids, roads, bodies of water and more No
Automatic altitude adjustment No
Menstrual Cycle yes (in Garmin Connect™)
Virtual caddie No
In-flight Pulse Ox No
Compatible with Varia™ radar (rear-facing radar) No
Air integration No
Race an activity Yes
Primary benefit (Training Effect labels) No
Customisable alerts Yes
Auto lap splits No
Multiple bike profiles No
Total ascent/descent Yes