Garmin Instinct Solar GPS Watch with Heart Rate Monitor - Orchid

Model Number: INSTINCT SOLR
Web Code: 14800467

Garmin Instinct Solar GPS Watch with Heart Rate Monitor - Orchid

Overview

The Garmin Instinct Solar smartwatch is ruggedly designed to keep up with and track your active lifestyle while keeping you in touch with the rest of the world. Monitor your heart rate along with all your activities including calorie intake, fitness stats, and even sleep. Know your exact location with the built-in advanced GPS technology.
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Overview

The Garmin Instinct Solar smartwatch is ruggedly designed to keep up with and track your active lifestyle while keeping you in touch with the rest of the world. Monitor your heart rate along with all your activities including calorie intake, fitness stats, and even sleep. Know your exact location with the built-in advanced GPS technology.

Enhance every workout

  • Automatic goal setting helps you stick to your fitness routine
  • Tracks steps, distance, running, elevation, sleep, heart rate, and pulse OX2 to help you reach your wellness goals
  • GPS tracking with multi-satellite support gets you the most accurate route tracking and speed info during exercise by using the strongest satellite link
  • Built-in sports apps include trail running, swimming, running, biking, hiking, rowing, skiing, surfing, indoor climbing, and more
  • ABC sensors help you stay on track wherever the adventure takes you
  • Built-in sports apps and performance metrics take every workout to the next level

On-the-go convenience

  • Receive alerts for incoming calls and social media updates, and control music
  • Use the Garmin Pay mobile payment service to make contactless payments easily from your smartwatch
  • Bluetooth connectivity allows you to listen through headphones without the tether of wires
  • Solar power and battery provide up to 30 hours or 56 days of life (depending on use) on a single charge
  • Recharges in just 3 hours via the included USB charging cable

Smart style

  • 23mm display with a monochrome 128x128 resolution updates you with easy-to-read time and fitness data
  • Interchangeable silicone band lest you customise your look and style
Display Size (Wearables)
23 mm
Band Colour
Orchid
Band Material
Silicone
Case Colour
Orchid
Case Material
Fiber Reinforced Polymer
GPS
Yes
GPS Details
GPS; GLONASS; Galileo
Heart Rate Monitor
Yes

Connectivity

3G
Yes
4G LTE
Yes

Compatibility

Watch Operating System
Garmin OS
Smartphone Compatibility
iPhone 5S & Later
Mac iOS Compatibility
Yes
Android Compatibility
Yes
Other Compatibility
Compatible Paired with InReach Products
Works with Google Assistant
No
Works with Amazon Alexa
No
Works with Apple HomeKit
No
Voice Commands
No

Display

Touchscreen
No
Display Technology
Monochrome; Sunlight Visible
Display Material
MIP
Illuminated Display
Yes
Ambient Light Sensor
No
Display Resolution
128 X 128
Display Colour
Monochrome

Power

Power Type
Battery & Solar Power
Battery Type
Lithium Polymer
Battery Life (Typical)
30 Hours/56 Days
Charging Method
Solar/Charging Data Cable
Charging Time
3 Hours

Features

Water Resistance
Yes
Dust Proof
Yes
Coaching Feedback
No

Health Tracking Features

Biometrics Tracked
Blood Oxygen Levels
Heart Rate
Yes
Sleep Tracking
Yes
Women's Health
No
Body Temperature
No
Perspiration
No
Guided Breathing
No
Guided Meditation
No
Fall Detection
No
Personal Safety Alert
No
Share Info Option
No

Activity Monitoring Features

Calories Tracking
Yes
Steps Tracking
Yes
Distance Tracking
Yes
Running Tracking
Yes
Elevation Tracking
Yes
Monitoring Sports
Yes
Golfing Tracking
Yes
Course Capacity
41000
Preloaded Course Coverage
Worldwide
Compass
Yes
Altimeter
Yes
Barometer
Yes
Number Of Sensors
5

Sensors

Accelerometer
Yes
UV Index Monitor
No
Ambient Temperature
No
Weather
Yes
Bluetooth
Yes
ANT+ Technology
Yes
USB (Data)
Yes
Smart Phone Synchronization
Yes
Data Syncing
Yes
Wireless Syncing
Yes
Real Time Data Syncing
Yes

Notifications & Controls

Incoming Calls
Yes
Missed Calls
Yes
Answering Calls
No
Smart Phone Battery Alert
No
Camera Control
No
Gesture/Motion Control
Yes
Music Controls
No
Find My Phone
Yes
Email
Yes
Calendar
Yes
SMS
Yes
Silent Alarm
Yes
Alarm
Yes
Vibration
Yes
Illuminated Alerts
Yes

Memory

Memory Card Type
None
Built-in Storage Capacity
16 GB

Other Features

Translator Built In
No
Built-in Mic
No
Built-in Speaker
No
Camera Resolution (Video)
No

Physical Features

Number of Physical Buttons
5
Adjustable Band
Yes
Removable Band
No
Minimum Band Size (Circumference)
132 mm
Maximum Band Size (Circumference)
224 mm
Clasp Type
Metal Clasp
Case Thickness
15.3 mm
Case Width
4.5 cm
Web-based Application
Yes
Companion App Required
Yes

Software/Apps

Preloaded Apps
Preloaded Sport Activity Profiles

Dimensions

Width
4.5 cm
Depth
1.53 cm
Height
4.5 cm
Weight
50 g
  • Instinct Solar
  • Charging/Data Cable
  • Documentation

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Rating Breakdown

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11

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22

Reviewer Recommendation

100%

Of the 4 reviewers who responded, 4 would recommend this product.

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  • Everything I wanted!
    Reviewed by Kristina2218 - 4 octobre 2021

    The main things I was looking for in a new watch were: great battery life, shows my notifications, rugged for my lifestyle. This watch checked all of those boxes! The battery life is great, but when you have the extra charge through solar, it's phenomenal! I returned my new Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 to get this watch. While the Galaxy Watch lastest barely a day, I can easily get over 30 days with this one. That is huge for my outdoor lifestyle and not wanting to constantly think about how charged my watch is. I've biked, climbed, played pickleball, and tore seats out of a bus with this thing on and not a scratch. It is so worth it. Just buy it.

    Review originally posted on Garmin


  • 95% perfect
    Reviewed by Leemer - 12 août 2021

    I’ve had my Instinct Solar for a month now and I live it.Before smart watches came along I always wore dive watches, other G-Shock type watches. With the advent of smart watches I tried a few of the “cool square” ones and while they had great features there were many disappointing features too. That is when I decided to go back to something that combined the new smart watch technology with the tried and true I’ve been wearing for 50+ years. The only minor criticism I have is that it does not store any music. So if running or other activities I need to bring my phone for music. Other than that, it the absolute best watch I’ve ever owned.

    Review originally posted on Garmin


  • It is a SOLID built watch.
    Reviewed by JimmyC - 1 décembre 2020

    So far it's been good. I'm training for a 50 mile ultra marathon, so trail running is what I mainly use it for. I do MTB and road as well, so accurate distance and pace is my main concern. Measuring heart rate is a new thing to me, so getting comfortable with that feature too. Things I don't like about it are: 1. When battery is completely charged, it last 8 days. 2. The oximeter works 1 out of 5 times. Other than that the watch seems to hold, but I wouldn't take it on a month expedition without a power bank. I've had this watch for two weeks. Put 70 miles of running and about 100 miles of biking. Just a Weekend Warrior leaving it on the trail. =)

    Review originally posted on Garmin


  • Nice Features.
    Reviewed by JoeD - 1 mars 2021

    I bought this watch for its long battery life under the GPS mode supported by solar charging. The watch took a little getting used to based on the ease of use from my Vivoactive 3 with touch screen swiping. I do runs which can go for 30 hours and hope that this watch will keep running throughout. I wish the Vivoactive 3 had a solar power feature to extend the battery life longer. I don't think the instructions are clear enough on how to use all the features of the watch particularly when starting, stopping, saving and getting back to the time of day. As I said it takes a little time to work with the watch to get used to it.

    Review originally posted on Garmin


  • It’s a great watch but…
    Reviewed by JSteban7 - 21 septembre 2021

    The watch is great but there is one thing. Extremely expensive. The watch features and interface really are not the best on a watch. The solar feature also isn’t the best, the battery will go down if not connected to a charger. No matter how bright the sun is, it won’t charge a bit. The battery will last a few days though with enough charge. The watch is user friendly and it looks good, it has a simple and clean design. Garmin just need to take it easy with the prices, I don’t think these are expensive to develop or have anything special other than the GPS. Overall I’m somewhat satisfied with my purchase. 6.5/10

    Review originally posted on Garmin



Product Category
Activity and fitness trackers
Return/Exchange Period
30 days
Condition
Opened