Garmin has announced literally a dozen new smartwatches, tucked away in the Garmin Instinct 2 series and with multiple profiles available, with or without sun assist to boost battery life.

The Garmin Instinct 2 arrives with versions for all audiences, for truckers, surfers, military, with two sizes to choose from and the possibility of having “unlimited autonomy” with solar charging in some of them.

Garmin Instinct 2 and Garmin Instinct 2S

Garmin’s new smartwatches come in two sizes. Those with a 45mm case are sold as the Garmin Instinct 2, while the smaller ones with a 40mm case are called the Garmin Instinct 2S. Of course, not all models have a compact size equivalent.

The watches are virtually identical in terms of their technical characteristics, including the latest in health monitoring and sensors: heart rate monitor, SpO2, sleep management, breathing, stress monitoring. There are practically no changes in dimensions and weight and in any case the screen is monochrome, 0.9 inches and with a resolution of 176 x 176 pixels for the 45 mm and 0.79 inches and 156 x 156 pixels for the Instinct 2S equivalent.

With an autonomy that extends up to 28 days in smartwatch mode and around two months in energy saving mode, the most curious thing is the customization of each version for different profiles. In addition to the standard model, there is a camo, surf and trucker model.

As you’d expect, the standard model is the most general, while the Garmin Instinct 2 Surf adds more tide and wave data and the Dezl displays helpful pause and stretch reminders for truckers. For its part, the changes of the Camo model are mainly aesthetic. Only Standard, Camo and Surf models are available with a 40mm case.

Garmin Instinct 2 Standard

Garmin Instinct 2 Camouflage

Garmin Instinct 2 Surfing

Garmin Instinct 2 Dézl

Screen

Monochrome 0.9″
176 x 176 pixels

Monochrome 0.9″
176 x 176 pixels

Monochrome 0.9″
176 x 176 pixels

Monochrome 0.9″
176 x 176 pixels

Dimensions and weight

45x45x14.5mm
52g

45 x 45 x 14.2mm
52g

45 x 45 x 14.2mm
52g

45 x 45 x 14.2mm
53g

Health Monitoring

Cardiac frequency
respiration rate
SpO2
stress monitoring
dream
relaxation reminders
Hydration (in Garmin Connect)
Tracking female greetings (on Garmin Connect)

Cardiac frequency
respiration rate
SpO2
stress monitoring
dream
relaxation reminders
Hydration (in Garmin Connect)
Tracking female greetings (on Garmin Connect)

Cardiac frequency
respiration rate
SpO2
stress monitoring
dream
relaxation reminders
Hydration (in Garmin Connect)
Tracking female greetings (on Garmin Connect)

Cardiac frequency
respiration rate
SpO2
stress monitoring
dream
relaxation reminders
Hydration (in Garmin Connect)
Tracking female greetings (on Garmin Connect)

sensors

GPS/GLONASS/GALILEO
barometric altimeter
Compass
accelerometer
Thermometer
Acclimatization by pulse oximetry

GPS/GLONASS/GALILEO
barometric altimeter
Compass
accelerometer
Thermometer
Acclimatization by pulse oximetry

GPS/GLONASS/GALILEO
barometric altimeter
Compass
accelerometer
Thermometer
Acclimatization by pulse oximetry

GPS/GLONASS/GALILEO
barometric altimeter
Compass
accelerometer
Thermometer
Acclimatization by pulse oximetry

Autonomy

Smartwatch mode: up to 28 days
Energy saving: up to 62 days

Smartwatch mode: up to 28 days
Energy saving: up to 65 days

Smartwatch mode: up to 28 days
Energy saving: up to 65 days

Smartwatch mode: up to 28 days
Energy saving: up to 65 days

Endurance

10 ATMs

10 ATMs

10 ATMs

10 ATMs

connectivity

Bluetooth
ANT+

Bluetooth
ANT+

Bluetooth
ANT+

Bluetooth
ANT+

Others

Registration for surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing and similar sessions

Specific functions for drivers, including training

Price

€349.99

€399.99

€499.99

€399.99

Garmin Instinct 2 solar and Garmin Instinct 2S solar

As if the previous Garmin Instinct were not enough, the company has also launched solar models, capable of recharging its battery by exposing itself to the sun. The big difference with the previous generation of Garmin Insinct Solar is that it is now technically possible to keep them in smartwatch mode indefinitely. The previous generation only lived up to its promises in power saving mode.

Three solar-charged variants are available: the Garmin Instinct 2 Standard, Tactical and Surf. Of these, only the standard model is also available in a compact 40mm version. The technical characteristics are basically identical to the non-solar versions, as well as the optimizations that each version has for each specific user. The Tactical version, for example, includes a mode so you can use it with night vision goggles.

The big difference is in the autonomy, since with solar charging they can be maintained “forever” and maintain the smartwatch function. The company’s measurements indicate, yes, that for this it is necessary that the smartwatch is exposed to 50,000 lux of sunlight for three hours a day.

Garmin Instinct 2 Solar Standard

Garmin Instinct 2 Solar Tactical

Garmin Instinct 2 Solar Surfboard

Screen

Monochrome 0.9″
176 x 176 pixels

Monochrome 0.9″
176 x 176 pixels

Monochrome 0.9″
176 x 176 pixels

Dimensions and weight

45 x 45 x 14.50mm
53g

45 x 45 x 14.60mm
53g

45 x 45 x 14.20mm
53g

Health Monitoring

Cardiac frequency
respiration rate
SpO2
stress monitoring
dream
relaxation reminders
Hydration (in Garmin Connect)
Tracking female greetings (on Garmin Connect)

Cardiac frequency
respiration rate
SpO2
stress monitoring
dream
relaxation reminders
Hydration (in Garmin Connect)
Tracking female greetings (on Garmin Connect)

Cardiac frequency
respiration rate
SpO2
stress monitoring
dream
relaxation reminders
Hydration (in Garmin Connect)
Tracking female greetings (on Garmin Connect)

sensors

GPS/GLONASS/GALILEO
barometric altimeter
Compass
accelerometer
Thermometer
Acclimatization by pulse oximetry

GPS/GLONASS/GALILEO
barometric altimeter
Compass
accelerometer
Thermometer
Acclimatization by pulse oximetry

GPS/GLONASS/GALILEO
barometric altimeter
Compass
accelerometer
Thermometer
Acclimatization by pulse oximetry

Autonomy

Smartwatch mode: up to 28 days
Energy saving: up to 62 days
“Unlimited” autonomy with solar charging

Smartwatch mode: up to 28 days
Energy saving: up to 65 days
“Unlimited” autonomy with solar charging

Smartwatch mode: up to 28 days
Energy saving: up to 65 days
“Unlimited” autonomy with solar charging

Endurance

10 ATMs

10 ATMs

10 ATMs

connectivity

Bluetooth
ANT+

Bluetooth
ANT+

Bluetooth
ANT+

Others

Compatibility with night vision goggles

Registration for surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing and similar sessions

Price

€449.99

€499.99

€499.99

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