Garmin, Instinct, Graphite
When paired with a compatible handheld Garmin device (check out a list of these devices below) the Garmin Instinct will give you the vital information you need to help you keep track of your dog, right there conveniently on your wrist. Whether you're an avid field trialer, hunter, or companion dog owner, the Garmin Instinct is there for you and your dog.
Built to Endure Like You
When you can rely on Instinct, the world can rely on you. This rugged, reliable outdoor GPS watch is built to the U.S. military standard 810G for thermal, shock, and water resistance (rated to 100 meters). The fiber-reinforced polymer case adds strength and durability, and the chemically-strengthened, scratch-resistant display is high-contrast enough to read in bright sunlight, so you can take it with you into the extremes you face every day. Plus, the fully vented silicone bands include two independent, removable keeper loops to ensure a secure fit and to keep you from getting caught on things.
GPS You Can Count On
You’ve never been one to follow the beaten path — that’s where Instinct comes in. GPS, GLONASS, and Galileo satellite network capability tracks in more challenging environments than GPS alone. The built-in 3-axis compass and barometric altimeter help you keep your bearings. Take the guesswork out of your return journey by using the TracBack feature to navigate the same route back to the start.
Monitor and Train
The Instinct GPS watch monitors your heart rate, activity, and stress throughout the day, so you know how much you do — and how hard you’re working to do it. When you’re ready to train, we’ve got you covered with preloaded activity profiles for running, biking, swimming, and more.
Smart notifications let you leave your phone in your pocket. Pair your phone with Instinct and our Garmin Connect online fitness community for automatic uploads, live tracking, and the GroupTrack feature. Or, pair it with the Garmin Explore website and app to plan adventures before you head out.
Add Global Connectivity
Pair your Instinct with an inReach® device so your watch can display messages received on your inReach device and send preset messages using inReach satellite communication technology. Get weather alerts on your wrist to stay up to date with changes in your environment. Plus, you’ll be able to trigger an SOS alert to contact the GEOS 24/7 emergency response team.
¹Activity Tracking Accuracy
²When paired with a compatible smartphone
COMPATIBLE DEVICES -
*Garmin Alpha 100
*Garmin Alpha 200i
*Garmin Astro 430
*Garmin Astro 900
*Garmin InReach Mini
*Garmin PRO 550 Plus
SETTING UP THE GARMIN WATCH AND HANDHELD -
Use the link below to help you set up your Garmin watch to a compatible Garmin tracking handheld device -
ITEM SPECIFICATIONS -
Lens Material-chemically strengthened glass
Bezel Material-fiber-reinforced polymer
Case material-fiber-reinforced polymer
QuickFit™ watch band compatible-yes (22 mm)
Physical size-45 x 45 x 15.3 mm, Fits wrists with a circumference of 132-224 mm
Display size-custom, two-window design; 0.9” x 0.9” (23 x 23 mm)
Display resolution-128 x 128 pixels
Display type-monochrome, sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
Battery life-Smartwatch mode: Up to 14 days, GPS mode: Up to 16 hours, UltraTrac™ mode: Up to 40 hours
Water rating-10 ATM
GPS Time Sync-Yes
Automatic daylight saving time-Yes
Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate monitor-Yes
Daily Smart Features
Connectivity-Bluetooth®, ANT+®Smart notifications-Yes
Text response/reject phone call with text (Android™ only) -Yes
Controls smartphone music-Yes
Find My Phone-Yes
Find My Watch-Yes
VIRB® Camera RemoteSmartphone compatibility-iPhone®, Android™
Compatible with Garmin Connect™ Mobile-Yes
Safety and Tracking Features
Dual grid coordinates-Yes
Activity Tracking Features
Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it)-Yes
Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal)-Yes
Sleep monitoring (monitors total sleep and periods of movement or restful sleep)-Yes
All-day Stress Tracking-Yes
Gym & Fitness Equipment
Available gym activity profiles-Strength, Cardio, and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing, and Yoga
Automatic rep counting-Yes
Training, Planning and Analysis Features
GPS speed and distance-Yes
Customizable data pages-Yes
Customizable activity profiles-Yes
Downloadable training plans-Yes
Configurable lap alerts-Yes
Race an Activity-Yes
Touch and/or button lock-Yes
Activity history on watch-Yes
Heart Rate Features
% HR max-Yes
Auto max HR-Yes
HR Broadcast (broadcasts HR data over ANT+™ to paired devices)-Yes
Available run profiles-Running, Treadmill Running, Indoor Track Running, Trail Running
GPS-based distance, time, and pace-Yes
Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute)-Yes
Foot pod capable-Yes
Outdoor Recreation Features
Available outdoor recreation profiles-Hiking, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing, Kayaking, Tactical
Bread crumb trail in real time-Yes
Back to start-Yes
Elevation profile -Yes
Distance to destination-Yes
Barometric trend indicator with Storm Alert-Yes
Trail run auto climb-Yes
Future elevation plot-Yes
Compatible with BaseCamp™-Yes
Sight 'N Go-Yes
Sun and moon information-Yes
Available cycling profiles-Biking, Indoor Biking, Mountain Biking
Race an activity-Yes
Time/distance alerts (triggers an alarm when you reach goal)-Yes
Speed and cadence sensor support (with sensor)-yes (ANT+® and Bluetooth® Smart sensors)
Available swim profiles-Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming
Open-water swim metrics (distance, pace, stroke count/rate, stroke distance, calories)-Yes
Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count/rate, calories) -Yes
Stroke type detection (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly) (Pool Swim Only)-Yes
Swim efficiency (SWOLF)-Yes
Drill logging (Pool Swim Only)-Yes
Pool swim workouts-Yes
Smartphone compatibility-iPhone®, Android™
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Garmin, Instinct, Graphite Q&A
What is Garmin Instinct?
Can I use Garmin Instinct with other devices?
Is Garmin Instinct water-resistant?
What tracking capabilities does the watch have?
How does the TracBack feature work?
Does the watch have any fitness tracking features?
Is the display scratch-resistant?
What is the case material of the watch?
Do the silicone bands come with any special features?
Is the Garmin Instinct suitable for hunting activities?
|Device Compatibility||Compatible with specific handheld Garmin devices|
|Durability||Built to U.S. military standard 810G for thermal, shock, and water resistance (rated to 100 meters); fiber-reinforced polymer case adds strength and durability; chemically-strengthened, scratch-resistant display|
|Bands||Fully vented silicone bands with two independent, removable keeper loops|
|GPS Capabilities||GPS, GLONASS, and Galileo satellite network capability; built-in 3-axis compass and barometric altimeter; TracBack feature for navigating back to the start|
|Monitoring and Training||Monitors heart rate, activity, and stress throughout the day; preloaded activity profiles for running, biking, swimming, and more|
|Connectivity||Smart notifications; pairs with phone for automatic uploads, live tracking, and the GroupTrack feature; compatible with Garmin Connect online fitness community and Garmin Explore website and app|
|Global Connectivity (with inReach)||Displays messages received on inReach device, sends preset messages using inReach satellite communication technology, and shows weather alerts when paired with an inReach device|
Garmin Instinct: Reliable GPS Watch to Monitor Your Dog's Location
The Garmin Instinct is a durable GPS watch designed to provide you with vital information for keeping track of your dog while enjoying outdoor activities together. It offers compatibility with handheld Garmin devices, so you can have peace of mind knowing your dog's whereabouts.
Built to military standards for thermal, shock, and water resistance, the Garmin Instinct is designed to withstand extreme conditions. Its fiber-reinforced polymer case and scratch-resistant display ensure longevity and readability even in bright sunlight.
Utilizing GPS, GLONASS, and Galileo satellite networks, the Instinct offers reliable tracking in challenging environments. It also features a built-in 3-axis compass and barometric altimeter to help you keep your bearings.
The innovative TracBack feature of the Garmin Instinct takes the guesswork out of navigating your return journey. By using this feature, you can easily retrace the same route back to the start of your adventure.
Monitor and train with the Instinct GPS watch, which offers a heart rate monitor, activity tracking, and stress monitoring. Perfect for field trialers, hunters, or companion dog owners, the Garmin Instinct is there for you and your dog.