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Garmin - Instinct Smartwatch Fiber-Reinforced Polymer - Tundra with Tundra Silicone Band-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 37 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Rugged, works great

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    Mummbles
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    Honestly at first i was upset and was going to return this product. But after i changed a few settings it opened up and performed flawlessly. It's well equipped and has spot on tracking. It's not a city boy watch that will let you order a chai latte after yoga this thing is a man's watch! It's meant to get dirty, fall on it's face, rope a steer, hunt hang and skin something. If you're looking for style or sweet graphics keep looking but if you're looking for a workhorse that wont let you down or cancel plans because it's raining then this is your partner in crime

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      GarminProductExpert

      We are very pleased to hear you are happy with the Instinct. Go get it dirty and have fun! Garmin

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exceeds my expectations

    Posted
    ThatGuy
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    My previous watch was a Fitb*t Surge and I had to be really careful with it to get it to synch, swipe to the next screen, and not get it too wet or it did strange things. Not at ALL a problem with this watch. I've had it for about 2 months now and I don't baby it like I had to do with my surge. A few of the things I love about this watch.. 1) water resistant.. I swim and shower with it, no problems 2) synchs first time, every time. Hated the Fitbit synch problems 3) lots of info packed on the home screen and I get to pick the info displayed 4) Its light weight, it feels lighter than my old Surge 5) NO TOUCH SCREEN. I will never own another touch screen watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great GPS

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    Outdoorsman
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    I decided to buy the Garmin Instinct for the GPS features for hunting and fishing. After using the GPS features with the Garmin Explorer app I can now keep track of my hunting and fishing hotspots. The GPS is not only accurate but when used with the Garmin Explorer app you can view your waypoints on either a topo or aerial maps on your phone. In addition you can create a route using the Explorer app and have it synced to your Instinct for easy navigation in the field. The Instinct also allows you to view and reply to text messages using pre-typed messages that can be customized using the Garmin Connect app. Great product that is reasonably priced.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very durable, good battery life

    Posted
    Luis
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    Love the rugged and efficient features. Great battery life. Used the GPS feature to get back to hotels while traveling in south east Asia this year, very useful!!! Use waterproof feature to track swimming. Very good to take on hikes and for runners. Wife and I go on night hikes to take pictures of Arizona’s many national monuments, watch helps to track moon phases, we go on nights with no moon to get a better view of the night sky. I would highly recommend this watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outdoor utility smart watch

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    TXDino
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    This smart watch fully fills a particular niche for outdoor activity. Excellent GPS and heart rate functionality for all outdoor activities. Rugged, waterproof, and 2 week battery life. It still does everything smart watches are advertised to do. I think the BW screen and push button functionality are more a plus than minus. Every screen is customizable. Think of this as a 4X4 SUV as opposed to an apple watch high end luxury car. Price is hard to beat for the features you get.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Balance

    Posted
    Ryan
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    I have had a Vivoactive 3 and I have had a Fenix 5 Plus and this is the best of both worlds. Great price for the capabilities. The Vivoactive 3 was not durable enough for me and I didn't care for the look of it, the Fenix 5 Plus had a great look but had more features than I would ever use and was too expensive for me not taking advantage of them. The Instinct is a great mix of them. I only miss having music on board, but for this price and features you can't beat the value. Highly recommended and my current favorite Garmin watch!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for Running

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    Runner
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    Purchased this watch to replace my old Garmin 410. Though the display is not in color it is the perfect running and outdoor watch. It has all the features of the more expensive Garmins, but at half the costs. It also has some really great features for hiking or trail running. Warns you of pending storms, has built in navigation features and much more. Also last a long time compared to both the Galaxy and Apple watches.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cool Watch!

    Posted
    GarminFan
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    This is my first smart watch. I have an iPhone but did not want to get an apple watch because I have always been a Casio G shock fan. This watch reminds me a lot of the G shocks in feel and look. Plus I got 3 weeks out of my first charge. Definitely not into charging a watch every night like I have to do my watch. Watch has pretty cool watch face, easier to read than G shock. Overall very satisfied with this so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A lot more than expected

    Posted
    Andrew
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    I am very pleased with this watch. It has a lot more features than what I really thought it could hold. It has help me to improve in doing more exercise as well as it has help me to be more conscious about my own health. One of the things that is challenging with the watch is to know where the return is as you Are setting up your watch. This is something that Carmen could help in the instructions at the very beginning of the manual.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Gshock smartwatch Casio should make

    Posted
    MrWigglebutz
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    This watch is great. Initially had a Fitbit Ionic that died after 9 days of everyday normal watch use. It's very rugged. Mine holds a charge for 10-12 days (gps/texts off). I mainly use it as a watch and activity tracker. Not a complaint but the "black" color is more a dark grey than it is black. 10/10 would purchase again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great watch for a disciplined athlete

    Posted
    LA11
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    I bought this watch for my son who is in the Army. He absolutely loves it. It is durable and gives him everything from cardio and sleep info to workouts to navigation. It was the perfect gift.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this watch!

    Posted
    Jess
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    Bought this primarily for hiking. I’ve also used it at the gym. Coming from an Apple Watch this is an amazing tool for the outdoors. The battery life is incredible. Comfy. Accurate GPS and HR monitor!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect overall watch for military user

    Posted
    devgrapes
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    Pros: -GPS -Design -Light -Durable -Battery -Features -Comfortable -Display Cons: -Price It's basically a really good watch but the problem is "are you willing to pay?"

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great

    Posted
    Doughboy
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    Very nice, I like the the heart rate and the step counter. The thing I don't like it is to easy to hit the wrong buttons and the user book that comes with it is not the best in the world.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Gift

    Posted
    slynn
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    Bought this watch for my husband and he loves it. He uses the Alpha 100 while hunting and this syncs with it to be able to see where his dogs are

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      GarminProductExpert

      Great feature for hunters. I'm happy your husband is enjoying his new watch.
      If you have any questions please contact us at product.support@garmin.com or visit our Support Center, https://support.garmin.com/en-US/
      Thanks Jenny Garmin

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for active people

    Posted
    Emily
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    This watch has it all. Tracks almost every kind of activity you could possibly do. Even when not connected to your phone stores weather and other info. It’s worth the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice watch

    Posted
    Salim
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    This watch has incredible features like the gps. The inly thing is I couldn’t pair it with my iPhone 5s cause the garmin app doesn’t have this serie tet on the app.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great watch

    Posted
    Watchman16
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    I had bought this after my Fitbit Versa died. Man is this watch a thousand times better. I couldn't be any happier. Don't think about it, just buy it!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Watch

    Posted
    Riri
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    I bought this as a gift for my husband, it looked good and all the reviews were wonderful but I returned because I found another model that fits my husbands needs more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing but...

    Posted
    Gwapo
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    The watch does everything I want it to but the only downside to it is that you won't be able to use voice to text feature to reply to texts

    I would recommend this to a friend