Garmin, a leading navigation devices maker for automobiles, motorcycles, and trucks has announced a new rugged GPS enabled smartwatch in India. The Garmin Instinct comes with a built-in 3-axis compass and barometric altimeter plus multiple global navigation satellite systems (GPS, GLONASS and Galileo) support and wrist-based heart rate monitor.
The smartwatch comes in a fiber-reinforced polymer case and is thermal, shock, and water resistant (U.S military standard 810G). The fiber-reinforced polymer case adds strength and durability, and the watch comes with a scratch-resistant 0.98-inch(128 X 128pixels) monochrome display that is good enough to read in bright sunlight. The smartwatch can track users’ location in more challenging environments than with just GPS alone. With a built-in wrist-based heart rate monitor, users can also track daily activity, stress, sleep, and other wellness data. Further, it keeps track of heart rate, steps are taken, distance traveled, calories burned and more. Hiking, running, biking, swimming, kayaking, and skiing are a few of the activities supported on the device. Through heart rate variability, the Instinct can track stress levels, allowing the user to be more aware of when physical or emotional sources may cause stress levels to rise. The watch can be paired with the phone and Garmin Connect online fitness community for automatic uploads, live tracking and the GroupTrack feature. The battery life in smartwatch mode is rated up to 14 days, GPS mode up to 14hours, and in UltraTrac mode up to 35hours on a single charge. Also, the watch is rated up to 10ATM/100meters of water resistant.
Pricing and Availability
The Garmin Instinct will be available in three colors- Flame Red, Graphite and Tundra for INR 26,990. It will be available on Garmin’s authorized stores, select Helios stores and Online shopping portals like thegarminstore.in, Paytmmall and Amazon India.
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