Garmin Instinct 2 smartwatch series launched in India, price starts at Rs 33,990


Garmin has launched its Instinct 2 Series smartwatches in India. The series comprises five new smartwatches — Instinct 2, Instinct 2S, Instinct 2S Solar, Instinct 2 Solar, Instinct 2 Camo edition and Instinct 2 Solar Tactical Edition. The new range boasts features like VO2 Max and Sleep Score, along with multi GNSS support, ABC sensors, a barometer to monitor weather, and trackback routing to navigate back to the starting point.

Price and availability

The smartwatches will go on sale on March 14 in the country.


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Pre-booking offers

Garmin Instinct 2 series smartwatches will be up for pre-order between March 8 and 13 at both online and offline stores. The company says that the first 100 customers to pre-book Instinct 2 during the offer period will get a pair of “Saucony” casual shoe “Azura” worth Rs 7,990.


Garmin Instinct 2 series is built to military standard 810 for thermal and shock resistance. It is water-resistant up to 100 meters. It can be customised with free downloads of applications, widgets, watch faces, data fields, and more from Garmin Connect IQ (CIQ) store2.

The Instinct 2 Series is claimed to offer up to four weeks of battery life. The solar models are said to offer unlimited battery life in the smartwatch mode and 48 hours in GPS mode.

Health features on the device include wrist-based heart rate monitoring during workouts, stress tracking, sleep score, advanced sleep and body battery energy monitoring. It can also be used to track Pulse Ox, intensity minutes to track the activities, and women’s health tracking.

The smartwatch comes preloaded with sports applications and activities. Key features are VO2 Max, Fitness Age, Training Status/Load/Effect, Recovery Time, HIIT, and Daily Suggested Workout.

Garmin Instinct 2 Series has two purpose-built editions with dedicated features. First is the Instinct 2 Solar — Tactical Edition. It includes specific tactical features such as Kill Switch, Stealth Mode, Night Vision Goggle Compatibility, Dual Format Position Coordinates, and Jumpmaster Activity mode. It is available in black or coyote tan. The second is the Camo Edition with Graphite patterns.