Garmin has expanded its Instinct lineup with two new smartwatches — Instinct 2X Solar and Instinct 2X Solar – Tactical Edition. The company claims that these new wearables are “designed to thrive in extreme environments”. Garmin has also revealed the pricing of these smartwatches and the company claims that these rugged outdoor smartwatches will be “even more accessible to outdoor enthusiasts.” Garmin Instinct 2 series smartwatches include features like water resistance up to 10 ATM and a scratch-resistant Power Glass lens. These watches are also equipped with the solar charging capability that provides a long-lasting battery life in smartwatch mode, which the company says is “perfect for prolonged adventures.” These rugged watches are built to US military standards (MIL-STD-810) and the company claims that these wearables are “ready for any challenge.
Garmin Instinct 2X Solar series: Price and availability
The Instinct 2X Solar series will be available on the both online and offline platforms. These watches will be available on online platforms like Amazon, Tata Luxury & Tata CLiQ. While, these models will also be available through offline channels including Garmin Brand Stores, Helios, Just in Time and all leading watch retailers. Here are the prices and date of availability
|Product||Price (INR)||Date of Availability|
|Instinct 2X, Solar, Graphite, SEA||50,490||25th May, 2023|
|Instinct 2X, Solar, Tactical Edition, Black, SEA||55,990||25th May, 2023|
|Instinct 2, Graphite, SEA||33,490||25th May, 2023|
|Instinct 2S, Graphite, SEA||33,490||25th May, 2023|
|Instinct 2, Camo Edition, Graphite Camo, SEA||39,490||25th May, 2023|
|Instinct 2S, Deep Orchid, SEA||33,490||25th May, 2023|
|Instinct 2S, Poppy, SEA||33,490||25th May, 2023|
|Instinct 2, Solar, Graphite, SEA||44,990||25th May, 2023|
|Instinct 2, Solar, Tidal Blue, SEA||44,990||25th May, 2023|
|Instinct 2S, Solar, Graphite, SEA||44,990||25th May, 2023|
|Instinct 2S, Solar, Neo Tropic, SEA||44,990||25th May, 2023|
|Instinct 2, Solar, Tactical Edition, Black, SEA||50,490||25th May, 2023|
|Instinct 2, Solar, Tactical Edition, Coyote Tan, SEA||50,490||25th May, 2023|
Garmin Instinct 2X Solar series: Key specs
The Instinct 2X Solar features a built-in LED flashlight that offers adjustable intensities. Users can choose between red or adjustable white light for better visibility and situational awareness. In strobe mode, the light matches users’ running cadence, alternating between white and red to ensure that they’re easily seen to continue their activities.
Meanwhile the Tactical Edition version features a multi-LED flashlight that offers both white and dedicated green illumination options. The company says that the inclusion of a green light is important as it helps users to maintain their natural night vision during night operations.
Garmin Instinct 2X Solar also comes with several wellness, fitness and lifestyle features. This includes 24/7 Health and Wellness Tracking features like — wrist-based heart rate, advanced sleep monitoring, respiration tracking, Pulse Ox and more. It also has built-in sports apps for activities like running, biking, swimming, strength training and more, along with VO2 max and other training features. Moreover, the smartwatch will also have features like Heart Rate Variability, new multi-band GNSS support, built-in sensors for a 3-axis compass and barometric altimeter along with TracBack routing for retracing the trail.
The smartwatch also introduces tracking for a new activity called Obstacle Course Racing. On the other hand, the Tactical Edition is designed specifically for tactical operations, that offer a range of features like Jumpmaster and tactical preloaded activities, projected waypoints, dual-position GPS formatting and Night-Vision Compatibility. Users can also activate Stealth Mode to ensure privacy and security by disabling GPS position sharing and wireless communication. This functionality will enable training in secure locations without compromising sensitive information.