Garmin Instinct Solar Tactical Edition Moss - Booley Galway
Garmin Instinct Solar Tactical Edition Moss - Booley Galway
Garmin Instinct Solar Tactical Edition Moss - Booley Galway
Garmin Instinct Solar Tactical Edition Moss - Booley Galway
Garmin Instinct Solar Tactical Edition Moss - Booley Galway

Instinct Solar Tactical Edition

Regular price €410.00

Built for the mission, designed for endurance. You forge your own path, so Garmin forged the Instinct Solar GPS watch to keep up every step of the way — no matter how far you tread.


  • Solar battery: Variable based on sun-exposure, Instinct can provide unprecedented battery life to those that explore under the sun
  • Military standard 810: Instinct is built to the U.S. military standard 810 for thermal, shock and water resistance (rated to 100 metres)
  • Power manager: View how various settings and sensors impact your watch’s battery life, so you can make battery-extending changes on the fly
  • Night vision compatibility: Switch between daytime view and nighttime view with a screen designed to be read by night vision goggles
  • Stealth mode: Go dark by enabling stealth mode to stop storing and sharing your GPS position and disable wireless connectivity and communication
  • Dual-position format: Sync your location with others by seeing both the universal transverse mercator (UTM) and the military grid reference system (MGRS) on the same screen
  • Projected waypoints: Always know the way back - create a waypoint to mark the location of your vehicle before you start your trip
  • Jumpmaster mode: Calculate high-altitude release points according to military guidelines while navigating to your objective once you’ve jumped
  • Sports apps: Use preloaded activity profiles for surfing, swimming, running, biking, hiking, rowing, strength and more
  • Wrist-based heart rate: Get heart rate data along with alerts if your heart rate stays too high or too low while you’re at rest. Gauge how hard your heart is working during activities, even underwater
  • Pulse Ox: For altitude acclimation or sleep monitoring, a Pulse Ox sensor uses light beams at your wrist to gauge how well your body is absorbing oxygen
  • Stress tracking: Heart rate variability is used to calculate your stress level score, so you can see if you’re having a calm, balanced or stressful day
  • Body Battery™ energy monitor: Optimise your body’s energy reserves, using heart rate variability, stress, sleep and other data to gauge when you’re ready to be active or when you may need to rest
  • Multi-GNSS support: Access multiple global navigation satellite systems (GPS, GLONASS and Galileo) to track in more challenging environments than GPS alone
  • ABC sensors: Navigate your next trail with ABC sensors, including an altimeter for elevation data, barometer to monitor weather and three-axis electronic compass
  • TracBack® routing: Take the guesswork out of your return journey by using this feature to navigate the same route back to your starting point
  • Smart notifications: Receive emails, texts and alerts right on your watch when paired with a compatible device
  • Pair for satellite communication: Pair Instinct with an inReach® device (not included; active satellite subscription required) to view and send messages, get weather alerts on your wrist and trigger an SOS to the GEOS 24/7 emergency response team
  • Calendar view: Easily see your plans for the day with a dedicated calendar screen
  • Contents:
    • Instinct® Solar – Tactical Edition
    • Charging/data cable
    • Documentation


Lens material Power Glass™
Bezel material Fibre-reinforced polymer
Case material Fibre-reinforced polymer
QuickFit™ watch band compatible Yes (22 mm)
Strap material Silicone
Physical size

45 x 45 x 15.3 mm
Fits wrists with a circumference of 132-224 mm

Display size Custom, two-window design; 23 x 23 mm
Display resolution 128 x 128 pixels
Display type Monochrome, sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
Weight 53 g
Battery life Smartwatch: Up to 24 days/54 days with solar*
Battery Saver Watch Mode: Up to 56 days/Unlimited with solar*
GPS: Up to 30 hours/38 hours with solar**
Max Battery GPS Mode: Up to 70 hours/145 hours with solar**
Expedition GPS Activity: Up to 28 days/ 68 days with solar*

*Solar charging, assuming all-day wear with 3 hours per day outside in 50,000 lux conditions
**Solar charging, assuming use in 50,000 lux conditions
Water rating 10 ATM
Memory/history 16 MB
Clock Features
Time/date Yes
GPS time sync Yes
Automatic daylight saving time Yes
Alarm clock Yes
Timer Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Sunrise/sunset times Yes
Health Monitoring
Wrist-based heart rate (constant, every second) Yes
Daily resting heart rate Yes
Abnormal heart rate alerts Yes (high and low)
Pulse Ox Blood Oxygen Saturation yes (spot-check and optionally in sleep)
Body Battery™ energy monitor Yes
All-day stress tracking Yes
Relaxation breathing timer Yes
Sleep Yes (Advanced)
Hydration Yes (in Garmin Connect™)
Women's health Yes (in Garmin Connect™)
Galileo Yes
Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate monitor Yes
Barometric altimeter Yes
Compass Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Thermometer Yes
Pulse Ox Blood Oxygen Saturation Monitor Yes
Daily Smart Features
Connectivity Bluetooth®, ANT+®
Smart notifications Yes
Text response/reject phone call with text (Android™ only) Yes
Calendar Yes
Weather Yes
Battery Saver - customisable low power watch Yes
Controls smartphone music Yes
Find my phone Yes
Find my watch Yes
VIRB® camera remote Yes
Smartphone compatibility iPhone® and Android™
Compatible with Garmin Connect™ Mobile Yes
Safety and Tracking Features
LiveTrack Yes
Tactical Features
Stealth mode Yes
Night vision mode Yes
Dual grid coordinates Yes
Activity Tracking Features
Step counter Yes
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
Calories burned Yes
Floors climbed Yes
Distance travelled Yes
Intensity minutes Yes
TrueUp™ Yes
Move IQ™ Yes
Fitness Equipment/Gym
Available gym activity profiles Strength, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing and Yoga
Cardio workouts Yes
Strength workouts Yes
Automatic rep counting Yes
Training, Planning and Analysis Features
HR zones Yes
HR alerts Yes
HR calories Yes
% HR max Yes
% HRR Yes
Auto max HR Yes
HR broadcast (broadcasts HR data over ANT+™ to paired devices) Yes (using ANT+)
GPS speed and distance Yes
Customisable screen(s) Yes
Customisable activity profiles Yes
Auto Pause® Yes
Interval training Yes
Advanced workouts Yes
Downloadable training plans Yes
Power Modes - customisable in-activity battery settings Yes
Auto Lap® Yes
Manual lap Yes
Configurable lap alerts Yes
Customisable alerts Yes
Audio prompts Yes
Finish time Yes
Virtual partner Yes
Race an activity Yes
Course guidance Yes
Touch and/or button lock Yes
Hot keys Yes
Auto scroll Yes
Activity history on watch Yes
Physio TrueUp Yes
Running Features
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
Run workouts Yes
Foot pod capable Yes
Outdoor Recreation
Available outdoor recreation profiles Hiking, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing, Kayaking, Fishing, Hunting, Jumpmaster, Tactical
Point-to-point navigation Yes
Bread crumbtrail in real time Yes
Back to start Yes
TracBack® Yes
UltraTrac mode Yes
Elevation profile Yes
Distance to destination Yes
Barometric trend indicator with storm alert Yes
Trail run auto climb Yes
Vertical speed Yes
Total ascent/descent Yes
Future elevation plot Yes
Compatible with BaseCamp™ Yes
GPS coordinates Yes
Sight 'N Go Yes
Area calculation Yes
Projected waypoint Yes
Sun and moon information Yes
XERO™ Locations Yes
Expedition GPS Activity Yes
Cycling Features
Alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goals including time, distance, heart rate or calories) Yes
Courses Yes
Available cycling profiles Biking, indoor biking, mountain biking
Race an activity Yes
Speed and cadence sensor support (w/sensor) Yes
Swimming Features
Available swim profiles Pool swimming and open water swimming
Open-water swim metrics (distance, pace, stroke count/rate, stroke distance, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories) Yes
Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories) Yes
Stroke type detection (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly) (pool swim only) Yes
Drill logging (pool swim only) Yes
Basic rest timer (up from 0) (pool swim only) Yes
"Repeat on" rest timer (pool swim only) Yes
Time and distance alerts Yes
Pool swim workouts Yes
Underwater wrist-based heart rate Yes


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