Anyone on the hunt for a rugged GPS watch geared towards adventurers should look at the Garmin Instinct. That's even more true with today's Amazon discount, bringing it down to just $249.99 and the lowest price it's ever been sold by Amazon.
Only the models in Graphite and Flame Red have been discounted, all the other colours are still $299.
The Garmin Instinct is the perfect choice if the Fenix range is a little out of your price range, especially at this even lower price point.
Unsurprisingly for a watch built for adventuring, the Instinct is built to MIL-810G standard, meaning it's thermal-, shock- and water-resistant to 100m, so it'll withstand whatever you throw at it.
One feature that will appeal to hikers is Garmin's TrackBack that ensures you can find your way back to the start of a hike or trek. You can also load the Instinct up with .GPX routes and between the satellite tracking and magnetic compass, you can ensure you won't end up lost.
The Instinct is predominantly a watch geared towards hikers, trekkers, climbers and trail runners, but there are still a range of more conventional multi-sport options on boar like running, too.
This being Garmin, there's also smartwatch functionality as well, so you can get your notifications mirrored to your watch. The Instinct also tracks your day-to-day activity levels and syncs these to the Garmin Connect app.
We were big fans of the Garmin Instinct when we reviewed it, awarding it 4 out of 5 and concluding: "The core focus of the watch is by far the navigation, and there's a steep learning curve to get to grips with it all. But those features are plentiful. If you value the outdoor tracking skills of the Fenix, but aren't willing to pay big bucks to have them in your life, the Instinct is going to appeal."
It's not clear how long this discounted price will last, so be sure to snap it up before it goes back up.
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