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Garmin have created a watch to rival the best without the weight. Designed to give you the killer instinct outdoors, it weighs only 52g but packs in a ton of activity features, training metrics and performance analysis, making it the perfect wrist-based way to get feedback on the go. It can map your achievements in a wide range of disciplines, whether you’re running, cycling, swimming or something more niche, and the navigation uses multiple satellite systems to pinpoint your position with unrivalled accuracy. Innovative features like TracBack® and Trendline™ broaden your choice of route and give you the confidence to explore further off-the-beaten track. The Instinct has a massive battery life, a super-light polymer case (that’s resistant to water, shock and temperature), and all the data you could need.

Product code: 15895602 / 134798

Key Features

  • Wide range of sports functionality - including running, swimming, cycling, gym-work, snow sports, climbing and a host of other activities
  • TracBack® navigation - allows you to retrace a route back to your starting point, freeing you for wilder off-track exploration
  • Trendline™ popular routing helps you find the best local routes wherever you are
  • Elevate™ wrist-based heart rate technology - lower profile design and improved data analysis without the need for a chest strap
  • Resistance to water, extreme temperatures and shock
  • Reinforced polymer construction - tough and super-light
  • Advanced performance metrics - monitor your form and performance
  • VO2 max estimator - crunches data including running speed, beats per minute and heart rate variability
  • Transflective technology - reflects and transmits light for excellent clear display readings even direct light
  • Preloaded activity profiles - a multitude of sport modes for outdoor and indoor use
  • Performance widgets - up-to-date, current sport specific metrics on the watch face
  • Phone connection to Android™ and iOS® smartphones - delivers immediate smart notifications from your phone
  • Automatic uploads to Garmin Connect™ app
  • Free watch faces and apps from Connect IQ™ store
  • Multi-satellite navigation - GPS, GLONASS and Galileo combines for coverage of the most challenging environments
  • Multi sensors - 3-axis compass, barometric altimeter, accelerometer and thermometer
  • Display: 30.4mm diameter
  • Resolution: 128  x 128 pixels
  • Water-rated up to 10ATM/100m
  • Compatible with heart rate chest straps - for additional features
  • Memory: 16GB
  • Battery life: up to 14 days in smartwatch mode, up to 16 hours in GPS mode; up to 40 hours in UltraTrac™ mode (depending on settings)
  • Weight: 52g
Fitness, Running

Delivery & Returns

This product qualifies for the following delivery methods

Standard UK Delivery (3-5 Days) (FREE)


A tracking link will be provided once your order is despatched.

Bike Delivery (3-5 Days) (£4.99)


Bike delivery is £4.99. This applies to all bikes, and these orders are upgraded to a DHL courier service.

Next Day Delivery (£6.95)


Next day cannot be offered in the following areas, and will be attempted within 48 hours: BT (all Northern Ireland), GY, IM, JE, KW11-17, HS, PH32-35, ZE.

Premium Next Day Delivery (£6.95)


Next day cannot be offered in the following areas, and will be attempted within 48 hours: BT (all Northern Ireland), GY, IM, JE, KW11-17, HS, PH32-35, ZE.

Premium Express Delivery (£6.95)


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Delivery times and days vary for each store, but we will contact you when your order is ready to collect. Please do not contact our Customer Care team for updates until after the estimated delivery time in your order confirmation email.

International delivery

From £4.99 to over 200 countries worldwide. Some restrictions apply.


Returning orders to us is easy. Whatever your reason, we offer a refund or exchange within 28 days of delivery or collection.


Overall Rating

4.8 stars 4.8 / 5 (based on 18 Reviews)
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4_5 out of 5

Great product

4_5 out of 5

Perfect for training in all the sports that I do!

4_5 out of 5

Great watch. Easy to use looks smart too

4_5 out of 5

very happy just what i want

4_5 out of 5

Great item great service.

4_5 out of 5

Watch works well apart from the altimeter which never seems to record correctly

4_5 out of 5

Fantastic product just what I was looking for and at a good price

4_5 out of 5

The actual item/product is good but could have got it quicker and cheaper elsewhere, which I wish I had!

4_5 out of 5

Instinct is a nice outdoor/sport combo device and the Garmin service ecosystem is great.

4_5 out of 5

Durable, excellent quality, the right price

4_5 out of 5

Brilliant for me. Way better than more expensive watches.

4_5 out of 5

Great watch and at a great price , can’t fault it yet

4_5 out of 5

So far this product is everything I need. I run ultra marathons and I needed something that I can charge on the go, whilst still recording my run. I have so far used it in training and the data it gives me is excellent - I couldn't justify the expense of the Fenix plus. I am a fan of the look of the watch, more like a G-Shock than a massive black saucer on your wrist, but that's just personal preference.

4_5 out of 5

Very quick delivery. Best price out there!

4_5 out of 5

A fab multi sport watch with incredible functionality & battery life. I have had it on now for 7 full days & used it in the gym 5 days of that but not with gps. It still has 3 of the 5 power bars showing & therefore I think it may well come up to Garmin's claim of 14 day battery life. I also love the rugged look of it. Perfect for me.

4_5 out of 5

Great product. Difficult to understand as it has so many functions. No owners manual. On line only.

4_5 out of 5


My first GPS watch and I am amazed at its features. GPS acquisition is lightning fast outside, and it even manages a fix indoors which surprised me. GPS is accurate and I love having a distance report for my runs & walks. The display is amazingly readable from all angles and in most light conditions. For the dark the back light works perfectly and is customizable in that you can have it come on with a wrist gesture, when pressing buttons, only when pressing the light button, and when alarms go off. You can also tailor this to when you are exercising and when you're not. Fantastic product.

4_5 out of 5

So far so good. Looks good, seems to be doing everything it says it does.As others have commented, surprised that the charging contacts are unprotected on the watch. But this seems to be the norm.

Q&A (5)

Does the Garmin Instinct measure speed in knots and does it have a yachting function?

31st Aug 2019, submitted by John Dowling

Hello John, The Garmin Instinct is ideal for hiking, climbing, mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, XC skiing, stand-up paddleboarding, rowing, kayaking, jumpmaster and tactical. Thanks, Emma @Blacks

3rd Sep 2019
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Hi, how much is the plug lead to the PC/laptop?

7th Aug 2019, submitted by David Sullivan

Hi David. We do not range the lead by itself but you can get this from Garmin directly. I hope this helps

7th Aug 2019
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Hi What comes with the watch?

7th Aug 2019, submitted by Davis Sullivan

Hello Davis. This watch comes with a small handbook about setting up and a USB charger cable but no plug head. Charging and syncing is promoted via you computer or laptop. I hope this helps.

7th Aug 2019
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How long is the strap please.

25th Jul 2019, submitted by Katharine

Hello Katharine. The watch strap is 2.2cm wide and has a 13cm strap on one side and then a 10.5cm strap on the other. The 10.5cm side has the clasp attached. I hope this helps you.

25th Jul 2019
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Can this watch be charged on the go, whilst still recording the current activity?

12th Jun 2019, submitted by Thomas Hayward

Hello Thomas. The charging point is on the rear of the watch next to your wrist, so you would not be able to wear the watch as well as charge at the same time. Meaning no metrics would be able to be tracked apart from GPS movement. I hope this helps.

12th Jun 2019
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