If you don’t believe in the Wear OS hype train (which has been gaining quite some traction lately) and are in the market for a smartwatch that not only can survive the great outdoors but also help you survive through the great wilderness, then the Garmin Instinct Rugged Outdoor Watch with GPS may be worthy of consideration.
Garmin Instinct Rugged Outdoor Watch with GPS is, as the product name suggests, a rugged GPS watch. Not just any rugged GPS watch; it is constructed to U.S. Military Standard 810G for thermal, shock, and water resistance which is rated to 100 meters.
Under the hood, it packs a 3-axis compass, barometric altimeter, multiple global navigation satellite systems, and a suite of sensors that monitors your heart rate, activity, and stress.
The Garmin Instinct Rugged Outdoor Watch with GPS is also a smartwatch, allowing you to stay connected with smart notifications as well as Automatica data uploads to Garmin Connect online fitness community.
As a GPS watch, it offers a trackback feature to help you navigate the same route back to your starting point.
This outdoorsman’s watch can do all those while lasting up to 14 days in smartwatch mode, or up to 16 hours in GPS mode and up to 40 hours when in Ultratrac battery saver mode.
The Garmin Instinct Rugged Outdoor Watch with GPS originally retails for US$299.99, but it is now going for 40% less, at US$179.99 on Amazon.com. If you are interested, we’d suggest you jump on it soon cos’ we do not know how long this deal will last.
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