Garmin, the leading brand of smart wearable devices, announced the Instinct 2 Series, the newest addition to the popular Instinct family of purpose-built smartwatches designed with rugged individualists in mind is arriving in the Philippines. Built to withstand any element, the technology-driven Instinct 2 Series helps users seize the day with unlimited battery life in certain models, as well as multiple sizes, bold new colors, and Garmin’s full suite of health and wellness features such as VO2 Max and Sleep Score.
Designed for life
In addition to its new vibrant color options, Instinct 2 Series offers a slimmer profile, as well as two sizes – a traditional 45mm bezel and a new Instinct 2S with a smaller 40mm bezel, providing a more comfortable fit for individuals with smaller wrists and women. A new high-resolution, easy-to-read display protected by chemically strengthened, scratch-resistant glass helps customers feel confident knowing they are ready for any challenge. Paying homage to the rugged Instinct and Instinct Solar Series, Instinct 2 remains built to military standard 810 for thermal and shock resistance and is water-rated to 100 meters.
Instinct 2 Series is available in the Instinct 2 Solar, standard (non-solar), Surf, Tactical, and Camo editions. The Instinct 2 Series is also compatible with the Garmin Connect IQ™ (CIQ) store, an all-in-one platform for further personalizing Instinct 2 Series with free downloads of apps, widgets, watch faces, data fields, and more. Health and wellness features like Hydration Tracking, Connect Leaderboard, and Menstrual Cycle and Pregnancy Tracking are also available to Instinct 2 Series owners through CIQ.
Enduring battery life
The Instinct 2 Series brings significant battery life gains to the popular smartwatch family; Instinct 2 provides up to four weeks of continuous use while in smartwatch mode, and — thanks to advancements in solar technology — select Instinct 2 Solar models offer unlimited battery life in smartwatch mode, setting a new battery life standard for Garmin.
Stay healthy while staying connected
Instinct 2 now delivers Garmin’s full suite of wellness features to help users make their best life even better, including Sleep Score and Advanced Sleep Monitoring, and a new Health Monitoring activity which allows users to record key health metrics, such as Body Battery™, stress, and heart rate in a single view. Fitness enthusiasts will be motivated knowing their Instinct 2 Series now includes VO2 Max, Fitness Age, Training Status/Load/Effect, Recovery Time, HIIT Workouts, and Daily Suggested Workout.
Instinct 2 Series watches come preloaded with sports apps and activities to support your passion, including a new Multisport activity that allows users to transition between activities and continue to view their total time and distance. Family and friends can follow along with the user’s activities through text messaging, and loved ones can even be notified in the event of an emergency, thanks to Instinct 2’s Incident Detection feature. When Instinct 2 is paired to Garmin Connect™ Mobile and an incident is detected, Garmin Connect Mobile can send a message with the user’s name and location (if available) to their emergency contacts.
For individuals who want to take their passion to the next level, the Instinct 2 Series provides three purpose-built editions with dedicated features:
- Surf Editions: Dedicated watersports activities such as surf, windsurfing and kiteboarding, as well as a tides widget, keep users up to date on ocean conditions. Users can keep track of their activities and review them later through Surfline Sessions™ compatibility.
- Tactical Editions: Popular with military personnel, the Instinct 2 Solar – Tactical Edition adds dedicated tactical features such as a Kill Switch, Stealth Mode, Night Vision Goggle Compatibility, Dual Format Position Coordinates, and Jumpmaster Activity mode. Available in Coyote Tan or Black.
- Camo Editions: Graphite and Mist Camo patterns let individuals blend in or stand out depending on their location, be it the concrete jungle or actual jungle.
The Instinct 2 series retail price starts from PHP19,735.
“Instinct 2 Series is built to be bold, stand out from the crowd, and help one make the most of every day,” said Scoppen Lin, assistant general manager, Garmin Asia. “But there is more than meets the eye with the Instinct 2 Series. It combines adventurous colors with Garmin’s industry-leading wrist-based technology to become more than just a smartwatch – Instinct 2 becomes a trusted tool to help Filipinos live life on their terms.”
As Garmin further expands its footprints across all fields through the latest additions to its outdoor series globally, the 22 percent increase in its revenue growth in the Philippines in 2021 signaled customer demand and inspired the brand to bring more of its portfolio in the country.