Garmin Instinct vs Surf vs Tactical – The Difference

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Garmin Instinct vs Surf vs Tactical: Specifications Compared

 
 
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Garmin Instinct Solar Specifications, Features, Pros, Cons and Price

Garmin Instinct Surf Solar Specifications

Garmin Instinct Surf Solar Specifications, Features and Price

Garmin Instinct Solar Tactical Specifications, Features and Price

Price $249.99 $439.95 $1,099.99
ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE
Device name Garmin Instinct Solar Garmin Instinct Surf Solar Edition Garmin Instinct Solar Tactical edition
Device type Fitness/Sport smartwatch Fitness/Sport smartwatch Fitness/Sport smartwatch
Gender Unisex Unisex Men
Release date July, 2020 July, 2020 July, 2020
Predecessor Garmin Instinct 2018 Garmin Instinct 2018 Garmin Instinct 2018
Successor
Versions Garmin Instinct, Garmin Instinct Camo Solar, Garmin Instinct Solar, Garmin Instinct Surf Solar, Garmin Instinct Tactical, Garmin Instinct Tactical Solar Garmin Instinct, Garmin Instinct Camo Solar, Garmin Instinct Solar, Garmin Instinct Surf Solar, Garmin Instinct Tactical, Garmin Instinct Tactical Solar Garmin Instinct, Garmin Instinct Camo Solar, Garmin Instinct Solar, Garmin Instinct Surf Solar, Garmin Instinct Tactical, Garmin Instinct Tactical Solar
BODY BODY BODY BODY
Dimension 45 x 45 x 15.3 mm 45 x 45 x 15.3 mm 45 x 45 x 15.3 mm
Weight 53g 53g 53g
Shape Circular Circular Circular
Case material Fiber-reinforced polymer Fiber-reinforced polymer Fiber-reinforced polymer
Strap material Silicone Silicone Silicone
Bezel material Fiber-reinforced polymer Fiber-reinforced polymer Fiber-reinforced polymer
Strap size 22 mm 22 mm 22 mm
Screen protection Power Glass Power Glass Power Glass
Water resistance 10 ATM 10 ATM 10 ATM
Durability test MIL-STD-810G MIL-STD-810G MIL-STD-810G
Swim-proof Yes, recommended Yes, recommended Yes, recommended
Color Flame red, Graphite, Lakeside blue, Sea foam, Sunburst, Tundra Cloudbreak, Pipeline Black, Moss grey
DISPLAY DISPLAY DISPLAY DISPLAY
Display size 1.27 inches 1.27 inches 1.27 inches
Display type LCD, Memory-in-pixel (MIP), transflective LCD, Memory-in-pixel (MIP), transflective LCD, Memory-in-pixel (MIP), transflective
Display resolution 128 x 128 pixels 128 x 128 pixels 128 x 128 pixels
Pixel density
Always on Yes Yes Yes
Custom watch face Yes Yes Yes
Input type (not touchscreen), 5 Physical buttons (not touchscreen), 5 Physical buttons (not touchscreen), 5 Physical buttons
CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY
Bluetooth ANT+, Bluetooth ANT+, Bluetooth ANT+, Bluetooth
Bluetooth calling No No No
GPS Galileo, GLONASS, GPS Galileo, GLONASS, GPS Galileo, GLONASS, GPS
NFC No No No
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
MEMORY MEMORY MEMORY MEMORY
RAM
ROM 16MB
Memory card slot No No No
CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY
Technology None None None
SIM type None None None
Band
NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS
SMS alert Yes Yes Yes
Calls alert Yes Yes Yes
Email alert Yes Yes Yes
Event reminder Yes Yes Yes
Third-party apps alert Yes Yes Yes
MEDIA MEDIA MEDIA MEDIA
Audio No No No
Bluetooth music No No No
Loudspeaker No No No
Microphone No No No
Camera No No No
Radio No No No
SENSORS SENSORS SENSORS SENSORS
Accelerometer Yes Yes Yes
Altimeter Yes Yes Yes
Ambient light Yes Yes
Barometer Yes Yes Yes
Compass Yes Yes Yes
ECG No No No
Gyroscope
HRM Yes Yes Yes
Pulse oximeter (SpO2) Yes Yes Yes
Thermometer Yes Yes Yes
Other sensors
ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING
Blood oxygen Yes Yes Yes
Blood Pressure No No No
Calories Yes Yes Yes
Distance Yes Yes Yes
ECG tracking No No No
Heart rate monitoring Yes Yes Yes
Sleep tracking Yes Yes Yes
Steps Yes Yes Yes
Floors climbed - - -
Stress Yes Yes Yes
Incidental fall detection No No No
Menstrual cycle Yes Yes Yes
VO2 Max Yes Yes Yes
Swim-tracking Yes Yes Yes
Underwater heart rate tracking Yes Yes Yes
On-screen workout No No No
Sport modes Yes Yes Yes
BATTERY BATTERY BATTERY BATTERY
Battery type
Battery capacity
Battery life GPS: 30hrs/38hrs (Solar), Smartwatch mode: 24 days/54 days (solar), Watch mode: 56 days/unlimited (solar) GPS: 30hrs/38hrs (Solar), Smartwatch mode: 24 days/54 days (solar), Watch mode: 56 days/unlimited (solar) GPS: 30hrs/38hrs (Solar), Smartwatch mode: 24 days/54 days (solar), Watch mode: 56 days/unlimited (solar)
Charging type Charging dock Charging dock Charging dock
Charging time 1-2 hours 1-2 hours 1-2 hours
Solar power Yes Yes Yes
PLATFORM PLATFORM PLATFORM PLATFORM
Chipset
CPU
GPU
Operating system Proprietary OS Proprietary OS Proprietary OS
MISC MISC MISC MISC
Companion app Garmin Connect Garmin Connect Garmin Connect
Compatibility Android, iOS Android, iOS Android, iOS
Payment system None None None
Interchangeable strap 22 mm, Yes 22 mm, Yes 22 mm, Yes
Voice command No No No
Find my phone Yes Yes Yes
Box content Charger, Garmin Instinct, Manual, Straps Charger, Garmin Instinct, Garmin Instinct Tundra, Manual, Straps Charger, Garmin Instinct, Manual, Straps
Price $249.99 $439.95 $1,099.99
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