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Instinct™
1,155
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Rugged, reliable outdoor GPS watch

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fenix 5 Plus
2,279
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Premium multisport GPS watch with wrist-based heart rate, maps, music and Garmin Pay™ ready contactless payments

Rugged, reliable outdoor GPS watch

Premium multisport GPS watch with wrist-based heart rate, maps, music and Garmin Pay™ ready contactless payments

Camper Features

Sunrise/sunset times

Tactical Features

Dual grid coordinates

Remote

Display resolution, WxH 128 x 128 pixels 240 x 240 pixels
Display type Monochrome, sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP) Sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
Battery life Smartwatch mode: Up to 14 days GPS mode: Up to 16 hours UltraTrac™ mode: Up to 40 hours Smartwatch: Up to 12 days GPS: Up to 18 hours GPS and Music: Up to 8 hours UltraTrac™ mode: Up to 42 hours

Instinct™ New

Color Flame Red Carbon Grey DLC Titanium with DLC Titanium Band

General

Lens Material Chemically strengthened glass Domed chemically strengthened glass or sapphire crystal
Bezel Material Fiber-reinforced polymer Stainless steel or titanium
Case material Fiber-reinforced polymer Fibre-reinforced polymer with metal rear cover
QuickFit™ watch bands Yes (22 mm) Yes (22 mm)
Strap material Silicone Silicone, leather or titanium
Physical dimensions 45 x 45 x 15.3 mm 47 x 47 x 15.8 mm
Weight 52 g 86 g Titanium version: 76 g
Water rating 10 ATM 10 ATM
Display type Monochrome, sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP) Sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
Display size, WxH Custom, two-window design; 0.9” x 0.9” (23 x 23 mm) 1.2” (30.4 mm) diameter
Display resolution, WxH 128 x 128 pixels 240 x 240 pixels
Color display
Battery life Smartwatch mode: Up to 14 days GPS mode: Up to 16 hours UltraTrac™ mode: Up to 40 hours Smartwatch: Up to 12 days GPS: Up to 18 hours GPS and Music: Up to 8 hours UltraTrac™ mode: Up to 42 hours

Safety and tracking features

LiveTrack
Group LiveTrack

Clock Features

Time/date
GPS Time Sync
Automatic daylight saving time
Alarm clock
Timer
Stopwatch
Sunrise/sunset times

Sensors

GPS
GLONASS
Galileo
Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate monitor
Barometric altimeter
Compass
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Thermometer

Daily Smart Features

Connectivity Bluetooth®, ANT+® Bluetooth®, ANT+®, Wi-Fi®
Connect IQ™ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps)
Smart notifications
Text response/reject phone call with text (Android™ only)
Calendar
Weather
Music controls
Plays and controls watch music
Music Storage up to 500 songs
Find my phone feature
VIRB® remote
Smartphone compatibility iPhone® and Android™ iPhone® and Android™
Compatible with Garmin Connect™ Mobile
Find My Watch feature
Garmin Pay™

Heart Rate Features

HR zones
HR alerts
HR calories
% HR max
% HRR
Recovery time
Auto max HR
HRV stress test (measures your heart rate variability while standing still, for 3 minutes, to provide you with an estimated stress level; the scale of this is 1 to 100; low scores indicate lower stres Yes (with compatible accessory)
Records heart rate while swimming Yes (HRM-Tri™ or HRM-Swim™)
HR Broadcast (broadcasts HR data over ANT+™ to paired devices)

Activity Tracking Features

Step counter
Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal)
Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it)
Sleep monitoring (monitors total sleep and periods of movement or restful sleep)
Calories burned
Floors climbed
Distance traveled
Intensity minutes
TrueUp™
Move IQ™
Fitness Age Yes (in app)
All-day stress tracking

Training, Planning and Analysis Features

Activity history on watch
Customizable activity profiles
Customizable alerts
Audio prompts
Auto multisport activities
Course guidance
Advanced workouts
Auto Lap®
Auto Pause®
Interval training
Auto scroll
Customizable data pages
Customizable screen(s)
Multi-sport
Virtual Partner
Finish time
Group LiveTrack
Hot keys
Configurable lap alerts
LiveTrack
Round-trip course creator (running/cycling)
Trendline™ popularity routing
Touch and/or button lock
Manual lap
Segments (Live, Garmin)
Strava features (Beacon, live segments)
GPS speed and distance
Training Effect (aerobic)
Training Effect (anaerobic)
Race an activity
Training Load (your total training load for the last 7 days calculated from estimated EPOC)
Downloadable training plans
Training Status (lets you see if you’re training effectively by tracking your training history and fitness level trend.)
V02 max

Running Features

Preloaded run profiles Running, Treadmill Running, Indoor Track Running, Trail Running Running, Treadmill Running, Trail Running
GPS-based distance, time and pace
Running dynamics Yes (with compatible accessory)
Vertical oscillation and ratio (the degree of 'bounce' in your running motion and the cost-benefit ratio with stride length) Yes (with compatible accessory)
Ground contact time and balance (shows how much time, in the running motion, your foot is on the ground rather than in flight and lets you check your running symmetry) Yes (with compatible accessory)
Stride length (real time) Yes (with compatible accessory)
Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute)
Performance condition (after running 6–20 minutes, compares your real-time condition to your average fitness level)
Lactate threshold (through analysis of your pace and heart rate, estimates the point where your muscles start to rapidly fatigue) Yes (with compatible accessory)
Run workouts
Race predictor
Foot pod capable

Outdoor Recreation Features

Preloaded outdoor recreation profiles Hiking, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing, Kayaking, Tactical Hiking, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Rowing, Kayaking, Jumpmaster, Tactical
Point-to-point navigation
Bread crumb trail in real time
Back to start
TracBack®
UltraTrac™ mode
Around Me mode
Elevation profile
Distance to destination
Barometric trend indicator
ClimbPro™ ascent planner
Trail run auto climb
Vertical speed
Total ascent/descent
Preloaded topographical maps
Future elevation plot
Downloadable cartography support
Compatible with BaseCamp™
GPS coordinates
Projected waypoint
Sight 'N Go
Area calculation Yes (via Connect IQ™)
Hunt/fish calendar Yes (via Connect IQ™)
Sun and moon information Yes (via Connect IQ™)
Dual grid coordinates
XERO™ Locations

Cycling Features

Preloaded cycling profiles Biking, Indoor Biking, Mountain Biking Biking, Indoor Biking, Mountain Biking, Triathlon
Time/distance alert (triggers alarm when you reach goal)
Courses (compete against previous activities)
Race an Activity
Bike lap and lap maximum power (with power sensor)
Time/distance alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goal)
FTP (Functional Threshold Power) Yes (with compatible accessory)
Round-trip course creator (running/cycling)
Garmin Cycle Map (routable cycling-specific street map)
Compatible with Vector™ (power meter)
Power meter compatible (displays power data from compatible 3rd party ANT+™-enabled power meters)
Compatible with Varia Vision™ (head-mounted display)
Compatible with Varia™ radar (rear-facing radar)
Compatible with Varia™ lights
Speed and cadence sensor support (with sensor) Yes (ANT+® and Bluetooth® Smart sensors) Yes (ANT+® and Bluetooth® Smart sensors)

Swimming Features

Preloaded swim profiles Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming Pool swimming, open water swimming, swimming/running
Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count/rate, calories)
Stroke type detection (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly)
Pool swim workouts
Swim efficiency (SWOLF)
Drill logging
Heart rate (real-time during rests, interval and sessions stats during rests, and automatic heart rate download post-swim) Yes (with HRM-Tri™ and HRM-Swim™)
Open-water swim metrics (distance, pace, stroke count/rate, calories)
Open water swim metrics (distance, pace, stroke count/rate, calories)

Golfing Features

Yardage to F/M/B (distance to front, middle and back of green)
Yardage to layups/doglegs
Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course) Automatic
Digital scorecard
Stat tracking (strokes, putts per round, greens and fairways hit and average shot distance)
Garmin AutoShot™
Auto CourseView updates
Green View with manual pin position
Hazards and course targets
TruSwing™ compatible
Round timer/odometer

Fitness Equipment/Gym

Preloaded gym activity profiles Strength Training, Cardio Training, Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing and Yoga Strength Training, Cardio Training, Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing and Yoga
Cardio workouts
Strength workouts
Automatic rep counting
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