It goes without saying that Garmin makes smartwatches with unlimited battery life. The company has offered many fitness trackers with smartwatch features for years. Most of them last for weeks without a charge, so it is no wonder why they are on a list of the best smartwatches. But the Garmin Instinct 2X Solar takes things even further.
If you have kept up with Garmin’s previous releases, the design of the Garmin Instinct 2X Solar may not excite you. The Instinct 2X Solar looks a lot like the Instinct 2, but it has more features, is more durable, and offers unlimited battery life.
UNLIMITED BATTERY LIFE ?
By seeing its name, you may have guessed that the Garmin Instinct 2X Solar has a solar panel. Yes, this feature isn’t new in the smartwatch world, as previous Garmin watches had the same feature. It provides additional power while you are out in the sun and on the go.
While previous watches could only provide a little boost of energy throughout the day, the Instinct 2X Solar, according to Garmin, can provide unlimited battery life when it’s in smartwatch mode.
Garmin Solar Intensity
This smartwatch also comes with a monochrome MIP display with a resolution of 176 x 176 pixels, so you can see what’s on the screen even in bright light.
The main advantage of this watch is that it does not consume a lot of power. So, even if it fails to take solar energy for days, the watch will not die on you.
GARMIN INSTINCT 2X SOLAR FEATURES
With the Instinct 2X Solar, you have an array of health and wellness features that provide excellent data points about your body. For example, you have wrist-based heart rate monitoring, Pulse Ox, sleep tracking, and many more.
The watch can even track a wide variety of sports activities throughout the day, such as running, swimming, strength training, walking, biking, and others. Do you often venture out into the wilderness? Thanks to the Multi-Band GNSS support, the Garmin Instinct 2X Solar will even be useful in such environments.
Features of the Garmin Instinct 2X Solar
With the Instinct 2X Solar you can view notifications from a connected device, make contactless payments with Garmin Pay, and much more.
In addition, the watch has safety and tracking features. Through the assistance and incident detection feature, the watch can send a message to all emergency contacts containing your location if you feel unsafe or the Instinct 2X Solar detects an incident.
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There is a calendar view app that lets you see all your plans for the day. It will let you see everything you’re planning for the day at a glance. Additionally, the Garmin Connect App is compatible with the Garmin Instinct 2X Solar with unlimited battery life. Whenever you connect it to your smartphone, you will be able to access all your health and fitness information at the same time.
INSTANT 2X SOLAR SPECIAL TACTICAL EDITION WITH BUILT-IN FLASHLIGHT
So, the multi-LED flashlight is the biggest addition to the hardware of the Garmin Instinct 2X Solar. It is quite similar to the one found in the Enduro 2, which is able to emit both red and white light. A green light is available in the Tactical version, on the other hand, preventing overly bright lights from obscuring your vision at night.
Solar Flashlight for Garmin Instinct 2X
In addition, the Tactical Edition offers some unique features with such as unlimited battery life, dual-position GPS formatting, projected waypoints, jumpmaster, and preloaded tactical activities.
Furthermore, Garmin will add a stealth mode to the Instinct 2X Solar that will prevent the GPS position system from being stored and disable all wireless communication.
PRICE AND DURABILITY
The Instinct 2X is designed for endurance. Garmin made the watch to pass the U.S. military 810 standards for thermal, shock, and water resistance. It features a rugged 50mm polymer case that is water-rated to 100 meters. In short, the watch is built to last.
Durability of Garmin Instinct 2X
For the Garmin Instinct 2X Tactical Edition, you will have to pay $499.99, while the Instinct 2X Solar (regular version) costs $449.99. For clarity, I just want to let you know that the Tactical Edition also comes with a solar panel.
It doesn’t matter which version you choose, you’ll have multiple color options. As a result, you’ll be able to match the Garmin Instinct 2X Solar to your overall style.