Product of the Month - Like any battery-powered device, sports watches have a weak point. At some point the energy reserves are used up. So that this doesn't happen before your own physical performance, Garmin has equipped several of its watches with an additional solar panel. Among other things, the Instinct Solar model.

The navigation specialist Garmin has long been an established name in outdoor sports with its sports watches. The top Fenix ​​models recently received a solar upgrade. This function has now been adapted to the Instinct model.

In concrete terms, this means that the clock theoretically runs indefinitely with solar energy. Theoretically and maybe a bit utopian, but even without solar, the battery lasts for a remarkable 54 days in standby mode. In GPS operation, it lasts a full 30 hours - and this is where solar power comes into play. The watch then has juice for a full eight hours more.

54 days of standby mode thanks to solar energy: the Garmin Instinct Solar.
54 days of standby mode thanks to solar energy: the Garmin Instinct Solar.

Battery life is important, but functions are at least as relevant. You can rely on Garmin quality with Instinct Solar. Sensitive and fast GPS, barometer and altitude, heart rate measurement directly on the wrist. Plus, of course, dozens of preinstalled sports with all sorts of statistics on completed performance.

Because it gets wild every now and then, the Instinct Solar can withstand a lot. Scratch-resistant display, waterproof and a robust housing that has been tested according to military standards. The watch hides pretty much everything.

If you don't want to worry about the battery indicator, and are looking for a virtually indestructible watch for long adventures on the mountain or on the rock, you will be happy with the Garmin Instinct Solar.

The technical details of the Garmin Instinct Solar

  • Solar technology for extended battery life.
  • Military-approved design (MIL-STD-810G).
  • Waterproof to 10 ATM.
  • GPS, GLONASS and Galileo navigation.
  • Heart rate and oxygen saturation measurement on the wrist.
  • Sandblasted jaws for even more grip.
  • RigidFlex central bar, patent pending: becomes flexible when placed.
  • Size: 45 x 45 x 15,3 mm.

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