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Garmin Instinct 2

Garmin Instinct 2
alaScore 92

10 reviews

Apr, 2024

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of Garmin Instinct 2. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability and portability. The design and battery also get good feedback, but views are divided on the size. Many are negative about the price and touch screen.

battery, design, portability, usability

touch screen, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Garmin Instinct 2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Michael Sawh (

Garmin Instinct 2


An outdoor watch with navigation, plentiful tracking modes and decent battery life

Slimmer design ; Better battery life ; Added training insights and suggested workouts

Still no full mapping support ; Similar tracking experience to Instinct ; No real improvement to screen

The Garmin Instinct 2 might not have the fully fledged features of Garmin’s Fenix series, but if you’re looking for an outdoor watch with navigation, plentiful tracking modes and decent battery life – wrapped up in a light, playful design – then the...

Apr, 2022

Expert review by : Cat Ellis (

Garmin Instinct 2 review


Garmin's super tough sports watch gets a fresh splash of fun

Choice of sizes ; Slimmer, but still tough ; Advanced training tools ; Excellent GPS tracking ; Extra long battery life

Doesn't display maps well

Mar, 2022

Expert review by : Cam Bunton (

Garmin Instinct 2 Solar review: To infinity and beyond


Garmin's latest basic watch can do a lot more than you might think, with a battery life that can last forever - literally. Here's our full verdict.

Superb battery life ; Excellent fitness tracking capabilities ; Durable build ; Garmin Pay support

Display is quite small ; No touchscreen ; Lacks some proper smartwatch features

If your main desire when looking at fitness watches is to get one you never have to think about charging, the Instinct 2 Solar is the one for you. Its battery life is ridiculously good, and it has a proper array of fitness tracking sensors.

May, 2022

Expert review by : Kaitlyn Cimino (

Garmin Instinct 2 review: Built for more adventurers than ever


This member of Garmin's adventure line packs a lot to like and lasts a lot longer too. Find out more in this Garmin Instinct 2 review.

Durable design with military grade specs

Mar, 2023

Expert review by : Michael L Hicks (

Garmin Instinct 2 Solar review: Running on sunshine


The Garmin Instinct 2 Solar has powerful shock and water protection, an amazing battery that recharges with sunlight, and most of the Garmin features you'd expect. It's worth buying, unless you find a The battery isn't quite "Unlimited" in practice,...

Unstoppable battery with decent solar recharging ; 10ATM and MIL-820 water/fall protection ; Bright MIP display upgraded from Instinct 1 ; Comes in two sizes with several special editions ; Works with Garmin Pay and Connect IQ

Fairly expensive for Solar version ; No music storage or calls ; Maps are too barebones

The Garmin Instinct 2 Solar is a rugged fitness smartwatch that can track a full day and night of heart rate monitoring off of a few hours of time outdoors, using UV rays so it never dies on the job. It's a major improvement on the original Instinct in...

Aug, 2022

Expert review by : Shubham Raheja (mysmartprice)

Garmin Instinct 2 Solar Tactical Edition Review: Packs Everything Except a Colour Display - MySmartPrice


The Garmin Instinct 2 Solar Tactical Edition packs almost every cutting edge tech that Garmin has to offer. The Garmin Instinct 2 Solar Tactical Edition packs almost every cutting edge tech that Garmin has to offer.

Jun, 2022

Expert review by : Ankita-Chakravarti (indiatoday)

Garmin Instinct 2 Solar smartwatch review: Best only for fitness enthusiasts


The Garmin Instinct 2 Solar is no ordinary smartwatch. Not only does it track physical activity for a user, it can also keep chugging days after day without needing a charger because its battery can be recharged with solar power. But is it worth Rs...

Build quality ; Solar charging ; Connectivity

No touchscreen ; Hard buttons

Apr, 2022

Expert review by : Kate Kozuch (

Garmin Instinct 2 review


The Garmin Instinct 2 is a near-perfect GPS smartwatch for outdoor sport enthusiasts. This review reflects our experience with the Garmin Instinct 2S Solar edition.

New smaller size option ; Killer battery life ; Has Health Snapshot ; Has Garmin Pay + Garmin Connect

Limited sport types

While the Garmin Fenix 7 obviously stands out with it’s color touchscreen display, support for more workout types and more functional maps across all kinds of sport trails, for half the price, the Instinct 2 is a worthy alternative. It gives you...

Mar, 2022

Expert review by : DC Rainmaker (

Garmin Instinct 2/2S/Solar In-Depth Review


Garmin has just revamped their Instinct series with the new Instinct 2 and smaller Instinct 2S, both offered in not just Solar, but approximately 87 other variants for things like surfing and military use. And while these units visually look...

Feb, 2022