The Garmin Instinct 2/2S is this GPS giant's evolution of the original rugged Instinct watch series with upgrades in battery life, size options, and even a new edition—the Instinct 2 dezl, a GPS smartwactch created specifically for professional truck drivers. This not a surprising move, considering this lineup was created for specific sports, activities, and pursuits that are as at home in tough environments and unique as you are!
Garmin Instinct 2/2S watches are made of fiber-reinforced polymer and built to the U.S. military standard 810 for thermal, shock, and water resistance (rated to 100 meters). And like you—they bring fresh, new, bold style to whatever they do!
Garmin Instinct 2 Series Size & Models
The Instinct 2/2S lineup has become more refined, no doubt, based on cusumer demand. What got edited out: the Esports gaming watch, Tactical Edition (non-solar), and Solar–Camo Edition. What's new? The Instinct dezl and a new size option for smaller wrists—the Instinct 2S! Here's the lineup:
- Instinct 2/2S
- Instinct 2/2S Solar
- Instinct 2/2S Camo
- Instinct 2/2S Surf
- Instinct 2/2S Solar–Surf Edition
- Instinct 2 Solar–Tactical Edition (not available in 2S)
- Instinct 2 dezl (not available in 2S)
Instinct 2/2S Battery Life
Garmin Instinct 2S, Instinct 2S Camo, Instinct 2S Surf
Smartwatch: Up to 21 days
Battery Saver Watch Mode: Up to 50 days
GPS: Up to 22hrs
Max Battery GPS Mode: Up to 54hrs
Expedition GPS Activity: Up to 25 days
Garmin Instinct 2, Instinct 2 Camo, Instinct 2 Surf, Instinct 2 dezl
Smartwatch: Up to 28 days
Battery Saver Watch Mode: Up to 65 days
GPS: Up to 30hrs
Max Battery GPS Mode: Up to 70hrs
Expedition GPS Activity: Up to 32 days
Garmin Instinct 2S Solar, Instinct 2S Solar–Surf
Smartwatch: Up to 21 days/51 days with solar
Battery Saver Watch Mode: Up to 50 days/Unlimited with solar
GPS: Up to 22hrs/28 hrs with solar
Max Battery GPS Mode: Up to 54hrs/114 hrs with solar
Expedition GPS Activity: Up to 25 days/105 days with solar
Garmin Instinct 2 Solar, Instinct 2 Solar–Surf, Instinct 2 Solar–Tactical
Smartwatch: Up to 28 days/Unlimited with solar
Battery Saver Watch Mode: Up to 65 days/Unlimited with solar
GPS: Up to 30hrs/48 hrs with solar
Max Battery GPS Mode: Up to 70hrs/370 hrs with solar
Expedition GPS Activity: Up to 32 days/Unlimited with solar
Instinct 2/2S Maps & Navigation
All Instinct 2/2S rugged GPS watches offer multi-GNSS (multiple global navigation satellite systems—GPS, GLONASS, and Galileo). Next-level navigation with ABC sensors, including an altimeter for elevation data, barometer to monitor weather, and three-axis electronic compass. TracBack routing to navigate the same route back to your starting point. Plus make your way with point-to-point navigation, back to start, distance to destination, barometric trend indicator with Storm Alert, projected waypoint, Sight 'N Go, area calculation, and XERO™ Locations. Finally, dual-format GPS coordinates with latitude and longitude references offer unparalleled situational awareness.
For the Instinct 2 dezl Rugged GPS Watch
Pair with the dēzl™ app for access to loyalty programs from some of the nation’s leading travel plazas, including Love’s Travel Stops and Pilot Flying J Travel Centers. Save time and improve efficiency with PrePass® notifications of upcoming U.S. weigh stations and bypass decisions; requires active PrePass account and use of the dēzl app on your compatible smartphone.
Training & Performance Data
With all Instinct 2/2S watches you can train smarter with a lot more preloaded activity profiles for running, hiking, mountain biking, swimming, and more! All Instinct 2 watches have also gotten a major performance metrics powerup with new training features like VO2 Max, Training Status, Training Load, and Race Predictor—features previously found on Garmin's higher-end watches like fēnix 7 and Forerunner 945!
Instinct 2/2 Surf & Solar–Surf Edtions
Record the number of waves surfed, maximum speed, and distance by using the surf activity profile; tide data lets you stay up to date on ocean conditions. Windsurfing and kiteboarding activities let you measure your GPS position, speed, distance and heart rate; plus, see elevation for your kiteboarding jumps.
Instinct 2 Solar–Tactical Edition
Enable stealth mode to stop storing and sharing your GPS position and disable wireless connectivity and communication. Use jumpmaster mode to calculate high-altitude release points according to military guidelines and helps to navigate you to your objective once you’ve jumped. Easily switch between daytime view and nighttime view with a screen that can be read by night vision goggles.
Instinct 2 dezl
Pair with the dēzl™ app on your compatible smartphone for access to workout tutorials that fit within standard break times.
Instinct 2/2S Case Sizes
Garmin Instinct 2 — All Editions (Instinct, Solar, Camo, Surf, Solar–Surf, Solar–Tactical, dezl)
Case Size : (H x W x D) 45 x 45 x 14.5 mm; Weight: 52g
Garmin Instinct 2S — All Editions (Instinct, Solar, Camo, Surf, Solar–Surf)
Case Size : (H x W x D) 40x 40 x 13.3 mm; Weight: 42g
Visit our Garmin Outdoor Watch Product Specs page for all the details on the Instinct 2 series.