Garmin

Instinct 2 Solar - Tactical Edition

WHY JUST CARRY OUT THE MISSION? OWN IT.

This rugged GPS smartwatch is equipped with tactical-specific features and has solar charging to keep you going.


Tactical-specific features include night vision compatibility and more for field ops.


Military standard toughness means no holding back.


Train your way with built-in sports apps at the wrist.


Push boundaries, but stay on track with access to more satellites.


Understand your body better with 24/7 health monitoring.


Stay on the mission until it’s done with unlimited battery life in smartwatch mode with solar charging1.

Physical & Performance

Display Size custom, two-window design; 0.9” x 0.9” (23 x 23 mm)
Display Type monochrome, sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
Battery life

Smartwatch: Up to 28 days/Unlimited with solar*
Battery Saver Watch Mode: Up to 65 days/Unlimited with solar*
GPS: Up to 30 hours/48 hours with solar**
Max Battery GPS Mode: Up to 70 hours/370 hours with solar**
Expedition GPS Activity: Up to 32 days/Unlimited with solar*

*Solar charging, assuming all-day wear with 3 hours per day outside in 50,000 lux conditions
**Solar charging, assuming use in 50,000 lux conditions

Display resolution 176 x 176 pixels
GPS Yes
Weight

53 g

Maps & Navigation

Memory/History 32 MB

Features

STR3AMUP! PC tool for streaming biometrics No
3-axis compass with HSI (horizontal situation indicator) No
Touch and/or button lock Yes
Preloaded ski resort maps No
Wind speed and direction (requires connection to Garmin Golf app) No
Live Event Sharing No
Sleep Yes
Battery saver (customizable low power watch) Yes
Swing Tempo No
Plays and controls watch music No
APNEA mode No
Ground contact time and balance yes (with compatible accessory)
Critical swim speed No
Training load focus No
Compatible with Varia Vision™ (head-mounted display) No
HR alerts Yes
Training Effect (anaerobic) Yes
Abnormal Heart Rate Alerts yes (high and low)
Vertical speed Yes
Lactate threshold yes (with compatible accessory)
Customizable data pages Yes
Number of transmitters supported No
MTB Grit & Flow Yes
Configurable lap alerts Yes
Incident Detection during select activities Yes
Physio TrueUp Yes
Custom alerts Yes
NEXRAD on moving map No
Back to start Yes
Vertical oscillation and ratio yes (with compatible accessory)
Altimeter with adjustable baro setting No
Physical size

45 x 45 x 14.6 mm
Fits wrists with a circumference of 135-230 mm

Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it) Yes
Live Delta Time No
Automatic altitude adjustment No
Bezel Material

fiber-reinforced polymer

Hazards and course targets Yes
TruSwing™ compatible No
UltraTrac mode Yes
VO2 Max (Trail Run) Yes
Preloaded race tracks No
Pulse Ox Blood Oxygen Saturation Monitor Yes
Relaxation breathing timer Yes
% HR max Yes
In Case of Emergency (I.C.E.) No
Gas time remaining No
Case material fiber-reinforced polymer
Water rating 10 ATM
Subwave™ Support No
Audible alerts No
Color display No
Multiple bike profiles No
Rest timer No
Wrist-based Heart Rate (constant, every second) Yes
Find My Phone Yes
Stride length (real time) yes (with compatible accessory)
Bike lap and lap maximum power (with power sensor) Yes
Open-water swim metrics (distance, pace, stroke count/rate, stroke distance, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories) Yes
Training Effect Yes
Spectator messaging No
Advanced workouts Yes
Trendline™ Popularity Routing No
Strava Live Segments No
Timer Yes
Courses Yes
Respiration rate (during exercise) Yes
Wirelessly receive flight plans from Garmin Pilot™ No
Intensity minutes Yes
Interval training Yes
Alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goals including time, distance, heart rate or calories) Yes
Pairs with Garmin Connect™ Mobile Yes
Touchscreen No
Virtual starting line No
Preloaded topographical maps No
Sun and moon information Yes
Automatically saves dive entry and exit locations No
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 stress levels) No
Sight 'N Go Yes
Pulse Ox Blood Oxygen Saturation yes (spot-check, during sleep, all day)
Projected waypoint Yes
Bread crumb trail in real time Yes
Customizable activity profiles Yes
Auto start/end dive No
Connect IQ™ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps) Yes
Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute) Yes
Controls smartphone music Yes
Power meter compatible Yes
Improved recovery time Yes
APNEA hunt mode No
60-minute activity goal No
Manual multisport activities Yes
Chores No
Moving Map with aviation airports, navaids, roads, bodies of water and more No
Point-to-point navigation Yes
Anchor Alarm No
Gauge mode No
PacePro™ Pacing Strategies No
Yardage to layups/doglegs Yes
Auto Pause® Yes
Running dynamics yes (with compatible accessory)
Esports Activity No
Full vector map No
Body Battery™ Energy Monitor Yes
BLUETOOTH phone calling and voice assistant support No
Accelerometer Yes
Recovery time Yes
Custom dive data screens No
Drill logging (pool swim only) Yes
Preloaded with 42,000 courses worldwide No
Track timer No
Strap material

silicone

Race App No
Round timer/odometer Yes
Smart trainer control Yes
Heat and altitude acclimation Yes
Cardio workouts Yes
Connected GPS No
Performance condition Yes
Galileo Yes
Manual lap Yes
Distance traveled Yes
GPS-based distance, time and pace Yes
Nitrox support No
Assistance Yes
Race predictor Yes
Stealth Mode Yes
Pairs with Garmin Golf app Yes
Auto lap splits No
"Repeat on" rest timer (pool swim only) Yes
Pilates workouts No
GPS coordinates Yes
Lap Time Repeatability Score (LTR) No
Air integration No
Audio prompts Yes
Auto CourseView updates Yes
Downloadable training plans Yes
Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course) manual
Closed Circuit Rebreather (CCR) No
Heart rate from external HRM (real-time during rests, interval and session stats during rests, and automatic heart rate download post-swim) Yes
Compatible with Varia™ radar (rear-facing radar) No
Task timers (2, 5, 10, 15, 20 and 30 minutes) No
Pool swim workouts Yes
Assistance Plus No
Multi-gas mode No
Kill switch Yes
Race an Activity Yes
Hot keys Yes
Single-gas mode No
Activity history on watch Yes
On-screen workout animations No
Auto max HR Yes
Daily suggested workouts Yes
Foot pod capable Yes
Compatible with Vector™ and Rally™ (power meters) Yes
Phone-free text messaging No
Tournament legal Yes
Race an activity Yes
Finish time Yes
Elevation profile Yes
Automatic sync (automatically transfers data to Garmin Connect) No
PlaysLike distance No
Virtual Partner Yes
VO2 Max (Run) Yes
Relaxation reminders No
Reminder alerts No
Training Load Yes
Compatible with BaseCamp™ Yes
Chronograph No
Available gym activity profiles Strength, HIIT, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing, Yoga
Ambient light sensor No
Touch-targeting (touch target on display to see the distance to any point) No
Stroke type detection (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly) (pool swim only) Yes
In-flight Pulse Ox No
Yardage to F/M/B (distance to front, middle and back of green) Yes
Calendar Yes
Barometric altimeter Yes
Unlock new step icons No
Weather Yes
Auto Lap® Yes
Sunrise/sunset times Yes
Pacing alerts (pool swim only) No
Floors climbed Yes
Respiration rate (24x7) Yes
Gas consumption rate No
% HRR Yes
Ballistics calculator No
On-screen workout muscle maps No
Available outdoor recreation profiles

Hiking, Indoor Climbing, Bouldering, Climbing, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing, Kayaking, Hunting, Fishing, Tactical

Basic rest timer (up from 0) (pool swim only) Yes
TracBack® Yes
Advanced cycling dynamics No
Handicap scoring No
Autopilot Control no
Primary benefit (Training Effect labels) Yes
HR zones Yes
Auto rest (pool swim only) Yes
Stat tracking (strokes, putts per round, greens and fairways hit) Yes
Connectivity Bluetooth®, ANT+®
Improved interval (includes open repeats, intervals data page, rest screen and auto detection) No
Sleep score and insights Yes
Custom targets No
Downloadable cartography support No
Available run profiles

Running, Treadmill Running, Indoor Track Running, Trail Running

Stopwatch Yes
Run workouts Yes
Worldwide airport database(s) No
Waypoint information page No
GPS speed and distance Yes
Round-trip course creator (running/cycling) No
Area calculation Yes
Find My Watch Yes
Automatic club tracking compatible (requires accessory) Yes
Connext avionics connectivity No
Preloaded road and trail maps No
VIRB® Remote Yes
Smartphone compatibility iPhone®, Android™
Dual grid coordinates Yes
Expedition GPS Activity Yes
TrueUp™ Yes
Multiple time zones with Zulu/UTC No
Trimix support No
Compatible with Varia™ lights No
Thermometer Yes
Hydration yes (in Garmin Connect™)
Alarm clock Yes
Group LiveTrack No
Gyroscope No
Underwater wrist-based heart rate Yes
Countdown start (pool swim only) Yes
Health snapshot Yes
ClimbPro™ Ascent Planner No
Night vision mode Yes
Available swim profiles

Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming

Tempo Training No
Power Modes - customizable in-activity battery settings Yes
Move IQ™ Yes
Speed and cadence sensor support (w/sensor) Yes
Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate monitor Yes
Tides No
GLONASS Yes
Boat Data Streaming no
Smart Notifications Yes
Garmin Pay™ Yes
Automatic daylight saving time Yes
Yoga workouts No
Depth sensor No
Time/date yes
Sync dive log to Garmin Dive™ Mobile app No
Rewards (coins) No
Virtual caddie No
Calories burned Yes
Toe-to-Toe™ Challenges app yes (optional Connect IQ Toe-to-Toe™ Challenges app)
Garmin Live Segments No
HR Broadcast (broadcasts HR data over ANT+™ to paired devices) yes (using ANT+)
Total ascent/descent Yes
Auto multisport activities Yes
Last race summary No
Cycle Map (routable cycling-specific street map) No
PinPointer Yes
Step counter Yes
Quick Release bands No
Trail run auto climb Yes
Barometric trend indicator with Storm Alert Yes
Automatic rep counting Yes
LiveTrack Yes
HR calories Yes
Tides No
Time and distance alerts Yes
Garmin Connect™ Challenges app yes (optional Connect IQ app)
XERO™ Locations Yes
All-day Stress Yes
Tack assist mode No
Worldwide NAVAID and Intersection database(s) No
Available cycling profiles

Biking, Road Biking, Mountain Biking, Gravel Biking, Cyclocross, Bike Commuting, Bike Touring, eBiking, eMountain Biking, Indoor Biking

HIIT workouts Yes
Future elevation plot Yes
QuickFit™ watch band compatible

yes (22 mm)

Orienteering No
Text response/reject phone call with text (Android™ only) Yes
Around Me mode No
Realtime settings sync with Garmin Connect™ mobile Yes
Hunt/fish calendar No
Course guidance Yes
GPS Time Sync Yes
Countdown timer No
Auto scroll Yes
Analog hands No
Compass Yes
Digital scorecard yes
Lens Material

Power Glass™

Green View with manual pin position Yes
Strength workouts Yes
Distance to destination Yes
Women's Health yes (in Garmin Connect™)
Training Status Yes
Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories) Yes
Daily Resting Heart Rate Yes
Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal) Yes
Garmin AutoShot™ No
Fitness Age Yes
FTP (Functional Threshold Power) Yes
Dive ascent/descent rate indicator No
Built-in barometer and tide tables No