Garmin Instinct GPS watch helps you to monitor your daily activities easily. It supports 30+ activities like running, yoga, mountain biking, etc. This device is very useful for one who wishes to monitor their heart rate, activity, stress, etc. The features of the Garmin Instinct GPS watch are given below.
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The Garmin Instinct app “Garmin Connect” allows you to use the connected features of the watch. Instead of pairing your watch with the smartphone through Bluetooth, you have to pair both the devices using this application to use the complete connected features. You can also use the Garmin Express website if you wish to receive your daily activities over cloud storage.
Quick steps to set up & install the Garmin Instinct watch for the first time
You can connect your Garmin Instinct watch with an iPhone easily using the Garmin Connect app.
Basically, the date/time settings are configured automatically on the Garmin Instinct GPS watch based on your current GPS position. However, if required, you can change them. To do so, follow the below instructions.
You can update your Garmin Instinct software using the Garmin Connect app and Garmin Express webpage.
Using the Garmin Connect app
Using the Garmin Express web page
The Lithium-ion battery is used on the Garmin Instinct GPS watch. You can recharge the battery if it is low, but you can’t replace it.
Simple and easy steps to resolve the common Garmin Instinct GPS watch issues are provided here.
If you encounter the Installation failed error while trying to install the Garmin Instinct watch update from your Windows or Mac computer, then perform the simple step-by-step instructions given below.
Step 1: Backing up the TEXT folder
Step 2: Installing the update
Step 3: Restoring the backed up folder
To restore your Garmin Instinct device settings to default, perform the simple instructions given below.
If the Altimeter mode is not working on your Garmin device, then try the simple solutions given below.
Manually set the Altimeter settings
Cleaning the sensor port
Sometimes the dust particles present in the sensor port of your watch may also lead to this issue. To resolve this, clean the sensor port of your watch.
Try the simple, quick troubleshooting instructions given below if the Garmin Instinct watch is not working.
This issue is encountered by the users while using the watch after a swim or exposing it to chlorine or saltwater. To avoid this issue in the future, note down the following precautions.
The battery life of the Garmin Instinct watch varies based on the features enabled on it.
You can extend or maximize the battery life of your Garmin Instinct watch by modifying some settings of it.
Yes, you can use your Garmin Instinct GPS watch without a smartphone. During the first time set up, it is not necessary to pair the watch with your smartphone because it is optional. If necessary, you can sync the watch with your smartphone later, using the Garmin Connect app.
To turn off your Garmin Instinct GPS watch, hold the CTRL button until it starts to power off.