The Instinct is Garmin’s latest connected GPS smartwatch. It’s cheaper than the premium Fenix range but offers similar functionality. Since it is designed for the outdoor and adventure enthusiast, it has not one but three GPS receivers (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo).
Looking at the photo, you must have realised that this is not the typical smartwatch. The obvious compromise is the display. It’s not a high-resolution amoled display but a monochrome 128 x 128 pixel transflective memory-inpixel (MIP) panel. It’s similar to the e-ink display on an ebook reader and also has the same advantages: low power consumption and perfect sunlight visibility. In the same vein, you get a rugged design (fiber reinforced polymer case, strengthened glass, vented silicon band with double keepers & MIL-STD-810G certified for thermal, shock and water) in three colours: Tundra White, Graphite Black and Flame Red.
So what can you do with it? The GPS, 3-axis compass and barometric altimeter keep you on track if you’re outside on a trek, helping you navigate back to your starting point (the Garmin Explore app and website helps you create/edit waypoints and GPS routes).
Plus it has a heart rate sensor, sleep/activity/sports tracking (including running, cycling, climbing, swimming, skiing, rowing, weightlifting, yoga) and smartphone connectivity for notifications. That’s a lot to pack in a watch that only weighs 52 grams though we have to say — the way it delivers notifications is not much fun because of the screen.
Samsung 'Unpacked' Event: Galaxy S10+, Foldable Phone, Active Smartwatch Steal The Show
Tripping On Tech
At the 2019 Samsung 'Unpacked' event in San Francisco, the tech giant unveiled its upcoming Galaxy S10 phones, 5G smartphone, Galaxy buds and smartwatches.
The tech-heavy evening witnessed the launch of the world's first foldable phone. The Korean tech tycoon set the standards high for competition by taking the wraps off the world's first-ever 5G smartphone. But this is not where it ends. Samsung left tech geeks in awe of the new gadgets launched.
Without much ado, take a look at the highlights of Samsung's 'Unpacked' event.
- Smart watches become health tools
- ICC prohibits smart watches on field of play, dressing rooms
- TCS collaborates with SATS for smart watch solution
- Yatra.com launches android ‘smart watch wear’ app
- Fitness bands and smart watches have some similar features: Here's how to choose which to buy
- Titan joins hands with HP to launch smart watches
1 Comment on this Story
Shiva Teja600 days ago
128x128 resolution display at 28k.thank god we have more other options in market