If you are on the hunt, quite literally speaking, for a tough GPS watch, you’ll likely find the Garmin Instinct up to the mark.

The watch is built as tough as they come with a fibre reinforced polymer case rated to a a MIL-STD-810G rating for thermal, shock and fibre resistance. To wit, it’s able to survive a dip in up to 100 metres of water along with an important benefit – corrosion resistance – handy if you’re working in maritime environments.

Naturally, toughness isn’t its primary attribute as it as an integrated GPS that tracks via multiple GNSS satellite networks and has an altimeter, barometer and compass too. In case you get lost, the phone also has a TrackBack feature that helps you follow the same route you want to get back to your original starting point. Handy, that.

The Garmin Instinct also has fitness and wellness monitoring functionality too with the ability your track daily activity, your stress levels, the quality of your sleep or lack thereof, activity tracking across all the usuals that include hiking, running, biking and even skiing too to make it an exceptionally capable wearable.

In terms of battery life, the Garmin Instinct can survive for a full 2 weeks as a smartwatch or using the GPS and a whopping 35 days in its battery saver mode before needing a recharge. The Garmin Instinct is available nationwide at all authorised retailers in your choice of three colours – Graphite, Tundra and Flame Red for RM1,450. For more details on the Garmin Instinct swing by www.garmin.com.my

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