Garmin Instinct 2X Solar launched to lure Apple fans and here’s why it may be successful

Garmin Instinct 2X Solar launched to lure Apple fans and here’s why it may be successful

Garmin Instinct 2X Solar launched in India.

Garmin has also bought the Tactical edition to the country.

Garmin has upgraded the Instinct 2 with features that its fans wanted.

Garmin Instinct 2X Solar and Garmin Instinct 2X Solar Tactical Edition are now available in India. These are incremental upgrades to the Instinct 2 Solar models that launched last year. However, people are likely to appreciate them. Even Apple fans!

Let’s see what are these new features of the Instinct 2X Solar series:

What are the new features of Garmin Instinct 2X Solar?

Garmin Instinct 2X Solar has a bigger 1.1-inch screen with a 176×176 pixel resolution. The display has a “two-window design” that includes 2 non-touch, monochrome, memory-in-pixel (MIP) layers.  The on-screen elements should appear clearer. 

The screen sits in an apparently more durable case since the watch is MIL-STD-810-rated for "thermal, shock and water resistance."

The Instinct 2X Solar must be more accurate in navigational tracking since it supports the ability to lock into multiple satellite systems at a time. So, even if there are some form of signal jammers or barriers, it should be able to catch a GPS frequency more quickly.

There is also a gyroscope in the mix that promises "improved swim feature performance, improved rep counting (gym activities), and improved distance and direction calculations when GPS is off (when using UltraTrac mode)."

The onboard storage is also up to 64 gigs while the predecessor has only 32GB.

Garmin Instinct 2X Solar features

Well, solar-based charging support is the key highlight of this watch. It’s given in the name, after all. 

You also get 10ATM water resistance, up to 40-day battery life in smartwatch mode or up to 60 hours in GPS mode, real-time notifications from the connected phone, built-in GPS connectivity, JumpMaster mode for skydivers, and trackers for heart rate, pulse oximeter, sleep, and women's health.

Now, hardcore fitness enthusiasts would know the credibility that Garmin offers. If you expect the same, then these new features are likely to attract you, even if you are from the Apple club.

Garmin Instinct 2X Solar

G. S. Vasan

G. S. Vasan

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