Garmin devices are some of the most trusted watches with consumers across the globe and their recent Garmin Instinct Crossover announcement has been met with delight. We took a look at this new device to give you the lowdown on what to expect so that you can’t decide if this hybrid watch offers what you are looking for – check it out now.
How Well is the Garmin Instinct Crossover Designed?
Like many of the other Garmin devices, the Instinct Crossover is big, bold and unapologetically rugged. It has a 10 ATM rating and offers thermal and shock resistance to give you confidence to use it in any type of scenario. The watch face has analog hands that are controlled by RevoDrive tech that works to keep the time appropriately calibrated even if your watch gets knocked or hit.
The hands and bezels have a luminous coating that makes it easy to check in the dark and the navigational buttons make it easy to use, allowing you access to the features you need whenever you need them. If you are keen to get the very best from your watch then you may want to consider the Tactical edition that also comes with night vision stealth mode, a kill switch and other features that are suited to outdoor adventurers, military personnel and anyone who enjoys going hunting.
What Smart Features Does the Garmin Instinct Crossover Offer?
Hybrid watches can often be lacking when it comes to smart features, but Garmin have worked hard to ensure that their Instinct Crossover is a smart asset for any wearer. You can look forward to using Garmin Pay for your purchases, getting access to notifications as well as your emails and texts. If you have an Android phone, you will also be able to reply to messages as they arrive.
The Garmin Connect IQ store offers a wide range of apps and widgets that you can download to your phone to use and also provides you with the ability to change the look of your watch face, giving you a device that really works for your needs.
The Health & Wellbeing Features on Offer with the Garmin Instinct Crossover
Garmin devices are typically packed with lots of great features that will help you live a healthy and active life. Some of the most impressive include a GPS and GNSS as well as a TrackBack function that can help you return to the start of your route using the safest path available to you. You can also look forward to an ABC system, heart rate monitor, Sp02 monitor, VO2 Max, Body Battery, fitness age, intensity minutes, and even detailed sleep tracking.
Each of these features have been well designed and offer robust and accurate tracking that you can use to measure improvements in your health and wellbeing as well as recognise when there may be a problem developing with your results. Garmin works hard to empower users to get their needs met in a simple, yet effective way.
Can I Use the Crossover for Fitness?
Absolutely! Garmin centre their brand around offering robust fitness devices that can be used in a range of conditions and climates. The Instinct Crossover comes with preloaded activity tracking for running, climbing, swimming, yoga, cycling, golf and more. Simply scroll to get to your chosen activity and start tracking. Once you’ve finished, you can check your performance to check for improvements.
In addition to the fitness activities, you can also use your Garmin Instinct Crossover for HITT sessions, giving you the power to see the number of rounds you want to do, rest breaks and more. Not only will the watch keep every move logged and analysed, but you will also feel motivated to work hard to see the improvements show up in your analysis. Plus, there is a daily workout function that will provide you with personalised suggestions for what you can manage each day based on your training data.
Accessing Your Data with the Garmin App
The Garmin Instinct Crossover is fully compatible with the Garmin Connect app that can be downloaded to your phone or tablet. The app is designed to store your data and tracking information so that you can access it whenever it suits you best. Each activity is logged and then you can analyse your efforts, sharing your outcomes with others to help you continue making progress.
We love the app as it not only tells you how well you have done, but also enables you to check your progress against previous sessions to see if you are making the improvements that you are looking for or not. The app is free to download and is compatible with both Apple and Android devices. Be aware that some third-party developers may require you to pay to access premium features such as specific watch faces or widgets. However, there is plenty of free content to enjoy without upgrading.
How Good is the Garmin Instinct Crossover Battery?
The battery life of the new Instinct Crossover has a range of battery options for you to access. In smartwatch mode you can enjoy 28 days of non-stop charge which is significantly more than other popular smartwatch brands! In low power mode you can enjoy up to 71 days from just one charge, making it the perfect companion if you are heading off on a travel adventure and don’t want the hassle of plugging it in when you are busy.
It’s also important to note that the Instinct Crossover will come in solar and non-solar options, with the solar option costing slightly more than the non-solar. If you opt for the solar device then the low power mode should never run out of charge and your smartwatch mode can be topped up to last around 35 days between charging sessions.
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Last Updated on December 11, 2022
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