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    Re: Garmin Instinct - light and powerful

    I just unboxed the Instinct and it's charging now. Thanks, Odie, for the screen protector suggestion! It was very easy to apply -- I'm awful at applying them in general -- and looks virtually invisible.

    I love how it looks -- it seems smaller in real life, which is a plus. And the strap is extremely supple. Love the lightweight feeling as well. I can't wait to try it.

    Quick question: In general, how long does it take for the watch to get fully charged?

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    Re: Garmin Instinct - light and powerful

    Does this have an altitude air pressure sensor, and how accurate? My Fenix 3 is notoriously off even after calibration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ottovonn View Post
    I just unboxed the Instinct and it's charging now. Thanks, Odie, for the screen protector suggestion! It was very easy to apply -- I'm awful at applying them in general -- and looks virtually invisible.

    I love how it looks -- it seems smaller in real life, which is a plus. And the strap is extremely supple. Love the lightweight feeling as well. I can't wait to try it.

    Quick question: In general, how long does it take for the watch to get fully charged?

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    (Sorry about the awful pic. It's nighttime so I'll try to take pics again tomorrow).
    It usually doesnít take long, maybe an hour or so.
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    Re: Garmin Instinct - light and powerful

    It has the altimeter, it's the main reason I have purchased it. Basically it's the cheaper Garmin watch with GPS + wrist heart rate + altimeter + navigation, the function I need for trail running and hiking.
    Looking forward to receive it (still in transit....).
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    Re: Garmin Instinct - light and powerful

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick123 View Post
    It has the altimeter, it's the main reason I have purchased it. Basically it's the cheaper Garmin watch with GPS + wrist heart rate + altimeter + navigation, the function I need for trail running and hiking.
    Looking forward to receive it (still in transit....).
    But how is the accuracy of the altimeter? I'm always below ground according to my Fenix

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    Quote Originally Posted by dt75 View Post
    But how is the accuracy of the altimeter? I'm always below ground according to my Fenix

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    Itís not bad, but Iíve learned with most ABC watches (GPS or not), you have to adjust the altimeter based on your location. While the Instinct does have GPS, GPS is more accurate determining where you are (horizontal) than how high you are (vertical).

    Out of ALL my watches, the most accurate (altitude) is my Tissot Expert Solar. Itís almost always spot on, even with massive altitude changes.
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    In its element. Early days so still getting to grips with its myriad features. Very impressed so far.

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    Re: Garmin Instinct - light and powerful

    Quote Originally Posted by dt75 View Post
    Does this have an altitude air pressure sensor, and how accurate? My Fenix 3 is notoriously off even after calibration.
    One great feature on the Instinct is the Barometer can be set to one of 3 Watch Modes - Auto, Altimeter or Barometer:
    (MENU>Settings>Sensors & Accessories>Barometer>Watch Mode>Select Auto, Altimeter or Barometer)

    Each mode determines how the Instinct interprets changes in Barometric Pressure.

    In Altimeter Mode, changes in Barometric Pressure are interpreted as changes in Eleveation and the Altimeter reading changes.

    In Barometer Mode, changes in Barometric Pressure are interpreted as atmospheric changes and the Altimeter reading stays the same.

    In Auto Mode, changes in Barometric Pressure are interpreted as either changes in Elevation or atmospheric changes based on your perceived acivity (based on rate of pressure change?).

    I have observed excellent Altimeter accuracy when set to Auto Mode despite changes in Elevation and changes in atmospheric pressure.

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    So far Iím enjoying it. Iíve gotten the hang of most of the basic functions. It wonít replace my G-Shocks, but itís a viable fitness tracker for my needs. It has everything I need and more: vibration alerts, multiple timers, and a vivid, legible display, all packed in a very comfortable watch.


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    Again, in auto mode, the best result so far.

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