Garmin has announced the Instinct 2 Solar smartwatch for athletes and users with an active lifestyle. The novelty can already be ordered in two sizes – 40 and 45 mm.
The gadget is equipped with a monochrome display. The resolution is 156 × 156 pixels for the younger version and 176 × 176 pixels for the older one. The housing is sealed (10 ATM), which allows the use of the device in water sports.
Equipment includes a GPS/GLONASS/Galileo navigation system receiver, barometric altimeter, compass, accelerometer, thermometer and heart rate monitor.
The watch is able to record changes in heart rate and blood oxygen levels throughout the day, determine stress levels, track sleep quality, count the number of steps, stairs and calories burned, estimate the distance traveled, etc. In addition, monitoring functions are provided for women’s health.
The novelty received a solar battery. It should be possible to completely do without the usual charging if you spend several hours a day in bright light and use the normal operating mode (without GPS).
The Garmin Instinct 2 Solar Smartwatch comes in a variety of designs, starting at $350.