Garmin Instinct 2X Solar – Tactical Edition
WHY JUST CARRY OUT THE MISSION? OWN IT.
This bold, rugged GPS smartwatch is tough enough to keep up with you, and it comes equipped with tactical-specific features, a built-in LED flashlight and solar charging to keep you going.
- Stay on the mission until it’s done with unlimited battery life in smartwatch mode with solar charging1.
- Tactical-specific features include night vision compatibility and more for field ops.
- Military standard toughness means no holding back.
- When it gets dark, the built-in LED flashlight helps keep you going.
- Train your way with built-in sports apps at the wrist.
- Understand your body better with 24/7 health monitoring.
Solar charging Power Glass™ lens extends battery life, producing 50% more energy than the Instinct® 2 Solar watch. Go longer with the potential for unlimited solar charged battery life in smartwatch mode1.
To help guide your way in low-light conditions, a built-in multi-LED flashlight provides variable intensities and strobe that matches your running cadence — plus a green light mode to help keep an eye on your immediate surroundings while operating at night.
NIGHT VISION COMPATIBILITY
Switch between daytime view and nighttime view with a screen designed to be read by night vision goggles.
Go dark by enabling stealth mode to stop storing and sharing your GPS position and disable wireless connectivity and communication.
Easily sync your location with others by seeing both the universal transverse mercator and military grid reference system on the same screen.
Unlock the Applied Ballistics® calculator via the AB Synapse™ – Garmin app (unlock fee required) to access aiming solutions for long-range shooting in the field.
If security becomes an issue, the kill switch wipes the device of all user memory.
Calculate high-altitude release points according to military guidelines while navigating to your objective once you’ve jumped.
See time, pace, time of day, elevation and your location in both coordinate types.
Track every adventure.
MULTI-BAND FREQUENCY SUPPORT
Receive and utilize multiple frequencies sent by navigation satellites, which enable improved user position accuracy.
Navigate your next trail with ABC sensors, including an altimeter for elevation data, barometer to monitor weather and 3-axis electronic compass.
Take the guesswork out of your return journey by using this feature to navigate the same route back to your starting point.
Keep track of a known place — such as your car or the trailhead — relative to your location, and easily find your way back to it.
Receive emails, texts and alerts right on your watch when paired with your compatible smartphone.
CONNECT IQ™ STORE
Download custom watch faces, add data fields, and get apps and widgets from the Connect IQ Store app on your compatible smartphone.
GARMIN PAY™ CONTACTLESS PAYMENTS
Breeze through checkout lines and select transit systems with Garmin Pay contactless payments through participating providers.
SAFETY AND TRACKING FEATURES
When your watch and phone are paired, your live location can be sent to your contacts manually or — during select outdoor activities — automatically with built-in incident detection2.
Easily see your plans for the day with a dedicated calendar screen when paired with your compatible smartphone.
Train your way.
BUILT-IN SPORTS APPS
Do whatever you love with preloaded activity profiles for running, cycling, swimming, strength training, indoor climbing, skiing, snowboarding, golf, yoga, Pilates and more.
OBSTACLE COURSE RACING
Track your performance during obstacle course events — with split times recorded between running and obstacle sections while you race. After manually recording splits during your first loop, you can focus solely on the race from there as splits will be automatically recorded. Then, review your stats after the race.
This activity profile tracks your HIIT workouts, including AMRAP, EMOM, Tabata and custom. Set the number of rounds, work/rest intervals and more.
Train smarter with VO2 max, an indicator of how you can expect to perform. It even accounts for changes in performance that could be caused by heat or altitude.
DAILY SUGGESTED WORKOUT
View your entire week of daily suggested workouts, which adapt after every run or ride to match your performance and recovery as well as the races coming up in your Garmin Connect smartphone app calendar.
After each workout, recovery time lets you know when you’ll be ready for another hard workout. It even accounts for training intensity and factors such as stress, daily activity and sleep.
Know your body.
WRIST-BASED HEART RATE
Get heart rate3 data along with alerts if your heart rate stays too high or too low while you’re at rest. Gauge how hard your heart is working during activities.
SLEEP SCORE AND ADVANCED SLEEP MONITORING
Get a full breakdown of your light, deep and REM sleep stages3. View it all on a dedicated widget that includes your sleep score and insights.
Receive an overview of your sleep, recovery and training outlook as soon as you wake up — alongside HRV status and weather. You can even customize your report to show you what you want to see.
BODY BATTERY™ ENERGY MONITORING
Optimize your body’s energy reserves, using heart rate variability, stress, sleep and other data to gauge when you’re ready to be active or when you may need to rest.
For altitude acclimation or sleep monitoring, a Pulse Ox sensor5 uses light beams at your wrist to estimate how well your body is absorbing oxygen.
Gain a deeper understanding of your overall health, training and recovery through heart rate variability while you sleep, based on technology developed by our Firstbeat Analytics team.
Physical & Performance
|Display Size||custom, two-window design; 1.1” x 1.1” (27 x 27 mm)|
|Display Type||monochrome, sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)|
|Battery life||Smartwatch: 40 days; unlimited with solar*
GPS: 60 hours; 145 hours with solar**
All Satellite Systems: 40 hours; 65 hours with solar*
All Satellite Systems + Multi-Band: 27 hours; 36 hours with solar**
Max Battery GPS Mode: 150 hours; unlimited with solar**
Expedition GPS Activity: 60 days; unlimited with solar*
Battery Saver Watch Mode: 100 days; unlimited with solar*
*Solar charging, assuming all-day wear with 3 hours per day outside in 50,000 lux conditions
|Display resolution||176 x 176 pixels|
Maps & Navigation
|STR3AMUP! PC tool for streaming biometrics||No|
|3-axis compass with HSI (horizontal situation indicator)||No|
|Touch and/or button lock||Yes|
|Preloaded ski resort maps||No|
|Wind speed and direction (requires connection to Garmin Golf app)||No|
|Live Event Sharing||No|
|Green Contours (with Garmin Golf membership)||No|
|Battery saver (customizable low power watch)||Yes|
|Plays and controls watch music||No|
|Ground contact time and balance||yes (with compatible accessory)|
|Density altitude calculator||No|
|Critical swim speed||No|
|Training load focus||No|
|Compatible with Varia Vision™ (head-mounted display)||No|
|Training effect (anaerobic)||Yes|
|Abnormal heart rate alerts||yes (high and low)|
|Easy break planning||No|
|Lactate threshold||yes (with compatible accessory)|
|Number of transmitters supported||No|
|MTB Grit & Flow||Yes|
|Customizable data pages||Yes|
|Configurable lap alerts||Yes|
|Incident Detection during select activities||Yes|
|NEXRAD on moving map||No|
|Back to start||Yes|
|Vertical oscillation and ratio||yes (with compatible accessory)|
|Altimeter with adjustable baro setting||No|
|Physical size||50 x 50 x 14.7 mm
Fits wrists with a circumference of 145-228 mm
|Move alerts (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it)||Yes|
|Live Delta Time||No|
|Automatic altitude adjustment||No|
|Bezel Material||fiber-reinforced polymer|
|Hazards and course targets||Yes|
|Truck driver workouts||No|
|VO2 Max (Trail Run)||Yes|
|Preloaded race tracks||No|
|Pulse Ox Blood Oxygen Saturation Monitor||Yes|
|Relaxation breathing timer||Yes|
|% HR max||Yes|
|In Case of Emergency (I.C.E.)||No|
|Gas time remaining||No|
|Case material||fiber-reinforced polymer|
|Water rating||10 ATM|
|Multiple bike profiles||No|
|Wrist-based heart rate (constant, every second)||Yes|
|Find My Phone||Yes|
|PrePass weigh station notifications and bypass decisions||No|
|Stride length (real time)||yes (with compatible accessory)|
|Bike lap and lap maximum power (with power sensor)||Yes|
|Open-water swim metrics (distance, pace, stroke count/rate, stroke distance, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories)||Yes|
|Charging method||Garmin proprietary plug charger|
|Trendline™ Popularity Routing||No|
|Strava Live Segments||No|
|Respiration rate (during exercise)||Yes|
|Wirelessly receive flight plans from Garmin Pilot™||No|
|MOS & Meteogram||No|
|Alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goals including time, distance, heart rate or calories)||Yes|
|Pairs with Garmin Connect™ Mobile||Yes|
|Virtual starting line||No|
|Preloaded topographical maps||No|
|Sun and moon information||Yes|
|Automatically saves dive entry and exit locations||No|
|HRV stress test (measures your heart rate variability while standing still, for 3 minutes, to provide you with an estimated stress level; the scale of this is 1 to 100; low scores indicate lower stress levels)||No|
|Sight ‘N Go||Yes|
|Pulse Ox blood oxygen saturation||Yes|
|Bread crumb trail in real time||Yes|
|Customizable activity profiles||Yes|
|Auto start/end dive||No|
|Connect IQ™ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps)||Yes|
|Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute)||Yes|
|Controls smartphone music||Yes|
|Power meter compatible||Yes|
|Improved recovery time||Yes|
|APNEA hunt mode||No|
|60-minute activity goal||No|
|Manual multisport activities||Yes|
|Moving Map with aviation airports, navaids, roads, bodies of water and more||No|
|PacePro™ Pacing Strategies||No|
|Course- and weather-specific race predictor||No|
|Yardage to layups/doglegs||Yes|
|TAF (Terminal Aerodrome Forecast)||No|
|Running dynamics||yes (with compatible accessory)|
|Full vector map||No|
|Body Battery™ energy monitor||Yes|
|BLUETOOTH phone calling and voice assistant support||No|
|Custom dive data screens||No|
|Drill logging (pool swim only)||Yes|
|Preloaded with 43,000 courses worldwide||No|
|Jet lag adviser||No|
|Smart trainer control||Yes|
|Heat and altitude acclimation||Yes|
|GPS-based distance, time and pace||Yes|
|Pairs with Garmin Golf app||Yes|
|Auto lap splits||No|
|“Repeat on” rest timer (pool swim only)||Yes|
|Lap Time Repeatability Score (LTR)||No|
|Auto CourseView updates||Yes|
|Downloadable training plans||Yes|
|Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course)||manual|
|Closed Circuit Rebreather (CCR)||No|
|Heart rate from external HRM (real-time during rests, interval and session stats during rests, and automatic heart rate download post-swim)||Yes|
|Compatible with Varia™ radar (rear-facing radar)||Yes|
|Task timers (2, 5, 10, 15, 20 and 30 minutes)||No|
|Pool swim workouts||Yes|
|Race an Activity||Yes|
|Activity history on watch||Yes|
|On-screen workout animations||No|
|Auto max HR||Yes|
|Daily suggested workouts||Yes|
|Foot pod capable||Yes|
|Compatible with Vector™ and Rally™ (power meters)||Yes|
|Phone-free text messaging||No|
|Incident detection alert on phone for wearables||No|
|Race an activity||Yes|
|VO2 Max (Run)||Yes|
|Wind meter compatible||Yes|
|Available gym activity profiles||Strength, HIIT, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing, Pilates, Yoga|
|Ambient light sensor||No|
|Touch-targeting (touch target on display to see the distance to any point)||No|
|Stroke type detection (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly) (pool swim only)||Yes|
|In-flight Pulse Ox||No|
|Yardage to F/M/B (distance to front, middle and back of green)||Yes|
|Unlock new step icons||No|
|On-device Connect IQ™ Store||No|
|Pacing alerts (pool swim only)||No|
|Respiration rate (24×7)||Yes|
|Gas consumption rate||No|
|On-screen workout muscle maps||No|
|Basic rest timer (up from 0) (pool swim only)||Yes|
|Available outdoor recreation profiles||Hiking, Indoor Climbing, Bouldering, Climbing, Skiing, Snowboarding, Backcountry Snowboarding, XC Classic Skiing, Backcountry Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing, Kayaking, Surfing, Hunting, Kiteboarding, Windsurfing, Snowhshoeing, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Obstacle Course Racing, Tennis, Tactical|
|Advanced cycling dynamics||yes (in app)|
|Primary benefit (Training Effect labels)||Yes|
|Auto rest (pool swim only)||Yes|
|Stat tracking (strokes, putts per round, greens and fairways hit)||Yes|
|Improved interval (includes open repeats, intervals data page, rest screen and auto detection)||No|
|Sleep score and insights||Yes|
|Downloadable cartography support||No|
|Available run profiles||Running, Outdoor Track Running, Treadmill Running, Indoor Track Running, Trail Running|
|Worldwide airport database(s)||No|
|Waypoint information page||No|
|GPS speed and distance||Yes|
|Round-trip course creator (running/cycling)||No|
|Find My Watch||Yes|
|Automatic club tracking compatible (requires accessory)||Yes|
|Connext avionics connectivity||No|
|Preloaded road and trail maps||No|
|Rest Timer (Ultra Run only)||No|
|Unified training status||Yes|
|Smartphone compatibility||iPhone®, Android™|
|Dual grid coordinates||Yes|
|HRM running pace and distance||Yes|
|Expedition GPS Activity||Yes|
|Multiple time zones with Zulu/UTC||No|
|Compatible with Varia™ lights||Yes|
|Two-way voice calls||No|
|Hydration||yes (in Garmin Connect™)|
|Underwater wrist-based heart rate||Yes|
|Countdown start (pool swim only)||Yes|
|ClimbPro™ Ascent Planner||No|
|Truck plaza loyalty programs||No|
|Night vision mode||Yes|
|Available swim profiles||Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming|
|Power Modes – customizable in-activity battery settings||Yes|
|Speed and cadence sensor support (w/sensor)||Yes|
|Do not disturb/School mode||No|
|Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate monitor||Yes|
|Automatic daylight saving time||Yes|
|Sync dive log to Garmin Dive™ Mobile app||No|
|Toe-to-Toe™ Challenges app||yes (optional Connect IQ Toe-to-Toe™ Challenges app)|
|Garmin Live Segments||No|
|HR broadcast (broadcasts HR data over ANT+® to paired devices)||yes (using ANT+)|
|Fly activity emergency mode||No|
|Auto multisport activities||Yes|
|Last race summary||No|
|Cycle Map (routable cycling-specific street map)||No|
|Power curve and % FTP workouts||No|
|METAR (Meteorological Aerodrome Report)||No|
|Quick Release bands||No|
|Trail run auto climb||Yes|
|Barometric trend indicator with Storm Alert||Yes|
|Automatic rep counting||Yes|
|Time and distance alerts||Yes|
|Garmin Connect™ Challenges app||yes (optional Connect IQ app)|
|Tack assist mode||No|
|Compatible with dēzl™ OTR truck navigators||No|
|Worldwide NAVAID and Intersection database(s)||No|
|Available cycling profiles||Biking, Road Biking, Mountain Biking, Gravel Biking, Bike Commuting, Bike Touring, eBiking, eMountain Biking, Indoor Biking, Cyclocross, Triathlon|
|Future elevation plot||Yes|
|QuickFit™ watch band compatible||yes (26 mm)|
|Text response/reject phone call with text (Android™ only)||Yes|
|Around Me mode||No|
|Realtime settings sync with Garmin Connect™ mobile||Yes|
|GPS Time Sync||Yes|
|Lens Material||Power Glass™|
|Green View with manual pin position||Yes|
|Distance to destination||Yes|
|Women’s health||yes (in Garmin Connect™)|
|Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories)||Yes|
|Daily resting heart rate||Yes|
|Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal)||Yes|
|Fitness age||yes (in app)|
|FTP (Functional Threshold Power)||Yes|
|Dive ascent/descent rate indicator||No|
|Built-in barometer and tide tables||No|
- Instinct 2X Solar – Tactical Edition
- USB-C charging/data cable