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Garmin 'Instinct Solar' - Surf watch

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Created by Crossy8 Two weeks ago, 24 Jul 2020
Crossy8
QLD, 6 posts
24 Jul 2020 3:24PM
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Is anyone using the new Garmin 'Instinct Solar' surf watch? Pretty keen on buying one but would love to hear any personal reviews before lashing out.

Cheers.

Piros
QLD, 5957 posts
24 Jul 2020 5:06PM
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It looks really good but the big downside to Garmin you can't run the IOS apps like Dawn Patrol . The Garmin surf tracker app is pretty average at best but great watch with tons of features better than Apple and kills the Apple with battery life especially with the new solar charging. Garmin is so exercise based with great mapping for touring & orienteering but they've just missed mark on water sports. The other downside is online support is terrible . Good tuff quality watch though. Never had a failure with my Fenix or Garmin cameras.

DaveSandan
VIC, 972 posts
24 Jul 2020 8:26PM
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I have the Garmin 6X and am very tempted to buy a Solar one as an update which has all the same features but potentially can get 40-50 days charge. Biggest prob with my watch is the GPS drift that blows my info out on distance per stroke and speed, sometimes accurate sometimes not which is a bit annoying.
Very very tempting.

Crossy8
QLD, 6 posts
24 Jul 2020 9:52PM
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Cheers fellas!



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