The smartwatch with solar charging at an unprecedented price

Garmin Instinct Solar can recharge its battery thanks to sunlight, to offer full days of autonomy for outdoor activities.

The smartwatch market, we know well by now, is sharply divided between those that focus everything on smart functions and smartphone connection and those that focus everything on sports and physical activity, perhaps outdoors. Among the latter, a name of weight is that of Garmin, which also has on its side a very active customer community that offers an added advantage to those who buy the products of the company.

Like other brands, Garmin also makes different smartwatches for different needs (the smartwatch for everyone does not exist) and one of them is among the most special: we are talking about Garmin Instinct Solar, the "rugged" smartwatch with solar charging. Rugged, as always, means that it is designed and built to be much more resistant than others. Garmin, as always, means it's designed and made with an eye toward those who play outdoor sports. The two things together, unfortunately, mean that this smartwatch is anything but cheap. But today, thankfully, it costs a lot less.

Garmin Instinct Solar

Garmin Instinct Solar is an extremely rugged (it's MIL-STD-810 certified) and versatile multisport smartwatch. It has a 1-inch screen, monochrome and anti-reflective to be readable even in the sun, and is waterproof to 100 meters depth.

It comes with a complete sensor package: GPS, Glonass, Galileo, barometric altimeter, compass, accelerometer, thermometer, oxygen sensor (Sp02), heart rate sensor (every second detection).

It has alerts for heart abnormalities, stress and sleep tracking, via Garmin Connect even hydration and female wellness. It counts steps, calories burned, floors climbed, distance traveled, minutes and intensity of physical activity.

It connects via Bluetooth 5.0 to Android and iOS smartphones and on the former it can also send preset responses to messages received. Of course, it can be used to change audio tracks on the phone. From the phone you can find the watch, from the watch you can find the phone.

But the real treat is the photovoltaic surface that covers it, which can recharge the battery when the watch is exposed to the sun. On very bright summer days, not only does the battery not drop in level, it even goes up.

Garmin Instinct Solar: how much does it cost

It's easy to see that a product of this level doesn't cost pennies: the list price of Garmin Instinct Solar is 399 euros, a lot but fair.

Those who are looking for such a device, therefore, would do well to take advantage of the offer currently running on Amazon: now Garmin Instinct Solar costs 266 euros (-133 euros, -33%). The smartwatch is sold and shipped by Amazon, with all the consequent guarantees.

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