Six months ago I decided that I wanted to get a smartwatch / fitness watch. I had previously used a Fitbit Charge for counting steps and heart rate (not accurately) and a Casio Pathfinder for basic information about altitude, barometric pressure, and location while skiing and hiking. But I wanted to get something that combined all of those features into one package.
After extensive research, I purchased a Garmin Instinct and I love it! You can read about my entire selection process here and what I learned in the first month of wearing it here.
As is almost always the case when I purchase something electronic, the price of the Garmin Instinct is now significantly less than what I paid for it in January. The Garmin Instinct is now available as low as $246 on Amazon depending upon the color you select. The baby poop yellow version is $246 and all non-poop colors are $249 or roughly $70 less than I paid six months ago. Also, there are more colors available now than six months ago.
If you’re in the market for a new fitness watch that isn’t bulky and doesn’t look like every other smartwatch worn by every soccer mom on the block, the Garmin Instinct is a great choice. (Sorry soccer moms, I love you, but I don’t want to look like you).