Would you buy this above a G-Shock? I think I would…

Constructed to U.S. military standard 810G for thermal, shock and water resistance (rated to 100 metres)
Built-in 3-axis compass and barometric altimeter plus multiple global navigation satellite systems (GPS, GLONASS and Galileo) support helps track in more challenging environments than GPS alone
Monitor your heart rate, activity and stress; train with preloaded activity profiles
Stay connected with smart notifications and automatic data uploads to the Garmin Connect™ online fitness community
Use the TracBack® feature to navigate the same route back to your starting point; use the Garmin Explore™ website and app to plan your trips in advance
Battery life: up to 14 days in smartwatch mode, up to 16 hours in GPS mode and up to 40 hours in UltraTrac™ battery saver mode (depending on settings)

For some reason I ended up looking at the Garmin Instinct yesterday and after some time looking at the specs, the toughness and the design I had to ask myself why would someone buy a G-Shock above this? I get that there is great fondness for the G-Shock in the watch world and I myself have owned many, but there are also those who would decry the Instinct as not being a watch while quite happily wearing a G-Shock. I don’t get it.

Categories: Smartwatches, Thoughts

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