Garmin Instinct 2 Solar Smartwatch With ‘Unlimited’ Battery Life, Garmin D2 Air X10 Aviator Smartwatch Launched


Garmin Instinct 2 Solar and D2 Air X10 Aviator smartwatches have been launched in the US. The Garmin Instinct 2 Solar Smartwatch comes in two sizes and boasts “unlimited battery life” due to its charging capability using solar power. It is also available without solar charging feature. Meanwhile, the Garmin D2 Air X10 Aviator smartwatch is aimed at pilots, and offers pre-flight, in-flight as well as post-flight aviation tools, along with health and fitness features. In addition, the wearable also allows wearers to make calls from their wrist when paired with a compatible smartphone.

Garmin Instinct 2 Solar, Garmin D2 Air X10 Aviator Price Availability

Garmin Instinct 2 Solar Smartwatch Available In two sizes: the regular 45mm and a new 40mm, called the Instinct 2S.

Garmin Instinct 2 Solar comes in several color options
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The Instinct 2 Solar and Instinct 2S Solar Standard Edition smartwatches are available for a starting price of $449 (approximately Rs 33,800). There are other models that belong to the Surf Edition and are available with a starting price of $399 (roughly Rs.25,500).

The Instinct 2 and Instinct 2S (without solar power) standard edition prices start at $349 (approximately Rs.26,300). Prices for the Camo and Surf Editions start at $399 (approximately Rs.25,500).

The Instinct 2 series smartwatches are available in a variety of color options, including Electric Lime, Neo-tropic and Poppy, and belong to the Surf, Tactical, and Camo versions. Garmin says that customers can choose from over 240 bezel and band combination options.

Meanwhile, there’s the Garmin D2 Air X10 Available Priced at $549 (approximately Rs 41,300) in black and white

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Garmin D2 Air X10 is available in two colors
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Garmin Instinct 2, Instinct 2S Solar Specifications

The Garmin Instinct 2 Series smartwatches are durable wearables and are claimed to “stand up to any element.” They offer MIL-STD 810 grade thermal and shock resistance, and are water resistant to 100 meters, According to Garmin. The smartwatch features high-resolution displays with chemically strong, scratch-resistant glass protection.

The Instinct 2 series smartwatch can be paired with the Garmin Connect IQ (CIQ) store to download apps, widgets, watch faces, data fields, and more. There are various health and wellness features like hydration tracking, connected leaderboards, menstrual cycle and pregnancy tracking. Customers also get features like sleep score, advanced sleep monitoring, body battery, stress monitoring and heart rate monitoring. Fitness-related features include VO2 max, fitness age, training status/load/impact, recovery time, HIIT workouts, and daily suggested workouts.

Garmin is offering exclusive features in each version of the smartwatch. The Instinct 2 Surf Edition offers dedicated watersports activities such as surfing, windsurfing and kiteboarding. It also comes with a tide widget to notify wearers about ocean conditions. The tactical version is aimed at military personnel and comes with dedicated tactical features such as a kill switch, stealth mode, night vision goggle compatibility, dual-format position coordinates and Jumpmaster activity mode.

Instinct 2 Solar models also come with Garmin Pay. Wearers can now pay via NFC. As far as the battery is concerned, the smartwatch is claimed to offer up to four weeks of continuous use in smartwatch mode and “unlimited battery life” in smartwatch mode.

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The Garmin D2 Air X10 is designed for pilots
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Garmin D2 Air X10 Aviator Specifications

The Garmin D2 Air X10 Aviator smartwatch features a 1.3-inch (33 mm diameter) AMOLED display with 416×416 pixels resolution and Always-on mode. The display gets Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and the bezel is made of stainless steel. As mentioned, the D2 Air is aimed at X10 pilots, and provides preflight, in-flight and postflight aviation tools. These tools include airport weather for pre-flight awareness, navigation to nearby airports, airport and runway information, and automated flights logs.

The D2 Air X10 allows users to make calls, compose or respond to text messages hands-free from the wrist, and offers voice assistant support. Health and wellness features include a Pulse Aux sensor that monitors how well the wearer’s body is adjusting to the thin air at altitude. The smartwatch also sends vibration alerts when the wearer needs supplemental oxygen. Other health-related features include body battery, stress tracking, hydration tracking, respiratory monitoring, sleep monitoring, heart rate monitoring and women’s health tracking.

The smartwatch also comes with various fitness features, including animated on-screen workouts for cardio, yoga and high-intensity interval training. It provides support for 25 sports and advanced strength training. As far as the battery is concerned, the D2 Air X10 is claimed to deliver up to 7 days in smartwatch mode, up to days in battery saver smartwatch mode, up to 8 hours in GPS mode with music, up to 24 hours in GPS Is. Mode with music, and up to 20 hours in GPS + SpO2 mode. It has been claimed to give 5ATM water resistance.