In Smart Watch Spotlight we take a look at the latest and greatest in smart watch and fitness tracker tech at JB.
What it does: This is the entry-level Garmin Instinct Solar smartwatch, but that doesn’t mean that it skimps on features. A long battery life is augmented with a clever photovoltaic layer on the watch face that collects the sun and tops up the battery for adventurers permanently on the go. This rugged military-grade watch features Corning Gorilla scratchproof glass and is water-resistant to 100m, and multi-Global Navigation Satellite Support means that you’ll never get lost.
Packed with sports tracking features and functions to monitor exercise steps and calories burned, it also has a blood oxygen sensor and a Body Battery mode that assesses the energy levels of your body – a low reading will have you thinking twice about that 10km run in the evening.
Is it for me? The Garmin Instinct Solar has wide appeal and is suited for hardcore trekkers, athletes and casual users looking for a tough, reliable smartwatch to track their every step. Compatible with iOS and Android.