Garmin's new Instinct watch is ready to venture into the great outdoors

Rugged and ready for all your outdoor exploits.
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Garmin's adventure watch lineup is adding a new model called the Instinct, a rugged watch built for the outdoors and beyond. The watch features GPS and a built-in 3-axis compass, barometric altimeter, and a wrist-based heart rate sensor. The watch features a fiber reinforced polymer case and a chemically strengthened, scratch-resistant display that can be easily read in any environment and even in direct sunlight. 

It also features smartphone connectivity so you can receive notifications like texts or emails and it's compatible with many Garmin accessories like their Virb action cameras, which will let you start and stop the camera right from your wrist. Battery life is rated for up to 14 days of use (take that Apple Watch) in smartwatch mode, up to 16 hours in GPS mode, and up to 40 hours in their UltraTrac battery saver mode.

$299, garmin.com

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