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Garmin Reveals New GPS Watch with GLONASS, Galileo Support

By Annamarie Nyirady | October 12, 2018

Garmin's Instinct watch. Photo: Garmin

Garmin announced Instinct, a watch with Global Positioning System (GPS), Russia’s Global Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS), and Europe’s Galileo satellite support, built-in 3-axis compass, and a barometric altimeter. In addition to navigation features, the Garmin watch also offers smart connectivity features.

The watch is constructed to military standards (MIL-STD-810G) for thermal, shock, and water resistance (rated to 100 meters). The Instinct multiple GNSS satellite networks with GPS, GLONASS and Galileo aim to help track a users location in more challenging environments than with just GPS alone.

“We are thrilled to add Instinct to our rugged GPS watch line-up, it redefines what a modern outdoor watch needs to be: rugged, reliable. and connected,” said Garmin Senior Product Manager Outdoor Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) Martin Resch in the release.