If you’re in the market for a new smartwatch, the first one that likely comes to mind is the Apple Watch, widely considered the best smartwatch available. Why look further? For reasons that include functionality and price, many people seek alternatives to Apple’s popular wearable. One worthy contender is Garmin’s line of sport-oriented smartwatches, which are popular with a variety of athletes — runners, cyclists, triathlon competitors, and other outdoor sports aficionados — for their accuracy, precision, and durability.

Navigation is a strong suit for Garmin watches, and the company has a good reputation for longevity. Its watches stand up to wear and tear for years, and the company continues to upgrade them long after their release dates. Digital Trends has kept a close eye on a number of Garmin watches and gathered them together in this list to give you a better idea of which ones might serve your lifestyle.

Garmin 010-02064-00 Instinct, Rugged Outdoor Watch with GPS, Features Glonass and Galileo, Heart Rate Monitoring and 3-Axis Compass, Graphite
  • Rugged GPS watch built to withstand the toughest environments
  • Constructed to U.S. Military standard 810G for thermal, shock and water resistance (rated to 100 meters)
  • 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 estimated heart rate, activity and stress; Train with preloaded activity profiles. Strap material: Silicone
  • Stay connected with smart notifications (with a compatible smartphone) and automatic data uploads to the Garmin connect online fitness community
  • Use the trackback 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, up to 40 hours in Ultratrac battery saver mode
  •  
Garmin 010-N2064-00 Instinct, Rugged Outdoor Watch with GPS, Features GLONASS and Galileo, Heart Rate Monitoring and 3-axis Compass, 1.27", Graphite (Renewed)
  • Rugged GPS watch built to withstand the toughest environments
  • Constructed to U. S. Military standard 810G for thermal, shock and water resistance (rated to 100 meters)
  • 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 estimated heart rate, activity and stress; train with preloaded activity profiles
  • Stay connected with smart notifications (with a compatible smartphone) 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, up to 40 hours in UltraTrac battery saver mode
  •  
Garmin Instinct, GPS Watch, Graphite, Refurbished
  • Constructed to U.S. Military standard 810G for thermal, shock and water resistance (up to 100 meters)
  • 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 estimated heart rate, activity and stress; train with preloaded activity profiles
  • Stay connected with smart notifications (with a compatible smartphone) 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
  •  
Garmin Instinct Rugged Outdoor Watch with GPS and Heart Rate Monitoring Graphite (010-02064-00) with Deco Essentials 2-Pack Screen Protector Instinct
    • Garmin Instinct Rugged Outdoor Watch with GPS and Heart Rate Monitoring
    • Rugged GPS watch built to withstand the toughest environments
    • IN THE BOX: Charging/Data Cable
    • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Garmin Instinct Rugged Outdoor Watch with GPS and Heart Rate Monitoring Tundra – Deco Essentials 2-pack Screen Protector for Garmin Instinct
     
Garmin Instinct Rugged Outdoor Watch w/GPS & Heart Rate Monitoring, Graphite +Accessories Bundle Includes, Tactical Emergency Bracelet, Tactical Flashlight & Pen Set w/Case, Zippered Waist Bag +More
  • GARMIN AUTHORIZED DEALER – Includes Full GARMIN USA WARRANTY
  • Garmin Instinct Rugged GPS Watch Built to Withstand the Toughest Environments
  • Constructed to U.S. military standard 810G for thermal, shock and water resistance rated to 100 meters. Built-in 3-axis compass and barometric altimeter plus multiple global navigation satellite systems. The Instinct GPS watch monitors your heart rate, activity and stress throughout the day
  • IN THE BOX: Charging/data cable | Documentation | Garmin 1 Year Limited Warranty
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Garmin Instinct Rugged Outdoor Watch with GPS | Deco Essentials Garmin Instinct Military Grade Screen Protector – 2-Pack | Deco Essentials Tactical Emergency Bracelet with SOS LED Light, Knife & More – Black and Red | Xit Sports Zippered Waist Bag | Deco Gear FPT100BK Tactical Flashlight and Tactical Pen Set with Water/Shockproof Case
  •  
Best Electronics
Logo
Enable registration in settings - general