This was also on sale for $199 in January. It’s now back on sale at Amazon , Garmin , Best Buy , MEC and several others. Choose seller based on watch colour, availability, shipping, warranty, third-party rebates, reputation, gift cards, etc.
[FWIW I had a 20% off coupon from Garmin but they wouldn’t let me apply it on an already-discounted watch. I bought mine from MEC because of their RockSolid Guarantee.]
While this watch doesn’t have all the features of something like Fenix, it’s a great watch for activities like hiking, walking, cycling as long as you don’t need Fenix-like functionality. As far as I can tell there’s nothing similar at this price point, especially if you need an altimeter. I’m really impressed with the customization and features this watch has for $200.
Battery life is 14 days without GPS and 16 hours with. That’s also better than the vast majority of other smartwatches, even those that cost several times as much.
Amazon product: Garmin Instinct, Rugged Outdoor Watch with GPS, Features GLONASS and Galileo, Heart Rate Monitoring and 3-axis Compass
Meets all my expectations, still been testing it out and learning all the features. | Doesn’t look fancy and looks pretty simple in the beginning but once you start learning the features you realize it has a lot of functions and they are customizable.(you can add remove widgets etc) | The GPS is very accurate and the watch construction is tough . I am usually rough with my equipment as I like to use it while playing soccer or during other outdoor activities and the watch has been taking some beating and no damage whatsoever.. not even a scratch. Good product if you like the outdoors . Happy with my purchase .