Connected Features

Connected features are available for your Instinct® device when you connect the device to a compatible smartphone using Bluetooth® technology. Some features require you to install the Garmin Connect™ app on the connected smartphone. Go to for more information.

Phone notifications

Displays phone notifications and messages on your Instinct device.


Allows friends and family to follow your races and training activities in real time. You can invite followers using email or social media, allowing them to view your live data on a Garmin Connect tracking page.

Activity uploads to Garmin Connect

Automatically sends your activity to your Garmin Connect account as soon as you finish recording the activity.


Allows you to view current weather conditions and weather forecasts.

Bluetooth sensors

Allows you to connect Bluetooth compatible sensors, such as a heart rate monitor.

Find my phone

Locates your lost smartphone that is paired with your Instinct device and currently within range.

Find my device

Locates your lost Instinct device that is paired with your smarphone and currently within range.

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