• I thought no one would want the Instinct. It is one of the most popular trackers because it is more affordable than the high-end Fenix line. The Instinct has your basic necessary outdoor sensors, such as the ABC, but it is cheaper because it has a more basic MIP.

    The Instinct 2 has an updated high-resolution display and is updated with more colors. I haven't tested it yet, but I think it's a good idea as I tested both of their previous versions and found it to be very large. The main reason to get the Instinct is the battery life. The solar charging panel increases the battery life by 50 percent. That means you can keep track of a backpacking trip that lasts over a week, as compared to other fitness trackers that only last a few days.

  • Garmin Fenix 7S Sapphire Solar

    We have said for years that the Fenix line is the best outdoors watch. An update to the Fenix line and a new premium watch called the Epix were released this year. The Epix has a big display which is useful for navigation. The Fenix 7S Solar is smaller, more comfortable, and has solar charging to supplement its battery life. I got over a week of battery life even in cloudy Portland, Oregon, with my wrist often covered by sleeves. Both have battery saver modes. Still.

    The Fenix 7S uses multiple satellite systems to get you home at the end of the day and tracks multiple sport-specific performance metrics. You can load detailed maps from all over the world, from ski resort maps to golf course maps.

    You would have to be an extreme athlete along the lines of Point Break's baddies to make use of all the sport specific features. It would be useful to have sun, moon, and tide information on your wrist if you fish, sail or surf.

  • There is an extremely small wrist Wearables by Garmin. I liked the Vívosmart 4 when I tried it. The latest update includes connected gps. If you have sweaty or dirty fingertips, it can be hard to use small screens.

    I recommend her. The Vívomove Sport has a larger case and a smaller band. The screen is large enough to respond reliably to taps, as well as incoming notifications. It also has fitness features like measuring your wrist-based heart rate, respiration rate, and blood oxygen levels, although measuring your blood oxygen overnight will cut down the 5-day battery life considerably. This is the best option if you have a small wrist.