Customer Review: Why am in love with Garmin Instinct Crossover?

When you first look at the Garmin Instinct Crossover, you might think you are looking at a standard Casio or G-Shock watch with large analog hands and hour markers that glow in the dark, called Super-LumiNova, for a period of about an hour. You can also press the top left button to activate the typical Garmin Instinct backlight. Telling the time is my primary use of a watch so the Instinct Crossover meets my primary watch need.

The display on the Instinct Crossover is only 0.9 inches in diameter with a sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel 176 x 176 pixels resolution panel. The small display provides the essentials and the glances actually look good even on such a small monochrome display. Garmin also has a solar version of this watch that offers more battery life than the standard model.

The display is not a touchscreen as that would not make much sense with the analog hands and rugged design. The typical five physical Garmin buttons and navigation are present so if you have used a Garmin watch before then you will be able to pick it up and get going right away.

The Garmin Instinct Crossover looks a bit more refined than the Instinct with stainless steel highlights integrated into the polymer fiber bezel and watch body. The back has the heart rate sensor and standard Garmin charging port off to one side. Garmin’s Instinct watches ship with the softest and most malleable watch bands I have ever used so wearing the watch is extremely comfortable.


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