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89points

Garmin Fenix 3

81points
98points

Garmin Instinct

Garmin Instinct
Comparison winner
Cost-effectiveness winner
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Garmin Fenix 3 vs Garmin Instinct

Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Instinct

Why is Garmin Fenix 3 better than Garmin Instinct?

  • 2.9x higher resolution
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    218 x 218pxvs128 x 128px
  • Supports Wi-Fi
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  • 33.33% bigger screen size
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    1.2"vs0.9"
  • 22.98GB more internal storage
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    23GBvs0.016GB
  • Has weight tracking
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  • 27.36% higher pixel density
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    256ppivs201ppi
  • Has a 3D compass
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  • Tracks water intake
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Why is Garmin Instinct better than Garmin Fenix 3?

  • Has a heart rate monitor
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  • Has branded damage-resistant glass
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  • 30g lighter
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    52gvs82g
  • Detects activities automatically
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  • 0.7mm thinner
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    15.3mmvs16mm
  • 6mm shorter
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    45mmvs51mm
  • 6mm narrower
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    45mmvs51mm
  • Informs about the risk of thunderstorms
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Price comparison

Garmin Fenix 3

Buy used:

$319.99

ProductStorePrice
Garmin Fenix 3 AmazonGarmin fēnix 3, Silver
Amazon logo
$429.99
Garmin Fenix 3 AmazonGarmin fenix 3 GPS Watch, Gray
Amazon logo
$599.99
Garmin Fenix 3 AmazonGarmin Fenix 3 GPS Fitness Watch Gray (0...Garmin Fenix 3 GPS Fitness Watch Gray (010-N1338-00) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$363.41
Garmin Fenix 3 walmartRefurbished Garmin Fenix 2 Multisport GP...Refurbished Garmin Fenix 2 Multisport GPS Training Watch
walmart logo
$160.95

Garmin Instinct

ProductStorePrice
Garmin Instinct AmazonGarmin Instinct, Rugged Outdoor Watch wi...Garmin Instinct, Rugged Outdoor Watch with GPS, Features GLONASS and Galileo, Heart Rate Monitoring and 3-Axis Compass, Tundra
Amazon logo
$169.99
Garmin Instinct AmazonGarmin Instinct, Rugged Outdoor Watch wi...Garmin Instinct, Rugged Outdoor Watch with GPS, Features GLONASS and Galileo, Heart Rate Monitoring and 3-Axis Compass, Graphite
Amazon logo
$169.99
Garmin Instinct AmazonGarmin Instinct, Rugged Outdoor Watch wi...Garmin Instinct, Rugged Outdoor Watch with GPS, Features GLONASS and Galileo, Heart Rate Monitoring and 3-Axis Compass, Lakeside Blue
Amazon logo
$169.99
Garmin Instinct AmazonGarmin Instinct, Rugged Outdoor Watch wi...Garmin Instinct, Rugged Outdoor Watch with GPS, Features GLONASS and Galileo, Heart Rate Monitoring and 3-Axis Compass, Flame Red
Amazon logo
$299.95
Garmin Instinct AmazonGarmin Instinct, Rugged Outdoor Watch wi...Garmin Instinct, Rugged Outdoor Watch with GPS, Features GLONASS and Galileo, Heart Rate Monitoring and 3-Axis Compass, Sea Foam
Amazon logo
$169.99
Garmin Instinct walmartGarmin Instinct Solar Premium GPS Smartw...Garmin Instinct Solar Premium GPS Smartwatch with Included Wearable4U Ultimate White EarBuds with Charging Power Bank Case Bundle (Flame Red)
walmart logo
$419.99

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Design

1.is dustproof and water-resistant
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Instinct
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
2.sweat resistance
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Instinct
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
3.Has a display
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Instinct
The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
4.resolution

218 x 218px

128 x 128px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
5.has branded damage-resistant glass
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Instinct
Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
6.weight

82g

52g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.

Sensors

1.has GPS
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Instinct
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
2.Has a heart rate monitor
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Instinct
A heart rate monitor can help show your fitness levels, enabling you to calculate a suitable intensity of exercise.
3.has an accelerometer
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Instinct
An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.
4.Monitors blood oxygenation levels
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Instinct
Your blood oxygen level is a measurement how much oxygen is reaching your muscles. It is important because low levels mean that you will become easily fatigued during exercise. The more exercise you do, the better your blood oxygen levels will become.
5.Has a barometer
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Instinct
This measures barometric air pressure. It can predict weather changes, for example a sudden drop in air pressure could mean a storm is coming. When calibrated correctly it can be used to determine altitude, which helps GPS devices to lock on quicker and with greater accuracy.
6.has a compass
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Instinct
A compass is useful for gaming, maps, and navigation software.

Activity tracking

1.Provides activity reports
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Instinct
Your activity data is analysed to give you reports, available to view through the app or website. This allows you to see how active you have been and to help you make improvements.
2.Tracks distance
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Instinct
It tracks how far you travel.
3.Measures pace
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Instinct
Measuring pace shows how much time it takes to travel one kilometer or one mile. For example, in running, a 4 minute kilometer would be a very good pace.
4.Has a route tracker
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Instinct
With a route tracker you can add your route onto a map. It is helpful if you plan to do the same route again, or want to share it with your community.
5.Counts how many calories you have burnt
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Instinct
This is useful if you are on a strict training diet or if you are trying to lose weight. It can also help to boost your motivation.
6.Has goal setting
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Instinct
Allows you to set your own goals, such as reaching 15,000 steps in a single day.

Connectivity

1.Is compatible with Android
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Instinct
It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
2.Syncs wirelessly
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Instinct
The device syncs all of your data wirelessly, without the need for cables.
3.supports ANT+
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Instinct
ANT+ is a wireless protocol similar to Bluetooth Smart, and is very power efficient. It is mainly used for fitness monitoring devices such as heart rate monitors and cadence sensors to connect to other devices (e.g., sports watches, smartphones, and cycling computers).
4.Automatically syncs
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Instinct
The device automatically syncs your data when in range of your computer or smartphone.
5.supports Wi-Fi
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Instinct
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
6.Is compatible with iOS
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Instinct
It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.

Battery

1.battery life

14 days

14 days

With a longer battery life, you don’t have to worry about charging the device as often.
2.battery life with GPS on

16h

16h

There is less chance that you will run out of battery during an adventure.
3.has a battery level indicator
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Instinct
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
4.has a rechargeable battery
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Instinct
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
5.Has a solar power battery
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Instinct
A solar battery takes its energy from light, and stores it in a self-recharging battery which never needs to be changed.
6.has a removable battery
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Instinct
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Features

1.Can upload maps
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Instinct
You can upload different maps to your device. It is handy for people who like to explore new places.
2.Has vibrating alerts
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Instinct
Vibrating alerts have a variety of uses, such as interval training.
3.Has a stopwatch
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Instinct
With a stopwatch you can time yourself.
4.Has silent alarm
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Instinct
The device can wake you using vibration, so as not to disturb anyone else sleeping in the room.
5.Includes access to online portal
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Instinct
Your tracking data is uploaded via your smartphone or computer, and is available to view on the manufacturer’s online portal in the form of reports and graphs.
6.Has notifications
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin Instinct
If you get a notification such as a call or message, the device will vibrate on your wrist or make a noise to alert you.

Miscellaneous

1.Compatible with external heart rate monitors
Garmin Fenix 3 (Garmin Connect Mobile)
Garmin Instinct (Garmin Connect Mobile)
It supports third-party heart rate monitors to incorporate your pulse data.
2.Has live tracking
Garmin Fenix 3 (Garmin Connect Mobile)
Garmin Instinct (Garmin Connect Mobile)
You can share your workout progress live, for example allowing your friends to see where you are on your running route.
3.USB ports

1

1

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
4.Syncs to the cloud
Garmin Fenix 3 (Garmin Connect Mobile)
Garmin Instinct (Garmin Connect Mobile)
Your data is synced to the cloud, making it easier to access across different devices and making sure it is always backed up in case you lose your device.
5.Has voice feedback
Garmin Fenix 3 (Garmin Connect Mobile)
Garmin Instinct (Garmin Connect Mobile)
It has voice feedback during your workouts, helping you stay up-to-date on your progress and encouraging you as you exercise.
6.Has temperature tracking
Garmin Fenix 3 (Garmin Connect Mobile)
Garmin Instinct (Garmin Connect Mobile)
You can keep track of your temperature. Temperature data can be used to help work out the most likely time you will be ovulating.

Price comparison

Garmin Fenix 3

Buy used:

$319.99

ProductStorePrice
Garmin Fenix 3 AmazonGarmin fēnix 3, Silver
Amazon logo
$429.99
Garmin Fenix 3 AmazonGarmin fenix 3 GPS Watch, Gray
Amazon logo
$599.99
Garmin Fenix 3 AmazonGarmin Fenix 3 GPS Fitness Watch Gray (0...Garmin Fenix 3 GPS Fitness Watch Gray (010-N1338-00) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$363.41
Garmin Fenix 3 walmartRefurbished Garmin Fenix 2 Multisport GP...Refurbished Garmin Fenix 2 Multisport GPS Training Watch
walmart logo
$160.95

Garmin Instinct

ProductStorePrice
Garmin Instinct AmazonGarmin Instinct, Rugged Outdoor Watch wi...Garmin Instinct, Rugged Outdoor Watch with GPS, Features GLONASS and Galileo, Heart Rate Monitoring and 3-Axis Compass, Tundra
Amazon logo
$169.99
Garmin Instinct AmazonGarmin Instinct, Rugged Outdoor Watch wi...Garmin Instinct, Rugged Outdoor Watch with GPS, Features GLONASS and Galileo, Heart Rate Monitoring and 3-Axis Compass, Graphite
Amazon logo
$169.99
Garmin Instinct AmazonGarmin Instinct, Rugged Outdoor Watch wi...Garmin Instinct, Rugged Outdoor Watch with GPS, Features GLONASS and Galileo, Heart Rate Monitoring and 3-Axis Compass, Lakeside Blue
Amazon logo
$169.99
Garmin Instinct AmazonGarmin Instinct, Rugged Outdoor Watch wi...Garmin Instinct, Rugged Outdoor Watch with GPS, Features GLONASS and Galileo, Heart Rate Monitoring and 3-Axis Compass, Flame Red
Amazon logo
$299.95
Garmin Instinct AmazonGarmin Instinct, Rugged Outdoor Watch wi...Garmin Instinct, Rugged Outdoor Watch with GPS, Features GLONASS and Galileo, Heart Rate Monitoring and 3-Axis Compass, Sea Foam
Amazon logo
$169.99
Garmin Instinct walmartGarmin Instinct Solar Premium GPS Smartw...Garmin Instinct Solar Premium GPS Smartwatch with Included Wearable4U Ultimate White EarBuds with Charging Power Bank Case Bundle (Flame Red)
walmart logo
$419.99

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