Garmin Instinct can track your sleep. Once you are asleep the watch starts to track your sleep by monitoring your heart and movements during normal sleep hours.
You can manually set your normal sleep hours using the Garmin Connect app or web.
The sleep stats you get on the watch include levels of sleep, stages of sleep, and movements made while asleep.
military standards MIL-STD 810G
How Do You Active Sleep Mode on Garmin Instinct?
Garmin Instinct will be able to monitor the total time spent sleeping, duration of movements, and restful sleep while resting.
You can either set Garmin Instinct to sleep mode or set your normal sleep time to facilitate the reading of sleep data.
Instinct has to be worn in bed so that movements can be tracked during rest periods.
Follow the steps below to enable sleep mode on Garmin Instinct, as well as Fenix 3 series, Tactix Bravo, D2 Bravo, and Quatix 3:
- Open the Main Menu
- Choose Settings
- Then Activity Tracking
- And then, Go to Sleep
If you want to use the Garmin Connect App to set your normal sleep time from your mobile follow the steps below:
Launch the Garmin Connect app on your Android or iOS device
- Select Settings
- Select User Settings
- Edit Bed Time or Wake Time
- Touch the back button to head back once you are done
To set your sleep time using the Garmin Connect website follow the given steps:
- Sign in/log in to your Garmin Connect account.
- Click the menu icon (on your upper left side).
- Choose Devices.
- Under your device select User Settings.
- Enter normal Sleep Start Time and Sleep End Time (for example, 9.00 P.M, 6 AM).
- Click the Save button at the bottom of the page.
- All is set, click Connect to head back to your dashboard.
When you sync with Garmin Instinct the normal sleep time gets updated. On the other hand, the sleep data on Garmin Connect reflects the period interval.
Garmin Instinct will monitor your rest activities when the normal preset sleep time in Connect is used.
You will need to confirm the sleep time in order to see the sleep graph after the upload to Garmin Connect is complete.
No confirmation is necessary when the device is placed on Sleep Mode because the recorded sleep data will automatically upload with the sleep time.
Garmin Instinct Sleep Tracking Statistics
Garmin establishes your baseline heart rate when worn during the day. The watch should be worn at least 2 hours before going to bed so that baseline is established.
The baseline is essential because it lets Garmin automatically start monitoring your sleep. This happens when the heart rate slows below the baseline heart rate.
As earlier mentioned Instinct will monitor total sleep hours, sleep movements, and sleep levels, and use the data to create logs and charts accessible via Garmin Connect.
From the connect dashboard you will notice the total time you were in various stages or levels of sleep (light, deep, and REM sleep).
No need to talk about how to log into the Garmin Connect account to access the metrics, the process is easy once the app is on your phone.
Garmin Instinct – Standard Edition
Garmin Instinct Summary Table
|Resolution||128 x 128 pixels|
|Water Resistance Rating||Up to 100 meters|
|Battery Life||14 days (smartwatch mode), 16 hours (GPS mode), 40 hours with GPS (UltraTrac)|
Garmin Instinct is an outdoor smartwatch that is among the best watches for tracking sleep. This rugged watch is 45mmm with 22mm changeable bands.
It features a monochrome display with a resolution of 128 x 128 pixels. The watch ensures you stay on track while you cycle, run, or walk thanks to the built-in GPS.
Since the Instinct is water-resistance up to 10 ATM, it is best for diving in the pool or the ocean. The watch can withstand water pressure of up to 100 meters below water.
The battery life is good since on a complete charge the watch can serve for about 14 days on smartwatch mode and about 16 hours on 16 hours.
There is also a power saver mode (UltraTrac) that extends usage to 65 days on GPS mode.
Instinct is among Garmin watches that come at an affordable price. You can be a proud Garmin Instinct owner with just about $180.
There are also refurbished versions you can get at almost half the original price.
This is definitely the watch to go for if you are in search of a watch that reaches the military standards (810G).
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Garmin Instinct Automatically Track Sleep?
Garmin Instinct and other watches like Venu 2 Plus and Venu 2 can automatically sense that you have fallen asleep.
This becomes possible after tracking your heart rate and movements around the sleep time you’ve set yourself.
How accurate Is Garmin Instinct Deep Sleep?
Garmin Instinct predicts light, deep, and REM sleep with an accuracy of 69%. Wake up is a little bit more accurate, at 73%.
Can Garmin Instinct Detect Sleep Apnea?
Yes, Garmin Instinct can detect sleep apnea. And also, all wearables whether Fitbit, Android Wear, Garmin, or Apple can detect sleep apnea as well as hypertension when connected to DeepHeart, an AI Neutral Network.
Is 4 hour Deep Sleep With Garmin Instinct Good?
Yes, a 4-hour deep sleep record on your Instinct is good. Sleep is essential to health, even scientists agree to that.
All the stages in sleep including REM sleep are important but deep sleep is the most essential.
A night of deep sleep will leave you feeling relaxed and healthy. An averagely healthy grown-up gets 1 to 2 hours of deep sleep per 8 hours of nightly sleep.
How Much REM Sleep Is Normal?
Most people go through 3 to 5 REM cycles. Each REM episode grows longer as the night progresses. The final REM sleep could even go up to an hour.
Adults who spend 20% to 25% of their time in REM sleep are healthy. About 90 minutes of REM sleep is enough from 7 to 8 hours of sleep.
What Causes Lack Of Deep Sleep?
A decrease in deep sleep can come as a result of sleep disorder, weakened sleep drive, and substance abuse.
A change in your sleeping environment can help improve your deep sleep. In case this does not work visit a certified sleep physician for help.