Instinct Pro user manual



  • 12 configurable numeric data fields
  • 3 graphical indicators
  • 40+ data options
  • Status icons (phone, notifications, alarms, do not disturb)
  • Battery saving options
  • 3 time font options
  • 4 background modes*
  • 3 circle highlight levels*
  • Choice of Garmin or OWM weather
  • Customizable color accent options on compatible devices

    *Not available on AMOLED devices




Available data

Below is a complete list. The availability of a particular option depends on device capabilities.

  • battery level
  • battery days remaining
  • solar charging
  • move bar
  • activity bar
  • steps
  • steps goal
  • daily distance
  • weekly distance
  • calories
  • active calories
  • floors climbed
  • daily active minutes
  • weekly active minutes
  • heart rate
  • oxygen saturation
  • stress
  • body battery
  • respiration
  • time to recovery
  • VO2 Max
  • altitude
  • next sun event (sunrise/sunset)
  • 2nd next sun event
  • moon age (days since last new moon)
  • internal sensor temperature (1 or 0.1 degree accuracy)
  • barometer
  • weather (Garmin or Open Weather)
  • wind speed (m/s, kph, mph, knots, BFT) and direction
  • humidity
  • chance of precipitation
  • precipitation volume (OWM only)
  • weather location
  • last weather update time
  • fully configurable date
  • second time zone
  • UTC 24h time
  • notifications counter


Data fields

The data fields 1 – 10 allow to select most data supported by this app. But this makes it possible for the neighboring fields to overlap when there is not enough space to accommodate them. This is a deliberate design choice to allow maximum flexibility in data placement, but then it is up to the user to find the optimal layout that does not overlap. The same data can have a very different length in different situations, for example the weather location, the altitude or the date, so what works for one user might not work for another.

There is also a “Data right” field that becomes visible when the seconds are inactive (i.e. set to off, or not activated by gesture).


Circle area

There is one numerical data field in it, which can show the types of data that can fit in it (generally not expected to exceed 199), two arc indicators that can be configured to represent different parameters ranging from 0 to 100%, and the background highlight.

The highlight works in a way similar to the arcs, but it is more coarse with 10 separate states. The other difference is that if the data assigned to the highlight goes negative, you will see it – the inner lines will disappear (the arcs will stay at 0 in such case). This is currently mostly applicable to the solar charging level which becomes -1 when the device is not charging. Also, the HR indication can go negative temporarily if your current HR is lower than the historical minimum.


Status icons

Status icons area shows up to 4 icons:

phone connected (shows when there is an active Bluetooth connection, disappears when there is no connection)

notifications (shows when there are pending notifications, disappears when the notifications are cleared). The counter of pending notifications can be selected as an option for the circle or right data fields.

alarms (shows when there is at least one active alarm set on the watch)

do not disturb (shows when the watch is in the Do Not Disturb mode)


Active bar vs Move bar

These two are the opposites of one another. Move bar grows when you remain inactive and goes down to zero when you start moving. Active bar is 100 when you keep moving, but when you stop it will gradually go down to zero.



Date shown is fully configurable, using the ‘Date format’ field in the settings.

To configure the date, you need to enter any of the following letters in the ‘Date format’ setting:

d = day number without leading zero
D = day number with leading zero
m = month number without leading zero
M = month number with leading zero
y = 2-digit year
Y = 4-digit year
n = day name (according to system language)
N = month name (according to system language)
w = ISO week number
W = ISO week number with a ‘w’ in front
a = AM/PM indicator

Any other character (e.g. – / : . []) will be displayed if it is available on the watch.

For example, you can use the following formats:

“n N d” → Fri Aug 24
“n D.M” → Fri 24.08
“d/m [W]” → 24/8 [34]
“Y\M\D” → 2018\08\24
“m-d-y” → 8-24-18
“n D (w)” → Fri 28 (34)



On compatible devices, weather source can be selected between Garmin (default) and Open Weather (OWM).

For the OWM weather you need to supply your own API key.

To obtain the key, go to and follow the instructions. You can also try to click the links below:

How to get OpenWeather API key

Once you sign up using your email, the API key (APPID) will be sent to you in a confirmation email. Your API keys can always be found on your account page, where you can also generate additional API keys if needed.

Update frequency

Garmin weather updates as often as Garmin decides to refresh it – it seems that it can be anything between 10 minutes to 1 hour.

OWM weather updates every 15 minutes.

Temperature range

When Garmin weather is selected, this shows the forecasted high and low temperatures for the day.

When OWM weather is selected, this shows the forecasted high and low temperatures for the next 3 hours. At the moment it does not seem possible to have the full day temperature range forecast using a free API key.


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