The Garmin smartwatch collection for pilots is growing again. After launching the D2 Air X10 in February, Garmin is now presenting the D2 Mach 1.
The difference between the D2 Mach 1 and the D2 Air X10 is in the materials used. Garmin D2 Mach 1 looks more premium. The bezel comes with titanium material. Meanwhile, the 1.3-inch AMOLED touch screen it carries is coated with sapphire crystal material.
Presented to pilots an array of aviation features are present in this smartwatch. Such as map features with waypoint functions, worldwide airport database information, NEXRAD radar, and weather predictions at specific airport locations.
Garmin D2 Mach 1 also provides a feature (Horizontal Situation Indicator) or a horizontal situation indicator needle like the one in the plane's cockpit. This feature can allow users to quickly see whether they are on the left or right of the desired destination.
Barometric altimeter support is also available. This feature can provide a warning if the user is already at a predetermined altitude. If there is an emergency situation with the aircraft engine, the Garmin D2 Mach 1 will automatically display the speed, distance and launch time, as well as provide guidance to the nearest airport. For the navigation system, Garmin provides GPS support with multi-band GNSS satellites.
As a smartwatch, a series of fitness features can also be found on the Garmin D2 Mach 1. Such as a heart rate monitor, oximeter and 30 sports modes including running, swimming, cycling, skiing to golf. To monitor body fitness, Garmin adds support for monitoring sleep patterns and stress levels.
Garmin D2 Mach 1 is claimed to be able to be used for up to 11 days in smartwatch mode. Or, it can be up to 24 hours if you use the GPS and oximeter features.
Garmin D2 Mach 1 is now available in the American market. Garmin D2 Mach 1 prices start at US$1199.