Garmin has recently launched the Descent Mk3 series and the Descent G1 Solar – Ocean Edition.
The Descent Mk3 series is a watch-style dive computer. It has a 200-meter dive rating, vibrant touch screen AMOLED display, a built-in flashlight on the 51mm Descent Mk3i, Descent T2 transceiver, Diver Assistance, and tank pressure monitor.
In addition, it’s available in two-sizes, 43mm and 51mm.
Descent Mk3 Series’ Features
|Diver Assistance (coming soon)||In critical situations, divers using the Descent Mk3i and Descent T2 transceiver can swiftly request aid through SubWave sonar technology. This groundbreaking tool allows them to send an assistance alert to connected divers, who can monitor their depth and distance until help is no longer needed.|
|Diver-to-diver messaging (coming soon)||Utilizing SubWave technology, Descent Mk3i and Descent T2 transceiver users can exchange preset messages with nearby divers, fostering communication up to 30 meters away.|
|Dive group tracking||With air integration, the Descent T2 transceiver enables divers to monitor the depth and tank pressure of up to eight fellow divers within a 10-meter range.|
|Dive-focused design||The Descent Mk3i boasts a 200-meter dive-rated case with a robust sapphire lens, operating twice as deep as its predecessors. The metal buttons, leakproof and fully functional at 200 meters, coupled with a vivid touchscreen AMOLED display, ensure optimal visibility even underwater|
|Built-in LED flashlight||Exclusive to the 51mm Descent Mk3i, the integrated LED flashlight with strobe mode enhances visibility in low-light conditions both above and below the water.|
|Dive readiness||Assess lifestyle factors affecting dive preparedness. A higher readiness score signals optimal conditions for diving, while a lower score may prompt consideration of a higher conservatism setting or an easier dive.|
|Dive modes for single and multiple gas dives, gauge, apnea, and closed-circuit rebreather.|
|DiveView maps with bathymetric depth contours and 4,000+ preloaded dive sites.|
|Premium multisport GPS smartwatch capabilities.|
|Fitness features, wellness insights, and navigation tools for everyday adventures.|
|Connected features: Smart notifications, music streaming, and more.|
The 43mm Descent Mk3, which will soon be available in the Philippines, is recommended to retail for PHP 74,999. The 43mm Descent Mk3i, which comes with driver messaging capabilities and additional air integration, may be purchased for PHP 87,890 in Carbon Gray or Bronze Titanium Bezel.
On the other hand, at PHP 99,990, the 51mm Descent Mk3i, which features a larger display, air integration, and diver messaging capabilities, is offered with a black silicone band and a carbon gray DLC titanium bezel. The Descent T2 transmitter is priced at PHP 31,390.
With environmental responsibility in mind, Garmin presents the Descent G1 Solar – Ocean Edition, a dive computer in the style of a watch that is made entirely of recycled plastic found in the ocean.
The watch’s housing, bezel, and buttons are all made of plastic that has been found in the ocean. Solar charging powers this combined diving computer and smartwatch, which has a battery life of up to 25 hours in dive mode and 124 days in smartwatch mode.
Descent G1 Solar – Ocean Edition’s Features
|Dive Modes||Multiple options for single and multiple gas dives, including nitrox and trimix, gauge, apnea, apnea hunt, and closed-circuit rebreather.|
|Surface GPS||Track dive entry and exit points on the surface with precise surface GPS|
|Data Storage||Store and review data for up to 200 dives, easily shareable through the Garmin Dive app.|
|Customization||Tailor additional data screens for each dive mode to suit individual preferences.|
|Underwater Navigation||Effortlessly navigate below the waterline with a built-in 3-axis dive compass.|
|Tide Conditions||Stay informed about nearby tide conditions directly from the watch|
|Fitness Integration||Access over 30 built-in sports apps, recovery time advisor, training status, daily suggested workouts, and all-day respiration tracking.|
|Wellness Monitoring||Focus on holistic well-being with sleep score, advanced sleep monitoring, wrist-based heart rate, Body Battery energy monitoring, and hydration tracking.|
|Connectivity||Stay connected with smart notifications and incident detection and assistance.|
The Descent G1 Solar boasts a 45mm reinforced polymer case, a scratch-resistant sapphire lens, an easy-to-read monochrome display, and a water rating of 100 meters. It’s also offered in dark brown with an azure blue band for PHP 39,950.
This will be available for purchase in the Philippines during the first week of December.
Mr. Scoppen Lin, Assistant General Manager, Garmin Asia said, “From recreational to technical dives, the Descent Mk3 series and Descent T2 transceiver introduce innovative features, including SubWave sonar enhancements for seamless communication and requesting assistance from the wrist. These premium dive computers, coupled with air integration, DiveView maps, and dive readiness tools, become essential for exploring deeper waters. Simultaneously, our eco-friendly initiative shines with the Descent G1 Solar – Ocean Edition. Crafted from recycled ocean-bound plastics, it transforms materials once at risk into essential components for a sustainable dive experience.”
For more information, visit Garmin.