Garmin has unveiled its latest aviator smartwatch, the D2 Mach 1 Pro, which features a large AMOLED touchscreen display, up to 25 days of battery life and an LED flashlight. It sports classic pilot watch styling and with extensive aviation, health, fitness and smartwatch features.
"This year marks 10 years of the D2 series, a smartwatch line that pilots have relied on to combine aviation tools with the latest smartwatch technology. The D2 Mach 1 Pro provides an extensive set of advanced capabilities that pilots use every day, all while touting battery life that can withstand even the long-haul commercial pilot trips. Features like the LED flashlight and large AMOLED display, combined with the high-end materials, make this the most premium-built D2 smartwatch yet," says vice president of aviation sales and marketing Carl Wolf.
The D2 Mach 1 Pro includes all the pre-flight, in-flight and post-flight features pilots have come to know from the D2 series, including a worldwide aeronautical database, HSI, direct-to and moving map, all available without a phone connection. Pilots can stay informed with easy access to NEXRAD3, METARs, TAFs and MOS4 weather reports, alongside custom weather alerts as well as non-weather alerts like time, distance, altitude and a fuel timer. They can utilise the wrist-based Pulse Ox sensor to monitor blood oxygen levels and barometric altimeter for altitude alerts. And in case of an engine-related issue, the D2 Mach 1 Pro can show the best glide speed, estimated glide distance and glide time, along with a bearing pointer to the nearest airport and a list of alternate airports.
The watch automatically starts tracking flights on take off, then automatically transfers the date, duration, total flight time and route to the user's flyGarmin.com logbook. Pilots can connect with the Garmin Pilot app to seamlessly transfer flight plans to the watch and view the list of waypoints included in their route. Additionally, for pilots operating a PlaneSync-equipped aircraft, the D2 Mach 1 Pro can be used to access the aircraft dashboard to view status information including fuel, electrical, database and location information while away from the aircraft.