Technological advancements are progressing day by day and brands like Garmin are playing an important role in it. Just recently, Garmin announced the Descent G1 Solar smartwatch.
This is not just a regular smartwatch, instead, it is a watch-style dive computer that has all the top-notch features for divers or any adventurer in general.
This smartwatch comes with groundbreaking dive technology, options to track your health and wellness 24/7, all the smartwatch features, and to top it all off, it also has a solar charging option.
The Descent G1 Solar comes with a modern and tough design that can easily stand any test from mother nature. It has a 45mm watch case that houses an easy-to-read, high contrast display.
The new G1 series brings both form and function into the dive lineup offered by Garmin. This smartwatch can work perfectly under and above the water as it is water rated to 10ATM(100 meters) and it is also tested to EN133319 engineering standard for dive compliance. To make the watch more rugged, it comes with leakproof inductive buttons and a sapphire lens.
The Descent G1 Solar is available in two stunning colors: Balck and Hurricane Blue. On the other hand, the Descent G1 is available in Slate Gray and Powder Gray color options. To make it more wearable outside adventure, the watch is also compatible with Garmin QuickFit bands.
If we talk about the battery life of this watch-style dive computer, the Descent G1 can give you 25 hours of battery life in dive mode. The watch can easily last for 3 weeks if you use it in smartwatch mode. On top of that, the Solar model can give you 4 months of battery life in smartwatch mode.
It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or an advanced diver, the Descent G1 series has features for everyone. The device supports multiple dive modes for single and multiple gas dives gauge, apnea, apnea hunt, and closed-circuit rebreather.
The dive modes include air, nitrox, trimix, and 100% O2. Then there is also a 3-axis digital compass. The watch also sends vibration depth alerts. With Descent G1, users can access depth, dive time, temperature, NDL/TTS, ascent/descent rates, gas mix, PO2, N2 loading, decompression/safety stop information, and time. All of these features can be customized according to the needs of the user. The Garmin Dive app allows users to get analytics related to their dives so that they can easily compare them later.
Users will also get all the normal smartwatch features on this watch like sleep monitoring, indoor and outdoor sports modes for swimming, hiking, running, cycling, golf, yoga, and surfing. There is also an integrated Surfline Widget on the watch which will give a visual representation of tide information, wave height, wind, and surf quality rating to the users.
Then there are other smart features including Garmin Pay which will allow users to make digital payments easily. Along with that, the smartwatch will give notifications for calls, texts, social media updates, etc. The Garmin Descent G1 is compatible with both Android and iOS.
There are also some great safety features that come with this watch like the ability to pair it with an inReach Mini 2 satellite to send and receive messages and trigger SOS in an emergency. Some of the other features of the watch include the ability to add custom watch faces, downloading data fields, apps, widgets, inReach compatibility, and incident detection.
Pricing and Availability
The Garmin Descent G1 is priced at USD 549.99 and the Descent G1 Solar is priced at USD 649.99. Both of the smartwatches are now available online.