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Garmin announces its next generation ecosystem for divers, featuring Descent Mk2 series

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Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the world’s leading marine electronics manufacturer, announced the Descent® Mk2, Descent Mk2i dive computers and Descent T1 transmitter, its next-generation suite of dive products packed with features for both underwater and on the surface. The Descent Mk2i watch-style dive computer pairs with the Descent T1 transmitter via Garmin SubWave™ to deliver tank pressure data to the diver1. SubWave is a revolutionary new sonar-based communication system that provides increased range and reliability over traditional air integration systems. In addition to a larger display, leakproof inductive button technology, customizable in-dive data fields and more, the Descent Mk2 and Descent Mk2i feature Garmin’s most sought-after everyday smartwatch features making it one of the most sophisticated and connected watch-style dive computers on the market today.

Garmin Descent Mk2

The Descent Mk2i dive computer can simultaneously monitor tank pressure from up to five paired Descent T1 transmitters (each sold separately) via the SubWave sonar data network, so that divers can view tank pressure, air time remaining, gas consumption rate and monitor other divers or additional tanks within a 10 meter range making the Descent Mk2i and Descent T1 an ideal solution for instructors.

The Descent Mk2 Series support multiple dive modes for single and multiple gas dives (including nitrox, trimix and 100% O2), gauge, apnea, apnea hunt and closed circuit rebreather. The watches feature an underwater 3-axis compass and displays depth, dive time, temperature, NDL/TTS, ascent/descent rates, gas mix, PO2, N2 loading, decompression/safety stop information, time-of-day, and more. This data is all viewed on a crisp 1.4-inch sunlight readable color display, which is 36 percent larger than the Descent Mk1.

On land, the Descent Mk2 and Mk2i double as a premium multisport GPS smartwatch with multi-GNSS support and wrist-based heart rate monitoring2 plus multiple sports profiles including golf, with full-color mapping for over 41,000 courses worldwide. Other smartwatch features include notifications for calls, texts and calendar alerts and more3 right on the wrist, Garmin Pay™ for contactless payments4, music storage with compatible service support5 and a Pulse Oximeter6 for blood oxygen monitoring.

The Descent Mk2 and Descent Mk2i boast a battery life of up to 16 days in smartwatch mode and up to 80 hours in dive mode. The Descent Mk2i has a battery life of up to 32 hours when paired with a Descent T1. The T1 transmitter is depth rated to 11 ATM10 and has a battery life of up to 110 hours of diving with a user-replaceable CR123 battery.