Garmin Descent MK3 and G1 Ocean Version
Garmin has introduced a handful of diver's watches, the Descent G1 Photo voltaic – Ocean Version and a number of watches within the high-end Descent Mk3 household.
The Descent G1 Ocean Version is the only of the bunch, as a brand new possibility in an present sequence that encompasses a casing made out of "fiber-reinforced ocean-bound plastic."
It prices the identical quantity as the usual Descent G1 Photo voltaic within the US, $650, and is rated for dive depths of as much as 100M.
Apple says the Watch Ultra 2 shouldn't be used for dives deeper than 40m, identical to the unique Watch Ultra.
These prepared to spend extra ought to test our the brand new Garmin Descent Mk3 household, which begins at $1200.
All Descent Mk3 watches are rated for dive depths of as much as 200m, however there are slight variations in design between them. And huge worth disparities.
The usual Garmin Descent Mk3 is a 43mm diameter watch with a stainless-steel bezel, which is normal stuff for a Garmin watch.
(*2*)Garmin Descent Mk3 vs Mk3i
While you improve to the Descent Mk3i you will have the choice of 43mm or 51mm sizes, and the bezel and decrease plate of the watch housing are made utilizing titanium fairly than chrome steel.
There are some particular coatings on supply too, Bronze PVD and DLC, which stands for diamond-like coating. PVD stands for bodily vapour deposition.
These are scratch-resistant prime layers meant to maintain your Descent Mk3i wanting pristine for longer. Of the 2, DLC is usually regarded to be a bit more durable, however the bronze fashion of the PVD variations is much extra putting.
The Garmin Descent Mk3i fashions are additionally obtainable with Garmin's new T2 Transceiver.
This may let divers in a bunch ship preset messages to one another, and ship out requires help, though each of those options are listed as "coming quickly" on the time of launch. It additionally lets divers see the oxygen ranges and depth of different members within the group.
Garmin makes watches for many fairly distinct use instances, from golf to truck driving, with the Dezl sequence, however the Descent has a few of the most clearly specialised options. They want a depth gauge, for starters. Garmin's normal sport-tracking components are right here too, although.
The Garmin Descent G1 Ocean Version is listed as obtainable inside "2-3 weeks" for $650. Garmin's 51mm Mk3i can be obtainable inside 2-3 weeks, from $1600.
There are longer lead occasions of 8-12 weeks for the usual Descent Mk3 and the 43mm variations of the Descent Mk3i in line with Garmin's web site.