Garmin smartwatches for Diving

Garmin smartwatches for diving come with a special water resistance rating of 100 ATMs. These watches can handle a depth pressure under 100 m of water level. We look at the Garmin smartwatches that have been rated safe for use in diving sports.

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  1. Descent G1
  2. Descent G1 Solar
  3. Descent MK2S
  4. Descent MK2
  5. Descent MK2i

Descent G1

Descent G1 is the basic edition of the Descent series Garmin watches. The watch has a DIVE rating and can be worn under 100 m water level. You can use this watch while scuba diving. As a watch made for divers, the Descent G1 watch allows you to take advantage of the following features in diving:

  • The watch battery supports up to 25 hours in dive mode.
  • The Garmin Dive app is available for storing dive results. You can store up to 200 dives data in the Garmin Dive app.
  • Garmin Dive can be used for performance monitoring and stats.
  • Descent G1 series retails for $549.99.

Descent G1 Solar

Descent G1 Solar comes with solar charging. It supports diving as it has a water rating of 100 ATM. The watch is a certified DIVE-rated watch.

  • Descent G1 Solar has a Garmin Dive app that can track your diving activities.
  • Compared to the Descent G1 Standard edition, the Descent G1 Solar variant has a Power Sapphire watch glass to support solar charging.
  • The watch can be worn while scuba diving up to 100 meters below surface level.
  • It uses the Bühlmann ZHL-16c decompression model for diving.
  • It comes with an in-built dive planner.
  • The watch battery can last for 25 hours in dive mode.
  • The dive entry and exit locations are automatically stored by the watch.
  • There is an automatic start and end dive setting on the watch.
  • The Descent G1 Solar watch comes at a list price of $649.99.

Descent MK2S

The Descent Mk2S smartwatch is a dive-rated watch. We list the main points about the Descent MK2S below:

  • Descent MK2S has a water rating of 100 ATM.
  • It can work at depths of 100 m below water. This makes it suitable for scuba diving or diving sports activities.
  • Descent MK2S is a premium watch with the watch glass made of sapphire. Sapphire is one of the hardest natural materials available.
  • The watch has a physical size of 43 mm and a display size of 30 mm.
  • Descent MK2S battery can last for up to 30 hours in dive mode.
  • Garmin Dive app is available to store dive data on the watch. This helps in performance monitoring at a later time.
  • It supports the Bühlmann ZHL-16c decompression model.
  • The watch has an automatic ascent and descent rate indicator.
  • Surface entry and exit points for diving are automatically stored and shared with the Garmin Dive app.
  • The watch can automatically detect the start and end of the dive.
  • The Descent MK2S comes for $999.99.

Descent MK2

The Descent MK2 series smartwatch is a wide watch with DIVE rating. We look at some of the most common features of the Descent MK2 smartwatch below.

  • Descent MK2 has a DIVE rating and a water rating of 100 ATM. This makes it fit to take depth pressure at 100 m below the surface level of the water.
  • It has a size of 52 mm and a display size of 36 mm
  • The watch glass is made of premium sapphire crystal glass. The sapphire glass provides better scratch resistance to the watch screen.
  • The battery of the watch can last for up to 80 hours in dive mode.
  • Garmin Dive app is used to record dive data and helps in tracking stats and evaluating performance.
  • There is an automatic dive start and end setting on the watch.
  • It uses the Bühlmann ZHL-16c watch decompression model.
  • There is an automatic ascent and descent rate indicator on the watch.
  • An in-built dive planner helps in working out all the intricate details of your diving session and activity.
  • The watch has a backlight feature.
  • The surface entry and exit points and locations are recorded for diving. These are shared with the Garmin Dive app for analysis.
  • Descent MK2 can operate up to 100 m below water surface level.
  • The watch is available at a list price of $1299.99.

Descent MK2i

The Descent MK2I is the most advanced Descent series watch with DIVE rating. We look at some of the most common features of the Descent MK2I smartwatch for diving.

  • Descent MK2I has a water rating of 100 ATM and it is suitable for diving.
  • It is a broad watch with a watch size of 52 mm and a display size of 36 mm.
  • The watch has a display made of sapphire. Sapphire crystal is one of the hardest naturally occurring minerals. This makes the display scratch-proof.
  • The Descent MK2i has a battery life of up to 80 hours in the DIVE mode.
  • It supports the Garmin Dive app.
  • The watch stores the dive entry and exit locations and shares these with the Garmin Dive app.
  • It uses the Bühlmann ZHL-16c decompression model.
  • The watch can calculate dive start and end automatically.
  • There is an automatic dive ascent and descent rate monitor.
  • The watch has automatic alarms and alerts based on ascent rate, PO2, CNS/OTU, NDL, deco, gas switching, tank pressure, gas consumption rate. You could configure up to 40 alarms for each dive.
  • The Descent MK2i comes with an in-built dive planner that can help you in planning details of the diving activity.
  • The Descent MK2i is available for the price of $1499.99.

Summary

The Garmin Descent series watches are made with a DIVE rating. Each of the five models of the Descent series is compatible with diving or scuba diving. The Garmin Dive app offers useful insights about the diving activity and your stats during the activity. The Descent series watches are available between $549.99 to $1499.99.