Garmin is now in the dive computer game with its recent release of the Descent Mk1 Dive Computer. This sleek, watch-style dive computer is loaded with features, including a 1.2-inch color display, surface GPS navigation with rich color mapping, multiple dive modes, 3-axis compass, heart rate monitoring and dive-log uploading. We talked to the experts on Garmin to get a first look at the new Descent Mk1 Dive Computer. Check it out below.
The computer comes in two styles: stainless-steel with a silicone watch band ($999.99) or premium version with a titanium band ($1,499.99).
This computer also features an Apnea mode for freedivers and an Apnea Hunt mode for spearfishers, which silences audible alarms while in effect.
It also uses the Bühlmann ZHL-16c algorithm with three pre-set conservatism setting.
“No matter what kind of diver you are, the Descent Mk1 is the intuitive dive computer you won’t want to take off. And with features built for in and out of the water, packed into a watch form factor, you don’t have to,” says Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales, in a relase. “The Descent Mk1 was built by divers, for divers and we are so excited that our passion for engineering purpose-built devices, now supports the passion of underwater explorers.”
For more information, visit Garmin's website.