Garmin: Instinct

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Today Garmin released their latest watch: Instinct.
I had pictures and the name since last week, however i could not verify if it was a new watch or an old “engineering sample”. I couldn’t find anything on the internet and based on the pictures it looked like an old watch so i didn’t use the information.

The press release:

Meet the Garmin® Instinct®: a GPS watch built tough for the outdoors

Thursday, October 11, 2018 6:00 am CDT
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“We are thrilled to add Instinct to our adventure watch lineup, an approachable smartwatch that is rugged and reliable”

OLATHE, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced Instinct, a strong and durable GPS watch with built-in 3-axis compass and barometric altimeter plus multiple global navigation satellite systems (GPS, GLONASS and Galileo) support and wrist-based heart rate. In addition to key GPS data, ABC and heart rate sensors, Instinct includes built-in sports apps, smart connectivity and wellness data.

“We are thrilled to add Instinct to our adventure watch lineup, an approachable smartwatch that is rugged and reliable,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “Instinct is perfect for those who spend their time outdoors and demand a device built tough to stand up in the elements.”

The Instinct is a reliable tool built to endure challenging environments. The Instinct is constructed to military standards (MIL-STD-810G) for thermal, shock and water resistance (rated to 100 meters) with a fiber reinforced polymer case. It’s built with a chemically strengthed and scratch-resistant display that’s easy-to-read, especially in direct sunlight. Plus, the fully vented silicone bands include two independent, removable keeper loops to ensure a secure fit.

While in the field, feel confident exploring off the beaten path thanks to the Instinct, which features multiple GNSS satellite networks to help track a users location in more challenging environments than with just GPS alone. Before venturing out, use the Garmin Explore™ app to plan the trip in advance and when it’s time to head back to camp, the TracBack® feature on the watch can navigate the same route back to the original starting point.

With built-in wrist based heart rate, users can monitor daily activity, stress, sleep and other wellness data1. Whether camping, on a training run or going through day-to-day activities, Instinct keeps track of heart rate, steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned and more. Hiking, running, biking, swimming, kayaking and skiing are just a few of the activities supported on the device. Through heart rate variability, the Instinct can track stress levels, allowing the user to be more aware of when physical or emotional sources may cause stress levels to rise.

When paired with a compatible smartphone, Instinct users can leave their phone packed away and protected while they receive smart notifications like texts, emails and other alerts right on the wrist. Instinct is compatible with Garmin Connect™, an online fitness community where users can track workouts, sleep patterns such as how much time spent in light, deep and REM cycles, and even compete in virtual fitness challenges. The Instinct will also be compatible with other Garmin devices including inReach Mini, VIRB action cameras and dog tracking devices. Send and receive inReach Mini satellite communication messages2, declare an SOS, control the VIRB start and stop function and get dog status updates and alerts for viewing at a glance on the watch.

Instinct features a battery life of up to 14 days in smartwatch mode, up to 16 hours in GPS mode, and up to 40 hours in UltraTrac™ battery saver mode. It is available in Graphite, Tundra and Flame Red for a suggested retail price of $299.99.

Instinct is the latest solution from Garmin’s expanding outdoor segment, which focuses on developing technologies and innovations to enhance users’ outdoor experiences. Whether hiking, hunting, trail running, mountain biking, golfing, diving or using satellite communication, Garmin outdoor devices are essential tools for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels. For more information about Garmin’s other outdoor products and services, go to garmin.com/outdoorsgarmin.blogs.com and twitter.com/garmin.

For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at garmin.com/newsroom, contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200, or follow us at facebook.com/garmintwitter.com/garmin, or youtube.com/garmin.

1 See Garmin.com/ataccuracy

2 Active satellite subscription required

 

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Polar Vantage V & Vantage M

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Vantage V (click for larger view (1500×600))
Official Polar News:

Introducing the new Polar Vantage series – the next-generation multisport watches

September 13, 2018
The rumors are true: They are here!

We introduce to you: the new Polar Vantage series, the pro-level multisport watches designed to help ambitious, goal-oriented athletes reach their full potential.

Building on Polar legacy, these advanced multisport watches go way beyond the earlier Polar products and are unique in their accuracy, design and technology.

No matter what your sport is, the new Polar Vantage products will guide you on your way and provide the most accurate data so that you can focus on what’s important: the sport itself.

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INFO below is from before official Polar release


Rumours become facts -> No updates will be made until after the official release. at that moment i will add the Polar release data and continue to work on getting info on future products. (just before release all the information is already spread on many sites)
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Update: 12 September: “password” on the polar site released: BLOODSWEATANDDATA, shows a video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xC3r9hzGW-Q and a confirms Thursday 12:00 (CET)
Update:
12 September – Nothing special, tiny views of watch appearing on various photos (not added), all of course the same as the renders.
Update
: 10 September Polar Live Stream from Berlin Thursday at 11:25CET (13 Sept).
Update: 10 September – Polar has send out a mail we still have to wait a few days for double excitement. Nothing we already knew.

Update: 10 September – Polar site now shows 2nd teaser to everyone (https://d3bxcklrjdjbsc.cloudfront.net/polar/mp4/vantage-teaser-2-xyz123GloB4l.mp4). More teasing on twitter/facebook etc with the “Polar” athletes.
Update: 9 Sept. 2018 – Reshuffle of old post and added the high-res Vantage pictures and a few extra specs.

At the moment teasing and promotion of the new Polar Vantage series is being held.
Latest rumours are closed presentations begin next week (Oct 10), official release Thursday 13 sept 2018, 12:00 (see update above Polar Live Stream from Berlin Thursday at 11:25)
This “new” post is a reformatted old one where new information will be added.
Current we see sporter’s line Maurice Clavel, Molly Huddle, Sebastian Kienle and Patrik Nilsson appear in short promo’s all with the hashtag

Global Triathlon Network shot a video on the new Vantage in Oulu, Finland and visited the Polar Factory. The visit to the Polar Factory is online the one on the Vantage not yet.

(if Polar would invite me i would be happy to shoot  a video while in Finland)

Personal i would love to see a watch which has the features of a real sports watch and collects real and correct data. One of Polar’s quotes is “Data you can count on. Get truly accurate insights into your training, sleep and activity.
Time will tell

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https://www.polar.com/en/vantage – or – http://www.polarvantage.com/

Vantage V

The Polar Vantage V, the premium polar GPS Multisport Watch integrates cutting-edge technology, a design of first quality and the polar flow Integral ecosystem for all those who pursue maximize your performance optimizing your training.

specifications

Based on watch and Amazon info

  • Polar Precision Prime
  • Water resistance 30m (WR30M)
  • Up to 40 hours of registration time with maximum precision, optical HRM and GPS enabled.
  • First watch able to measure running power from the wrist
  • Polar claims it’s “the most accurate wrist heart rate recording system on the market” with both red and green LEDs (9*)+ 4 electrodes
  • Price €499,-
  • Black, White and Orange  (Orange limited)
  • Training Load & Recovery Pro
  • Weight: 81.6g / 99.8g  (Garmin Fenix 5 plus = 86 g, Suunto Baro 9 = 81g)
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Screenshot of Teaser 2

Vantage teasers.

https://d3bxcklrjdjbsc.cloudfront.net/polar/mp4/vantage-teaser-1.mp4  – live, 1st teaser
https://d3bxcklrjdjbsc.cloudfront.net/polar/mp4/vantage-teaser-2.mp4 – taken offline, replace by:
https://d3bxcklrjdjbsc.cloudfront.net/polar/mp4/vantage-teaser-2-xyz123GloB4l.mp4

 

Vantage V types and ordering info

90069634 – Polar Vantage V – Black HR  – €549,95
90069668 – Polar Vantage V – Black – €499,95
90070736 – Polar Vantage V – White €499,95
90070738 – Polar Vantage V – Orange exclusive – €499,95

 

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The Vantage V of Sebastian Kienle? (size looks similar to known specification 125 x 95 x 85 mm, 472gr)

 

Vantage M

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Polar Vantage M (click for larger view (1500×600))

Vantage M types and ordering info

90069736 – Polar Vantage M – Black M/L – €279,95
90069740 – Polar Vantage M – Black S/M – €279,95
90069738 – Polar Vantage M – White M/L – €279,95
90069744 – Polar Vantage M – White S/M – €279,95

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Render vs Real

Demo day

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In the Netherlands there is a demoday on oktober 3 on which a limited amount of Vantage watches are for sale (no model mentioned)

Text:
Introduction day 3 October 2018
The introduction day of the Polar Vantage is in sight. Wednesday, October 3, 2018 the watch is available at xxx Polar delivers a limited number of models, so make your reservation now!
Polar Vantage introduction day
Registration form Polar Vantage introduction day on Wednesday 3 October 2018.

E-mail address *
First Name
Last name *
Number of persons *
Time of day *
– 10 am
– 11 am
– 13.00
– 14.00 hours
– 15.00
– 16.00 hours
Reservation Vantage sports watch
Polar delivers a limited number of watches. Are you planning to purchase a watch? Then we advise to reserve one now.
Reservation of sports watch *
– Yes, I would like to book a Vantage sports watch
– No reservation

Polar’s Flagship “Vantage V” on the horizon?

Polar Vantage V Front and Back
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Post frozen, new information added in new post:

Polar Vantage V & Vantage M

 

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Left: Vantage V – Right: Vantage M

It seems finally Polar has finished their premium GPS Multisport Watch: the Vantage V.

I have seen quite a few rumours about this one but no specs or pictures (when this post was first published) so lets start with the ones i like best (specs from Amazon):

  • Up to 40 hours of registration time with maximum precision, optical HRM and GPS enabled.
  • First watch able to measure running power from the wrist!
  • Polar claims it’s “the most accurate wrist heart rate recording system on the market” with both red and green LEDs (9*)+ 4El (electrodes )!
  • Price €499,-
  • Black, White and Orange  (Orange Only? shipping date mid November, 2018?)
  • Training Load & Recovery Pro
  • Weight: 81.6g (Garmin Fenix 5 plus = 86 g, Suunto Baro 9 = 81g)(99.8? with HR)

Product Description

The Polar Vantage V, the premium polar GPS Multisport Watch integrates cutting-edge technology, a design of first quality and the polar flow Integral ecosystem for all those who pursue maximize your performance optimizing your training.

 

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Polar Vantage V proto “lookalike” box  (125 x 95 x 85 mm, 475gr)

Vantage M & Vantage V types and ordering info

90069634 – Polar Vantage V – Black HR  – €549,95
90069668 – Polar Vantage V – Black – €499,95
90070736 – Polar Vantage V – White €499,95
90070738 – Polar Vantage V – Orange exclusive – €499,95

90069736 – Polar Vantage M – Black M/L – €279,95
90069740 – Polar Vantage M – Black S/M – €279,95
90069738 – Polar Vantage M – White M/L – €279,95
90069744 – Polar Vantage M – White S/M – €279,95

Vantage M

A question why i didn’t include the Vantage M?
Basic because i have little interest and “limited” info on this watch.
Added the little info i have
Price should be: Polar VANTAGE M. € 279,99
I combined the two available pictures: Westernbikeworks and ducane

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Polar Vantage M

 


Update: clarification: 4El stands for 4 electrodes (elektrodi), box size
Update2: (Aug 17, 2018) Date changed from date (on sale November 15, 2018) to “Available in presale“? (Orange) All European Amazon sites have the Vantage V added to their inventory. The orange remains (personal preorder) the only one which stays in the basket.
Update3: (Aug 24, 2018) Added Front and Back picture (comment from Pierre below, thanks!)
Update4: (Aug 27, 2018) Sales date of my Orange pre-order changed back to “on sale November 15” (in pictures you can find sept 29 for the Vantage M)
Update5: (Aug 28, 2018) In the Netherlands there is a demoday on oktober 3 on which a limited amount of Vantage watches are for sale (no model mentioned)
Update6: (sept 3) Added final types and pricing (europe), No major update. (new one: closed presentation begin next week, official Thursday 13 sept 2018, 12:00)
Update6: (sept 5 ) DNS changed, Polarvantage.com now points to the Polar.com site with Vantage teasers. https://d3bxcklrjdjbsc.cloudfront.net/polar/mp4/vantage-teaser-1.mp4 & https://d3bxcklrjdjbsc.cloudfront.net/polar/mp4/vantage-teaser-2.mp4

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Text:
Introduction day 3 October 2018
The introduction day of the Polar Vantage is in sight. Wednesday, October 3, 2018 the watch is available at xxx Polar delivers a limited number of models, so make your reservation now!
Polar Vantage introduction day
Registration form Polar Vantage introduction day on Wednesday 3 October 2018.

E-mail address *
First Name
Last name *
Number of persons *
Time of day *
– 10 am
– 11 am
– 13.00
– 14.00 hours
– 15.00
– 16.00 hours
Reservation Vantage sports watch
Polar delivers a limited number of watches. Are you planning to purchase a watch? Then we advise to reserve one now.
Reservation of sports watch *
– Yes, I would like to book a Vantage sports watch
– No reservation

 

 

Complete Series of Fenix 5 Plus pictures.

A new week starts with the release of the Fenix 5 plus watches.

All specifications, photos and manuals are released.
No less than 15 different models of the Fenix 5 plus series are launched.
(3x Fenix 5X plus, 5x Fenix 5 plus and 7x Fenix 5S plus.)
If not listed on the Garmin site please wait a moment for the sites to update during the day.
I’m not relisting all data just the photo’s as that’s the easiest part.
(if the sites aren’t updated yet i will answer the questions until they are (if i find the time))

Garmin Fenix 5S plus
Garmin Fenix 5 plus
Garmin Fenix 5X plus

 

Fenix 5X Plus

NEW sensor (Pulse Ox sensor) clearly seen on the rearview

Fenix 5 Plus

Fenix 5S Plus

Just some Fenix 5 Plus pictures

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It seems all specs and a lot of pictures have been available for a while. I was waiting for someone to publish the complete set of the Fenix 5 plus series (front / left / right / back). However for some reason nobody has has done so. It could be they are afraid of the “invisible” watermarks which could be used to track down the leaks.

I always like a nice overview of the watches next to each other so i created one from the pictures. Feel free to use it. I will not publish all of them just this front view so you can compare. Above are the Fenix 5s plus, Fenix 5 plus and Fenix 5X plus. The major changes are inside, invisible for the normal user.

No time to show all specifications all i can say the info out there is right. (CIQ3.0/Maps/Music/Size/Pricing/Availability)

 

Below are the first two official released pictures Garmin published on their own site to promote payments. Again two of the three new Fenix 5 plus variants.

 

Possible source of above pictures http://www.activejr.com (sorry, can’t verify)

Garmin Forerunner 645 Music

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The “old” renders of the FR645 Music (the last one “Cerise” is listed on the Garmin site)

Black Friday has passed, Cyber Monday has passed and many couldn’t resist and bought the old FR235 or FR735XT. Stocks are now low so Garmin announced the Forerunner 645 Music (449.99 USD). (use your fantasy for the FR245 version.)

Going through the specifications it seems that “all” basic sports are included,  Running, Cycling and Pool Swimming. However it comes with limited Multisport and little less “extra’s” (No Golf, FTP etc) compared to the Forerunner 935 / Fenix 5s. With music playback now added i see Garmin didn’t include one of their items being tested. Perhaps they keep that for the next update of the Forerunner 935, after all the more expensive models must have some extra’s. For the same reason power meter support  and sports like open water swimming are not included.

edit: the listed delivery time was 5-8 weeks.

(All information from Garmin)

GPS Running Watch with Music and Contactless Payments

  • Easily download up to 800 songs to your watch, and connect with Bluetooth® headphones (sold separately) for phone-free listening
  • Syncs music from select streaming services for offline listening¹
  • Garmin Pay™ contactless payment solution² lets you make convenient payments with your watch, so you can leave your cash and cards at home
  • Provides advanced running dynamics³, including ground contact time balance, stride length, vertical ratio and more
  • Uses wrist-based heart rate4 to offer performance monitoring features, including evaluating your current training status
  • Battery life5: up to 7 days in smartwatch mode; 5 hours in GPS mode with music

 

Running is more than just exercise — it’s a performance. And Forerunner 645 Music has the tools to help you put on an outstanding show every time you lace up your shoes. It features on-device music storage — so you can run with your favorite tunes — and contactless payments that let you buy what you need without missing a beat. With all those features plus advanced running dynamics and performance monitoring tools, this GPS running watch is the instrument you need to refine the performance.

Music

With up to 800 songs worth of music storage built right into your watch, we’re putting the “beat” in your daily mission to beat yesterday. It’s easy to transfer music from your computer and then queue up your favorite playlist for easy listening through Bluetooth headphones. You can even sync your carefully crafted playlists from select music streaming services¹ to your watch for more ad-free listening. Now you really can leave your phone behind when you head out for a run, because the music that helps keep you moving is right there on your wrist.

 

Paying Made Easy

Always on the run? Feel free to leave your phone and wallet behind. Forerunner 645 Music features Garmin Pay contactless payment solution² which lets you pay for purchases with your watch. Use it just about anywhere you can tap your card to pay. A bottle of water here, a bite to eat there — just pay, and keep on moving.

Tune up Your Training

We’re making it easier to get the data you need to improve your form. Let Forerunner 645 Music measure crucial running metrics³ that you can use to analyze your performance. Biomechanical measurements, such as cadencestride lengthground contact time and balancevertical oscillation and vertical ratio, are the key to understanding your form so you can bring your best on race day. These metrics are available with the addition of a compatible heart rate strap³ or the compact Running Dynamics Pod, which clips right onto your waistband. Also, take advantage of feature sets to help with cycling and even swim training. In the pool Forerunner 645 Music will track your distance, pace, stroke count and more.

Monitor Your Performance

Just how effective is your current training plan? Forerunner 645 Music will help you monitor your training and recovery so you can better prepare for a race or training cycle. Training status is a performance monitoring tool that automatically evaluates your recent exercise history and performance indicators to let you know if you’re training productively, peaking or overreaching. The anaerobic training effect metric opens a window of insight to a critical dimension of training, telling you how your training is improving your ability to push the limits. You can even view your overall training load, which measures your exercise volume from the last 7 days and compares it to the optimal range for your fitness and recent training history.

 

More Ways to Customize

Check out the Connect IQ™ store, where you can add personality to Forerunner 645 Music by downloading apps, widgets, watch faces and more. It’s easy and — even better — it’s free. New apps are added every day, so you can keep tabs on when your Uber is arriving, turn on your lights at home with the SmartThings app, and even use the AccuWeather MinuteCast app to find out when the rain will start. With the Face It™ watch face app, choose any image from your photo library, make some tweaks, and set it as your watch’s face.

Stay Connected on the Run

Forerunner 645 Music makes it easy to run without leaving important smart features behind. Once paired with your compatible smartphone, you’ll be able to receive and even respond7 to text messages and see social media updates, emails and more right on your wrist. Find your phone, access music controls, and let friends LiveTrack your runs.

Share and Compete

Syncing your activities to Garmin Connect is for more than just storing your data. Garmin Connect is a thriving online community where people on the go can connect and compete by joining challenges, encourage each other’s successes and even share their triumphs via social media. Garmin Connect is free and available on the web or on your smartphone with the Garmin Connect™ Mobile app.

Train Your Way

Your routine is anything but routine. Forerunner 645 Music lets you change things up with ease, thanks to built-in activity profiles for running (indoor/outdoor), cycling (indoor/outdoor), swimming (pool), elliptical, paddle sports, strength training and many more. Create your own custom workouts, and download for free from our Garmin Connect online fitness community. Then review your past efforts on the app, or share them with family and friends for added motivation.

Love the Look

Feel free to take this watch outside in all kinds of weather. Not only is it safe for swimming and showering, its Garmin Chroma Display™ is easy to read — even in direct sunlight — and housed under extra-durable Corning® Gorilla® Glass. When you want to change it up, swapping bands is fast and doesn’t require tools. The perfect everyday companion, this lightweight watch is rated to 5 ATM (50 meters) to be safe for swimming and showering. And with up to 7 days of battery life in smartwatch mode and 5 hours in GPS mode with music playback, Forerunner 645 Music is the running partner that can keep up with you.

iHeartRadio: All Your Favorite Music. All our Favorite Stations

iHeartRadio has unlimited music and thousands of radio stations all in one app. Sign up for a free trial of iHeartRadio All Access today to take your favorite radio stations, music, news, podcasts, sports, talk and comedy shows offline while you run. Get your 30-day trial here.

Experience Wireless Audio

Method Wireless by Skullcandy is an ultra stable, sweat resistance sports earbud with 9 hours of battery life. Pair it with your Forerunner 645 Music and experience wireless audio with a bud that stays put, regardless of activity. Take advantage of a 50% discount when you purchase a Forerunner 645 Music.

 

General

Lens Material Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
Bezel Material stainless steel
Quick Release Bands yes (20 mm, Industry standard)
Strap material silicone
Physical size 42.5 x 42.5 x 13.5 mm
Weight 42.2 g
Water rating 5 ATM
Display type sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
Display size 1.2″ (30.4 mm) diameter
Display resolution 240 x 240 pixels
Color display
Battery life Smartwatch Mode: Up to 7 days
GPS mode with music: Up to 5 hours
Memory/History 200 hours of activity data

Links below did work, however the product is taken offline (nov 28, 2017) so it is possible it will not show until release.

Compare the FR645 Music, FR735XT and FR935 (Link to Garmin)

Compare the FR235, FR630 and FR645 Music (Link to Garmin)

 

(it seems most sites have picked up the news, Looking at the timeframe i see the earliest person mentioning the news was done by Traxzero on GPSrunours  )

Finally: The Garmin Descent Dive watch

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Yes, finally after appearing more than a year ago, Garmin released their first dive watch based on the Fenix.
This again shows it’s no secret to know which products are coming or even spot them in the wild, but the timeframe of announcement is much more difficult. Even functions and features tested and working on prototypes can be turned off and hold back for future versions.

The post from last year: Descent, Garmin’s next Fenix4 model?

Descent_Mk1

More information (Garmin): Garmin Descent Mk1

Press release

Garmin® debuts its first dive computer, the Descent Mk1, featuring surface GPS in a sleek, everyday wearable design

 

 Tuesday, October 31, 2017 6:00 am CDT
“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.”

OLATHE, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the Descent™ Mk1, a dive computer housed in a watch-style design offering surface GPS navigation with rich color mapping. Designed for recreational, technical and free divers, the Descent Mk1 allows divers to plan their underwater adventure right on the watch and use GPS waypoints to automatically mark dive entry and exit points. The Descent Mk1 also offers multiple dive modes, 3-axis compass, in-dive data, as well as multi-sport functions like wrist-based heart rate, activity profiles and automatic dive log uploads via the Garmin Connect Mobile app to Garmin’s online dive community. The Descent Mk1 is being launched in conjunction with DEMA in Orlando, Florida, Nov. 1-4, booth #2234.

“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,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “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.”

The Descent Mk1 includes an Apnea mode for recreational and competitive free divers, and Apnea Hunt mode for spear fishers. When the diver submerges, the device will automatically start the dive, and when the diver surfaces from the water, it will automatically stop the dive. The Descent Mk1 supports up to six gases including air, nitrox and trimix. While enjoying their dive under the water, useful information such as depth, dive time, temperature, NDL/TTS, ascent/descent rates, gas mix, PO2, N2 loading, decompression/safety stop information, time-of-day, and more can be viewed on a crisp 1.2-inch color display. The diver can switch to the dive compass and additional data pages with the push of a button, or with a quick double tap on the screen.

The dive computer utilizes the Bühlmann ZHL-16c algorithm with configurable conservatism settings. Choose from three pre-set conservatism settings, or enter custom Gradient Factors. Selectable tone and vibration alerts help keep divers informed throughout their dive. When worn over a divers bare wrist, the Garmin Elevate™ wrist-based heart rate technology1 will monitor pulse and track exertion levels. The Descent Mk1 will automatically upload dive logs to Garmin Connect™ for post-dive analysis. Divers can name their dive, and go back in app to review dive data such as type of dive, temperature, entry and exit points and more.

Topside, the Descent Mk1 features a high-sensitivity GPS and GLONASS satellite tracking for map-based surface navigation including ABC (altimeter, barometer and compass) sensors. Beyond the full range of diving functions, the Descent Mk1 offers a complete feature set of sports/training, fitness and outdoor navigation tools. Preloaded with activity profiles for swimming, running, biking, hiking, skiing, rowing, paddle boarding and more. The Descent Mk1, when paired with a compatible smartphone2, allows a user to receive and view text messages, emails and smart notifications right on the watch. Users can customize the watch display with free watch faces, apps and data fields from our Connect IQ  store.

Crafted with premium materials, the Descent Mk1 dive computer will be available in two styles. A stainless-steel bezel with silicone watch band or a premium version with titanium bezel and greater scratch-resistant brushed DLC titanium bracelet. Using QuickFit bands, the diver can easily change between regular and longer QuickFit bands, for use over thick wetsuits or dry suits. QuickFit bands also allow the diver to tailor their wrist-worn style for any daily activity or special occasion — no tools required. Both models feature a domed sapphire lens for scratch resistance, and a bright, high-resolution full color 1.2-inch display with LED backlighting, assuring readability in all lighting conditions, above or below the water. Dive rated up to 100 meters3 (EN13319) the Descent Mk1 has a battery life of up to 40 hours in dive mode, 19 days in watch mode, 10 days in smartwatch mode, 20 hours in GPS/HR activity mode, and up to 30 hours in UltraTrac™ mode.

The Descent Mk1 is expected to be available in Q4 2017 for a suggested retail price of $999.99 for the stainless-steel and $1,499.99 for the premium version. To learn more, visit www.garmin.com/descent.

The Descent Mk1 is the latest solution from Garmin’s expanding outdoor segment, which focuses on developing technologies and innovations to enhance users’ outdoor experiences. Whether hiking, hunting, geocaching, golfing or using satellite communication, Garmin outdoor devices are becoming essential tools for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels. For more information about Garmin’s other outdoor products and services, go to www.garmin.com/outdoors.

For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at garmin.com/newsroom, contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200, or follow us at facebook.com/garmin, twitter.com/garmin, or youtube.com/garmin.

1 See Garmin.com/ataccuracy

2 When paired with a compatible smartphone; see Garmin.com/ble

See Garmin.com/waterrating

FCC Notice: The Descent Mk1 has not been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission. This device is not, and may not be, offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorization is obtained.