Garmin® Announces D2™ Pilot Watch First GPS Watch Designed for Aviators
Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced that it will offer a highly capable GPS watch designed specifically for aviators. D2’s features include Garmin’s signature direct-to and nearest functions, as well as a built-in adjustable altimeter, altitude alerting capabilities, the option to display both local and Zulu/UTC time, and the ability to integrate with Garmin Pilot™, VIRB™, and more.
“With D2, we’re redefining the portable by integrating the same technology leveraged from decades of experience in manufacturing portable aviation GPS products,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin’s vice president of aviation sales and marketing. “D2 merges a sophisticated and elegant design while incorporating features which offer pilots a comprehensive flying experience.”
D2 will meet the needs of global aviators by offering a worldwide aviation database. Pilots can easily press and hold dedicated buttons for quick access to perform direct-to and nearest functions, as well as load flight plans, and create waypoints, similar to the capability found in our popular portable avionics.
Even further, the option to assign customized data fields to display GPS ground speed, GPS track, distance, estimated time enroute, bearing, glide ratio and much more, are all conveniently accessible within D2. Similar to other Garmin avionics, D2 has an altitude alert feature, which notifies pilots of altitude deviations. D2 conveniently vibrates when departing from or upon arriving at any specified altitude, ensuring the selected altitude is maintained in-flight. Pilots can navigate precisely and accurately with D2, which offers a built-in GPS, highly accurate altimeter with an adjustable barometric setting, compass with an HSI, and basic moving map page. With the option to set up vibrating alerts within D2, pilots are easily reminded of critical operations such as when to switch fuel tanks in-flight or any other time sensitive operation enroute.
D2 enriches every flying experience when integrated with select Garmin products. Pilots may conveniently build flight plans and create waypoints within Garmin Pilot on their iPad® 3 (or newer), select Android™ tablet, or other compatible devices. From there, the data may be uploaded to D2 using a Bluetooth® (BLE) wireless connection. Additionally, D2 will remotely control Garmin’s HD action camera, VIRB. When connected to VIRB, D2 has the ability to remotely start and stop video, view elapsed time for active video recording, as well as capture high quality still photos – even when video recording is active. Availability for D2 is anticipated in November and will offer aviators a sleek, modern design with leading edge technology derived from the same GPS technology pilots have relied upon for decades.
Garmin’s aviation business segment is a leading provider of solutions to OEM, aftermarket, military and government customers. Garmin’s portfolio includes navigation, communication, flight control, hazard avoidance, surveillance, and other products and services that are known for innovation, reliability, and value. For more information about Garmin’s full line of avionics, go to www.garmin.com/aviation, www.garmin.blogs.com and http://twitter.com/garmin.
Source: Garmin Aviation http://www.trade-a-plane.com/company-search?id=53125