Garmin Malaysia recently launched the Descent G1 and Descent G1 Solar watch-style dive computers collection.
The Descent G1 features 24/7 health and wellness monitoring with smartwatch functionalities.
The Descent G1 Solar shares the same set of features with the addition of solar charging.
Both sport an easy-to-read, high-contrast display, and a 45mm watch case that is designed to be compact.
They are water-rated to 10 ATM (100 meters) and tested to engineering standards for dive compliance with leakproof inductive buttons and a sapphire lens.
The battery life is rated at 25 hours in diving mode, up to 3 weeks in smartwatch mode, and up to 4 months in smartwatch mode with the solar charging models
Features For Divers
The Descent G1 Series supports multiple dive modes for single and multiple gas dives (including air, nitrox, trimix and 100% O2), gauge, apnea, apnea hunt and closed-circuit rebreather.
It also has a 3-axis digital compass and vibration depth alerts.
Divers can view depth, dive time, temperature, NDL/TTS, ascent/descent rates, gas mix, PO2, N2 loading, decompression/safety stop information, and time-of-day on the watch.
The Descent G1 will automatically mark surface entry and exit points in the water using multi-GNSS satellite support and log it in the Garmin Dive app.
Freedivers can get customisable dive and surface screens in apnea modes, plus more metrics like ascent and descent rates to analyse performance between dives.
In Case Of Emergencies
The Descent G1 Series can be paired with an inReach Mini satellite communicator. While topside it can send and receive messages from the wrist and even trigger an interactive SOS in case of emergency.
The watch also allows users to invite their friends and family to keep tabs on their live location during select outdoor activities.
If an incident is detected, Garmin Connect Mobile can send a message with the user’s name and location (if available) to their emergency contacts.
Price & Availability
Both watches are available now at Lazada, Shopee, AECO e-store, and all authorised retailers in multiple colour options. They are also compatible with Garmin QuickFit bands.
The Descent G1 retails for RM2,570 while the Descent G1 Solar has a price tag of RM3,030.