Patcay.com – Garmin has introduced three new smartwatch devices tailored for diving enthusiasts: the Descent G1 Solar Ocean Edition, Descent Mk3 Series, and Descent T2 Transceiver.
According to the company, these three devices are designed for divers of various skill levels. Additionally, Garmin’s “dive computers” can be used for various sports such as trail running, swimming, regular running, cycling, hiking, rowing, skiing, and golf.
The Descent G1 Solar Ocean Edition stands out as an environmentally friendly device with features that enhance the diving experience and support an active lifestyle.
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The housing, bezel, and buttons of this Garmin smartwatch are crafted from recycled plastic obtained from the ocean.
In addition to its eco-friendly construction, the Descent G1 Solar Ocean Edition is equipped with a solar charging lens. This feature allows divers to explore for extended periods with a battery life of up to 25 hours in dive mode or up to 124 days in smartwatch mode.
Sky Chen, Director of Garmin Southeast Asia, stated in a press release on Wednesday (11/22/2023) that this is their first product with components made from recycled plastic.
“With the Descent G1 Solar Ocean Edition, we utilize materials that were once a risk to damage the marine habitat and transform them into components to help create an environmentally friendly dive computer designed to explore the oceans,” said Chen.
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After collecting plastic from the sea around water bodies, the plastic is sorted, cleaned, and dried. It is then melted into resin before being reinforced with fiberglass and colored.
The material is then shaped to create the watch housing, bezel, and buttons, resulting in a robust and environmentally friendly dive computer designed to assist users in their diving endeavors.
Other features of the Descent G1 Solar Ocean Edition include various diving modes for single and multiple gases (including nitrox and trimix), gauge, apnea, apnea hunter, and closed-circuit rebreather.
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Users can track entry and exit points of dives on the surface with multi-frequency positioning technology, Multi-band GNSS. With the Garmin Dive app, users can store and review data from up to 200 dives, which can then be shared.
Users can also customize the display to provide additional data for each diving mode and easily navigate underwater using the 3-axis dive compass.
With this device, users can also view real-time tide conditions directly from the watch.