Garmin Releases Descent MK2 Series For Your Diving Adventures
Garmin Malaysia has today announced both the Descent Mk2 and Descent Mk2i diving watches where they are now available for purchase in the country.
Garmin Descent Mk2 series and Descent T1 transmitter
Apart from the two, the company has also revealed that the Descent T1 transmitter will also be making it’s way to the country soon. With the Descent T1, it allows you to monitor tank pressure, remaining air time, and air consumption rate for multiple types of diving.
With the Descent Mk2 and Descent Mk2i, they feature SubWave, a sonar-based communication system that allows increased range and reliability over traditional air integration systems.
The Descent Mk2i can simultaneously monitor tank pressure from up to five paired Descent T1 transmitters (sold separately) through the SubWave sonar data network. This allows divers to see tank pressure, air time remaining, gas consumption rate, and monitor other divers or additional tanks within a 10m range, which seems ideal for diving instructors.
There’s the Garmin Dive app that you can utilize. It offers a detailed analysis for each of your diving activity, including max depth, bottom time, and a map of surface entry and exit points.
Other than that, the Descent Mk2 Series supports up to six dive modes, underwater 3-axis compass, temperature, NDL/TTS, ascent/descent rates, gas mix, PO2, N2 loading, decompression/safety stop information, time, and more.
They’re not only for underwater however as both as the Mk2 and Mk2i double as a multisport GPS smartwatch with multi-GNSS support and wrist-based heart rate monitoring plus multiple sports profiles. They offer a battery life of up to 16-days in smartwatch mode and up to 80 hours in dive mode.
You can get the Descent Mk2 for the price of RM6,399 and RM7,399 for the Descent Mk2i on authorized Garmin Brand Shops, Lazada, Shopee, and AECO Online Store. The Descent T1 transmitter is coming at a later date, with the price yet to be announced.
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