En Route: Garmin® Introduces Next-Generation Aviator Watch

En Route: Garmin® Introduces Next-Generation Aviator Watch

D2™ Bravo Combines Innovation with Functionality

EnrouteGarmin International Inc. has introduced D2 Bravo, a next-generation aviator watch that combines practical functionality and sophisticated design to bring pilots and aviation enthusiasts a premium GPS watch. D2 Bravo incorporates Garmin’s signature direct-to and nearest airport navigation features, complete with a worldwide aviation navigation database. New and exclusive benefits, such as altitude alerts and easy access to current aviation weather information, set D2 Bravo apart from other pilot watches on the market. With a stainless steel bezel and domed sapphire lens, D2 Bravo combines Garmin’s GPS and wearable technology with a sophisticated new form factor suitable for pilots and aviation enthusiasts alike.
“Garmin revolutionized the aviator watch market with the introduction of the original D2 Pilot Watch and we’re thrilled to introduce the second generation with the D2 Bravo,” said Carl Wolf, vice president of aviation marketing and sales. “Whether you’re a pilot looking for a back-up navigator to supplement your flying with valuable alerts and flight plan data, or you’re an aviation enthusiast interested in a practical timepiece to view valuable in-flight information, D2 Bravo encompasses a number of exclusive features tailored to those living a jetsetter lifestyle.”
D2Bravo[4]D2 Bravo’s new omni-directional stainless steel EXO™ antenna contributes to a slimmer design and, with improved GPS technology, provides an even faster GPS fix and accurate position than GPS alone. D2 Bravo boasts a sunlight-readable, high-resolution color display with an LED backlight. Featuring a longer battery life than its predecessor, D2 Bravo can operate up to six weeks in watch mode and 20 hours in GPS mode.
When paired with a com-patible smartphone, aviation routine weather reports (METARs) are displayed on the face of D2 Bravo in plain language, color-coded to indicate visual or instrument meteorological conditions. D2 Bravo uses the built-in altimeter to provide preset altitude alerts, which remind pilots when to use supplemental oxygen at critical altitudes where oxygen may be required, providing vibrating alerts in 30-minute intervals to notify the pilot when cabin pressure is at or above 12,500 feet.
Pilots can quickly navigate direct-to airports and create Mark on Target waypoints for easy navigation to customized locations. Similar to Garmin portables, customizable data fields display GPS ground speed, GPS track, distance, altitude, estimated time en route, bearing, glide ratio and more.
D2 Bravo is expected to be available in July and has a suggested retail price of $699*. Also included with the purchase of D2 Bravo is a six-month free trial of Garmin Pilot. Visit www.garmin.com/aviation for more information.
*Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)

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