The Garmin D2 pilot watch was, by far, the best watch in its category for quite the time, but now there’s a new sheriff in town. The Garmin D2 Bravo is unlike most pilot watches today, both in terms of style and functionality. Style wise, no one will be able to tell that this is a pilot watch with a ton of features except people who are well versed in this sort of thing. The reason behind this is that the D2 Bravo sports a very casual appearance, most likely seen in regular watches, all thanks to the stainless steel bezel and brown leather band (the band can, however, be changed if you don’t like the brown one). As for its performance, it was greatly improved and has numerous added features which we will go through.
Features for Better Flying
This watch is definitely a big leap forward in terms of wrist-worn navigation. The tools this watch will provide you with, will definitely come in handy as they are all available at a moments notice. This pilot watch has a high-sensitivity GPS receiver, an altimeter with adjustable baro setting and a 3-axis compass with HSI course indication. You can also receive access to a worldwide airport database, so you can know at all times where are the nearest waypoint in order to secure a safe landing. The watch allows you to set your own waypoints independently of the database info, which allows you to land on unregistered locations.
Now, one of the most important things about pilot watches is display visibility, and the D2 Bravo has an absolutely fantastic one. The Garmin Chroma Display is crisp, bright and clearly visible under all conditions so that you can get a clear reading of the info you require with no issues whatsoever. Another important thing to mention about this display is that it’s customizable, which allows you to change the info you wish to display at any given time. Switching between airport locations and meteorological info (METAR features) can be done in a moment.
This watch is geared towards pilots, because Garmin has always been in the lead when it comes to navigation gear, but you can put this watch to good use even if you are not a pilot. Why is that? Well, all the flight tools integrated into this watch are not the only tools available. Apart from being a pilot watch, it can function as a full fledged fitness tracker and even a smartwatch, all thanks to the abundance of sensors located inside.
The Garmin D2 Bravo is perfect for all runners, cyclists and swimmers, because it allows you to record data about your running speed and pace, swim strokes, bike speed and general fitness performance. You can even store maps on this watch. As for the smart watch features, you can browse your mail, receive notifications and it supports Connect IQ apps, so you can further customize the info it displays. One of the most appealing feature is that it supports Garmin Connect, an online community which allows you to compare, share and analyze every single piece of data you gather on your D2 Bravo.
Garmin isn’t a leading manufacturer of navigation equipment for nothing, proving once again that they are capable of introducing immense innovation in compact dimensions, this time in the form of a brilliantly designed and extremely functional pilot watch, the Garmin D2 Bravo.
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