May 17, 2016 07:00 AM – OLATHE, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced D2 Bravo Titanium, a premium aviation GPS smartwatch that combines contemporary design and sophisticated connectivity to bring pilots and aviation enthusiasts an elite aviator watch.
Utilizing premium materials like a hybrid titanium band and gunmetal bezel, sapphire lens and high-resolution color display, D2 Bravo Titanium combines the GPS wearable technology Garmin is known for with a sleek form factor suitable for activities both inside and outside of the cockpit. It also boasts new multisport activity profiles like golf and advanced fitness training and incorporates Garmin Elevate™ wrist-based heart rate technology1 allowing customers to measure heart rate 24/7. Automated flight logging, the display of Terminal Aerodrome Forecasts (TAFs) and an aviation-tailored customizable watch face that allows customers to input the tail number of their aircraft add to D2 Bravo Titanium feature set.
“Garmin has long been a leader in GPS-enabled wearables and continues to transform the aviator watch market by introducing exclusive features that are tailored to aviation enthusiasts and pilots alike,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin vice president of aviation sales and marketing. “With D2 Bravo Titanium, we’re excited to merge functionality and sophistication to bring customers a timepiece made of superior materials to those who live an active lifestyle outside of the cockpit. Regardless of whether you’re on the golf course, in the boardroom or flying at 10,000 feet, D2 Bravo Titanium contains a comprehensive feature set that can be fully customized so it’s easy to transition to everyday activities.”
Stylish, rugged, uncompromising design
D2 Bravo Titanium features a bold design made of premium materials, including a diamond-like carbon (DLC) coated hybrid titanium band and scratch-resistant sapphire lens for enhanced durability. A sunlight-readable color display with an LED backlight allows customers to view data in most lighting environments in the cockpit. Now featuring Garmin Elevate heart rate, users can easily monitor heart rate and activity levels at their wrist 24/7. Water rated to 100 meters, it can withstand swimming and other water activities. D2 Bravo Titanium offers up to 16 hours of battery life in GPS mode, up to 2 weeks in smartwatch mode and up to 3 weeks in watch mode.
Designed by pilots, for pilots
A custom aviation-tailored feature set differentiates D2 Bravo Titanium from other aviator watches on the market. For example, D2 Bravo Titanium incorporates a worldwide airport database and support for up to 18 languages to meet the needs of pilots around the globe. When paired with a compatible smartphone, pilots can view aviation routine weather reports (METARs) and TAFs in plain language, which are color-coded to indicate visual or instrument meteorological conditions (IMC). D2 Bravo Titanium features the option to create flight plans and includes both an altimeter with an adjustable barometric setting and a compass with an HSI and moving map. Dedicated direct-to and nearest buttons along the side of the bezel allow for immediate navigation commands. Similar to Garmin portables, customizable data fields include Estimated Time Enroute (ETE), Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) and more, so customers can easily monitor the progress of their flight at a glance.
D2 Bravo Titanium provides a preset oxygen reminder based on barometric altitude when operating at or above 12,500 feet, serving as a valuable back-up cabin pressure monitor in pressurized aircraft. Pilot-selectable altitude alerting also notifies pilots when they reach or leave a preselected altitude. Additionally, D2 Bravo Titanium provides the option to set up supplementary vibrating alerts to serve as a reminder to perform time-sensitive operations such as switching fuel tanks in-flight.
D2 Bravo Titanium also enriches other flight experiences by integrating with select Garmin products, including VIRB® XE, which allows customers to start and stop video, view elapsed time for active video recording and capture high quality stills.
Automated logbook sync
Automated flight logging offers pilots a convenient way to maintain a consistent log of their flights with D2 Bravo Titanium, which also automatically syncs and stores logbook data within flyGarmin.com, as well as the Garmin Pilot™ application on a mobile device. During takeoff, it detects a change in altitude, which initiates the logbook function to begin recording. Pertinent information such as date, total flight time and route are automatically recorded and logged within the watch and synced across flyGarmin.com and the Garmin Pilot app with an Internet connection.
Suitable for the cockpit, golf course and evening out
The aesthetic appeal of D2 Bravo Titanium offers a functional, yet stylish, smartwatch for use across multiple activities and events. In addition to serving as a suitable back-up navigator in the cockpit, D2 Bravo Titanium contains multisport functions for golfing, cycling, rowing, swimming, hiking, skiing, running and more. With the Garmin Connect™ Mobile app, customers can download more than 40,000 golf courses worldwide for precise course data and use their watch as a digital scorecard. For everyday wear, D2 Bravo Titanium incorporates activity tracking functions, which count steps and provide a customized step goal each morning, while also counting calories and distance throughout the day1. It also features a vibration move alert after one hour of inactivity and sleep mode to monitor quality of rest at night.
New D2 Bravo enhancements
All new and current D2 Bravo owners have access to a free software upgrade that enables the display of TAFs, incorporates automated flight logging and includes the addition of new activities such as golf. An aviation-tailored customizable watch face and option to display an aircraft tail number is also available with this new software update. For existing owners, the D2 Bravo software update that enables these new features is available immediately.
Additionally, support for flight plan transfer from the Garmin Pilot app to D2 Bravo Titanium and D2 Bravo is expected in June, which will be enabled by a free software update.
The D2 Bravo series is compatible with the Connect IQ™ store for a multitude of customization options. Through Connect IQ in the Garmin Connect Mobile app, customers can download any of the free apps, widgets, watch faces or data fields to customize their D2 Bravo Titanium or D2 Bravo to suit style and personal preferences.
D2 Bravo Titanium is available immediately for a suggested retail price of $899.00.
Garmin’s aviation business segment is a leading provider of solutions to OEM, aftermarket, military and government customers. Garmin’s portfolio includes navigation, communication, flight control, hazard avoidance, an expansive suite of ADS-B solutions and other products and services that are known for innovation, reliability, and value. For more information about Garmin’s full line of avionics, go to www.garmin.com/aviation.