Malaysia, 20 April 2022 — Garmin Malaysia today announced the Descent G1 Solar – watch-style dive computers with innovative dive technology, 24/7 health and wellness features, smartwatch functionality and optional solar charging, all packed into a rugged, bold design.
“Whether you are looking to purchase your first dive computer or wanting to support your active lifestyle, our Descent G1 Series is the ideal companion for all types of divers who appreciate having a multisport smartwatch for all other aspects of life topside,” said Mr. Scoppen Lin, Assistant General Manager, Garmin Asia. “Descent G1 Solar builds upon Garmin’s innovative dive technology line-up with the addition of solar charging, allowing customers more time to enjoy their topside activities.”
Featuring an easy-to-read, high-contrast display and 45mm watch case, the G1 Series introduces a new compact design into the dive lineup that is purpose built in both form and function. Water rated to 10 ATM (100 meters) and tested to engineering standard EN133319 for dive compliance with leakproof inductive buttons and a sapphire lens, the Descent G1 Series is rugged and ready for excursions above and below the water’s surface. Available in multiple color options and compatible with Garmin QuickFit bands, divers can switch between long and short straps for wearing over wet suits when needed, or switch up their style in a snap to take their timepiece from a dive to dinner. Explore longer with the Descent G1 Series which offer a rechargeable battery with up to 25 hours in dive mode, up to 3 weeks in smartwatch mode and up to 4 months in smartwatch mode with the solar charging models.1
Descent G1 Series has features for new recreational divers up through seasoned technical divers with support for multiple dive modes for single and multiple gas dives (including air, nitrox, trimix and 100% O2), gauge, apnea, apnea hunt and closed-circuit rebreather. G1 Series also includes a 3-axis digital compass and vibration depth alerts. Right on the wrist, divers can view depth, dive time, temperature, NDL/TTS, ascent/descent rates, gas mix, PO2, N2 loading, decompression/safety stop information, and time-of-day, all customizable to the user’s preference. Freedivers will enjoy customizable dive and surface screens in apnea modes, plus more metrics like ascent and descent rates to analyze performance between dives.The Descent G1 will automatically mark surface entry and exit points in the water using multi-GNSS satellite support and log it in the companion Garmin Dive™ app2 so divers can easily review a detailed analysis of each dive activity including max depth and bottom time. Use the Garmin Dive App to configure settings on the Descent G1 Series, or plan the next trip by viewing popular sites that have been rated and reviewed by other users.
The Descent G1 Series delivers a multitude of wellness features including advanced sleep monitoring with sleep score and features a variety of built-in indoor and GPS sports apps with favorites that include swimming, hiking, running, cycling, golf, yoga and surfing. With the integrated Surfline Widget, surfers will see a visual representation of tide information, wave height, wind, and surf quality rating right on the wrist. The G1 Series will track and measure performance with Garmin’s full suite of advanced fitness features like VO2 Max, Fitness Age, Training Status, Recovery Time, HIIT Workouts, and Daily Suggested Workouts3.
While in between activities, users can receive notifications for calls, texts, calendar reminders, social media updates, breaking news stories and more when paired with your compatible smartphone. Like all Garmin smartwatches, the Descent G1 Series can be used with either Android or Apple® smartphones. Connect IQ compatible, the Descent G1 Series allows users to add personality by downloading custom watch faces, data fields, apps and widgets.
For off-grid adventures, pair the Descent G1 Series with an inReach Mini satellite communicator and while topside, send and receive messages from the wrist and even trigger an interactive SOS in case of emergency3. Keep the device protected by using the inReach Mini Dive Case (sold separately) and have peace-of-mind whenever you surface. The Descent G1 Series allows users to invite their friends and family to keep tabs on their live location during select outdoor activities. If an incident is detected, Garmin Connect Mobile can send a message with the user’s name and location (if available) to their emergency contacts4.
The Descent G1 and Descent G1 Solar are available now at suggested retail prices of RM2,570 and RM3,030 respectively at all Garmin Brand Stores, Lazada, Shopee, AECO e-store and all authorized retailers. To learn more, visit garmin.com.my/minisite/descent.
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1 Solar charging, assuming all-day wear with 3 hours per day outside in 50,000 lux conditions
2 Requires app on your compatible smartphone paired to the Descent G1 or Descent G1 Sol
3 See Garmin.com/ataccuracy
4 Active satellite subscription required. Some jurisdictions regulate or prohibit the use of satellite communications devices. It is your responsibility to know and follow all applicable laws in the jurisdictions where the device is intended to be used.
5 When paired with a compatible smartphoneFor safety and tracking features requirements and limitations, see Garmin.com/safety