Garmin International Inc. has announced the 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 technology 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.
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 allows 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.
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.