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Garmin makes its smallest divers’ smartwatch

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Garmin’s Descent Mk2S is described as its smallest watch-style dive computer rather than a mere smartwatch.

At 43mm, it is not exactly tiny, but it is designed to replace more bulky diving instruments that are essential for safety underwater. As a bonus, they will look great on dry land as well.

“Building on the success of the Descent Mk2, we’re excited to give divers more options, especially our female customers,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales.

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“A tribute to your active lifestyle and passion as a diver, the Mk2S is both an essential tool for diving and a smart timepiece that allows you to track your activities around-the-clock.”

The Descent Mk2S is a full-featured dive computer with support for multiple dive modes for single and multiple gas dives (including nitrox, trimix and 100% O2), gauge, apnea, apnea hunt and closed-circuit rebreather.

Mk2S will mark entry and exit points in the water using multi-GNSS satellite support and includes an underwater 3-axis compass. Divers can view depth, dive time, temperature, NDL/TTS, ascent/descent rates, gas mix, PO2, N2 loading, decompression/safety stop information, time-of-day and more, right on the wrist.

Data from up to 200 dives can be stored and viewed on the companion Garmin Dive app, which provides a detailed analysis of each dive activity including max depth, bottom time and a map of surface entry and exit points.

It can also be used as a multisport GPS smartwatch with all-day health monitoring, built-in sports apps and more.

It comes in three colorways: light gold with light sand silicone band, carbon grey DLC with black silicone band and mineral blue with sea foam silicone band, all priced at $999.99.

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