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Friday, October 18, 2013

Garmin Releases GPS Pilot Watch

Woodrow Bellamy III

Garmin recently announced the release of its new D2 watch, designed to provide navigation and avionics readouts for pilots from their wrist. 
 
 
[Garmin D2 watch. Photo, courtesy of Garmin.]
 
The D2 features the ability for pilots to create fly-over waypoints of their current locations, as well as load flight plans and customize data field to display GPS ground speed and estimated time enroute. Built-in WAAS GPS and a moving map page are among the other features that add to cockpit situational awareness, as well as the ability to integrate with the Garmin Pilot app on Bluetooth enabled devices. 
 
“In addition to the ability to provide global navigation solutions right on your wrist, D2’s seamless integration with other Garmin products makes it an essential piece of equipment for every cockpit,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin’s vice president of aviation sales and marketing.
 
Additionally, the watch has a built-in compass and adjustable barometer/altimeter that will alert pilots when they have reached a preset altitude.
 

Garmin plans on bringing the D2 to market in November.  

 

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