The new smartwatch features a rugged design, multiple dive modes and optional solar charging
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 20th April 2022 – Garmin Malaysia today launched the Descent G1 and Descent G1 Solar watch-style dive computers collection, featuring innovative dive technology for detailed and safer dives. The Descent G1 features a 24/7 health and wellness monitoring with smartwatch functionalities while the Descent G1 Solar features the same specifications with additional solar charging . The Descent G1 and Descent G1 Solar are now available at suggested retail prices of RM2,570 and RM3,030 respectively on Lazada, Shopee, AECO e-store and all authorised retailers.
“Whether you are looking to purchase your first dive computer or wanting to support your active lifestyle, our Descent G1 collection is the ideal companion for all types of divers who appreciate having a multisport smartwatch for all other aspects of lifestyles,” 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 outdoor activities.”
Featuring an easy-to-read, high-contrast display and 45mm watch case, the G1 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 for dive compliance with leak proof inductive buttons and a sapphire lens, the Descent G1 is rugged and ready for excursions above and below the water’s surface.
Detailed stats for every type of diver
The Descent G1 Series presents uses for both new recreational divers and 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. The G1 series also includes a 3-axis digital compass and vibration depth alerts. 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 customisable to the user’s preference.
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™ app1 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.
Freedivers will also get to enjoy customisable dive and surface screens in apnea modes, plus more metrics like ascent and descent rates to analyse performance between dives.
Health monitoring and sports apps
Furthermore, 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. 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 Workouts2.
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.
With the newly integrated Surfline Widget, surfers will see a visual representation of tide information, wave height, wind, and surf quality rating right on the wrist.
inReach compatibility, plus incident detection
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.
Available in multiple colour options and compatible with Garmin QuickFit bands, divers can switch between long and short straps for wearing over wetsuits 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.5
The Descent G1 and Descent G1 Solar are available now at suggested retail prices of RM2,570 and RM3,030 respectively on Lazada, Shopee, AECO e-store and all authorised retailers. To learn more, kindly visit garmin.com.my/minisite/descent.
|The Descent G1 Collection||PRICE||IMAGE|
|Descent G1, Dive Computer, Storm Grey, SEA||RM 2,570.00|
|Descent G1, Dive Computer, Powder Grey, SEA||RM 2,570.00|
|Descent G1, Solar, Dive Computer, Black, SEA||RM 3,030.00|
|Descent G1, Solar, Dive Computer, Hurricane Blue, SEA||RM 3,030.00|
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- Requires app on your compatible smartphone paired to the Descent G1 or Descent G1 Solar
- See Garmin.com/ataccuracy
- 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.
- When paired with a compatible smartphone. For safety and tracking features requirements and limitations, see Garmin.com/safety.
- Solar charging, assuming all-day wear with 3 hours per day outside in 50,000 lux conditions