What are the odds of you having to pilot an aircraft right after a boardroom meeting and a round golf in your local, prestige golf course? We’d say it is extremely rare, but if in case you need to, Garmin has just the right timepiece for you. In fact, it is more than just an aviation timepiece; it is more like a smart aviation watch. This latest iteration of the outfit’s D2 Bravo, called Titanium Aviator Watch, is chockfull of aviation-centric features, including automated flight logging, worldwide airport database, aviation-tailored customizable watch face including the ability to your aircraft’s tail number, and when paired with a compatible smartphone, it will let you in the aviation routine weather reports and Terminal Aerodrome Forecasts too.
There is also option to create flight plans and it is, of course, packed with an altimeter with adjustable barometric setting, along with compass with HSI and moving map. Other aviation-centric features include dedicated direct-to and nearest buttons along the side of the bezel for quick navigation, customizable data fields (include ETE and ETA), preset oxygen reminder based on barometric altitude when flying 12,500 feet or higher, user selectable altitude alert function, and supplementary vibration alerts to alert you of time-sensitive tasks like switching fuel tanks in-flight. While it is obvious that the watch leans heavily on aviation, it is also suited for everyday boardroom use and during your sporting or regular exercise ritual – thanks to its new multisport activity profiles, which happen to include golf too, as well as advanced fitness training.
Other notables include carbon-coated hybrid titanium band, gunmetal bezel, scratch resistant sapphire lens, sunlight readable high-res color display with LED backlight, Garmin Elevate wrist-based heart rate technology, water resistance to 100 meters (328 feet), support no less than 18 languages, and a built-in battery that offers to 16 hours of use in GPS mode, up to 2 weeks in smartwatch mode and up to 3 weeks in watch mode. Garmin D2 Bravo Titanium Aviator Watch is available as we speak, priced at $899 a pop.