Garmin® Introduces Stylish Aviator Watch with Sophisticated Aviation Features

D2™ Bravo Combines Innovation with Advanced Worldwide In-Flight Navigation Functionality

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
introduced D2 Bravo, a next-generation aviator watch that combines
practical functionality and sophisticated design to bring pilots and
aviation enthusiasts a premium GPS watch. D2 Bravo incorporates Garmin’s
signature direct-to and nearest airport navigation features, complete
with a worldwide aviation navigation database. New and exclusive
benefits such as altitude alerts, including preset alerts for altitudes
requiring supplemental oxygen, as well as easy access to current
aviation weather information, set D2 Bravo apart from other pilot
watches on the market. In addition to in-flight functionality, D2 Bravo
incorporates versatile activity tracking features and multi-sport
functions while supporting Smartphone connectivity. With uncompromising
details such as a stainless steel bezel and domed sapphire lens, D2
Bravo combines GPS and wearable technology that Garmin is known for with
a sophisticated new form factor suitable for pilots and aviation
enthusiasts alike.

“Garmin revolutionized the aviator watch market with the introduction of
the original D2 Pilot Watch – the first wrist-worn portable GPS
navigator designed for pilots and we’re thrilled to introduce the second
generation with the D2 Bravo Pilot Watch,” said Carl Wolf, vice
president of aviation marketing and sales. “Whether you’re a pilot
looking for a back-up navigator to supplement your flying with valuable
alerts and flight plan data or you’re an aviation enthusiast interested
in a practical timepiece to view valuable in-flight information, D2
Bravo encompasses a number of exclusive features tailored to those
living a jetsetter lifestyle.”

D2 Bravo features a sapphire lens, complete with a protective stainless
steel bezel and glass fiber reinforced housing, offering a sophisticated
look that is rugged enough for everyday wear. The new omni-directional
stainless steel EXO™ antenna contributes to a slimmer design and when
paired with improved GPS technology, provides an even faster GPS fix and
accurate position than GPS alone. D2 Bravo boasts a sunlight-readable,
high-resolution color display with an LED backlight so data is easily
visible in any light. Featuring a longer battery life than its
predecessor, D2 Bravo can operate up to six weeks in watch mode and 20
hours in GPS mode.

Innovative features within D2 Bravo go further to provide imperative
alerts and beneficial weather information. When paired with a compatible
smartphone, aviation routine weather reports (METARs) are displayed on
the face of D2 Bravo in plain language and are color-coded to indicate
visual or instrument meteorological conditions (IMC), giving pilots
convenient access to the most up-to-date weather information at a
glance. Valuable in pressurized cabins as a back-up cabin pressure
monitor and within unpressurized aircraft as a helpful reminder to use
oxygen, D2 Bravo uses the built-in altimeter to provide preset altitude
alerts, which remind pilots when to use supplemental oxygen at critical
altitudes where oxygen may be required. D2 Bravo provides vibrating
alerts in 30-minute intervals to notify the pilot when cabin pressure is
at or above 12,500 feet.

Designed with pilots in mind, a premium brown leather band gives D2
Bravo a bold stylish look suitable for an active lifestyle both inside
and outside of the cockpit. D2 Bravo incorporates exclusive direct-to
and nearest functions, complete with a worldwide airport database and
support for up to 18 languages to meet the needs of pilots around the
globe. Pilots can quickly navigate direct-to airports and create Mark on
Target waypoints for easy navigation to customized locations. Similar to
Garmin portables, customizable data fields display GPS ground speed, GPS
track, distance, altitude, estimated time enroute, bearing, glide ratio
and more.

Pilots can navigate with confidence using D2 Bravo, which offers a
built-in GPS, highly accurate altimeter with an adjustable barometric
setting, compass with an HSI and moving map display. Simultaneous
display of date and Zulu/UTC time provides pilots with an at a glance
view of important information on the analog face of D2 Bravo.
Information such as speed, altitude and time enroute are recorded and
stored for each flight, so pilots can easily reference recent flight
information all within the watch. D2 Bravo also provides altitude
alerting to notify pilots when they reach or leave a preselected
altitude, helping to ensure the desired altitude is maintained
in-flight. Additionally, D2 Bravo features the option to set up
vibrating alerts as a reminder to perform time-sensitive operations such
as switching fuel tanks while in-flight.

D2 Bravo enriches every flying experience by integrating with select
Garmin products while in-flight or on the ground. D2 Bravo can remotely
control VIRB® Elite and VIRB X so customers can start and
stop video, view elapsed time for active video recording and capture
high quality still photos – even when video recording is active.

In addition to in-flight functionality, D2 Bravo is packed with
versatile training and fitness features to provide daily activity
tracking information, biking, swimming, skiing data and more. In the
pool or open water, D2 Bravo is rated to 100 meters and can track
distance, pace, stroke count and more. When paired with HRM-Run™, D2
Bravo reports advanced running dynamics, which includes cadence,
vertical oscillation and ground contact time to improve running economy.
For everyday wear, activity tracking provides a customized step goal
each morning, while calculating steps, calories and distance throughout
the day. For rigorous activities a black water-resistant band is

Smartphone connectivity is available with D2 Bravo, allowing customers
to receive email, text, weather and additional notifications, such as
alerts from Garmin Pilot™. This full-featured aviation application
available for iOS and Android operating systems, provides pilots with a
comprehensive worldwide navigation database. D2 Bravo also supports
hundreds of additional applications available through Garmin Connect.

D2 Bravo is expected to be available in July and has a suggested retail
price of $699*. Also included with the purchase of D2 Bravo is a
six-month free trial of Garmin Pilot. Visit
for additional information.

Garmin’s aviation business segment is a leading provider of solutions to
OEM, aftermarket, military and government customers. Garmin’s portfolio
includes navigation, communication, flight control, hazard avoidance, an
expansive suite of ADS-B solutions and other products and services that
are known for innovation, reliability, and value. For more information
about Garmin’s full line of avionics, go to

For more than 25 years, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and
wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live
an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units,
including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation.
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*Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)


Garmin International Inc.Jessica Koss, [email protected]