Garmin® brings unique style and increased functionality with the next-generation D2™ Charlie aviator watch

GPS smartwatch adds high-resolution mapping, weather radar overlay and advanced capabilities

Garmin International, Inc. a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced the D2 Charlie aviator watch, an elegant and functional
timepiece that boasts global navigation information, rich and colorful
moving maps and a host of connectivity options. Designed with pilots,
aviation enthusiasts and aspiring pilots in mind, the D2 Charlie aviator
watch features real-time worldwide weather radar, as well as airport
information that includes frequencies, runway information, weather data
and more. Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate technology also allows
customers to measure heart rate 24/7 alongside daily activity tracking1.
Whether climbing into the cockpit, playing a round of golf or in the
boardroom, using the new QuickFit™ bands pilots can easily switch
between the stylish titanium or leather bands to a sporty silicone band
in seconds to suit style preference.

“As a longtime leader in GPS-enabled wearables, Garmin continues to
transform the aviator watch market with a unique feature set that
appeals to a broad spectrum of aviation enthusiasts and pilots alike,”
said Carl Wolf, Garmin vice president of aviation sales and marketing.
“From pre-flight to post-flight, the D2 Charlie is one of the most
versatile aviator watches that combines exclusive feature and design
qualities from our popular fenix® 5 multisport watch series,
alongside exclusive aviation functions to deliver the most sophisticated
and connected aviator watch on the market today.”

Aviation-inspired signature accents along the bezel and a unique feature
set tailored to aviators bring additional functionality to the cockpit.
A colorful, dynamic moving map incorporates key landmarks, such as
airports, navaids, roads, bodies of water, cities and more, offering
improved situational awareness. Dedicated direct-to and nearest buttons
along the side of the bezel allows for immediate navigation commands.
When the D2 Charlie is paired with Garmin Connect™ on a connected mobile
device, customers can view weather radar on top of the map display
relative to flight plan information. To easily access local weather
radar, pilots can simply press and hold the direct-to and down buttons.
Pilots can also overlay estimated time enroute (ETE), universal
coordinated time (UTC) or other pilot-selectable data fields overtop the
map so it’s easy to monitor the progress of a flight and view pertinent
flight information simultaneously.

D2 Charlie offers a bold design made of premium materials, including a
sapphire scratch-resistant crystal lens and a diamond-like carbon (DLC)
coated titanium bezel for improved durability. Thanks to the new
QuickFit bands, pilots can mix and match between their choice of
titanium or leather and silicone watchbands and switch between them in
seconds without tools. A sunlight-readable, high-resolution color
display with an LED backlight on the watch face allows pilots to view
data in most lighting conditions in the cockpit. The D2 Charlie offers
up to 20 hours of battery life in GPS mode and up to 12 days in
smartwatch mode.

An advanced, standalone navigator, the D2 Charlie aviator watch
incorporates exclusive navigation functions and capabilities that aid in
navigating. New airport information pages display communication
frequencies, runway information (including dimensions and surface type),
weather data and more for a specified airport. The flight log page
allows pilots to conveniently reference recent flights at their wrist,
displaying date, flight duration, total distance and more of a
particular flight. Additionally, improved flight planning capabilities
include the option to add multiple waypoints within a single flight plan
and the ability to navigate direct to any waypoint in a flight plan.

Comprehensive integration within the Connext® ecosystem sets
the D2 Charlie aviator watch apart from other aviator watches on the
market. When using the Garmin Pilot™ application on a compatible Apple
or Android mobile device, pilots can wirelessly transfer a flight plan
to D2 Charlie. GPS data from the watch can also be shared and used by a
tablet or mobile device using Garmin Pilot. D2 Charlie also features
automated flight logging, which initiates the logbook function to begin
recording when a change in altitude is detected. Information such as
date, total flight time and route are automatically recorded and logged
within the watch and synced across the flyGarmin® website and
the Garmin Pilot app. Remote control of the VIRB® Ultra 30
action camera, as well as the VIRB 360 is also available using the
D2 Charlie aviator watch.

The D2 Charlie aviator watch comes preloaded with a full multisport
toolset for running, golfing, cycling, swimming, skiing and more.
Whether customers are in the cockpit, at the gym or on the golf course,
Garmin Elevate wrist heart rate technology provides 24/7 heart rate
monitoring, without the need for a chest strap. Water rated to 100 meters2,
it can also withstand swimming and other water activities. In addition
to a variety of sport profiles, D2 Charlie incorporates activity
tracking functions, which counts steps and provides a customized step
goal each morning, while also counting calories and distance throughout
the day1. It also features a vibration move alert after one
hour of inactivity and sleep mode to monitor quality of rest at night.

Boasting a variety of connected features, the D2 Charlie merges style
and sophistication into a single timepiece. When paired with a
compatible smartphone, customers can view phone calls, text and email
smart notifications3 at their wrist. Two built-in
aviation-tailored customizable watch faces allow pilots to input the
tail number of their aircraft. D2 Charlie is also compatible with
Connect IQ™ so pilots and aviation enthusiasts can further customize
their watch with apps, widgets, data fields and watch faces. Customers
can even personalize the watch face of their D2 Charlie with a favorite
image such as a logo or photo of their favorite aircraft thanks to the
Garmin Face It™ app that lets customers create a watch face using a JPEG

The D2 Charlie aviator watch is expected to be available at EAA
AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, July 24-30, 2017 for a suggested
retail price of $799 for the leather band and $999 for the titanium
edition. Both versions of the D2 Charlie also come with a sporty
silicone band. The D2 Charlie aviator watch also comes with free
lifetime aviation database updates. Visit the Garmin exhibit at EAA
AirVenture for additional information. To learn more, visit

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 decades, 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. For more
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Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN).
Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal
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