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7 Reviews for Garmin D2 Mach 1 Smartwatch

  1. david millar

    Battery went bad in first month , settings for battery is sad because most features you want on all the time drain battery

  2. J Murray

    This watch is loaded with features to remember every hole of thousands of golf courses, hiking trails, etc. Oh, it is also a pilot watch, and maybe that’s why you want it. I found it to be cumbersome and difficult to use in the cockpit. The instructions are poor at best. I returned mine before the battery died. 2 stars is actually generous.

  3. Fabio W Rodrigues

    – not possible to reorder preloaded datafields on FLY app.- when you try to create a customizable datafield (to circum-navigate the above deficiency), you figure out UTC time and TRK are not content options for custom datafields on FLY app.TRK is basic parameter on GPS navigation, yet not available for a custom datafield (only on preload that one cannot reorder).- Basic Aviation terms are mixed up with training GPS terms. GPS Heading has no meaning in aviation and causes confusion with other poor definitions like Heading, Compass heading, etc. An aviation professional knows what those terms mean, but guess what, they don’t mean the same on this watch.Garmin Aviation is a benchmark on GPS and helped shaping the common used definitions on the industry. Unfortunately, apparently Garmin Aviation did not talk to Garmin Health department during this development..- Manual is incomplete in explaining the meaning of terms that do no exist on aviation GPS, etc.The list goes on…nobody is more frustrated than myself for having to return this watch.Even though it is constructed out of premium materials and is a hood looking watch, operation as an aviation tool is very poor. You’re better of with a portable aviation GPS as a back up or even an ipad running Garmin pilot.

  4. Richard D.

    I have owned fitbits for years, but recently obtained my private pilot’s license and thought that this would be a great upgrade to my fitbit. It is, for sure. The capabilities are actually a bit surprising (that it fits into a watch) and numerous (golf GPS, exercise tracking, direct-to flight GPS, digital wallet/pay, etc.) — but for the money required I would have expected a more intuitive interface and better performance on some of the basic features. For example, when I walk – the garmin and fitbit both track equal steps (almost exactly). But when I exercise, the Garmin seems to lose track of the steps (40%+ are not counted) when compared to a fitbit or apple watch. Garmin support has nothing meaningful to offer as an explanation. Sleeping stats are equally sub-par — often mis-tracking when I fall asleep or wake up and it has no ability to capture naps (not even manually — only 1 sleep entry per day). And then there’s the interface…you have 5 buttons and a touch screen — so it would seem like a highly capable device when compared to the 1-button fitbit sense or 1-button apple watch, but alas, no. The buttons make it confusing and, for some unintuitive reason, you have to go to different screens to get to the GOLF app verses the PAYMENT app vs the SETTINGS screen, etc. Seriously?As another example – as a pilot, one of the data points that is most compelling and AVAILABLE on the watch is the weather (METAR, TAF, MOS) — but it is incredibly difficult to actually navigate to it unless you’re checking on your “favorite” airport. Say, for instance, I’m flying from point A to point C and want to check weather BEFORE i arrive. Point A will be easy (home airport), but the fastest way to navigate to other airports is to look for those “closest” — which isn’t necessarily the airport you want to look at. I finally gave up using it.I look forward to more upgrades/features, but at this point – it’s really a great talking point (show and tell) but not highly usable.The battery life is awesome and the watch bands are nice – the capabilities are pretty

  5. HSB

    Updated 02/09/2023: Just noticed too many scratches on the metal body/frame even with normal use.————————————————————————————————————————–Garmin has so many options with same platform targeted towards different demographics and built to different needs.I initially went with Epix G2 but then with additional research, I found this watch it is not much different.I use Flight Simulator MSFS 2020 and X-Plane. I also use Garmin Pilot, to which this watch can connect and share data.Software Features: D2 Mach 1: Nearly all of the Epix G2 + AviationConnectivity with Garmin Pilot: Yes, I was able to successfully connect to Garmin Pilot without any issues.Why I am paying just $50 more (and not $200), when compared to Epix G2?: Epix Gen 2: 1 silicon strap, NO Leather strap and NO Aviation Features. D2 Mach 1: 1 silicon strap + 1 Garmin’s Quick Fit Leather Strap (retails at $150.00) + Aviation Features: $50.00In a nutshell, my D2 Mach 1’s day to day experience was no different than Epix G2.Brighter AMOLED screen was key to select this (and Epix G2) watch.Offline maps can come handy anytime where there weak or no cellular connection. Just one incident can make additional dollars worth it and can be a life saver.On the health side, I tried HR Monitor and it is very much accurate in comparison with Polar H10 chest strap. They are 1-2 bpm on or off. There are time I felt HR was not correct I simply take watch off my wrist and put it on again.This watch gives nice data especially for Sleep, Stress, Body Battery etc. I compared sleep results with Withings Sleep Analytics (under bed sensor). They are close enough in final results. Also sleeping with this watch is not that bad. The strap is so soft that I don’t even realize that I am wearing a watch.Stress metrics are also very helpful. (Rest, Low, Med, High). Waiting on HRV as it takes some time (weeks) to give more accurate data.I don’t miss EKG functionality on this watch. I am in my mid 50’s. So I decided to go with Kardia 6L (6 Leads vs Single Lead on watches) for better data, and, also if I go with their Care plan I can get additional analysis and results reviewed (I think 4) by Cardiologists, which is not bad for $100.00/yr.Negative Point: This watch won’t integrate with Apple Health, Google Fit, Android Health Connect or various other health tools (other than Strava). This means you cannot exchange data from different sources/eco-systems with Garmin.But, the Garmin Connect app can collect a lot of data from the watch and also allows you to manually enter data for analysis. Additionally, data can be viewed from Web Portal which is a plus. This watch provides lot of advanced Analysis without any additional service cost.

  6. Richard D.

    I have owned fitbits for years, but recently obtained my private pilot’s license and thought that this would be a great upgrade to my fitbit. It is, for sure. The capabilities are actually a bit surprising (that it fits into a watch) and numerous (golf GPS, exercise tracking, direct-to flight GPS, digital wallet/pay, etc.) — but for the money required I would have expected a more intuitive interface and better performance on some of the basic features. For example, when I walk – the garmin and fitbit both track equal steps (almost exactly). But when I exercise, the Garmin seems to lose track of the steps (40%+ are not counted) when compared to a fitbit or apple watch. Garmin support has nothing meaningful to offer as an explanation. Sleeping stats are equally sub-par — often mis-tracking when I fall asleep or wake up and it has no ability to capture naps (not even manually — only 1 sleep entry per day). And then there’s the interface…you have 5 buttons and a touch screen — so it would seem like a highly capable device when compared to the 1-button fitbit sense or 1-button apple watch, but alas, no. The buttons make it confusing and, for some unintuitive reason, you have to go to different screens to get to the GOLF app verses the PAYMENT app vs the SETTINGS screen, etc. Seriously?As another example – as a pilot, one of the data points that is most compelling and AVAILABLE on the watch is the weather (METAR, TAF, MOS) — but it is incredibly difficult to actually navigate to it unless you’re checking on your “favorite” airport. Say, for instance, I’m flying from point A to point C and want to check weather BEFORE i arrive. Point A will be easy (home airport), but the fastest way to navigate to other airports is to look for those “closest” — which isn’t necessarily the airport you want to look at. I finally gave up using it.I look forward to more upgrades/features, but at this point – it’s really a great talking point (show and tell) but not highly usable.The battery life is awesome and the watch bands are nice – the capabilities are pretty

  7. Michael J. Klashna

    This is the second Garmin watch for pilots that I have purchased. My son has the first one.

  8. HSB

    Updated 02/09/2023: Just noticed too many scratches on the metal body/frame even with normal use.————————————————————————————————————————–Garmin has so many options with same platform targeted towards different demographics and built to different needs.I initially went with Epix G2 but then with additional research, I found this watch it is not much different.I use Flight Simulator MSFS 2020 and X-Plane. I also use Garmin Pilot, to which this watch can connect and share data.Software Features: D2 Mach 1: Nearly all of the Epix G2 + AviationConnectivity with Garmin Pilot: Yes, I was able to successfully connect to Garmin Pilot without any issues.Why I am paying just $50 more (and not $200), when compared to Epix G2?: Epix Gen 2: 1 silicon strap, NO Leather strap and NO Aviation Features. D2 Mach 1: 1 silicon strap + 1 Garmin’s Quick Fit Leather Strap (retails at $150.00) + Aviation Features: $50.00In a nutshell, my D2 Mach 1’s day to day experience was no different than Epix G2.Brighter AMOLED screen was key to select this (and Epix G2) watch.Offline maps can come handy anytime where there weak or no cellular connection. Just one incident can make additional dollars worth it and can be a life saver.On the health side, I tried HR Monitor and it is very much accurate in comparison with Polar H10 chest strap. They are 1-2 bpm on or off. There are time I felt HR was not correct I simply take watch off my wrist and put it on again.This watch gives nice data especially for Sleep, Stress, Body Battery etc. I compared sleep results with Withings Sleep Analytics (under bed sensor). They are close enough in final results. Also sleeping with this watch is not that bad. The strap is so soft that I don’t even realize that I am wearing a watch.Stress metrics are also very helpful. (Rest, Low, Med, High). Waiting on HRV as it takes some time (weeks) to give more accurate data.I don’t miss EKG functionality on this watch. I am in my mid 50’s. So I decided to go with Kardia 6L (6 Leads vs Single Lead on watches) for better data, and, also if I go with their Care plan I can get additional analysis and results reviewed (I think 4) by Cardiologists, which is not bad for $100.00/yr.Negative Point: This watch won’t integrate with Apple Health, Google Fit, Android Health Connect or various other health tools (other than Strava). This means you cannot exchange data from different sources/eco-systems with Garmin.But, the Garmin Connect app can collect a lot of data from the watch and also allows you to manually enter data for analysis. Additionally, data can be viewed from Web Portal which is a plus. This watch provides lot of advanced Analysis without any additional service cost.

  9. George S. Fyhrie

    Watch is nice looking and is a must for pilots

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Garmin D2 Mach 1 Smartwatch

Garmin D2™ Mach 1 enhances flying experience with advanced tools.

Highlights
Garmin D2 Mach 1 Smartwatch - AMOLED display, aeronautical database, aviation weather, health monitoring.
Pros

- Aviation features
- Durable design
- GPS tracking

Cons

- Expensive
- Limited app selection

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// DESCRIPTION

The Garmin D2™ Mach 1 is a GPS aviator smartwatch that offers advanced flying tools at your fingertips. With a classic style and modern AMOLED touchscreen display, this timepiece is perfect for adventurers who want to elevate their flying experience. The watch provides weather reports, radar, and automatic alerts for changing conditions, all while navigating with the moving map, worldwide aeronautical database, and HSI. The watch can be paired with the Garmin Pilot™ smart-device app to transfer flight plans and log flights automatically.

The D2™ Mach 1 also features health and wellness tools to help you stay ready for your next flight. With over 30 built-in sports apps and animated workouts, you can find new ways to move and stay fit. The watch has a battery life of up to 11 days, so you don’t have to worry about charging it frequently.

The AMOLED touchscreen display provides clear visibility even in bright sunlight, making it easy to use in any weather condition. The watch’s worldwide aeronautical database, moving map, and HSI tools help with navigation, while the emergency mode provides crucial information for landing in emergencies. With aviation weather data, including NEXRAD, METARs, MOS (only available for US airports), and TAFs, you can configure alerts and stay up-to-date on weather conditions. You can also access airport information, including runway orientation (with wind components when paired with a compatible smartphone), lengths, and frequencies.

The watch also features a Pulse Ox sensor (not available in all countries) for monitoring blood oxygen levels and a barometric altimeter for altitude alerts. These features can help you stay healthy and safe during your flights.

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// FEATURES

  • AMOLED touchscreen display for visibility under sunlight
  • Aeronautical database, moving map, HSI for navigation
  • Aviation weather, alerts for updates (works with compatible smartphone)
  • Airport info for runway orientation, frequencies (works with compatible smartphone)
  • Pulse Ox sensor and barometric altimeter for health monitoring and altitude alerts
  • // SPECS

    Product Dimensions1.85 x 1.85 x 0.57 inches
    Item Weight2.47 ounces
    Item model numberA04252
    Batteries1 Lithium Ion batteries required. (included)
    Wireless communication technologiesBluetooth
    Connectivity technologiesWireless, Bluetooth, USB
    GPSGPS Enabled
    Special featuresActivity Tracker
    Display technologyAMOLED
    Other display featuresWireless
    Human Interface InputTouchscreen
    ColorBlack
    Whats in the boxblack silicone band, charging/data cable, D2 Mach 1, documentation, trial subscription to Garmin Pilot™ app
    ManufacturerGarmin
    Country of OriginTaiwan
    Date First Available2022, June 20
    Origin Country: Taiwan
    Model #: A04252
    Garmin D2 Mach 1 Smartwatch
    released on June 20, 2022

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    The Garmin D2 Mach 1 Smartwatch is a high-tech wearable that can track workouts, flights and smart notifications. It possesses TacLap technology that helps pilots reduce visual scan time by consolidating information. Moreover, features like auto flight logging simplifies flight tracking and quick access to weather information helps maximize flight efficiency. Overall, the D2 Mach 1 has many versatile features that makes it ideal for pilots and fitness enthusiasts alike.

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    Garmin aims to provide superior products for essential areas of our lives. They strive to be the leader in every market that they enter. Garmin is most well known in wearable technology for their fitness and sports watches, of which they make a large variety. – View Profile

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