new Garmin D2 Mach 1 Pro $1400

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TL;DR – it’s the large-size Pro option to the cheaper, smaller non-Pro model which gets a new ECG/HR sensor, flashlight, redshift mode and better battery life. It’s the 51mm Garmin Epix Pro with all the aviation features.


The Garmin D2 Mach 1 Pro smartwatch is the most-featured Garmin watch for the world of aviation. It has many cutting-edge features designed to enhance your flying experience and keep you safe in the skies. Let’s take a closer look at some of the standout features of this great device.

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Built-In Flashlight: The D2 Mach 1 Pro comes with a built-in flashlight, offering powerful illumination whenever you need it with a red light option for preserving night vision.

Extra-Large Display: The watch boasts a stunning 1.4″ AMOLED display, delivering high-resolution visuals. With a standard UTC readout and airport weather information right on your wrist.

Premium Materials: Crafted with excellence in mind, the watch features a 51 mm titanium bezel and band. Both are equipped with scratch-resistant DLC, ensuring durability and a sleek, modern look.

Direct-to Navigation: Say goodbye to cumbersome navigation apps on your phone. With the D2 Mach 1 Pro, you can access phone-free navigation straight to the nearest airport or any location or waypoint in the worldwide aeronautical database.

Moving Map: Pan across a dynamic moving map with just a touch, and tap on waypoints to access additional information. Plus, overlay NEXRAD radar on your route for real-time weather updates.

Weather Reports: Stay updated with aviation weather data, including METARs, TAFs, and MOS, covering winds, visibility, barometric pressure, and more. Great for informed flight planning.

Meteogram Feature: The watch provides graphical indications of MOS forecasts for specific airports, including temperature trends, wind, dewpoint, sky cover, and precipitation probability. Get awareness of sudden weather changes.

HSI Course Needle: The instrument-like HSI course needle guides you to your destination, ensuring you stay on track throughout your flight.

Pulse Ox Sensor: Monitor your oxygen levels, especially crucial at higher altitudes, to maintain peak performance and well-being.

Airport Information: Access essential details about your destination airport, including runway orientation, lengths, and airport frequencies.

Barometric Altimeter: Keep track of your altitude and receive vibration alerts when you reach altitudes where supplemental oxygen may be required.

Flight Logging: Automatically log your flights from takeoff to landing, and effortlessly transfer flight data to your account for comprehensive record-keeping.

Red Shift Mode: Activate this technology to filter out blue light and preserve your night vision with the push of a button.

Emergency Mode: In case of engine-related issues, the D2 Mach 1 Pro offers valuable information, including the best glide speed, estimated glide distance, and bearings to the nearest and alternate airports.

Configurable Alerts: Set personalized alerts for various flight conditions, ensuring you’re always aware of critical information.

Alerts and Timers: Manually set vibrating alerts to keep you on schedule, from fuel tank switches to time-critical tasks.

UTC and Time Zones: The watch provides UTC readout and the ability to display multiple time zones.

Flight Plan Transfer: Seamlessly transfer your flight plan from the Garmin Pilot app to your D2 Mach 1 Pro and access a list of waypoints along your route.

Sunrise/Sunset Widget: Get daily indications for sunrise, sunset, and civil twilight hours to aid in your flight planning and scheduling.

PlaneSync Technology Compatible: For those with technology-equipped aircraft, monitor critical data like fuel levels, electrical systems, and databases, all from your wrist.

Jet Lag Adviser: Minimize the effects of jet lag with guidance on light exposure, sleep schedules, and exercise routines. Stay fresh and alert.

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Garmin D2 Mach 1 Pro – Thoughts

Garmin has unrivalled aviation-related features for pilots and this watch has them all.

The watch also has almost all the other sports features from Garmin’s uber-successful Epix Pro (Fenix 7 Pro with a pretty screen)…sports, golf, and smart features. The lot. Bizarrely this watch even has better internals than the recently released luxury range of MARQ Carbon watches which, admittedly, don’t include an aviation version.

Note: There is a 47mm model and a 51mm D2 model but the smaller model currently is the non-Pro version. D2 Mach 1 supersedes the older D2 Delta model. There is also a cheaper Garmin D2 Air X10 model based on the Garmin Venu 2 Plus.

Availability and Pricing

The D2 Mach 1 Pro is now available for purchase, with suggested retail prices starting at $1,400.

Visit: Garmin store on Amazon


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