Garmin Descent MK1 Dive Computer

The Garmin Descent Mk1 is a multi-gas nitrox and trimix decompression dive computer in a rich-coloured mapping, premium GPS smartwatch, with profiles for other activities including running, cycling, swimming, and even boating, golf, hiking, climbing or skiing! This bluetooth smart computer has a dive log that lets you store and review data for up to 10,000 dives and share online via an included mobile app (Garmin Connect™) compatible with your smartphone.

  • Nitrox & Trimix decompression dive computer in multi-activity GPS smartwatch
  • Bühlmann ZHL-16c algorithm with configurable Gradient Factors
  • Built-in sensors include depth, temperature, 3-axis compass, gyroscope and barometric altimeter

Reviews

“I been using it during the last couple of months. Already have over 20 dives with it. So far, very happy with it. Have been into deco, and the instructions are clear. I have compared the bottom times with other dive computers and have been perfect matches. Got left behind by my dive group and the compass helped me out to find them again.
Aside from being a dive computer, it's a great smart watch. I use it 24/7. It tracks my workouts, sleep, steps, etc.” -Karin Garcia

“Overall a good watch and dive computer, but...
The usability leaves a lot to be desired. Both on the unit itself and the app. The interface and usability are extremely unintuitive. It pains me to say it but it looks like it was designed by an engineers. And I'm an engineer. :-)
It's very extendable, but the app developer community look like they're just a bunch of amature hobeyists.

Comparing it to a Fitbit Blaze for everyday use, there is no comparison. The Blaze is so much more convenient. A simple thing like having the unite wake up and display the time and heart rate when you bring up you arm, makes it so much more convenient if your hands are full.
To get the Descent to just show the time so it's visible, I need to reach over and push a button on the left side. Just too many things like that to mention.

In the end of the day I did buy it for the diving and as such it is a good computer and so much more. Perhaps it's so feature rich htat it's just impossible to make an easy interface and still give you access to all the information, but if i were Garmin I would go and hire the design team from Fitbit.” -Ari

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