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The problem with the majority of dive computers in a multi purpose smart device world is that they are just that, just a dive computer. The Garmin Descent Mk1 Silver is something new, a smart dive computer that is capable of doing so much more than telling you how much no deco time you have left and recording your dive profile data.
On its own it is an impressive compact watch style dive computer with a full colour display, 3 axis compass, GPS for entry and exit position logging, multi mode support for diving, apnea, multi gas and gauge functions, a large memory for dive logs and a host of other features but it is also a multi-sport watch with a wrist heart rate monitor and fitness functions and so can be used for much more than diving and wearing as a basic watch. Garmin provide a range of free to download apps, watch faces and other customisable elements from the Garmin Connect IQ store that allow you to tailor the display and the watch functions to suit your taste and lifestyle. It can also be used with a range of additional Garmin sensors to extend the Descent's capabilities.
The Descent Mk1 housing is made from a fibre reinforced polymer to make it strong but also lightweight, a sapphire crystal display lens and the bezel is a marine grade stainless steel for a stylish and durable finish. It is supplied with a black silicone wrist band but other colours are also available separately and easily swapped over thanks to the QuickFit system. It uses a rechargeable battery like any good smart device should and provides the following battery run times before it'll need a charge depending on use:
|Max operating depth||100 meters (EN13319)|
|APNEA hunt mode||Yes|
|Deco model||Bühlmann ZHL-16c with gradient factors|
|Gas mixes||Air, nitrox and trimix, up to 100% O2; 1 bottom gas, and up to 5 deco and/or backup gases|
|PO2||Up to 1.6 with customisable deco PO2 setting|
|Auto start/end dive||Yes|
|Custom end-dive timeout||yes (20 s to 10 m)|
|Safety Stop||Yes (customisable off/3 min/5 min)|
|Deep Stops||Yes (using custom gradient factors)|
|Customisable conservatism||Yes (low/medium/high or custom using gradient factors)|
|Dive ascent/descent rate indicator||Yes|
|Automatic altitude adjustment||Yes|
|No fly time||Yes (with 24hr countdown)|
|Dive planner||Yes (basic NDL + multi-gas deco planner)|
|Backlight||Yes (configurable time and intensity; auto-on at depth)|
|Automatically saves dive entry and exit locations||Yes|
|Sync dive log to Garmin Connect™ and Garmin Connect™ Mobile||Yes|
|Alerts & alarms||Audible and vibration alarms for ascent rate, PO2, CNS/OTU, NDL, deco, gas switching. Customisable (up to 40) audible and/or vibration per dive mode, based on depth or time|
|3-axis dive compass||Yes (with adjustable heading, quick change to 90R, 90L and reciprocal). Indicates degrees and direction back to set heading|
|Missed Deco Lockout||Yes (can be disabled prior to dive with user acknowledgement)|
|Residual Tissue Loading Reset||Yes (on the surface with user acknowledgement)|
|Surface diver status widget||Yes (surface interval, N2/HE loading, CNS, OTU and tissue compartment status)|
30 DAY RETURNS
If you change your mind, it doesn’t fit, or you become inflicted with buyer’s regret - that's OK!
Mike's Dive Store offer an extended returns policy of 30 days - so you can be rest assured if the suit, piece of diving equipment or gift doesn't suit then just send it back and we will either exchange it or offer a full refund less any postage costs. Too easy!
Please note that there are some special order items on our website that will be subject to a 20% re-stocking fee but we will let you know about these items before we special order them so that you are aware of this. If this is the case we can always help with correct sizing so that we minimise the risk of return.
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