Garmin flies high with the new D2 Air X10 GPS Aviator Smartwatch

After the Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar, which we talked about in our review, Garmin returns to the charge with another high-end health monitoring system smartwatch. The Garmin Aviation D2 Air X10 GPS Aviator watch is a high-sounding name that suggests characteristics at the top. That “Aviator”, in particular, is not just a title to make an impression, given that Garmin’s smartwatch also integrates functions dedicated to aviation, as is the tradition of the D2 Air series: we are talking about forecasts and weather reports, Direct-to navigation, airport information, automatic flight logs, Pulse Ox and more.

Garmin D2 Air X10 GPS Aviator watch

But let’s focus first on the shapes: Garmin D2 Air X10 comes with a 1.3-inch AMOLED touch screen with a resolution of 416×416 pixels and Corning Gorilla Glass 3, a refined look and premium materials thank the bezel made of satin stainless steel and the reinforced aluminum bottom.

All-round health monitoring system

Beyond the more extravagant features dedicated to flight, Garmin’s latest addition is a well-rounded smartwatch, like its case (which measures 43.6 x 12.6 mm), and therefore equipped with the most sought-after intelligent features: notifications, the ability to make calls directly from the wrist, contactless payments thanks to the NFC sensor, internal memory with the ability to store music and wide compatibility with voice assistants and smart home devices (Siri, Google Assistant, and even Bixby).

As for the sensors, the Aviator watch is rich with GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, compass, barometric altimeter, thermometer, pulse oximeter, heart rate monitor, gyroscope, accelerometer, and also the sensor used to detect the ambient light to automatically adjust the brightness of the display. There is also has water-resistant up to 5 ATM, and the manufacturer’s declared autonomy is 7 days in smartwatch mode and 20 days in GPS mode.

An ideal Aviator watch

As said at the beginning, the “Aviator” prefix is ​​not accidental. While having a complete package of functions for those looking for a smartwatch, Garmin D2 Air X10 offers a complete set of data for preflight, in-flight, and postflight procedures and has all the tools necessary to assist the pilot and guarantee him complete control of the situation at all times. Through Direct-to navigation it is also possible to activate the route to any of the airports included in the database, or to another pre-loaded destination. The Nearest function, on the other hand, allows you to directly set the flight to the nearest airport. And then there is the Horizontal Situation Indicator (HSI), which helps the pilot understand if the aircraft is positioned in the correct direction,

Garmin D2 Air X10 GPS Aviator watch

The D2 Air X10 also includes customized alerts, including configurable altitude and pressure thresholds (when exceeded is notified by a vibration on the wrist), a fuel tank timer to assist the pilot in managing fuel resources, and finally notifications outside. route (XTE) sent when the aircraft departs from the active flight plan.

Flight registration takes place automatically, and subsequently, all data is transferred to the logbook. The pilot can also send flight plans3 from the Garmin Pilot app to the D2 Air X10 and see the list of waypoints included in the planned route. It is also possible to know in advance airport information such as the orientation and length of the runway, the wind, and the frequencies of the airport – indications that are preloaded and easily accessible from the watch. Garmin D2 Air X10 allows access to observation bulletins (METAR) and forecast bulletins (TAF), which provide updates on visibility, rainfall, dew point, and much more.

Garmin D2 Air X10 price and availability

Garmin D2 Air X10 Aviator watches for men and women are available now on the website for a premium price, like its features: $549.99. The model is only one, with a 43mm case and a 20mm “quick release” strap, and there are two colors to choose from, Ivory and Black.

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