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Garmin introduces Descent Mk2S, its smallest watch-style dive computer designed for all-day wear

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Garmin® International, Inc has announced the Descent® Mk2S, its smallest watch-style dive computer – ideal for women and those with smaller wrists – designed for everyday wear and maximum functionality. Packed with innovative dive technology and Garmin’s most sought-after built-in activity sports profiles and wellness features, the Descent Mk2S is a tool with unmatched versatility for both below and above the surface. A smaller and fashionable alternative to what’s currently available in the dive computer market, the Mk2S features a 1.2’’ sunlight readable sapphire display, 43mm case and interchangeable QuickFit® bands in silicone, leather, metal and nylon.

“Building on the success of the Descent Mk2, we’re excited to give divers more options, especially our female customers,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “A tribute to your active lifestyle and passion as a diver, the Mk2S is both an essential tool for diving and a smart timepiece that allows you to track your activities around-the-clock.”

For underwater adventures, the Descent Mk2S is a full-featured dive computer with support for multiple dive modes for single and multiple gas dives (including nitrox, trimix and 100% O2), gauge, apnea, apnea hunt and closed-circuit rebreather. Mk2S will mark entry and exit points in the water using multi-GNSS satellite support and includes an underwater 3-axis compass. Divers can view depth, dive time, temperature, NDL/TTS, ascent/descent rates, gas mix, PO2, N2 loading, decompression/safety stop information, time-of-day and more, right on the wrist. Users can quickly customise their dive modes by selecting additional screens that feature the fields they’d like to see.

Store and review dive data for up to 200 dives on the watch or view them all on the companion Garmin Dive™ app1, which automatically provides a detailed analysis of each dive activity including max depth, bottom time and a map of surface entry and exit points. Using the app’s Explore tool, divers can plan their next trip by viewing popular dive sites that have been rated and reviewed by other users, with helpful information like weather conditions and dive logs from that specific location. In app, keep track of the gear being used for each dive. Easily tag equipment, wetsuit and fins, then refer back when preparing for future trips.

When not diving, the Descent Mk2S doubles as a premium multisport GPS smartwatch with all-day health monitoring, built-in sports apps and more. Descent Mk2S introduces Garmin’s industry leading women’s health features including menstrual cycle tracking and pregnancy tracking, as well as all-day respiration and advanced sleep monitoring, which estimates light, deep and REM stages of sleep. Upon awakening, users can review their Sleep Score and Insights on the watch to see whether they are getting the quality sleep they need to feel rested and recharged.

When paired with a compatible smartphone, receive notifications for calls, texts and calendar alerts right on the wrist, Garmin Pay™ for contactless payments3 and music storage.4 Descent Mk2S boasts up to 7 days of battery life in smartwatch mode and up to 30 hours in dive mode.

Packed with preloaded sports apps for running, swimming, cycling, strength training, skiing, golfing and more, the Descent Mk2S will monitor and track all essential information. These sport profiles have expanded to now include surfing and indoor climbing, plus advanced training metrics for multiple activities.

When paired with a compatible Garmin inReach® satellite communicator5 at the surface, users can send and receive messages quickly from the Descent Mk2S watch and when necessary, trigger an interactive SOS. Divers can keep the device protected by using the inReach Mini Dive Case (sold separately) and have peace-of-mind whenever they surface.

Available in three colourways – light gold with light sand silicone band, carbon gray DLC with black silicone band and mineral blue with sea foam silicone band – all can be customised with interchangeable QuickFit bands to suit any activity or style.

Available now in Specialist Dive Shops, Premium Watch Shops and on Garmin.com, the Descent Mk2S has a suggested retail price of £949.99. To learn more, visit www.garmin.com/dive.

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Introducing Fourth Element’s new glove range

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More fit, more flex, more warmth

Fourth Element’s long-standing range of gloves have been a popular choice for divers since 2008. Redesigned using new materials and construction for even greater fit, flex and warmth, their new gloves offer even better performance than before.

You’ll find four new neoprene styles in the range; 3mm, 5mm, 5mm Kevlar and a 7mm mitt. Each has been carefully considered for purpose. The 5mm, 5mm kevlar and 7mm mitt all feature Hydrolock technology; taken from fourth element’s wetsuit seals, these provide an advanced seal at the wrist for minimal water ingress. The 3mm has been improved with addtional bartacks meaning you can cut it to your desired length and the seam wont be damaged. Most notably the carbon print on the backs of all the gloves have been removed and replaced on the palms with new Octogrip design for better flexibility which optimises comfort.

You can compare old to new on the product pages using the handy sliders fourth element have produced.

Find out more on the Fourth Element website here.

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Typhoon International announce new Pro Combo Mask and Snorkel Set

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Get ready for your next underwater adventure with Typhoon International’s new Pro Combo set of mask and snorkel.

The snorkel, with its semi-dry top and large bore tube provides plenty of air while minimising water ingress so it’s easy to control your breathing while keeping the water out using the purge valve.

The mask is manufactured from tempered safety glass and is wide and clear so you won’t miss any of the sights of the deep.  The silicone skirt makes the mask comfortable to wear too.

The Pro Combo mask and snorkel set live in a fully recyclable handy mesh bag when not in use, so they can carry on drying out from the inside. The set comes in a great choice of colours: blue, silver or yellow.  The set is available in both adult and junior sizes so there is one to fit every member of the family.

Whether for the family holiday or for keeping onboard a boat for when it is needed, Typhoon International’s Pro Combo is a perfect way to introduce you to the world of snorkelling and at an affordable price.

Visit www.typhoon-int.co.uk to see the full range of clothing and accessories and to find details of your nearest stockist.


Sizes: Adult, Youth

Prices:  Adult – £37.95  Youth – £25.95 (VAT exempt)

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