Garmin (NYSE: GRMN) today announced the Descent™ G1 Solar – Ocean Edition, a rugged watch-style dive computer with features for both underwater and topside adventures. Designed with environmental responsibility in mind, 100 percent of the plastic used to make the watch’s housing, bezel and buttons come with recycled ocean-bound plastics. In addition to its eco-friendly construction, Descent G1 Solar – Ocean Edition features a solar charging lens that lets divers explore longer with up to 25 hours of battery life in dive mode and up to 124 days in smartwatch mode when solar charging1. Eliminating the need for a separate dive computer and smartwatch, the Ocean Edition includes Garmin’s popular dive features to help users make the most of their diving experience – plus multisport and smart features for an active lifestyle out of the water.
“We are proud to unveil our first-ever product with parts made with recycled ocean-bound plastics. With the Descent G1 Solar – Ocean Edition, we’re taking materials that were once at risk of harming the ocean habitat and turning them into parts to help create an eco-friendly dive computer that’s made to explore it.” –Dan Bartel, Garmin Vice President of Global Consumer Sales
Making an impact through design
The idea for the Descent G1 Solar – Ocean Edition started as a brainstorming session between Garmin associates.
“Our associates spend a lot of time pursuing their passions – fishing, diving, surfing and more – in oceans around the world. Some also dedicate their personal time to cleaning up areas around the water and in doing so, started to think of ways to repurpose the plastic materials that are often bound for the ocean. After a lot of conceptualizing and researching, the idea became clear: a watch made for exploring oceans that uses recycled materials once destined to end up in it.” –Susan Lyman, Garmin Vice President of Global Consumer Marketing
Once ocean-bound plastic is collected around bodies of water, it is sorted, cleaned and dried. The plastic is then melted into a pelletized resin before being reinforced with glass fiber and sent off to be coloured. From here, the material is moulded to create the shape of the watch housing, bezel and buttons—then incorporated in a rugged, eco-friendly dive computer designed to help users dive confidently.
For your explorations above and below the water
Incorporating all the popular features on the original Descent G1 Solar, the new Ocean Edition eliminates the need for divers to have both a dive computer and a smartwatch with features made for life on land or underwater.
- Get multiple dive modes for single and multiple gas dives (including nitrox and trimix), gauge, apnea, apnea hunt and closed-circuit rebreather.
- Track dive entry and exit points on the surface with surface GPS.
- Store and review data for up to 200 dives and share via the Garmin Dive™ app.
- Tailor additional data screens for each dive mode.
- Easily navigate below the waterline with a built-in 3-axis dive compass.
- View nearby tide conditions right from the watch2.
- Stay fit for the next dive with more than 30 built-in sports apps, recovery time advisor, training status, daily suggested workouts and all-day respiration tracking.
- Focus on mind and body with sleep score and advanced sleep monitoring, wrist-based heart rate, Body Battery™ energy monitoring and hydration tracking.
- Stay connected with smart notifications, Garmin Pay™ contactless payments, and incident detection and assistance2.
The Descent G1 Solar – Ocean Edition features a 45mm reinforced polymer case, scratch-resistant sapphire lens and an easy-to-read monochrome display. Water-rated to 100 meters and tested to U.S. military 810 standards for thermal, shock and water resistance, the Ocean Edition is rugged and ready for adventures both above and below the water. Available now in dark lakeside with an azure blue band, it has a suggested retail price of £569.99.
For more information about Garmin dive computers, visit www.garmin.com/en-GB/c/sports-fitness/dive-computers-smartwatches/.
1 Assuming all-day wear with 3 hours per day outside in 50,000 lux conditions
2 When paired with a compatible smartphone; see Garmin.com/ble.
Shearwater Announce Tern and Tern TX Dive Computers
Shearwater Research Inc. has announced the latest additions to its iconic line of dive computers.
Designed with the sport diver in mind, the new Tern & Tern TX models are powerful, simple, reliable, and the most compact dive computers we have ever brought to market. The range includes the Shearwater Tern and the enhanced Tern TX, which boasts transmitter-enabled diving, capable of connecting with up to four Swift gas pressure transmitters and includes a digital compass for superior underwater navigation.
With a watch-style form factor, the 1.3” diameter AMOLED screen provides crystal-clear visibility in a variety of lighting conditions, making it easier than ever for divers to keep track of their crucial information. The vibrant, best in class high-resolution display offers Shearwater’s renowned user interface that provides divers with at-a-glance access to vital data, ensuring a safer and more enjoyable diving experience.
“Building upon the success of the Peregrine and borrowing features from the Teric, the Tern and Tern TX make a great addition to our product line. The Tern is an affordable option for anyone seeking a compact sport diving computer.” Said Jason Leggatt, CEO of Shearwater Research Inc. “As well, we are excited to bring transmitter-enabled computers to more divers, delivering precision gas pressure information on a brilliant display. The Tern TX is an incredible sport diving computer to those seeking a comfortable, round form. In combination with the Swift Transmitter, the Tern TX offers a world-class transmitter-enabled system at an attractive price”.
Designed and built in Canada, The Tern & Tern TX are depth rated to 120 metres and tested to engineering EN standards for dive computer compliance. Tern and Tern TX support Air, Nitrox, 3 Gas Nitrox, Gauge, and Freedive modes.
Available with all-new Shearwater RemoraTM quick connect bands, divers can easily switch between long and short straps, or the colour strap of their choice.
Tern and Tern TX are priced for exceptional value at $650 USD and $775 USD retail.
Shipping commences January, 2024 and will be available to purchase from authorized Shearwater dealers.
For more information about Tern and Tern TX, contact email@example.com.
Don’t miss these Black Friday deals from Oyster Diving Shop
As one of the largest diving retailers in the UK, Oyster Diving Shop stocks most of the major brands including Garmin, Apeks, X-Deep, Suunto, Atomic, Santi and Aqualung to name but a few.
All of their staff are professional divers and are happy to offer free advice on what equipment is best for each customer. If you spend over £100 then you receive FREE postage and you can familiarise yourself with your new gear in one of their six pools (Soho, Rickmansworth, Bloxham, Brighton, Old Windsor and Caterham) at no extra charge!
As well as offering the highest levels of service, they are also very competitively priced and have a range of Black Friday offers.
Here are some of Oyster Diving Shop’s Black Friday highlights:
Apeks Ocea Regulators – trade in your old regulators and get 30% off (ask them about their old school regs if you don’t have an old set to trade in!)
Exclusive to Scubaverse this week – Aqualung i770R with transmitter bundle – 1/3 off, Automatic discount at Checkout!
Aqualung i200 – £100 off!
Aqualung Helix Compact Pro with Octopus and SPG (an amazing travel regulator that is even cold water rated!) RRP. £819 reduced to £595!
Apeks VX1 mask – RRP. £117 reduced to £99.22!
Free undersuit with Avatar 101 Dry Suit worth £215!
Don’t forget Oyster Diving Shop also have gift vouchers if you can’t decide what to get!
If you fancy giving the gift of scuba diving this Christmas then check out their PADI courses, or if you want to escape to the sunshine and blue seas then check out their range of holidays including the amazing Scuba Scene liveaboard.
Shop now at www.oysterdivingshop.com
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