The Garmin Descent Mk1 is a divers dream come true and tracks the heartbeat while under water. The watch has great connectivity with a rechargeable battery. However, is this all that the experts found great about the wearable packed with GPS navigation, depth-alarm, and the other features.
Pros / What Customers Like:
A highlighted feature that both divers and athletes like is the lightweight design, especially the silicon wristband model.
People found swapping out the wristbands great to fit in with their daily lifestyle needs. The band is easy to unclip and change to another in seconds.
The majority of users found connecting the device via Bluetooth easy. Furthermore, you do not need to synchronize it with a computer to set up the Garmin Connect-Account.
Swimmers and divers found tracking their training in one file a bonus from surface intervals, training time, to the heartbeat and more.
The wearable comprises alarm and notifications, and athletes found using it visually, with sound, or only vibration great.
Divers found the watch had everything they needed to replace their dive computer and other Fitbit devices.
The fitness watch, comprise fantastic programs to program your workouts according to joggers, hikers, mountaineers and the list go on.
The heartbeat is accurate and works according to different professional users and is a rate of one per second when on the wrist.
Another highlighted feature is the long lasting battery, use that is up to 40-hours in dive mode according to the experts.
The color display is a feature all users love as it displays maps clear to see and you can mark points on the surface using the GPS.
Divers found the integrated compass outstanding to use underneath the water as the GPS navigation for marking points you can only use on the surface.
Swimmers love the backlight as the mode provides you with up to 100% brightness under water.
The fact that you can connect it with your smartphone to receive notifications is great. You get information on the weather, rain, moon, and more.
Cons / What Customers Don't Like:
Many divers found the lack of the DYN-tables not included in the Apnea-mode a bit disappointing. However, they could view their total distance and more use it in swimming mode.
According to the majority of users, switching the alarms when getting out of the Apnea-mode is difficult, as you need to create a new training file.
With the lack of nitrogen saturation, the Garmin Descent Mk1 still provides you with advanced training, navigation, and fitness tracking. Another downside for many users might be the price, but according to the positive reviews, it remains a smartwatch packed with loads of functions.