Garmin Introduces Next-Gen Dive Technologies with the Descent Series: Mk3 and G1 Ocean Edition

Garmin, a global leader in GPS technology and smartwatches, sets a new standard in diving technology with the release of the Descent Mk3 series and the Descent G1 Solar – Ocean Edition. These innovative dive computers redefine the underwater experience, offering advanced features, eco-friendly design, and enhanced capabilities for divers of all levels.

Descent Mk3 Series: Explore the depths confidently and safely

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Garmin’s Descent Mk3 series, a watch-style dive computer, is a leap forward in diving technology. With a 200-meter dive rating, vibrant touchscreen AMOLED display, and a built-in flashlight on the 51mm Descent Mk3i, this series caters to both recreational and technical divers. 

Purpose-built with a dive-first approach to design, the Descent Mk3 series comes in two sizes – 43mm and 51mm. The 51mm Descent Mk3i also comes with a built-in LED flashlight for greater visibility in low-light conditions—even underwater. The Descent Mk3 series is complemented by the Descent T2 transceiver, introducing diver-to-diver messaging (coming soon), Diver Assistance, and tank pressure monitoring through an upcoming software update.

Key Features:

New advancements on the Descent Mk3 series make it possible to dive with greater peace of mind.

  • Diver Assistance (coming soon): In critical situations, divers using the Descent Mk3i and Descent T2 transceiver can swiftly request aid through SubWave sonar technology. This groundbreaking tool allows them to send an assistance alert to connected divers, who can monitor their depth and distance until help is no longer needed.
  • Diver-to-diver messaging (coming soon): Utilizing SubWave technology, Descent Mk3i and Descent T2 transceiver users can exchange preset messages with nearby divers, fostering communication up to 30 meters away.
  • Dive group tracking: With air integration, the Descent T2 transceiver enables divers to monitor the depth and tank pressure of up to eight fellow divers within a 10-meter range.
  • Dive-focused design: The Descent Mk3i boasts a 200-meter dive-rated case with a robust sapphire lens, operating twice as deep as its predecessors. The metal buttons, leakproof and fully functional at 200 meters, coupled with a vivid touchscreen AMOLED display, ensure optimal visibility even underwater.
  • Built-in LED flashlight: Exclusive to the 51mm Descent Mk3i, the integrated LED flashlight with strobe mode enhances visibility in low-light conditions both above and below the water.
  • Dive readiness: Assess lifestyle factors affecting dive preparedness. A higher readiness score signals optimal conditions for diving, while a lower score may prompt consideration of a higher conservatism setting or an easier dive.

Additional Features:

  • Dive modes for single and multiple gas dives, gauge, apnea, and closed-circuit rebreather.
  • DiveView maps with bathymetric depth contours and 4,000+ preloaded dive sites.
  • Premium multisport GPS smartwatch capabilities.
  • Fitness features, wellness insights, and navigation tools for everyday adventures.
  • Connected features: Smart notifications, music streaming, and more.

Available soon in the Philippines, the 43mm Descent Mk3 has a suggested retail price of PHP74,990.00 The 43mm Descent Mk3i with added air integration and driver messaging capabilities available in Carbon Gray or Bronze Titanium Bezel options are available for PHP87,890.00

Meanwhile, the 51mm Descent Mk3i with air integration, diver messaging capabilities and a larger display,available in Carbon Gray DLC titanium bezel and black silicone band is priced at PHP99,990.00. The Descent T2 transmitter is priced at PHP31,390.

Descent G1 Solar Ocean Edition: Making an impact through design


Garmin introduces the Descent G1 Solar – Ocean Edition, a rugged watch-style dive computer crafted with recycled ocean-bound plastics.Designed with environmental responsibility in mind, 100 percent of the plastic used to make the watch’s housing, bezel and buttons come from recycled ocean-bound plastics. This all-in-one dive computer and smartwatch is powered by solar charging, offering up to 25 hours of battery life in dive mode and 124 days in smartwatch mode. The eco-friendly design aligns with Garmin’s commitment to environmental responsibility.

Key Features:

  • Dive Modes: Multiple options for single and multiple gas dives, including nitrox and trimix, gauge, apnea, apnea hunt, and closed-circuit rebreather.
  • Surface GPS: Track dive entry and exit points on the surface with precise surface GPS capabilities.
  • Data Storage: Store and review data for up to 200 dives, easily shareable through the Garmin Dive™ app.
  • Customization: Tailor additional data screens for each dive mode to suit individual preferences.
  • Underwater Navigation: Effortlessly navigate below the waterline with a built-in 3-axis dive compass.
  • Tide Conditions: Stay informed about nearby tide conditions directly from the watch.
  • Fitness Integration: Access over 30 built-in sports apps, recovery time advisor, training status, daily suggested workouts, and all-day respiration tracking.
  • Wellness Monitoring: Focus on holistic well-being with sleep score, advanced sleep monitoring, wrist-based heart rate, Body Battery™ energy monitoring, and hydration tracking.
  • Connectivity: Stay connected with smart notifications and incident detection and assistance.

Featuring a 45mm reinforced polymer case, scratch resistant sapphire lens and an easy-to-read monochrome display, the Descent G1 Solar is available in dark lakeside with an azure blue band priced at PHP 39,950, which will be available for purchase in the Philippines on the first week of December.  With a water rating of 100 meters and rigorous testing to U.S. military 810 standards for thermal, shock, and water resistance, the Ocean Edition ensures durability, making it rugged and ready for adventures both above and below water.

“From recreational to technical dives, the Descent Mk3 series and Descent T2 transceiver introduce innovative features, including SubWave sonar enhancements for seamless communication and requesting assistance from the wrist. These premium dive computers, coupled with air integration, DiveView maps, and dive readiness tools, become essential for exploring deeper waters. Simultaneously, our eco-friendly initiative shines with the Descent G1 Solar – Ocean Edition. Crafted from recycled ocean-bound plastics, it transforms materials once at risk into essential components for a sustainable dive experience,” said Mr. Scoppen Lin, Assistant General Manager, Garmin Asia.

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