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Garmin D2 Bravo Specs & Features

Recently Garmin announced the Garmin D2 Bravo Aviation Watch, a successor of the previously Garmin D2 Pilot.

Garmin D2 Bravo Pilot Watch Specification and Features

Garmin D2 Bravo
Garmin D2 Bravo
ModelGarmin D2 Bravo Pilot Watch
Garmin D2 Bravo
Introduction DateGarmin D2 Bravo introduced by Garmin on June 16, 2015
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Specs & Features
Physical & Performance
Physical dimensions2.0" x 2.0" x 0.6" (51.0 x 51.0 x 16.0 mm)
Display size, WxH1.2" x 1.2" (30.4 x 30.4 mm)
Display resolution, WxH218 x 218 pixels, transflective MIP color
Color displayYes
Negative mode displayYes
Weight2.98 oz (84.4 g)
BatteryRechargeable lithium-ion
Battery lifeUp to 50 hours in UltraTrac mode; up to 20 hours in GPS flight mode; up to 6 weeks in watch mode
Water rating10 ATM
High-sensitivity receiverYes
Barometric altimeterYes
Electronic compassYes
Smart notifications (displays email, text and other alerts when paired with your compatible phone)Yes
Vibration alertYes
Music controlYes
VIRB® controlYes
Watch functionsZulu/UTC, time of day (12/24h), calendar (day/date), daily alarm
Maps & Memory
Built-in memory32 MB; available 23 MB
Running Features
Virtual Pacer™ (compares current pace to target)Yes
V02 max estimateYes
Recovery advisorYes
Race predictorYes
Running dynamicsYes
Accelerometer (calculates distance for indoor workouts, without need for a foot pod)Yes
Personal recordsYes
Cycling Features
Compatible with Vector™Yes
Multiple bike profilesYes
Bike speed/cadence sensorYes (optional)
Performance Features
Heart rate monitorYes (optional)
Virtual Partner® (train against a digital person)Yes
Virtual Racer™ (compete against other activities)Yes
Auto Pause® (pauses and resumes timer based on speed)Yes
Multi-sport (changes sport mode with a press of a button)Yes
Auto multisport (switch sport modes with 1 button press)Yes
Advanced workouts (create custom, goal-oriented workouts)Yes
Pace alert (triggers alarm if you vary from preset pace)Yes
Interval training (set up exercise and rest intervals)Yes
Heart rate-based calorie computationYes
Calculates calories burnedYes
Training Effect (measures impact of an activity on your aerobic fitness)Yes
Swimming Features
Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count/rate, calories)Yes
Stroke type identification (e.g. freestyle)Yes
Open water swim metrics (distance, pace, stroke count/rate, calories)Yes
Activity Tracking Features
Step counterYes
Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal)Yes
Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it)Yes
Sleep monitoring (monitors total sleep and periods of movement or restful sleep)Yes
Avionics Features
Worldwide airport database(s)Yes
Altimeter with adjustable baro settingYes
3-axis compass with HSIYes
Multiple time zones with Zulu/UTCYes
Wirelessly receive flight plans from Garmin Pilot™Yes
Garmin Connect™
Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data)Yes
Automatic sync (automatically transfers data to your computer)Yes
AdditionalReceives Garmin Pilot™ notifications: Yes

Connect IQ™ app support: Yes (watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps)

EXO™ antenna (GPS/GLONASS): Yes

Wireless Connectivity: Yes

ANT+®: Yes

Bluetooth®: Yes

Weather Alerts: Yes

UltraTrac: Yes

tempe™ sensor support: Yes

TracBack: Yes

Auto Lap: Yes

Time/Distance alerts: Yes
Official Specs and Features
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It seems that Garmin has almost all consumer categories covered in the company’s market of wearable devices. It does not really matter if you are a professional or casual swimmer, cyclist, golfer, runner, backpacker, hiker, or any adrenaline-rushing adventurer; there is always a GPS watch for you.

Garmin even has a series of GPS watch designed specifically for pilot. Recently the company announced the D2 Bravo, a successor of the previously popular D2 Pilot.

The original D2 is filled with almost all aviation-navigation features that can be packed in a watch, yet D2 Bravo comes with many more functions over its predecessor .

The D2 Bravo is a premium GPS-enabled watch that brings sapphire lens, reinforced housing made from stainless steel and glass fiber, premium leather band, and classic round face.

While the external parts are quite common in high-end wristwatch category, the software that runs underneath is quite a rarity. It also has an omni-directional stainless steel antenna to provide fast GPS satellite acquisition, and it actually helps to maintain slim form factor.

This watch works with both GPS and GLONASS. The overall dimension of the watch measures at 2.0-inch H x 2.0-inch W x 0.6-inch D, and it weighs 2.98 oz.

The screen is high resolution transflective, producing 218 x 218 pixels resolution. There is also an LED backlighting to improve visibility during night flight.

Powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion, the watch will run for 20 hours in GPS mode or 6 weeks in watch mode before another recharge is required.

Garmin’s signature features including Nearest Function and Direct-to are provided. The former basically tells a pilot about the nearest airport for a quick landing if necessary; the latter can be used for routing navigation either to a waypoint or any destination.

A worldwide airport database comes preloaded and the watch provides support for up to 18 different languages. More than that, D2 Bravo has altimeter, adjustable barometer setting, and 3-axis compass with HSI.

Barometer setting based on oxygen level is provided; there will be an alert when the plane reaches an altitude where supplemental oxygen will be required.

Custom and preset altitude alerts are available to let you know in case your plane has descended to low or gone off the proper course. Essential information during flight can be set to trigger vibrating alarm too, for examples fuel tank switch and other time-sensitive information during flight.

Other data such as speed, time enroute, and altitude are stored in the watch during every flight for future reference. Zulu/UTC time is displayed simultaneously on the screen as well.

Assigning customizable data filed is possible. The screen can provide reading of GPS ground-speed, glide ratio, bearing, distance from airports/waypoints, and more. Waypoints can be manually added in case you need to add any location that is not available from the map database.

In addition, D2 Bravo can work as activity tracker and multisport watch. Activity tracking features include step counter, move bar, sleep monitoring, and automatic goal.

More than that, you can use the watch to measure swimming metrics such as pool lengths, swimming distance, pace, calories, and stroke type recognition.

Swimming metrics measurement even works in open water. Many running and cycling features are present too for examples Virtual Partner, VO2 Max, custom-target workout, interval training, and compatibility with heart rate monitor and speed/cadence sensor.

Garmin D2 Bravo can be paired with smartphone to access Garmin Pilot with which you can receive meteorological information including weather, visibility, barometric pressure, wind, precipitation, and more. You can even wirelessly control a VIRB action camera or multiple VIRB Elite cameras mounted on the plane from the watch.

Disclaimer:Information provided is believed correct and true to the best of our ability based on the manufacturer published information. However, GPSCompared is not responsible for typographical errors or incorrect data. Please visit the official manufacturer product page for more details on the specifications and features
Note: This writer neither own this product nor have the personal experience in handling it. However this article is produced based on manufacturer published facts and other relevant sources (if applicable).