Garmin has recently unveiled the new Descent G1 series of dive computers. Just like the brand’s previous Mk2 models, the G1s sport multi-type dive technology, a variety of health and wellness features, over 30 built-in indoor and GPS sports apps, and extensive smartwatch functionality. As for the differences between the two series, the G1 comes with extended battery life, a more compact build, and more affordable pricing, albeit at the expense of some significant features. So, let’s take a closer look at what the new Garmin G1 dive computers have to offer and how they compare to the Mk2 series.
Garmin, a company well known for their GPS products and sports wearables, has recently entered the dive computer game, releasing the Descent Mk1. The device has immediately caused a buzz in the diving community. It is sleek, durable and packed with features, including a 1.2-inch color display, surface GPS navigation with rich color mapping, multiple dive modes, 3-axis compass, heart rate monitoring and dive-log uploading.