Garmin showcased its Descent Mk1 dive computer which is now available with a gray titanium bezel as well as a sapphire lens and black silicone band at DEMA Show in Las Vegas this week.

Chris Budenz is one of Garmin’s original beta testers and he said they created the unit around what the recreational and technical markets demand from a dive computer.

The smart watch technology suits the active and varied diver lifestyle, not just functioning for diving. There are built-in sensors that serve a three-axis compass, gyroscope and barometric altimeter as well as GPS and GLONASS capability that lets you log your dive entry and exit points for efficient and easy surface navigation.

With apnea, single gas, multi gas and CCR, and heart rate monitoring technology capabilities this watch really does do it all.

The double tap action on the computer avoids the issue of operating the unit underwater while wearing thick gloves.

The Garmin Descent Mk1 retails for US$999.95/~876 Euros. For more info, go to the Garmin website.

— Victoria Brown

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