The Other D2: Garmin's New Does-It-All Pilot Watch

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While Dynon was busy rolling out its D2 Pocket Panel gadget, Garmin showed up at AOPA Summit in Fort Worth, Texas with its own gadget, coincidentally also called D2. But Garminís version is a combination pilot watch and navigator with features reminiscent of the companyís early portable GPS models. (The GPSmap 90 comes to mind.)

The watch has a range of high-level features including a rudimentary GPS moving map, a built-in altimeter with alerting, multiple timers and a three-axis compass with an HSI display. Although itís not intended as a diverís watch, the D2 is waterproof down to 3 meters and has a spiffy orange backlighting scheme. It also has wireless functionality with Garminís new VIRB video camera.

In todayís video coverage of AOPA Summit, Garminís Dan Lind demonstrates some of the watchís top features. The D2 is expected to be available in November for a price of $449.†