News Item

Pilot watch launched

Garmin International has launched the 'D2 Pilot Watch' - claimed to be the first GPS watch for aviators.

The D2 offers a built-in WAAS (or EGNOS etc) GPS, accurate altimeter with adjustable barometric setting and alerts, compass with HSI and moving map. It also has vibrating alerts for the likes of time to switch fuel tanks in-flight.

The watch will also seamlessly integrate with other devices via Bluetooth - including those running the Garmin 'Pilot' app - and the company's action camera.

Hence it is possible to load flight plans and create waypoints. One can also assign custom data fields to display such as ground speed, track, distance, ETA, bearing, glide ratio etc.

Garmin’s VP for Aviation Sales and Marketing comments: '. . an essential piece of equipment for every cockpit. D2 is as rich in style as it is in features, and with the wealth of information it provides, every pilot will want one.'

D2 should be available in November at a price in US of $449 (~£280, €330).

Details from Garmin below.

  • 08 October 2013
  • R and D

Contact Us

The Royal Institute of Navigation
1 Kensington Gore
London
SW7 2AT

+44 (0)20 7591 3134
admin@rin.org.uk

E-Mail Communication

The Royal Institute of Navigation periodically sends out email updates to its membership and those who have subscribed to events and conferences run by the RIN. In doing so, the RIN takes all reasonable precautions to ensure that the emails are only sent to those who have requested them, and that no third party can make unauthorised use of any @rin.org.uk email address to send out mailings.If you receive unsolicited mail from any @rin.org.uk address then please inform us at admin@rin.org.uk and we will take appropriate action.

Join the RIN

You can apply for any category of RIN membership by completing the online membership application form and paying using our secure credit/debit card payment system.

Join Now