Garmin’s updated D2 Air X10 smartwatch for aviators now has a flight system on the wrist.
OLATHE, Kan. /Feb. 8, 2022/Business Wire – Garmin® International, Inc. (NYSE: GRMN), a division of Garmin Ltd. (NYSE: GRMN), today announced the D2TM Air X10, a GPS smartwatch with powerful aviation functionality and new features that allow pilots to take calls and use their compatible smartphone’s voice assistant to send texts, ask questions, and more. These linked features add Garmin’s D2 Air series’ powerful suite of dedicated aviation functions, which includes weather, direct-to-navigation capabilities, airport information, automatic flight logging, Pulse Ox1, and more—all provided straight to the watch. The D2 Air X10 is the ultimate smartwatch for life in and out of the cockpit, with a comprehensive suite of health, wellness, and fitness functions with a battery life of up to 7 days.
“The D2 series has quickly proven itself to be the choice for pilots and aviation enthusiasts alike who need a purpose-built smartwatch that’s as functional in the air as it is on the ground,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin vice president of aviation sales and marketing. “Not only does the D2 Air X10 offer built-in aviation tools for every phase of flight, it’s the first aviator smartwatch with convenient on-device calling and voice assistant features to keep up with your life on the go.”
Here’s what’s new for the D2 Air X10:
- Phone calls from the watch: Make and take phone calls with the press of a button; no more missing calls while digging through your pockets or fumbling through your flight bag.
- Voice assistant control: Hands full? No problem. Compatible with Siri, Google Assistant or Bixby, pilots can use their smartphone’s voice assistant to send texts, ask questions, control compatible smart home devices and more.
smartwatch for aviators A dedicated flight system on your wrist:
Preflight, in-flight, and postflight features and tools help pilots navigate and improve situational awareness on the D2 Air X10. Direct-to navigation allows pilots to travel directly to an airport or waypoint in the preloaded global database, or use the Nearest function to activate a direct course to a nearby airport, all from the watch. Pilots can observe if the aircraft is left or right of the desired flight route using the instrument-like horizontal situation indicator (HSI) course needle, and the barometric altimeter can tell them when they’ve reached their desired height. During the flight, the D2 Air X10 provides aviation notifications such as time, distance, altitude, and a fuel timer.
Flight logging is a breeze with the D2 Air X10, which automatically starts tracking flights on takeoff, then automatically transfers the date, duration, total flight time, and route to the user’s flyGarmin.com logbook.2 Pilots can also seamlessly transfer3 flight plans from the Garmin Pilot™ app to the D2 Air X10, and view the list of waypoints included in their route.
Airport data such as runway orientation and wind components3, runway lengths, airport frequencies, and traffic pattern height are all preloaded and accessible from the watch. Before taking flight, the D2 Air X10 provides aviation weather data such as METARs and TAFs, which allow pilots to see wind, visibility, barometric pressure, and more4. Stay on track with a UTC hand on the watch face, which can also show and assist pilots in managing several time zones, including Zulu time.
All-day health monitoring & customized fitness:
Wrist-based heart rate (with user-configurable alerts for high or low readings5), advanced sleep monitoring with a sleep score, breathwork activities, fitness age, respiration, Pulse Ox, all-day stress tracking, hydration, and women’s health tracking are just a few of the features available on the D2 Air X10. Body Battery energy monitoring tells users how “charged” their bodies are, as well as how stress and exercise drain them. Pilots may rapidly access the health metrics menu during a flight to monitor their heart rate, Pulse Ox, respiration, Body Battery, and more. Plus, a new Health Snapshot™ feature logs a two-minute window of key health stats and generates a report users can share with a health care provider—a great tool for capturing physiological data anytime you’re feeling off your baseline.
Walking, jogging, cycling, pool swimming, golf, hiking, advanced strength training, and more are among the 25+ built-in indoor and GPS sports apps on the D2 Air X10. Preloaded workouts on the watch, preset routines available for download via the Garmin ConnectTM app, or create bespoke regimens from over 1,400 exercises to keep fitness feeling fresh.
Smart features for life:
The D2 Air X10 keeps the essentials on the wrist with built-in music (download up to 650 songs including playlists from Spotify®, Amazon Music, and Deezer6), Garmin Pay™ contactless payments7, and smart notifications for calls, texts, calendar reminders, social media updates, breaking news stories and more. Like all Garmin smartwatches, the D2 Air X10 can be used with either Android or Apple® smartphones.
- Available in two colors – black or ivory – the D2 Air X10 has a 43mm watch case, stainless steel silver bezel and hardware, and a comfortable, 20mm quick release silicone band.
- Built to withstand a demanding flight environment, it has a durable Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 touchscreen with a crystal-clear AMOLED display with an optional, always-on mode.
- The D2 Air X10 boasts an impressive battery life of up to 7 days in smartwatch mode and up to 20 hours when continuously using GPS and Pulse Ox while flying.
Available now, the D2 Air X10 has a suggested retail price of $549.99. Learn more at garmin.com/aviation.
Garmin products and services have revolutionized flight and become essential to the lives of pilots, aircraft owners, and operators around the world. A leading provider of solutions to general aviation, business aviation, rotorcraft, advanced air mobility, government and defense, and commercial air carrier customers, Garmin believes every day is an opportunity to innovate. Garmin was the 2020 recipient of the prestigious Robert J. Collier Trophy for Garmin Autoland, the world’s first certified autonomous system that activates during an emergency to control and land an aircraft without human intervention.