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Garmin launches its smallest diving smartwatch in the Philippines, the Descent Mk2S

Garmin introduces Descent Mk2S with a 1.2-inch sunlight readable sapphire display, 43mm case, and interchangeable QuickFit bands.
Garmin launches its smallest diving smartwatch in the Philippines, the Descent Mk2S
Garmin Descent Mk2S

Garmin's campaign is uniting diving enthusiasts for an environmental cause

To celebrate World Oceans Day, Garmin reveals its latest addition to the Descent Mk2 lineup. In line with this launch, the brand is encouraging divers across Asia to support an NGO called Large Marine Vertebrates Research Institute Philippines (LAMAVE). 

The organization is working to advocate marine research for the conservation of marine megafauna and their habitats in Southeast Asia.
To support LAMAVE's efforts in promoting awareness about marine ecology
To support LAMAVE's efforts in promoting awareness about marine ecology

Garmin's Descent Mission campaign has a two-part series that began last June 8. The company aims to bring together a collective effort from divers, prominent diving personalities, and divers in Asia. 

This fundraising movement will donate 100 percent of the cash collected to LAMAVE. Aside from that, they will showcase photography records from the campaign and the NGO's research methods to boost people's awareness about marine ecology.

A multi-sport smartwatch made for both underwater and topside activities

The Garmin Mk2S is a classy diving smartwatch like its predecessor  Mk2, but smaller and comes in new attractive colors. It features a 1.2-inch color sunlight-readable sapphire display and a 43mm case. 

According to the company, it has a battery life of up to seven days in smartwatch mode and up to 30 hours in dive mode. The user can change the QuickFit bands, with an option for silicone, leather, metal, and nylon.

Moreover, the Descent Mk2S offers advanced multisport features, designed for both underwater and topside exploration. It supports a wide variety of dive modes, including air, nitrox, trimix, and up to 100 percent O2, for single and multiple gas dives.

 Moreover, it features gauge, apnea, apnea hunt, and closed-circuit rebreather. Also, this device has an underwater three-axis compass and displays depth, dive time, temperature, NDL/TTS, ascent/descent rates, gas mix, PO2, N2 loading, and decompression/safety stop information.

As a premium smartwatch, the Descent Mk2S includes multi-global navigation satellite system (GNSS) support, enhanced wrist-based heart rate monitoring, and animated workouts. It also has several sports profiles, with the Surf profile as its latest addition. 
Through this wearable, users can monitor their health with its 24/7 health monitoring features such as Pulse Oximeter2, Sleep Score, Stress Level, and Body Battery. Other features include notifications for call, text, and calendar alerts, and music storage. 

With the new app called Garmin Dive, Users can store and review dive data for up to 200 dives on the watch or view them. It also provides a comprehensive analysis of each dive activity, including max depth, bottom time, and a map of surface entry and exit points.

Pricing and availability

Garmin Descent Mk2S - PHP 57,995

Customers can start pre-ordering the Descent Mk2S at all Garmin Brand Stores and via the Garmin PH Viber Community. After the pre-order period, this smartwatch is going to be sold in physical Garmin Stores and online via Kinetic website and official Garmin flagship store in Shopee and Lazada around mid-June. 

These are the color variants: Light Gold with Light Sand Silicone Band, Carbon Gray DLC with Black Silicone Band, and Mineral Blue with Sea Foam Silicone Band.

To learn more, you can visit Garmin's virtual pressroom.

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