Garmin D2 Bravo Pilot Watch

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Regular Price: $699.00

Special Price $549.00

Regular Price: $699.00

Special Price $549.00

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Product ID: 9422A

Color screen, smaller size and smartphone integration

The original Garmin D2 created a whole new category of technology, the GPS-enabled pilot watch, and became one of aviation’s must-have accessories. This upgraded edition is even better, combining practical features and a sophisticated design to create an impressive timepiece at an incredible price. It's powerful enough to help out in the cockpit, but smart enough to be your everyday watch.



Features:

  • Sun...
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Color screen, smaller size and smartphone integration

The original Garmin D2 created a whole new category of technology, the GPS-enabled pilot watch, and became one of aviation’s must-have accessories. This upgraded edition is even better, combining practical features and a sophisticated design to create an impressive timepiece at an incredible price. It's powerful enough to help out in the cockpit, but smart enough to be your everyday watch.

Features:

  • Sunlight-readable color screen
  • Direct-to navigation
  • Nearest airport feature
  • Worldwide airport database built in
  • Transfer flight plans from the Garmin Pilot app
  • HSI and moving map display
  • Display METARs (when connected to a smartphone)
  • Built-in altimeter with vibrating alerts
  • Built-in compass 
  • Local and Zulu time display
  • Automatic flight logging
  • Control your VIRB video camera from your D2 watch
  • Integrates with smartphone to display email and text alerts
  • Full activity tracker for running, biking, skiing and swimming
  • Rugged stainless steel bezel and sapphire lens


Includes:

  • Premium brown leather band for everyday use and a black
  • Water-resistant band for rigorous activities
  • USB chargin/data cable
  • AC adapter
  • Quick start manual
  • Free 6-month trial of Garmin Pilot app

Specs:

  • Size: 2.0" (51mm) diameter x 0.6" (16mm) thick
  • Weight: 3.0 oz (84.4 g) with leather band
  • Battery: rechargeable lithium-ion lasts six weeks in watch mode and 20 hours in GPS mode
  • Waterproof to 100 meters

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Reviews
3.3 / 5.0
7 Reviews
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Durability
3.7 / 5
Reliability
3.1 / 5
Performance
3.4 / 5
Ease Of Use
3.6 / 5
Value
3.3 / 5
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
3 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Great idea, needs some work though
Saw the watch and immediately fell in love with the looks and features advertised. Recieved it as a birthday present last year and been wearing it ever since. It was very glitchy in the beginning with constant freezing in flight but that's all a thing of the past after recent updates. Watch is beautiful and has a solid build, and it sure does catch a lot of attention. Features wise it offers a lot for outdoor use and sports, sone handy apps such as the METAR, Altimeter and some on the App Store. Flight wise it's good although GPS is very slow to acquire signal in most cases. One big issue I have is that it cannot connect to Garmin Pilot even though the previous D2 could do so, this makes flight planning a little difficult and tedious on the watch, hope they update the software with Garmin Pilot connectivity as it would be a deal breaker for many. Would have been nice if the map actually showed country borders and features like they did in the previous D2 but hope that comes with an update. Would also be nice if they could include waypoints for selected regions instead of only airports. All in all I love the device and seems to be getting better and more reliable with every update, I just hope garmin really puts in the time to make this watch reach its actual potential. I would recommend it.
March 23, 2016
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Very Impressed! Great Watch
I read lots of reviews prior to getting the watch. My wife actually bought me the Garmin D2 and I wanted the Garmin D2 Bravo. I am very impressed with the easy of viewing, the flexiablity of being able to add my own apps and hundreds of watch faces. It gets better and better everyday. I haven't flown with it yet but have played with the maps and METAR. These are some cool features. I wanted something for a backup in the airplane. Keep making new apps for this watch and it will only get better. Love it!
January 14, 2016
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
3 / 5
Great info. Battery life a little less than hoped for.
Purchased as a tertiary back up. Works as advertised.
October 6, 2015
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Nice Surprise
I purchased an original D2 when they first came out and returned it because it seemed very cheap and massive. I recently gave the Bravo a try and am pleasantly surprised with the overall watch. The notification features are amazing and I find myself pulling my phone out much less often. It's similar to the apple watch which I have considered up until I realized there is no water protection. All my functions work wonderfully except the basic weather widget which Garmin says is being worked on....The METAR is awesome and quick. I know some people have complained about the screen contrast and at first I was a little concerned. However, I have found it readable in 90+ percent of the situations and when a good light hits it, it's absolutely beautiful. I also changed the watch face with one of the many free ones online and found one that was more readable in many different situations. The watch has a fantastic battery life which is probably why the screen contrast is slightly limited and is well worth the trade off. I can use it all day in Bluetooth mode and still have a strong 70% battery life remaining when I goto bed. It is also a good point to mention how many free ap's and widgets there are available for this watch. It appears Garmin is letting developers open source the software :) I also learned that Garmin designed this watch from their Fenix3 line and it shares bands and software. In fact, you get all the outdoor activities with the Bravo as the Fenix3 and they are great for tracking exercise. I took the watch out the day after I received it for a flight from 2w6 in Maryland to Ocean City Maryland KOXB with a lunch stop on the way. The flight mode tracked all the important data and linked it to the Connect Ap giving you the ability to see the map and information on your iPhone as well. The buttons are intuitive as all Garmin devices have been for me and the nearest feature is the fastest I've seen in the cockpit. Hit the button and an HSI instantly comes up pointing you in the right direction. This will be my goto method of something ever happens that requires me to land immediately. On a final note the music controls for the watch are also very useful as I listen to music often and when I mow our 3 acre lawn I can place the phone in my pocket, connect my Bluetooth earbuds (yes it supports connection with both the buds and watch at the same time) and place my phone in my pocket. I can then change songs and adjust volume all while screening calls, emails and texts on my wrist. Only complaint is getting Garmin to update this little bug with the weather forecast. In short, as a person who owns a very expensive high end watch I now have some serious decisions to make. My expensive daily watch has been placed on the shelf because I have grown to love having these technological features on my wrist making my day more efficient and limiting that all to often reach for my phone. Decisions.......
August 18, 2015
Durability
1 / 5
Reliability
1 / 5
Performance
2 / 5
Ease Of Use
1 / 5
Value
1 / 5
92592
Received the D2 Bravo as a birthday present and it turned out to be a big disappointment. The watch looks very nice however it appears to have major flaws. Set up is a challenge since there is only an on-line manual and it does not give great instruction on connecting to the Garmin Connect application and provides zero instructions on how to connect to my Garmin Flight Stream 210. The D2 Bravo appears to have no direct connectivity available at this time even to the current version of Garmin Pilot, they must have released this before they have an update on Garmin Pilot available. Poor planning on Garmin's part. Now the real disappointing news, my first flight test today the new Garmin D2 Bravo was in the Flying Mode and as soon as I took off the entire watch had a frozen screen display and would not update at all during flight or even on the ground. In fact 5 hours later the D2 Bravo is still locked and frozen in the same display. I can't even power the unit off! Sorry this new watch is not ready for prime time, it has major flaws and is non-functional in the real flight world. Shame on Garmin for releasing such a poor product! I am returning this product as we speak and hopefully Garmin withdraws this product from the market since it is clearly not ready! SPORTY'S CUSTOMER SERVICE RESPONSE Thank you for the review. We have a couple staff pilots flying with the D2 Bravo and haven't experienced a frozen display. We'll certainly keep an eye out for any other reports of that happening.
August 9, 2015
Durability
3 / 5
Reliability
2 / 5
Performance
1 / 5
Ease Of Use
3 / 5
Value
3 / 5
Disappointed. Unreadable screen in most lighting conditions. Could have been great.
I have owned the original D2 for more than a year. It's been a fantastic device. It has it's shortcomings (bulky, plastic, non-professional, and slow to acquire first fix GPS). I thought these would all be corrected in the D2 Bravo. I received the D2 Bravo and am extremely disappointed. So disappointed in fact, that I returned it the very next day. Here are the reasons I returned the device: 1. The GPS is still very slow to acquire. Worse if you are moving. This device is a back-up GPS. It will be called upon in flight and when I need it most. It should at least acquire a fix as fast as my smartphone. It does not. 2. The screen. It is the worst part of this watch. While in bright, direct sunlight, it looks decent. The colors are good and the watch is readable. However, in 95% of the lighting conditions of the day, it's unreadable. In the aircraft (helicopter in this case), any glance, even for the time, it difficult. This is due to the screen not having good contrast but it's mostly due to incredible glare/reflections. The original D2 was a much better device to read in all lighting conditions. In a helicopter, I cannot spend a lot of time looking at the screen. Everything, even for navigation would be multiple, quick glances. This is nearly impossible with the Bravo. If you turn the back light on, the display immediate looks low quality. The colors become completely washed out. If a high vis display couldn't be sourced, a higher resolution b/w display (think original D2 but higher res) should have been used. Readability in all environments is paramount. It doesn't matter how good the watch is if you can't read it. Another problem I had (that presumably will be fixed soon) was that the bluetooth wouldn't pair with my new LG G4. Many of the features of the Bravo are useless without bluetooth working. I understand this is a simple software fix but it was salt in the wound at this point. Knowing that time to first fix and the bluetooth problems could probably be fixed in software, I would have kept the watch (although I don't like how it looks). I returned it because of how difficult the watch was to read. I was at Heli-Expo 2015 and spoke with a Garmin rep about the D2 replacement. He asked if I would pay for a premium for a watch that looked like a luxury watch. He asked if I'd pay $1000. I said for titanium and sapphire crystal, absolutely. I was envisioning the new premium watch to look like a Tissot T-Touch Solar. All titanium. The fact that the Bravo still has the bulky plastic watch band lugs shows that it was simply new software on the Fenix 3 rather than a new, premium watch. One last thing. Why did you have to change the button placements from the D2 to the D2 Bravo? In my opinion, it's much less intuitive to use the middle left button for up and the bottom button for down. The D2 layout is far better.
July 29, 2015
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
3 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
3 / 5
Value
4 / 5
its give me fast nav and marking areas
it gives me additional information of my flight and areas where I work and navigating
July 2, 2015
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It is work in Canada? Moving maps as well?
grubieda on Aug 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It will work anywhere depending on the program you use. I use ForeFlight on my IPad and get into. Moving maps won't show on the watch but information like heading, altitude speed will still appear
is this Garmin D2 Bravo Pilot watch configured to work in Australia?
Kim M on Jul 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The database includes airports worldwide, but there is no moving map.
how much is the garmin pilot app?
A shopper on Jul 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The has an annual subscription of $74.99 VFR or $149.99 IFR.
How heavy is the watch?
Thomas L on Jun 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Weight is 3 oz.
Does the watch have to be coupled with the app on another device in order to take advantage of all the features?
A shopper on May 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: not all the features have to be coupled with a smartphone, but some do. For example, in the golf function, I first download the nearest golf courses to my iPhone and then it syncs to the D2 Bravo. Many others it doesn't require, however.
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