3.0 / 5.02 ReviewsDurability4.0 / 5Reliability4.0 / 5Performance3.5 / 5Ease Of Use3.5 / 5Value3.0 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (2)Durability4 / 5Reliability4 / 5Performance4 / 5Ease Of Use3 / 5Value3 / 5Would You Recommend?YesNice watch, poor online shopping experience.Coming from the second generation Tactix(Fenix), this watch is a huge step up. Garmin has certainly upped their game from a look and feel standpoint. The titanium wrist band has a great feel and appears quite scratch resistant at this point. There’s certainly a learning curve when it comes to getting all the features dialed in and understood, but the screen is nice and the button usage/key strokes needed to move through screens is fairly common sense.
The big gripe here comes more with the actual shopping experience. It took me 27 days to receive the watch. This wasn’t entirely Sporty’s fault (held for 3 days at customs, for example), but the fact that it took Sporty’s 11 days to actually ship the watch is unacceptable. For comparison, I received a package ordered from Amazon and shipped via regular shipping in 4 days.
Overall, happy with the product itself, although the Sporty’s shopping experience wasn’t very good.January 1, 2019Durability4 / 5Reliability4 / 5Performance3 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value3 / 5Would You Recommend?YesWish It Perfomred as Good As It LooksReally nice looking "chunky" aviator watch that will get you noticed. However, what it has in looks it lacks in overall performance and battery life for a professional pilot IMO. It would probably be great for a private or recreational pilot as many of the aviation functions seemed best suited to that type of flying vice Part 121 or 135. With the GPS, Bluetooth and other functions sucking on battery life, it's disappointing the watch face can't be brighter than it is. It looks ok in low light but gets washed out in bright sun or other light. I bought this for myself initially but after about a month of wear, decided to give it to my older son in college for Christmas and got an Apple Watch Gen 4 instead which I'm happy with. The Apple Watch was only $800 BTW.December 13, 2018Purchased
7 months ago
- Question and Answer
Browse 7 questions Browse 7 questions and 16 answersIs it a touch screen watch?BEST ANSWER: It is not listed as a touch screen watch.is the battery rechargeable?BEST ANSWER: Yes, the battery is rechargeable.Do you get the weather update without being connected to internet?BEST ANSWER: The watch needs to be paired with a compatible smartphone.The Swiss watchmaker "Glycine" makes dual 24-hour watches, which are great for pilots because you can see both local time and UTC time shown BY THE SAME HANDS. This is accomplished by setting one of two bezels for one time zone and the second (concentric) bezel for UTC time. I bought one of these and it was great -- except for one significant detail: The "automatic" spring only lasts for less than 42 hours. In other words, you have to wear the watch ALL THE TIME to keep it running on time. The Swiss are a proud people (stubborn, actually) who seem unwilling to make such a watch that would use, instead of a spring, a long-life battery. So whenever I use this watch I have to shake it (or wind it), and THEN RESET it for time and date. What a pain! Can the Garmin D2 watch accomplish a simulated two-bezel effect for dual 24-hour time zones? Be aware that there are zillions of watches that show two time zones by placing a small round "clock face" somewhere inside the surface of the watch face. That is not helpful for seeing two 24-hour times zones shown by the SAME watch hands. My wish is to be able to plan a flight to leave an airport at, say, 8 a.m., local time, and immediately see what UTC time that is without having to do any calculations. The Glycine dual 24-hour bezels were perfect for this, but the watch was a pain in the butt to keep running. (I know that I can figure UTC times, but I'm terrible at adding and subtracting numbers.)BEST ANSWER: The D2 is able to display alternate time zones. The manual does not mention specifically UTC but you could set local time and UTC as an alternate.How long does the battery last for?BEST ANSWER: Battery life from Garmin.
Smartwatch mode: Up to 20 days
GPS mode: Up to 32 hours
GPS + SPO2: Up to 18 hours
GPS + Music: Up to 13 hours
UltraTrac™ mode: Up to 70 hoursIs this watch have a digital format not the hands to tell time?BEST ANSWER: Yes. You can pick from any number of face styles including big numbers. If you don't see one you like on the watch itself, you can download and install an almost infinite variety via the Garmin app that pairs the watch with your smart phone.
I'm using a style that displays the time in huge numbers so I can read it without donning my reading glasses.Is there a material difference from the Charlie in screen quality?BEST ANSWER: Former D2 Charlie owner here. In my opinion, there's no difference. The display specs are identical on paper as well. Also, in my experience, all LCD displays that are designed to be ambient light readable without a backlight look a little washed out when viewed in dark conditions _with_ backlight. Both the Charlie and Delta show this effect. That said, both are just fine and there's sufficient resolution so that the "jaggies" are almost unnoticeable. Great producrs.
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