5.0 / 5.01 ReviewDurability4.0 / 5Reliability5.0 / 5Performance5.0 / 5Ease Of Use5.0 / 5Value4.0 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (1)Durability4 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesWell worth itAfter trying an Apple Watch for a week and being disappointed that I had to charge it every night, and after frustrating issues with bluetooth connectivity, I took the plunge and bought the D2 Delta. I've used this watch for about 2 months and I've gotta say, pretty pleased overall.
I used the black strap that came secondary with the watch, just a personal preference, but it was nice to have the option to change the bands. Swapping the bands is simple and only takes about 10 seconds, so you could easily use either one.
Currently in Air Force pilot training so I haven't had a chance to play with the in flight features, however I've got it set to auto map every flight once I get above the preset altitude of 1800ft. I can go back and look on my phone at where I was, what speed, what altitude, etc. This feature alone almost makes the purchase worth it. Even with all of the daily flight mapping, I only have to charge the phone every 5 days or so.
I can check the METAR and current altitude at the push of a button, and can read all group and text messages that come through discreetly without having to take out my cell phone.
It's reliable as an exercise tracker, and lets me know how many steps/flights of stairs I've taken, as well as if my goals have been met for the day. Haven't had a chance yet to use all of the sports features, such as golfing and running, but I'm sure it works great.
Heart rate monitor is useful as well. Seems accurate- when I'm nervous my heart rate goes up noticeably. :)
Connectivity to my iPhone was pretty straightforward, haven't had any issues related to the Garmin Connect app. Also, Spotify is now available. Sick.
Only minor complaint is that the silver outer ring portion isn't as durable as I would have hoped, and has some small nicks and noticeable wear. The watch face is fairly large, especially on my female wrist, so it does come into contact with more surfaces throughout the day. This is with casual use, and is totally cosmetic, but if you're very active it may become a bigger issue. For the price I'd like to see more durability.
Overall though, no complaints. Moving into a crew airplane soon, so I'll have more time to play around with the in flight features. Will update!February 11, 2019
- Question and Answer
Browse 6 questions Browse 6 questions and 11 answersIs the display always at the brightness seen in the photos? As in, does it go dark after a set amount of time, only waking in response to motion or button press? Thanks!BEST ANSWER: Sportys is great and I buy lots from them, so the following is not a reflection of them. Re: the watch, what you see in photos, I believe, is the sticker that is on the watch to show what the display is like. I found the actual screen brightness to be too dark and there was no way to adjust the brightness. When flying I found I needed it to be brighter (there are some forums online with reviews where people have stated concerns about this). For this reason, I returned the watch. To specifically answer your question, I don’t believe there was a feature where it would go dark after a period of time but I didn’t get into all the features because i returned it fairly quickly. I hope this is helpful.How well does it work w/ iOS on a iPhone for text messaging and inbound calls?BEST ANSWER: Works great! Gives a preview of your text as it comes through and you can read all of it if you want to. Displays phone number or name of caller (if in your contacts) with phone calls.Is it water resistant?BEST ANSWER: 100 meters water proofHi. Can someone explain how the flight timer works please? Does it only record Air Time or can you manually start and stop the FLY timer so that it records Engine Start and Engine Stop, but then also automatically records Up and Down times? Thanks.BEST ANSWER: When in FLY mode and your ground speed is greater than 30 knots it will start recording. When your ground speed is less than 30 knots the recording stops. The timer can be disabled. Documentation does not list being able to start or stop the timer manually.What is the max speed and altitude that the internal GPS will still function well?BEST ANSWER: Garmin does not list a max speed or altitude for the internal GPS.Atomic charged? WatchBEST ANSWER: Re-chargable battery.
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