5 Reasons Why We Love The Garmin Descent G1 Solar – Ocean Edition Smartwatch

by | May 13, 2024 | Partnerships

If you’re a born mermaid or outdoor enthusiast, then we have the must-have adventure accessory for you: Garmin Descent™ G1 Solar – Ocean Edition. Not only does this diving computer boast an array of incredible features, but it’s also crafted with a deep commitment to environmental responsibility. Love!

“We are proud to unveil our first-ever product with parts made with recycled ocean-bound plastics. With the Descent G1 Solar – Ocean Edition, we’re taking materials that were once at risk of harming the ocean habitat and turning them into parts to help create an eco-friendly dive computer that’s made to explore it.”

Dan Bartel, Garmin Vice President of Global Consumer Sales

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Here, our top five reasons why we’re obsessed with this new eco-friendly device.

1. Solar Powered

With its solar charging lens, this device extends your underwater exploration time. Enjoy up to 25 hours of battery life in dive mode and an impressive 124 days in smartwatch mode.

2. One Device That Does It All

No need for a separate dive computer and smartwatch, the Ocean Edition includes Garmin’s popular dive features to help users make the most of their diving experience – plus multisport and smart features for an active lifestyle out of the water. 

3. Sustainable

The idea for the Descent G1 Solar – Ocean Edition started as a brainstorming session between Garmin associates.

“Our associates spend a lot of time pursuing their passions – fishing, diving, surfing and more – in oceans around the world. Some also dedicate their personal time to cleaning up areas around the water and in doing so, started to think of ways to repurpose the plastic materials that are often bound for the ocean. After a lot of conceptualising and researching, the idea became clear: a watch made for exploring oceans that uses recycled materials once destined to end up in it.”

Susan Lyman, Garmin Vice President of Global Consumer Marketing

The Design Process

Once ocean-bound plastic is collected around bodies of water, it is sorted, cleaned and dried. The plastic is then melted into a pelletized resin before being reinforced with glass fibre and sent off to be coloured. From here, the material is moulded to create the shape of the watch housing, bezel and buttons—then incorporated in a rugged, eco-friendly dive computer designed to help users dive confidently.

4. Rugged Design

The Descent G1 Solar – Ocean Edition features a 45mm reinforced polymer case, scratch-resistant sapphire lens and an easy-to-read monochrome display. Water-rated to 100 meters and tested to U.S. military 810 standards for thermal, shock and water resistance, the Ocean Edition is rugged and ready for adventures both above and below the water.

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5. Smartwatch Essentials And More

The new Ocean Edition incorporates popular features from the original Descent G1 Solar and eliminates the need for multiple devices. Check out these standout features that set it apart:

  • Customisable data screens, built-in 3-axis dive compass and tide condition updates.
  • Includes over 30 built-in sports apps, recovery advisor, training status and respiration tracking.
  • Monitors sleep, heart rate, Body Battery™ and hydration.
  • Features smart notifications, Garmin Pay™ and incident detection and assistance.

From solar power to sustainability, the Garmin Descent G1 Solar – Ocean Edition embodies everything we love about innovation and environmental consciousness.

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