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GARMIN D2 CHARLIE LEATHER GPS AVIATION WATCH

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Part# 11-15320
MFR Model# 010-01733-30

Overview

The D2 Charlie aviator watch is an elegant and functional timepiece that boasts global navigation information, rich and colorful moving maps and a host of connectivity options. Designed with pilots, aviation enthusiasts and aspiring pilots in mind, the D2 Charlie aviator watch features high-resolution mapping, real-time worldwide weather radar as well as airport information that includes frequencies, runway information, METAR data and more. Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate technology also allows customers to measure heart rate 24/7 alongside daily activity tracking. Available with leather and silicone bands or in a titanium edition featuring titanium and silicone bands, D2 Charlie can easily adapt in seconds using these QuickFit™ bands for use in the cockpit, on the golf course or in the boardroom.

Detail-rich Moving Map

Aviation-inspired signature accents along the bezel and a unique feature set tailored to aviators bring additional functionality to the cockpit. A colorful, dynamic moving map incorporates key landmarks, such as airports, NAVAIDs, roads, bodies of water, cities and more, offering improved situational awareness. Dedicated Direct-to and Nearest buttons along the side of the bezel allows for immediate navigation commands. When D2 Charlie is paired with Garmin Connect™ on a connected mobile device, customers can view weather radar on top of the map display relative to flight plan information. To easily access local weather radar, pilots can simply press and hold the Direct-to and Down buttons. Pilots can also overlay estimated time enroute (ETE), universal coordinated time (UTC) or other pilot-selectable data fields on top of the map, so it’s easy to monitor the progress of a flight and view pertinent flight information simultaneously.

Premium Materials, Elegant Style

For improved durability, D2 Charlie offers a bold design made of premium materials, including a sapphire scratchresistant crystal lens and a diamond-like carbon (DLC) coated titanium bezel. Thanks to the QuickFit™ bands, pilots can mix and match between their choice of titanium or leather and silicone watchbands and switch between them in seconds without tools. A sunlight-readable, high-resolution color display with an LED backlight on the watch face allows customers to view data in most lighting conditions in the cockpit. D2 Charlie offers up to 20 hours of battery life in GPS mode, up to 12 days in smartwatch mode and up to 3 weeks in watch mode.

Create Flight Plans, View Airport Information and More


To aid in navigation, D2 Charlie incorporates many exclusive functions and capabilities. Airport information pages display communication frequencies, runway information (including dimensions and surface type), weather data and more for a specified airport. D2 Charlie also comes with free, wireless lifetime aviation database updates. The flight log page allows pilots to conveniently reference recent flights at their wrist, displaying date, flight duration, total distance and more of a particular flight. Additionally, improved flight planning capabilities include the option to add multiple waypoints within a single flight plan and the ability to navigate direct to any waypoint in a flight plan.

Comprehensive integration within the Connext® ecosystem sets the D2 Charlie aviator watch apart from other aviator watches on the market. When using the Garmin Pilot™ application on a compatible Apple® or Android™ mobile device, pilots can wirelessly transfer a flight plan to D2 Charlie. GPS data from the watch can also be shared and used by the Garmin Pilot application. Remote control of the VIRB® Ultra 30 action camera and VIRB 360 is also available using the D2 Charlie aviator watch.

Advanced Multisport Features

The D2 Charlie aviator watch comes preloaded with a full multisport toolset for running, golfing, cycling, swimming, skiing and more. Whether customers are in the cockpit, at the gym or on the golf course, Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate technology provides 24/7 heart rate monitoring, without the need for a chest strap. Water rated to 100 meters, it can also withstand swimming and other water activities. In addition to a wide variety of sport profiles, D2 Charlie incorporates activity tracking functions, which count steps and provides a customized step goal each morning, while also counting calories and distance throughout the day. It also features a vibration move alert after 1 hour of inactivity, and its sleep mode to monitor quality of rest at night.

More Ways to Stay Connected

Boasting a variety of connected features, the D2 Charlie merges style and sophistication into a single timepiece. Two built-in aviation-tailored customizable watch faces allow pilots to input the tail number of their aircraft. When paired with a compatible smartphone, customers can view phone calls, text and email smart notifications at their wrist. D2 Charlie is compatible with Connect IQ™, so pilots and aviation enthusiasts can customize their watch with apps, widgets, data fields and watch faces that can proudly display the tail number of their aircraft. Customers can even personalize the watch face of their D2 Charlie with a favorite image such as a logo or photo of their favorite aircraft thanks to the Garmin Face It™ app that lets customers create a watch face using a JPEG image.

Features

  • Full-color dynamic moving map with airports, navaids, roads, bodies of water and more
  • Dedicated Direct-to and Nearest buttons
  • Worldwide airport database with airport information (frequencies, runways and more); free lifetime database updates.
  • Baro-adjustable altimeter
  • Multiple time zones with Zulu/UTC
  • Automated flight logging
  • Connext® capable — transfer flight plans from Garmin Pilot™
  • NEXRAD, METARs, TAFs and more available with compatible internet connected device
  • Elevate™ wrist heart rate technology
  • Smart notifications (displays email, text and other alerts when paired with a compatible device)
  • Step counter, sleep monitoring, multisport activity profiles

Specifications

Physical dimensions 51 x 51 x 17.5 mm
Lens material Sapphire crystal
Display type Sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel
Display size 1.2” (30.4 mm) diameter
Display resolution 240 x 240 pixels
Water rating 10 ATM
Built-in memory 16 GB
Weight Silicone band: 89 g
Titanium band: 147 g
Leather band: 95 g
Battery type Rechargeable lithium
Battery life Smart mode: Up to 12 days
GPS mode: Up to 20 hours
UltraTrac™ mode: Up to 35 hours without wrist heart rate
Wireless connectivity Bluetooth® Smart, ANT+®, Wi-Fi®

In The Box

  • D2 Charlie Aviator Watch
  • USB Charging/data Cable
  • Leather Watch Band
  • Black Silicone Watch Band
  • Trial Subscription of Garmin Pilot™ app
  • Band Documentation

Reviews

Wearing this watch for about a week now. Very pleased with it although I havent flown with it yet. Cannot attest to the good receptivity of the GPS while flying. Takes a while to get used to the menus and navigate through the many displays and settings. Connection with my phone works well but I was expecting a little snappier. My only issue was with the initial box opening. The watch had clearly been worn (many as a demo?) and the box had been opened. In the end everything was functional and no damage found. Just takes a bit of the fun out of it.

Dominic
August 27, 2017

Q&A

Q: How long do the batteries last on the Garmin D2 Charlie? Is there any ongoing monthly charge for the Garmin Connect AP to get weather on the watch?

Per the Garmin website: Battery life is up to 12 days Smartwatch mode with activity tracking and 24/7 wrist-based heart rate monitoring, up to 20 hours GPS mode with wrist-based heart rate, and up to 35 hours UltraTrac GPS mode with gyro-based dead reckoning. There is no monthly charge for the weather, but remember that the weather is derived from an internet connected device, ie smart phone, via Bluetooth. It will not be available in the air as devices will not have cell signal.

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