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Garmin Descent Mk1

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Garmin Descent Mk1 review: specs and price

Garmin Descent Mk1
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Garmin Descent Mk1

Why is Garmin Descent Mk1 better than the average?

  • Battery life with GPS on
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    20hvs17.98h
  • Resolution
    240 x 240pxvs29658.81px
  • Waterproofing maximum depth
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    100mvs71.92m
  • Screen size
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    1.2"vs1.19"
  • Internal storage
    16GBvs9.17GB
  • Height
    51mmvs52.37mm
  • Pixel density
    283ppivs269.43ppi
  • Volume
    46.3cm³vs2467.18cm³

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Garmin Descent Mk1

Top specs and features

Design

1.Is dustproof and water-resistant
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Dustproof/water-resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.

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2.sweat resistant
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Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

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3.Has a display
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The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.

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4.resolution
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Best

Suunto 9 Baro

300 x 320px

240 x 240px

5.waterproofing maximum depth
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These devices will not experience water damage, e.g. in the shower. Devices which can withstand more water pressure are better for swimming or diving.

Best

Casio GWA1000FC-2A

200m

100m

6.thickness
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Best

Motorola MOTOACTV

9.6mm

17.8mm

Sensors

1.has GPS
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GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.

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2.Has a heart rate monitor
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A heart rate monitor can help show your fitness levels, enabling you to calculate a suitable intensity of exercise.

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3.has an accelerometer
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An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

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4.Has a barometer
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This measures barometric air pressure. It can predict weather changes, for example a sudden drop in air pressure could mean a storm is coming. When calibrated correctly it can be used to determine altitude, which helps GPS devices to lock on quicker and with greater accuracy.

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5.has a compass
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A compass is useful in games, map and navigation software.

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6.Has a 3D compass
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3D compass is a compass that will show accurate readings also when the compass is tilted. Therefore you don’t need to keep the compass on level ground to get steady readings.

For example

Garmin Fenix 5X

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Activity tracking

1.Tracks distance
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It tracks how far you travel.

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2.Measures pace
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Measuring pace shows how much time it takes to travel one kilometer or one mile. For example, in running, a 4 minute kilometer would be a very good pace.

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3.Provides activity reports
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Your activity data is analysed to give you reports, available to view through the app or website. This allows you to see how active you have been and to help you make improvements.

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4.Has a route tracker
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With a route tracker you can add your route onto a map. It is helpful if you plan to do the same route again, or want to share it with your community.

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5.Counts how many calories you have burnt
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This is useful if you are on a strict training diet or if you are trying to lose weight. It can also help to boost your motivation.

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6.Has goal setting
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Allows you to set your own goals, such as reaching 15,000 steps in a single day.

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Connectivity

1.Syncs wirelessly
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The device syncs all of your data wirelessly, without the need for cables.

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2.Has Bluetooth
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Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

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3.Is compatible with Android
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It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.

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4.Supports ANT+
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ANT+ is a wireless protocol similar to Bluetooth Smart, and is very power efficient. It is mainly used for fitness monitoring devices such as heart rate monitors and cadence sensors to connect to other devices, eg. sports watches, smartphones and cycling computers.

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5.Is compatible with iOS
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It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.

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6.Automatically syncs
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The device automatically syncs your data when in range of your computer or smartphone.

For example

Garmin Forerunner 935

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Battery

1.has a battery level indicator
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An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

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2.battery life
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With a longer battery life, you don’t have to worry about charging the device as often.

Best

Tech4o Traileader Jet

730 days

10 days

3.battery life with GPS on
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There is less chance that you will run out of battery during an adventure.

Best

Suunto Ambit3 Peak Sapphire (HR)

50h

20h

4.has a rechargeable battery
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The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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5.Alerts you to low phone battery
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When your paired smartphone is running low on battery, the smartwatch will notify you.

For example

Garmin Forerunner 645 Music

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6.has a removable battery
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The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

For example

Garmin Forerunner 735XT

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Features

1.Has vibrating alerts
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Vibrating alerts have a variety of uses, such as interval training.

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2.Includes access to online portal
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Your tracking data is uploaded via your smartphone or computer, and is available to view on the manufacturer’s online portal in the form of reports and graphs.

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3.Can upload maps
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You can upload different maps to your device. It is handy for people who like to explore new places.

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4.Has silent alarm
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The device can wake you using vibration, so as not to disturb anyone else sleeping in the room.

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5.Has achievements
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You are awarded achievements for reaching goals, helping to encourage you and keep you motivated.

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6.Acquires GPS faster
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It can periodically download data on the future position of GPS satellites. This enables it to lock on much faster, so you don’t have to wait around to get a GPS fix.

For example

TomTom Spark 3

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