Garmin launches smaller (and cheaper) Descent Mk2S dive watch

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Garmin launches smaller Descent Mk2S
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Garmin has unveiled a new version of its diving watch, and finally it’s better suited for smaller wrists. The Descent Mk2S leaked last week, but now have been official unveiled by Garmin.

The Descent Mk2S offers diving features including multiple dive modes, including single and multiple gas dives, gauge, apnea and gauge, and of course, 100 ATM water resistance.

You can also customise your own dives, store a 200 string dive log, and see max depth, bottom time and a map of surface entry and exit points. This is all accessible from the dedicated Garmin Dive app, which is also useful for planning and researching dive sites.

When you're not in the water, it's also a pretty complete GPS sports watch, aping most of the functionality of the Garmin Fenix.

There's native sport profiles for running, cycling golf and all the usual suspects, but also surfing (with tracking of waves, speed and ocean conditions), mountain biking (tracking grit and flow) and indoor climbing.

It's also got features like Recovery Pro and Daily Suggested Workouts brought over from the Fenix range.

Garmin Descent Mk2s in gold/sand

The Descent MK2 uses a 51mm case size, which is absolutely ginormous. The Mk2S has the case size is shrunk to a much more unisex 43mm – making it infinitely more wearable for smaller wrists. Yes it will suit women, but also but anyone that finds a hulking 51mm watch too big will find the Mk2s appealing.

It comes in three colors with a blingy light gold and sand joining and there are grey and mineral blue.

It features the same 1.2-inch color transflective LCD screen as the Fenix 6S, and also included built-in GPS and a pulse ox sensor. It features suggested workouts for those who likes to do more than diving, and Recovery Advisor and other Firstbeat metrics.

You also get Garmin Pay and it weighs just 45g. That’s pretty good, given the 100ATM water resistance and 30 hours battery life when diving and 7 days as a smartwatch.

It’s on pre-order for $999, which also makes it the most affordable Garmin Descent Mk2s to date.