Garmin D2 Delta GPS Pilot Watch, Titanium & Brown Leather

Last updated date: November 12, 2020

DWYM Score

8.2

Garmin D2 Delta GPS Pilot Watch, Titanium & Brown Leather

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We looked at the top Garmin Watches and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Garmin Watch you should buy.

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Overall Take


In our analysis of 12 expert reviews, the Garmin Garmin D2 Delta GPS Pilot Watch, Titanium & Brown Leather placed 7th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Premium GPS aviator watch with dynamic color mapping, NEXRAD weather (when paired with a compatible smartphone), automatic flight Logging and alerts for Course deviations, pattern altitudes and more. Synchronize with your Avionics for enhanced GPS navigation and mapping data. Smart notifications (when paired with a compatible smartphone) help you keep in touch on the go, while Sport watch functions offer estimated wrist-based heart rate, activity profiles, fitness tracking and more. Easily store and play up to 500 songs on your watch, and connect with audio panel or headset (sold separately) equipped with Bluetooth technology for phone-free listening (requires compatible Bluetooth device). Garmin Pay contactless payment solution (with participating banks) lets you make convenient payments with your watch, so you can leave your cash and cards at home. Display size - 1.2 inch (30.4 mm) diameter. Battery life - Smartwatch mode - Up to 12 days. GPS mode - Up to 18 hours. GPS + Music - Up to 8 hours. UltraTrac mode - Up to 42 hours.

Expert Reviews

User Summarized Score

8.2
21 user reviews

What experts liked

It has the look and feel of a classic aviation watch, but with advanced smartphone features.
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What experts didn't like

For those with a budget
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An Overview On Garmin Watches

Bear in mind how you intend to use your Garmin smartwatch when shopping for one. Is it primarily for tracking your workouts, for hands-free access of your phone’s messages or for monitoring your health? Some watches include the ability to store and play music independent of your phone, while others need to be within Bluetooth range of your phone to do so.

Consider how often you feel comfortable charging your smartwatch, which will vary depending on how you use it. Using the GPS function actively will drain more power than passive tracking. If you want to use more high-powered applications, you will have to charge your watch every day. Having your watch monitor your health and then accessing the data on your phone or computer will allow you to go days between charges.

While all of Garmin’s smartwatches monitor the wearer’s heart rate, stride and location, some will also monitor the oxygen and water saturation of your skin to estimate stress levels. Still others are capable of monitoring details as small as how long your feet are in contact with the ground as opposed to how long you are in the air, in order to suggest more efficient techniques for running. As the precision and breadth of measurements increases, so will the price of the smartwatch; determining where the balance of features to cost lies is up to each shopper.

The Garmin Watch Buying Guide

  • Garmin offers an app available in both the Android and iPhone stores to collect and analyze the data your watch measures. You can use this to keep an eye on trends as well as adjust your watch’s setup.
  • The Garmin app is also accessible on their website, so you can still use this function if you don’t want to download the app.
  • Several of Garmin’s smartwatches and apps will evaluate your running stride, ground contact-to-air time ratio, breathing and stress patterns. These evaluations are then used to suggest ways to fine-tune your workouts.
  • You might consider purchasing replacement bands for your smartwatch if you are going to be particularly active. A broken band will effectively make the watch unusable until replaced, and having spares on hand will prevent losing important exercise data.