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2022 Garmin Holiday Gift Guide

Make your list and check it twice with Garmin.

Looking for ideas for holiday gifts? Look no further — Garmin has the perfect gift for anyone’s list. Whether you’re shopping for the runner in your life or the pilot (or both), our wide selection of purpose-built products  will help you find the present that’s just right for that special someone.

To support their running journey:

Forerunner 255® Series: GPS Running Smartwatches

You’re making strides. Now let’s take the next step. Get the training and recovery insights you’ll need to notch your best time yet.

Forerunner® 955 Solar: Advanced Solar Powered Running Smartwatch

Train your best, perform your best and outlast the pack with a Power Glass™ solar charging lens to extend battery life.

To help them never stop cycling:

Edge® 1040 Solar: Solar Powered Cycling Computer

Never stop cycling with the ultimate solar powered GPS bike computer you can depend on when you need it most.

Edge® Explore 2: GPS Cycling Computer

When you need a dependable, easy-to-use GPS cycling computer, this Edge helps you ride on and discover new trails.

To catch their every beat:

HRM-Pro™ Plus: Premium Heart Rate Monitor

Whether you’re training indoors or out, this heart rate strap provides the accurate data you need to push limits and reach goals.

To promote their healthy lifestyle:

vívofit® jr. 3 Series: Kids Fitness Trackers

It’s not just a fitness tracker for kids. It’s an interactive experience where your child’s activity unlocks exciting adventures.

Venu® Sq 2 Series: GPS Smartwatches

Discover new ways to move and get a 24/7 picture of your health — in one, sleek smartwatch.

Venu® 2 Plus: GPS Smartwatch

Understand your body better and enjoy the convenience of making calls from your wrist when paired with your compatible smartphone.

vívomove® Sport: GPS Smartwatch

This hybrid smartwatch combines the traditional look of an analog watch with the essential smart features you need to keep up with your busy life.

To unleash their inner explorer:

fēnix® 7 Series: Multisport Smartwatches

These rugged multisport GPS watches blend cutting-edge design and performance with 7-day-a-week wearability.

epix™ (Gen 2): Premium Active Smartwatch

Regardless of your fitness goals, this smartwatch has what you need to help you get there and be epic.

Descent™ G1 Series: Dive Computers

Land or sea, this compact dive computer is built for both of your worlds — and with the solar version, you can even harness the power of the sun.

Instinct® 2 Solar Series: Solar Powered Multisport Smartwatches

These rugged, solar charging GPS smartwatches are tough enough to keep up with you and unique enough to fit your style.

inReach® Mini 2: Compact Satellite Communicator

This compact satellite communicator1 with two-way messaging and SOS helps you stay in touch when you’re off the grid.

inReach® Messenger: Satellite Communicator

This small, rugged satellite communicator1 goes beyond the limits of cellular networks to keep loved ones in reach with global two-way text messaging.

To steer them in the right direction:

Garmin Dash Cam™ Mini 2: 1090P Tiny Dash Cam with a 140-Degree Field of View

Featuring a wide 140-degree field of view, the car key-sized, voice-controlled Garmin Dash Cam Mini 2 has you covered.

Garmin DriveSmart™ 76: 7” GPS Navigator

Whether it’s a weekend getaway or your daily commute, this navigator brings new levels of freedom, convenience and peace of mind to your time on the road.

Tread® – SxS Edition: 8” Powersport Navigator with Group Ride Radio

This rugged powersport GPS navigator has all the mapping you need to stay on track and the communication technology to stay in touch.

RVcam 795: 7” RV Navigator with Built-in Dash Cam

Travel with a built-in dash cam2 that automatically saves video of incidents and provides overhead views for smooth arrival at the next RV park or campground.

To quench their love for the water:

quatix® 7 Series: Marine GPS Smartwatches

With these multisport GPS smartwatches, you’ll get all the features you need on your boat and the ones you want off it.

LiveScope™ Plus Boat Kit

Get year-round use from the award-winning LiveScope Plus System with this easy-to-install boat kit.

ECHOMAP™ UHD2: 7” Chartplotter

They say locals know best. But anyone who says that hasn’t fished with this chartplotter with clear, crisp sonar and mapping.

inReach® Mini 2 Marine Bundle: Satellite Communicator Set

This compact satellite communicator1 marine bundle helps you stay connected with two-way messaging and interactive SOS.

STRIKER™ Cast GPS: Castable Sonar Device

Easily find and catch more fish. Just cast it out and reel it back in to view sonar with a 200ʹ castable range via an app on your compatible smartphone or tablet.

To get their head in the game:

Approach® R10: Portable Launch Monitor

Small and easy to move from home to the driving range, here’s the portable launch monitor that brings the course to you3 .

Approach® S62: Premium Golf Smartwatch

We’ve got your game. Get the smartwatch that integrates the critical information and mapping you need to do your best while on the green.

To keep their head in the clouds:

D2™ Air X10: Aviator Smartwatch

Get aviation tools you’ll want preflight, in-flight and postflight — plus health and fitness features to enhance your pilot life.

D2™ Mach 1: Premium Aviator Smartwatch with Vented Titanium Bracelet

With classic style and a vivid AMOLED touchscreen display, this premium smartwatch offers advanced tools for flying as well as health and fitness features.

Didn’t see the perfect gift? Don’t worry — there’s plenty more where that came from. Shop the Garmin website to find the perfect present before the holidays.

1Active satellite subscription required. Some jurisdictions regulate or prohibit the use of satellite communication devices. It is the responsibility of the user to know and follow all applicable laws in the jurisdictions where the device is intended to be used.

2Some jurisdictions regulate or prohibit use of the camera function of this device. It is your responsibility to know and comply with applicable laws and rights to privacy in jurisdictions where you plan to use the camera function of this device.

3This device requires a paired compatible smartphone downloaded with the Garmin Golf™ app.

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Garmin Smartwatch Alerts Pilot to Climbing Cabin Pressure

“The watch actually alerted me before the plane did. We never declared an emergency thanks to the watch.”

Pilot Ryan Cianciolo says what originally attracted him to the Garmin D2™ Air X10 smartwatch was the battery life — and then less than a week after purchasing it, it notified him of a potentially dangerous situation mid-flight.

On April 23, Cianciolo was flying an Embraer E145 when he wore his D2 Air X10 on its inaugural flight.

“I hadn’t even had the watch for a week,” he said. “I was flying from Charlotte to Ohio, and we had just leveled off at 34,000 feet, and we were maybe 100 miles from Charlotte heading north. Before getting onto the plane, I had set my watch for the low altitude oxygen level to be 8,000 feet and any other altitude for 10,000 feet; the plane normally goes up to 8,000 in the cabin automatically. Anything from 8,000 feet to 10,000 feet is amber and it flashes, and when it hits 10,000 feet that’s an emergency.”

Commercial airplanes typically fly at altitudes of about 34,000 feet, but cabins are pressurized so that oxygen levels are equivalent to what they would be at 8,000 feet or lower. The higher the pressure altitude in the cabin climbs, the harder it becomes for the pilot — and in this case, the more than 50 passengers on board — to get an adequate amount of oxygen while breathing.

“We had just leveled off, and my watch started vibrating,” said Cianciolo. “I was like, ‘that’s weird.’ I was showing my first officer. Sure enough, I looked at the EICAS pressurization page, and it showed 8,100 feet amber and climbing. So we quickly requested to get down to 10,000 feet with ATC, and we started our descent immediately. I was able to reverse the trend at 9,100 feet. The watch actually alerted me before the plane did. We never declared an emergency thanks to the watch.”

Cianciolo, who had originally been considering a smartwatch not specifically built for pilots, wears his D2 Air X10 around the clock now.

“This watch is definitely a must-have, especially after the event,” he said. “After the fact, I’ve been playing with it more — I even sleep with it.” The D2 Air X10, like most Garmin smartwatches, boasts a long list of features, and Cianciolo is taking full advantage.

“I use everything, really. I actually just got back from a trip up in Maine, so I’ve been using a lot of the apps lately, such as hiking and running. I use it for weather a lot — if I want to look at weather1 or different airport information, I’ll use that. And of course it links to my phone. I also like the hydration app tracking to monitor how much water I’m drinking, because sometimes I forget to drink and stay hydrated.”

He nods to the altimeter app to view barometric pressure and other details, as well as more health-oriented features such as calorie tracking2, stress level tracking and the health snapshot that shows a real-time glimpse at the user’s current health and fitness status.

“I’m very amazed by the accuracy and the amount of stuff this watch can do,” he said. “It’s amazing. It’s better than any watch out there.”

To shop the Garmin D2 Air X10 or other Garmin aviator smartwatches, click here.

1When paired with your compatible smartphone and in range of BLUETOOTH® technology


The Bluetooth word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Garmin is under license.     

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Garmin Aviation Smartwatches: Tools for Flying — and More

Not long after the first pilots earned their wings did the first aviator watches find their way onto their wrists. In those early years of aviation, pilots demanded timepieces that were accurate, easy to see and easy to use. And while aviation has come a long way in nearly 120 years of powered flight, a trusted watch remains essential for flight.

We’ve built on this tradition by creating three smartwatches purpose-built for your flying — each tailored to your desires and budget. All can help you show your pride in your pilot lifestyle, with vivid displays and iconic aviation-themed design, but they’re way more than just stylish. They put advanced tools for flying, fitness and connectivity right at your wrist. With that in mind, here are five ways our aviation smartwatches can help you get the most out of your time in the air — and every other moment of your life too.

1. Put weather at your fingertips.

Foremost, an aviation watch should help a pilot execute a safe flight. That starts with planning. Get a clear view of weather conditions during preflight by accessing aviation weather, including METARs and TAFs, to show winds, visibility, barometric pressure and more1. Our D2™ Mach 1 even adds MOS forecasts and meteogram projections for U.S. airports1 — plus customizable notifications for changing conditions. And both D2 Mach 1 and our luxury MARQ® Aviator feature NEXRAD radar overlaid on a full-color moving map when you sync your flight plan wirelessly from the Garmin Pilot™ app on your compatible smartphone.

2. Navigate from your wrist.

As a pilot, you know the importance of having a Plan B, Plan C or even Plan D. With our aviation smartwatches, you’ll have backup navigation to keep you on course. Fly Direct-to a location or waypoint in the built-in worldwide aeronautical database — or choose the Nearest function to activate a path to a nearby airport. Follow the instrument-like HSI course needle to easily see if you’re left or right of your desired flight path. And view runway orientation, lengths and airport frequencies so you’re prepared when you reach your destination.

3. Be aware at altitude.

You can monitor yourself while en route too. Check your Pulse Ox2 to gain awareness of how well your body’s oxygen levels are adjusting to the thinner air at higher altitudes. Use the barometric altimeter to know when you’ve reached your desired altitude — or get a vibration alert when you reach an altitude where supplemental oxygen may be required. And manually set other alerts to remind you when it’s time to switch fuel tanks or perform other time-critical tasks. Keeping your logbook up to date is always a pain. Our D2 aviation smartwatches make it easier. You can automatically log your flights on the watch and sync them to the Garmin Pilot app, then automatically transfer date, duration, total flight time and route to your account1 for easier currency tracking and logging. How’s that for keeping your logbook up to date?

4. Make time for fitness.

Between flights, our aviation smartwatches allow you to track your health. Use the Health Snapshot™ feature to show heart rate3, heart rate variability, Pulse Ox2, respiration and stress. See your body’s energy levels so you can find the best times for activity and rest.Use preloaded profiles for more than 25 activities, including trail running, swimming, running, biking, hiking and more. And get a score for your sleep quality plus insights on how you can do better. All provide extended battery life of more than 7 days in smartwatch mode so you can you get an uninterrupted picture of your wellness to stay in top flying form.

5. Stay connected from anywhere.

Lastly, our smartwatches keep you in tune with your life. Receive emails, texts and alerts right on your watch when paired with your compatible smartphone. D2™ Air X10 even allows you to make calls from your wrist, plus create or respond to text messages hands-free, courtesy of your paired compatible smartphone’s voice assistant. You can also download songs and playlists from your Spotify®, Deezer or Amazon Music accounts (subscription may be required) and use your wireless headphones for phone-free listening. Plus, you can breeze through checkout lines and select transit systems with the Garmin Pay™ contactless payment solution through participating providers.

With a modern, impressive set of features, our aviation smartwatches provide capabilities that early pilots could hardly imagine. But they’re just the tools you’ll want to help you fly, keep active and stay connected. That kind of smart will look good on you.

When paired with a compatible smartphone, with a data connection, and in range of BLUETOOTH® technology

2This is not a medical device and is not intended for use in the diagnosis or monitoring of any medical condition; see Pulse Ox not available in all countries.

3Activity tracking accuracy

SPOTIFY and the Spotify logo are among the registered trademarks of Spotify AB.

Amazon Music and all related logos are trademarks of, Inc. or its affiliates.

The Bluetooth word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Garmin is under license.     

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Welcome to Oshkosh: Garmin’s Guide to the World’s Biggest Aviation Event

“Welcome to Oshkosh.” These are words that pilots have heard from controllers since the inaugural EAA Fly-in in Oshkosh in 1970. And ever since, pilots, aviation enthusiasts and families from around the globe have convened at Wittman Regional Airport the last week of July to celebrate everything that is aviation. 

Heading to Oshkosh for the first time this year? We can help. Take a look at a few of our top tips and tricks on how to make your Wisconsin adventure the best it can be.

Flying in? Review the FAA notice for the event.

Every year EAA and FAA officials collaborate on the annual NOTAM for pilots to reference while flying into Oshkosh and other area airports. The EAA has also compiled an arrival video to showcase landmarks and other waypoints to use while on the Fisk VFR arrival or any other VFR or IFR route to the show. You can find the newly renamed FAA notice as well as a detailed video on the Fisk VFR arrival here.

Create new traditions

Oshkosh is a magical place — an event that seemingly rises out of the Wisconsin dirt into the Wisconsin sky for a week a year. Everyone experiences Oshkosh differently, which makes for an endless list of traditions. Take your annual family photo in front of the Brown Arch and tag it on social with #OSH22, camp under the wing of your airplane, catch a night airshow, meet an aviation hero or favorite aviation social media ambassador, or simply take in the 12,000 aircraft that descend into Wittman Regional Airport during the week and take home a lifetime of memories. Oshkosh is a special place that you’ll never forget.

Learn from the best

The annual EAA fly-in, now known as AirVenture Oshkosh, has always been a great place to learn about latest and greatest aviation products and findings and keep up your pilot proficiency. Garmin hosts many educational seminars about our products and offerings during the event. EAA and other aviation entities host almost a thousand more forums and presentations, and that full list can be found here.

Pre-plan your trip with Garmin

Flying with Garmin avionics or the Garmin Pilot™ app? Take a look at the FAA notice and load the Fisk VFR arrival waypoints into your flight plan with ease. 

Are you as excited for AirVenture as we are? Check out the Garmin Oshkosh website here to see our latest announcements, show seminar schedule and learn more about how Garmin can help you at the show. Hope to see you stop by our exhibit on Celebration Way!

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Five Benefits of Flying with Smart Rudder Bias in Your Twin

One of the advantages of operating a twin-engine aircraft is enhanced peace of mind from engine redundancy. Yet an engine failure in these aircraft can present a safety risk of its own. When that happens, you must act quickly to correct the potentially hazardous aerodynamic effects of flying with only one operating engine.

Garmin Smart Rudder Bias provides assistance in these situations. It’s available in select aircraft equipped with a GFC™ 600 autopilot with the yaw option and G500 TXi or G600 TXi primary flight displays with engine indications. And it automatically does several things that help give you time to react and remain in control.

1. It’s available soon after takeoff.

Engine failures are particularly critical on climbout. That’s why Smart Rudder Bias is available as soon as the airplane reaches minimum controllable airspeed. But it also constantly monitors the aircraft throughout the entire flight, because failures can happen at any time. And it offers protection whether your autopilot is on or off.

2. It identifies the failing engine.

The system determines a one-engine inoperative condition by using the engine indication system. It compares power output between the two engines, and if it detects that a power difference exceeds a predetermined threshold, it indicates which engine is failing. That helps you more quickly confirm the failure.

3. It applies rudder to correct yaw.

Once it recognizes the failure, Smart Rudder Bias activates to help counteract the aerodynamic changes that occur because of the failure. It immediately provides rudder force to help you overcome the yaw tendency from the loss of power and added drag so you have time to complete procedures and maintain control of the aircraft. 

4. It adds elevator and pitch inputs to maintain control.

When necessary, the system applies modified Electronic Stability and Protection control inputs. If your bank angle exceeds preset limits because of the roll tendency, it adds aileron inputs to help you increase or decrease bank — even in turns. It also provides elevator inputs to help you pitch for safe airspeed and avoid a stall.

5. It’s easily disengaged once you’re in control.

Once you’ve reestablished stable flight, you can deactivate Smart Rudder Bias with a panel-mounted switch and fly to a suitable airport for an emergency landing. If you’re able to restore power to the failed engine, you can also rearm Smart Rudder Bias to provide continued protection during two-engine flight.

Are you ready to add Smart Rudder Bias to your twin? Just contact your local Garmin authorized dealer to discuss how to equip your aircraft. You can also visit our GFC 600 page to learn more about how it can help during a one-engine inoperative condition.

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What Should You Think About When Upgrading Your Panel?

Whether you’ve just purchased your first aircraft, or your older panel needs some upgrades, deciding exactly what to buy isn’t always as simple as hitting “add to cart.” Luckily, our Garmin sales team has been around the block a few times, and they have some considerations to keep in mind when you’re mulling over your options. Need further help? Click here to ask an expert.

1. Your aircraft’s mission and necessary capabilities.

Do you fly for a $100 hamburger every weekend? Introduce friends to aviation on a ride around town? Or do you fly serious cross-country trips in all types of weather, day and night? What you use your aircraft for will help you to determine what avionics are best for your mission. Our sales team recommends asking yourself the following questions:

  • Is this aircraft for personal use, for work, or for a combination of work and personal needs?
  • What type of weather do you plan on flying in?
  • How frequently will you fly your aircraft?

Once you’ve identified your mission — and the base capabilities your aircraft will need to accomplish it — it’s time to move on to the second consideration.

2. Budget.

In a perfect world, money wouldn’t be an issue — but life’s not always perfect. When thinking about the budget for your upgrades, there are a couple facets to think about.  Hardware and labor costs are important pieces of the puzzle.

Did a legacy system, like the vacuum system, fail on your airplane, causing an unexpected expense? You can not only replace that legacy system, but also gain capability in many instances as well. That’s money well spent. 

Think about how much you’re comfortable spending and then we can help you to figure out how to get the most bang for your buck.

3. Timeline.

Many panel upgrades take weeks if not months to complete. If you’re using your aircraft for business purposes, you may want to plan your install during a slower time of year. Talk with your local dealer to see what their schedule is like, and work with them to establish what you’re wanting to do to lock in your installation slot. And we do recommend finding a local dealer — for any ongoing work, you’ll want to have a relationship with that installer. Not sure where to find one? Click here.

Ready to start planning your dream panel? We recommend checking out the most comprehensive lineup of avionics upgrades in the industry.

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Flying from California to Hawaii in a Garmin-equipped Cessna 210

Jim Barrett set a goal early in his career: relocate to Hawaii. After years of traveling the country as an advertising photographer and cinematographer for the aviation, marine and auto industries, the time had finally arrived to fulfill his dream. But one big hurdle stood between him and his goal — he needed to figure out how to get “Elizabeth” to Hawaii. “Elizabeth” is a 1962 Cessna 210B; she served him as a “pickup truck” for work, hauling him and his camera gear around the country throughout his career.

As Barrett put it, “I wasn’t gonna box [Elizabeth] up and ship her, and I wasn’t gonna hire a ferry pilot to do it.” There was only one option: to tackle the 2,500-mile transpacific flight himself.

After upgrading the aircraft with required equipment, along with modern Garmin avionics including dual Garmin G3X Touch™ flight displays, a GTN™ 750 navigator and more, Barrett was ready to embark on the journey.

Adding peace of mind in the cockpit with Garmin G3X Touch and GTN 750

Weather is a primary consideration for any flight. The unpredictability and unforgiving nature of oceanic weather can make transoceanic flights much more challenging. A clear forecast and favorable winds would be key for Barrett in his single-engine piston aircraft. In early June, promising weather finally emerged, providing a window for him to launch from Watsonville, California, on a direct route to Oahu, Hawaii.

“I saw a forecast with a front that would give me about an average of 27 knots [tailwind] at 10,000’,” Barrett said.

The modern Garmin tech he invested in before the trip delivered valuable flight information throughout the flight. The fuel data displayed on the G3X Touch and GTN series navigator provided an added level of confidence.

“I had the computing power of the G3X Touch and the GTN 750 … they provided fuel range rings that showed where my range ultimately extended and my 45-minute reserve.”

Communicating and position reporting in-flight with Garmin inReach®

Prior to the transpacific flight, Barrett was required to equip his Cessna 210 with a high frequency (HF) radio to provide position reports for air traffic control. In addition to the HF radio, he carried a satellite phone in the cockpit, but his Garmin inReach satellite communicator1 proved to be the most effective tool for communicating. Leading up to the trip, he had coordinated with air traffic control (ATC) and a friend to ensure his position reports would reach not only ATC, but also his loved ones if his HF radio did not work properly.

“Ten minutes before my hourly check-in I would ping my friend with the inReach, which would give him my position, and I would tell him what my time is to the next fix, my fuel remaining … then he would physically call San Francisco Radio ATC and make the check-in for me.”

As he predicted, the HF radio was often ineffective for making position reports, and there was too much noise in the cockpit to use the satellite phone. The inReach was his best option.

“In the end, I used the inReach for every position report and every compulsory report required during the 15-hour flight … there is no way that I would fly in Hawaii or make that [transpacific] trip without the inReach,” Barrett noted.

Since settling into Hawaii, the inReach has continued to be useful outside of the cockpit.

“We love to hike, so I take the inReach with me when I’m hiking in areas where there is no cellular coverage,” he added.

Learn more about our inReach series, including the new inReach® Mini 2, along with our GTN Xi series navigators and G3X Touch flight displays available for select type-certified and experimental aircraft by visiting To learn more about Barrett’s expanding photography business, visit

1Active satellite subscription required. Some jurisdictions regulate or prohibit the use of satellite communication devices. It is the responsibility of the user to know and follow all applicable laws in the jurisdictions where the device is intended to be used.

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Garmin Women of Aviation: Who We Are and What We Do

Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week is a celebration of women who fly, recognized annually on the anniversary of the world’s first issuing of a female pilot’s license. This year it runs March 7-13, and at Garmin we’re celebrating by taking a behind-the-scenes look at some of the women associates who make our aviation segment the soaring success that it is. (Sorry, we couldn’t resist.)

From women who learned to fly a plane even before they could drive a car to those who came to a career in aviation engineering by way of a natural attraction to “tinkering,” the Garmin women of aviation improve the industry daily just by being a part of it. Watch the video below to hear their stories.

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Garmin D2 Air X10: A Smartwatch Purpose-built for Pilots

The Garmin D2 Air X10 is designed with aviators in mind.

It probably comes as no surprise that at Garmin we believe everybody can benefit from a smartwatch, but a pilot’s needs are a bit more specific than someone who stays primarily on solid ground. Enter the D2™ Air X10, a smartwatch designed to meet an aviator’s every need from takeoff to touchdown — and all the time spent away from the aircraft too.

Why are pilots loving the Garmin D2 Air X10? Read below for just a sample of all the features that come packaged in this sleek smartwatch, complete with an AMOLED display, a stainless-steel bezel, Corning® Gorilla Glass® 3 and a battery life of up to 7 days in smartwatch mode. Oh, and did we mention the new phone call and voice assistant functionality1? We understand if you want to add it to the cart before making it the bottom of this post.

Preflight, In-flight and Postflight Tools

The D2 Air X10 boasts a comprehensive package of aviation-specific tools built to help you proceed on course, including:

  • Worldwide Direct-to navigation
  • Weather reports, including METARS and TAFS2
  • Airport runways and frequencies
  • Automatic flight logging with your® account2
  • Pulse Ox monitoring3
  • Garmin Pilot™ app connectivity2
  • An HSI for navigation
  • A barometric altimeter
  • Alerts and timers for fuel tank reminders or other time-critical tasks
  • UTC and time zones

Health and Fitness Data

The comprehensive picture the D2 Air X10 provides isn’t limited to your surroundings — it also comes equipped with extensive health4 and fitness features to help you take a more precise approach to your wellness. These include:

  • Body Battery™ energy monitoring
  • Stress tracking
  • The Health Snapshot™ feature
  • Hydration tracking
  • Respiration tracking
  • Sleep score and advanced sleep monitoring
  • Wrist-based heart rate
  • Women’s health tracking
  • Fitness age
  • Built-in sports apps
  • Animated, on-screen workouts
  • And more

Smart Features

We know how important it is to stay connected, whether on the go or between flights. Make the most of your day with tools that include:

  • Smart notifications2
  • Safety and tracking features5
  • Music from Spotify, Deezer or Amazon Music accounts6
  • Garmin Pay™ contactless payments
  • Access to watches, data fields and apps from the Connect IQ™ Store app on your compatible smartphone
  • The Garmin Connect™ app on your compatible smartphone

Garmin D2 Air X10 is compatible with both iOS and Android™ phones and, like all Garmin smartwatches, comes equipped with free workouts and free access to Garmin Connect, as well as all your personal data. Ready to fly through your day? Purchase your Garmin D2 Air X10 here.

1Certain smartphones are not compatible with voice functionality features; see

2When paired with a compatible smartphone and in range of BLUETOOTH® technology

3This is not a medical device and is not intended for use in the diagnosis or monitoring of any medical condition; see Pulse Ox not available in all countries.


5When paired with a compatible smartphone; see For safety and tracking feature requirements and limitations, see

6Premium subscription may be required

The Bluetooth word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Garmin is under license. SPOTIFY and the Spotify logo are among the registered trademarks of Spotify AB. Amazon Music and all related logos are trademarks of, Inc. or its affiliates. iOS is a trademark licensed to Apple, Inc. Android is a trademark of Google LLC.

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Garmin Holiday Gift Guide

Let’s be real — coming up with the “best gift ever” can be a bit stressful. It is likely not going to be the most wonderful time of the year if your significant other’s tastefully dropped hints go unnoticed and you pick out a kitschy pair of socks for the fourth year in a row. (Disclaimer: Our legal department would like us to let you know we cannot guarantee your relationship status if you finally buy a good gift after three years of kitschy socks. It may be too far gone. What were you thinking?)

Anyway, we get it. Finding the perfect present for everyone on your holiday shopping list has been nearly impossible — until now. No matter where your loved one likes to play — be that land, sea or air — Garmin has just the thing. Keep scrolling for a roundup of gift ideas that Santa Claus won’t be able to top. 

Fitness Gifts

Edge® 530

Featuring advanced mapping, cycling safety features and dynamic performance insights, the Edge 530 is a lightweight GPS cycling computer designed for use on all terrains. Whether you’re a podium finisher, gravel grinder, urban rider or somewhere in between, the Edge 530 is ready for any adventure.

Forerunner® 55

Focus on the fundamentals or take your training to the next level with the Forerunner 55. No matter your skill level, the Forerunner 55 is here to help you track your stats. Lightweight and comfortable, this watch is the perfect fit for running and for everyday life.

Forerunner® 945 LTE

Designed to help athletes stay connected on the go, the Forerunner 945 LTE brings phone‑free safety and tracking features1, spectator messaging and live event sharing to the wrist — all while still providing the detailed training data, performance monitoring tools and smartwatch features athletes have come to rely on.

Tacx® Boost

Take your ride inside with the Tacx Boost, an affordable and quiet basic trainer that makes it easy to train year‑round. Key training features like resistance control, realistic ride feel and more let you make the most of every ride. Ride at any time without disturbing others; the closed resistance unit reduces noise so you can work out without waking the whole household.

Varia™ RTL515

No matter where or when, you ride, stand out and stay aware of cars approaching from behind with the Varia RTL515 rearview radar tail light. When paired with a compatible Garmin device, your phone or both, you will receive visible and audible alerts warning of approaching vehicles. During the day, the tail light can be seen from up to a mile away, making it easier for drivers to see you and providing greater peace of mind during any ride.

Wellness Gifts

Venu® 2/2S

When you live healthy, you live better. This GPS smartwatch is built for your active lifestyle with advanced health monitoring and fitness features to help you better understand what’s going on inside your body. Available in two sizes with a battery life of up to 11 days, built‑in music, Garmin Pay™ contactless payments2, smart notifications3 and more.

Venu® Sq

Get premium health, wellness and fitness features at an accessible price with the Venu Sq entry-level GPS smartwatch. It comes in a variety of colors with a battery life of up to 6 days. It includes Garmin Pay, smart notifications, and is available in a music and non‑music version.


This stylish smartwatch is the first of its kind from Garmin with an incredibly small, 34 mm watch case and a stylish patterned lens. Just tap or twist your wrist to reveal the bright touchscreen display to see your texts, calls, calendar reminders3 and more. Choose from classic and sport designs with a variety of color, metal and interchangeable band options — including leather and silicone — so you can find the perfect piece to fit your look.

vívofit® jr. 3

vívofit jr. 3 isn’t just a fitness tracker for kids. It’s an interactive experience activity that unlocks app adventures. The jr. 3 has a new watch‑like shape with downloadable watch faces, an “in case of emergency” widget, and a durable, swim‑friendly band available in a multitude of colors and themes — plus a battery life of up to 1 year (no recharging!)

Outdoor Gifts

fēnix® 6 Solar Series

Featuring a Power Glass™ solar charging lens and a customizable power manager mode, fēnix 6 Solar Editions harness the power of the sun4 to stay on and remain performance‑ready for weeks, so users will have more on‑wrist time to enjoy their activities, training features, onboard mapping, music streaming and much more. Expanding the robust activity profiles included in the fēnix series, the fēnix 6 and 6S Solar Editions come surf-, mountain bike- and indoor climb‑ready. The smaller‑sized fēnix 6S Pro Solar also features an exclusive Women of Adventure design option.

Instinct® Solar

Do what you love, longer. Instinct Solar is a GPS smartwatch built to break convention, conquer the elements and endure longer. Experience unprecedented battery life with solar charging4, wrist‑based heart rate5 and built‑in sports apps right on the wrist for swimming, running, biking, hiking, rowing strength and more. With a purpose‑built design, it’s available in bold color options that bring to life a nontraditional smartwatch that turns heads at every glance.


Featuring a Power Glass solar charging lens that extends battery life4 and packed with top performance features, the Enduro GPS watch is built for extreme endurance athletes like you. It’s lightweight but durablefor seriously epic race conditions and gets up to 80 hours of battery life in GPS mode, the longest battery life of any Garmin watch to date.

Descent™ Mk2i

The dive computer for both your worlds — monitor your gas and depth with the advanced, watch‑style dive computer that comes with multisport training and smart features. Pair it with a Descent™ T1 transmitter for integrated pressure monitoring on up to 5 tanks via SubWave™ sonar data network.

MARQ® Collection

The MARQ Collection is destined for those who aspire to the lifestyles we have redefined over decades of innovation. For them we present these magnificent modern tool watches — our tribute to their rightful rewards, built with purpose in both form and function. Each modern tool watch is uniquely crafted to be an outward expression of the owner’s personality, interests and ambitions.

Golf Gifts

Approach® S12

We’ve got your game with the sleek Approach S12, a GPS golf watch with a sunlight-readable display, critical information from more than 42,000 course maps worldwide and a style that goes beyond the clubhouse. Boasting an array of features to help enhance a golfer’s game, the Approach S12 offers a quick reference to the front, middle and back of the green as well as distances to hazards and doglegs so you have all the data you need for the perfect shot.

Approach® Z82

Set your sights on something greater with the Approach Z82 laser range finder with GPS. Designed to help improve a golfer’s situational awareness, the Approach Z82 measures precise shot distances ranging from within 10” of the pin up to 450 yards. The flag finder locks in with vibrational feedback, and image stabilization makes it easier to find and range the flag. Experience full‑color, 2D CourseView mapping through the lens and Green View overlay on more than 42,000 courses worldwide.

Marine Gifts


Why guess where to find fish? See exactly where they’re hiding with STRIKER Cast castable sonar. Just download the STRIKER Cast app, pair your compatible mobile device with the sonar and go fishing in minutes. Cast from shore, dock or watercraft and reel back in to locate and display fish on your compatible smartphone or tablet.

STRIKER™ Vivid Series

See fish and structure in colorful detail with the STRIKER Vivid Series fishfinders. These easy‑to‑use fishfinders feature high‑contrast color palettes, making it easier to see what’s beneath the surface. Featuring industry‑leading Garmin CHIRP traditional sonar and ClearVü and SideVü scanning sonar technology, STRIKER Vivid ensures that anglers see crystal‑clear fish arches and remarkable target separation.

Fusion® Signature Series 3

The Fusion Signature Series 3 marine speakers and subwoofers push the boundaries of what is possible on the water. The Signature Series 3 incorporates premium materials and marine‑specific design elements to deliver premium aesthetics to any boat, in addition to the ability to reproduce high‑quality audio while out on the water.

Aviation Gifts

aera® 760

Innovative, all‑in‑one portable GPS for pilots with a 7’’ display. Fly confidently with our rugged, reliable, purpose‑built GPS that includes our latest in‑flight features, including IFR approaches, arrivals and departures, plus our familiar touchscreen interface.

D2™ Delta

You’re a pilot. You want a premium GPS aviator watch with advanced tools for the cockpit and style that sets you apart even after you land. The Garmin D2 family of premium GPS aviator watches was the first to put true global flight navigation capability on the wrists of forward‑looking pilots and flying enthusiasts. Now, with our D2 Delta series, we’ve brought this technology to whole new levels of capability and connectivity.

D2™ Air

Take flight with a modern smartwatch that is built for the cockpit. Whether a dedicated aviator or an aspiring pilot, D2 Air offers tools for all the phases of flight, including weather, Direct‑to navigation, airport information, flight logging, Pulse Ox6 and much more. Featuring a slim and sophisticated AMOLED touchscreen display, the D2 Air can be worn 24/7 for a seamless transition from air to land. D2 Air also incorporates connected features for life on the go, such as smart notifications3, contactless payments via Garmin Pay2, health monitoring, animated workouts and more.

Automotive Gifts

Garmin Dash Cam™ Mini 2

Tiny but mighty. The car key‑sized Garmin Dash Cam Mini 2 offers discreet eyewitness incident detection7, voice control technology and crisp 1080p automatic recording capabilities. With a wide 140‑degree lens and Garmin Clarity™ HDR optics, the tiny camera is able to provide huge protection by capturing amazing details day and night.

Garmin Catalyst™

Garmin Catalyst is a groundbreaking real‑time coaching tool and driving performance optimizer8 set apart from any other GPS lap timer or data system the motorsports industry has experienced. True Track Positioning™ technology uses built‑in accelerometers, 10 Hz multi‑GNSS positioning and image processing to automatically generate your car’s racing line on the track. Plus, our revolutionary True Optimal Lap™ technology shows your fastest achievable time based on lines you actually drove.

dēzl™ Truck Navigators

Get a clear view of the road ahead with the dēzl™ OTR500, 700, 800 and 1000 truck navigators. With PrePass® weigh station bypass options for active PrePass account users and easy‑to‑read displays across the board, there’s a dezl navigator option to satisfy most trucking needs. The navigators are equipped with custom truck routing9 for the size and weight of your rig, adding popular route suggestions, truck‑friendly parking, and load-to-dock guidance.

RV 1090

Not sure if your RV can cross a specific bridge or road during a cross‑country trip? No worries, the RV 1090 GPS navigator can create custom routes9 that take into account the size and weight of your RV and provide road warnings for steep grades, sharp curves and more. To simplify your trip even more, the RV 1090 includes Tripadvisor® traveler ratings, a preloaded directory of RV parks and services plus content from Ultimate Public Campgrounds, KOA and more.

zūmo® XT

The zūmo XT all‑terrain motorcycle navigator is built for adventure. Thanks to an ultrabright 5.5” display and a rugged frame that is both rain‑resistant and glove‑friendly, the zūmo XT can withstand all kinds of weather, extreme temperatures and rigorous vibrations. Enthusiasts looking to explore the winding roads can access adventurous routes with turn‑by‑turn directions for on‑road navigation and topographic or downloadable BirdsEye Satellite Imagery for off‑road guidance.

1Assistance Plus is not available in all markets where Category M1 LTE network connectivity is available; see Assistance Plus coverage area at For safety and tracking feature requirements and limitations, see

2View current supported country, payment network and issuing bank information at

3When paired with a compatible smartphone; see

4Assumes all-day wear with 3 hours per day outside in 50,000 lux conditions


6This is not a medical device and is not intended for use in the diagnosis or monitoring of any medical condition; see Pulse Ox not available in all countries.

7Some jurisdictions regulate or prohibit use of this camera device. It is your responsibility to know and comply with applicable laws and rights to privacy in jurisdictions where you plan to use this device.

8WARNING: This device is intended only for recreational use in a circuit environment. Never use this device on public roadways. Failure to follow this warning may result in an accident causing property damage, serious personal injury, or death. You are responsible for using this device in a safe and prudent manner.

9Not available in all areas. Entering your RV or trailer profile characteristics does not guarantee your RV’s characteristics will be accounted for in all route suggestions. Always defer to all posted road signs and road conditions.

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