Garmin D2 Pilot watch range – Comparison 

October 26th, 2020 Posted in News

Can’t decide which Garmin D2 pilot watch to pick? well, look no further. Take a look at this detailed comparison of every feature! Click on the watch name to see the product in our online store.

Model D2 Charlie D2 Delta S D2 Delta D2 Delta PX
Lens Material Sapphire crystal Domed sapphire crystal Domed sapphire crystal Domed sapphire crystal
Bezel Material Titanium Stainless steel Titanium Titanium
Case material Fibre-reinforced polymer Fibre-reinforced polymer with metal rear cover Fibre-reinforced polymer with metal rear cover Fibre-reinforced polymer with a metal rear cover
Quickfit™ watch band compatible Yes (26 mm) Yes (20 mm) Yes (22 mm) Yes (26 mm)
Strap material Silicone, leather or titanium Silicone or leather Silicone and leather Silicone or titanium
Physical size 51 x 51 x 17.5 mm 42 x 42 x 15.4 mm 47 x 47 x 15.8 mm 51 x 51 x 17.5 mm
Weight Silicone band: 89 g

Metal band: 147 g

Leather band: 95 g

65 g 76 g 87 g
Water rating 10 ATM 10 ATM 10 ATM 10 ATM
Display type Sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP) Sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP) Sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP) Sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
Display size 1.2″ (30.4 mm) diameter 1.2″ (30.4 mm) diameter 1.2” (30.4 mm) diameter 1.2” (30.4 mm) diameter
Display resolution 240 x 240 pixels 240 x 240 pixels 240 x 240 pixels 240 x 240 pixels
Colour display
Battery life Smartwatch mode: Up to 12 days

GPS mode: Up to 20 hours

Ultratrac™ mode: Up to 35 hours without wrist heart rate

Smartwatch mode: Up to 7 days

GPS mode: Up to 11 hours

GPS + Music: Up to 4.5 hours

Ultratrac™ mode: Up to 25 hours

Smartwatch mode: Up to 12 days

GPS mode: Up to 18 hours

GPS + Music: Up to 8 hours

Ultratrac™ mode: Up to 42 hours

Smartwatch mode: Up to 20 days

GPS mode: Up to 32 hours

GPS + SPO2: Up to 18 hours

GPS + Music: Up to 13 hours

Ultratrac™ mode: Up to 70 hours

Memory/History 16 GB 16 GB 16 GB 16 GB
Clock-Features Time/Date in Zulu/UTC, 12/24h, day/date, GPS Time Sync, Automatic daylight saving time, Alarm clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Sunrise/sunset times Time/Date in Zulu/UTC, 12/24h, day/date, GPS Time Sync, Automatic daylight saving time, Alarm clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Sunrise/sunset times Time/Date in Zulu/UTC, 12/24h, day/date, GPS Time Sync, Automatic daylight saving time, Alarm clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Sunrise/sunset times Time/Date in Zulu/UTC, 12/24h, day/date, GPS Time Sync, Automatic daylight saving time, Alarm clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Sunrise/sunset times
Sensors
GPS/GLONASS/Galileo GPS/GLONASS GPS/GLONASS/Galileo GPS/GLONASS/Galileo GPS/GLONASS/Galileo
Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate monitor
Barometric altimeter
Compass
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Thermometer
Pulse Ox X X X ✔ (with Acclimation)
Daily Smart Features
Connectivity Bluetooth® Smart, ANT+®, Wi-Fi® with sapphire editions Bluetooth®, ANT+®, Wi-Fi® Bluetooth®, ANT+®, Wi-Fi® Bluetooth®, ANT+®, Wi-Fi®
Connect IQ™ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps)
Smart notifications
Text response/reject phone call with text (Android™ only) X
Calendar
Weather
Controls smartphone music
Plays and controls watch music X
Music Storage X Up to 500 songs Up to 500 songs Up to 500 songs
Find My Phone
Find My Watch
VIRB® Camera Remote
Smartphone compatibility IPhone®, Android™ IPhone®, Android™ IPhone®, Android™ Iphone®, Android™
Compatible with Garmin Connect™ Mobile
Garmin Pay™ X
Aviation Features
Worldwide airport database(s)
Altimeter with adjustable baro setting
3-axis compass with HSI (horizontal situation indicator)
Multiple time zones with Zulu/UTC
Wirelessly receive flight plans from Garmin Pilot™
NEXRAD on moving map
Moving Map with aviation airports, navaids, roads, bodies of water and more
Waypoint information page
Worldwide NAVAID and Intersection database(s)
Connext avionics connectivity X
In-flight Pulse Ox X X X
Activity Tracking Features
Step counter
Move bar (displays on the device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it)
Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal)
Sleep monitoring (monitors total sleep and periods of movement or restful sleep)
Calories Burned
Floors climbed
Distance travelled
Intensity minutes
Trueup™
Move IQ™
Fitness Age ✔ (in app) ✔ (in app) ✔ (in app) ✔ (in app)
All-day Stress Tracking X
Fitness Equipment/Gym
Available gym activity profiles Indoor Rowing Strength Training, Cardio Training, Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing, Yoga Strength Training, Cardio Training, Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing, Yoga Strength Training, Cardio Training, Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing, Yoga
Cardio workouts X
Strength workouts X
Automatic rep counting X
Training, Planning and Analysis Features
GPS speed and distance
Customizable data pages
Customizable activity profiles
Auto Pause®
Interval training
Advanced workouts
Downloadable training plans
Auto Lap®
Manual lap
Configurable lap alerts
V02 max
Training Status (lets you see if you’re training effectively by tracking your training history and fitness level trend.)
Training Load (your total training load for the last 7 days calculated from estimated EPOC)
Training Effect (aerobic)
Training Effect (anaerobic)
Customizable alerts
Audio prompts
Finish time
Virtual Partner
Race an Activity
Auto multisport activities X
Manual multisport activities X
Course guidance
Segments (Live, Garmin)
Strava features (Beacon, live segments)
Livetrack
Group live track
Round-trip course creator (running/cycling)
Trendline™ Popularity Routing X
Touch and/or button lock
Hotkeys
Auto scroll
Activity history on watch
Heart Rate Features
HR zones
HR alerts
HR calories
% HR max
% HRR
Recovery time
Auto max HR
HRV stress test (measures your heart rate variability while standing still, for 3 minutes, to provide you with an estimated stress level; the scale of this is 1 to 100; low scores indicate lower stress levels) ✔ (with compatible accessory) ✔ (with compatible accessory) ✔ (with compatible accessory) ✔ (with compatible accessory)
Records heart rate while swimming ✔ (with HRM-Tri™ and HRM-Swim™) ✔ (with HRM-Tri™ and HRM-Swim™) ✔ (with HRM-Tri™ and HRM-Swim™) ✔ (with HRM-Tri™ and HRM-Swim™)
HR Broadcast (broadcasts HR data over ANT+™ to paired devices)
Running Features
Available run profiles Running, Indoor Running, Trail Running Running, Treadmill Running, Trail Running Running, Treadmill Running, Trail Running Running, Treadmill Running, Trail Running
GPS-based distance, time and pace
Running dynamics ✔ (with compatible accessory) ✔ (with compatible accessory) ✔ (with compatible accessory)
Vertical oscillation and ratio (the degree of ‘bounce’ in your running motion and the cost-benefit ratio with stride length) ✔ (with compatible accessory) ✔ (with compatible accessory) ✔ (with compatible accessory) ✔ (with compatible accessory)
Ground contact time and balance (shows how much time, in the running motion, your foot is on the ground rather than in flight and lets you check your running symmetry) ✔ (with compatible accessory) ✔ (with compatible accessory) ✔ (with compatible accessory) ✔ (with compatible accessory)
Stride length (real time)

(with compatible accessory)

(with compatible accessory)

(with compatible accessory)

(with compatible accessory)

Cadence (provides a real-time number of steps per minute)
Performance condition (after running 6–20 minutes, compares your real-time condition to your average fitness level)
Lactate threshold (through analysis of your pace and heart rate, estimates the point where your muscles start to rapidly fatigue)

(with compatible accessory)

(with compatible accessory)

(with compatible accessory)

(with compatible accessory)

Run workouts
Race predictor
Foot pod capable
Golfing Features
Yardage to F/M/B (distance to the front, middle and back of green)
Yardage to layups/doglegs
Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course) Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Digital Scorecard
Stat tracking (strokes, putts per round, greens and fairways hit)
Garmin autoshot™
Auto course view updates
Green View with manual pin position
Hazards and course targets
Truswing™ compatible
Round timer/odometer
Outdoor Recreation Features
Available outdoor recreation profiles Hiking, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing, Jumpmaster, Tactical Hiking, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing, Kayaking, Jumpmaster, Tactical Hiking, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing, Kayaking, Jumpmaster, Tactical Hiking, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing, Kayaking, Jumpmaster, Tactical
Point-to-point navigation
Bread crumb trail in real time
Back to start
Tracback®
Ultratrac mode
Around Me mode
Elevation profile
Distance to destination
Barometric trend indicator with Storm Alert
Climbpro™ Ascent Planner X
Trail run auto climb
Vertical speed
Total ascent/descent
Future elevation plot
Preloaded topographical maps
Downloadable cartography support
Compatible with basecamp™
GPS coordinates
Projected waypoint
Sight ‘N Go
Area calculation ✔  (via Connect IQ™) ✔  (via Connect IQ™) ✔  (via Connect IQ™) ✔  (via Connect IQ™)
Hunt/fish calendar ✔  (via Connect IQ™) ✔  (via Connect IQ™) ✔  (via Connect IQ™) ✔  (via Connect IQ™)
Sun and moon information ✔ (via Connect IQ™) ✔ (via Connect IQ™) ✔ (via Connect IQ™) ✔ (via Connect IQ™)
Dual grid coordinates
XERO™ Locations X
Cycling Features
Available cycling profiles Biking, Indoor Biking Biking, Indoor Biking, Triathlon Biking, Indoor Biking, Triathlon Biking, Indoor Biking, Triathlon
Courses
Bike lap and lap maximum power (with power sensor)
Race an activity
Time/distance alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goal)
FTP (Functional Threshold Power)

(with compatible

accessory)

(with compatible accessory)

(with compatible accessory)

(with compatible accessory)

Garmin Cycle Map (routable cycling-specific street map)
Compatible with Vector™ (power meter)
Power meter compatible (displays power data from compatible third-party ANT+™-enabled power meters)
Compatible with Varia Vision™ (head-mounted display)
Compatible with Varia™ radar (rear-facing radar)
Compatible with Varia™ lights
Speed and cadence sensor support (with sensor)

(ANT+® and Bluetooth® Smart sensors)

(ANT+® and Bluetooth® Smart sensors)

(ANT+® and Bluetooth® Smart sensors)

(ANT+® and Bluetooth® Smart sensors)

Swimming Features
Available swim profiles Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Swimming/Running Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Swimming/Running Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Swimming/Running
Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count/rate, calories)
Stroke type detection (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly)
Swim efficiency (SWOLF)
Drill logging
Pool swim workouts
Open water swim metrics (distance, pace, stroke count/rate, calories)
Heart rate (real-time during rests, interval and session stats during rests, and automatic heart rate download post-swim)

(with HRM-Tri™ and HRM-Swim™)

(with HRM-Tri™ and HRM-Swim™)

(with HRM-Tri™ and HRM-Swim™)

(with HRM-Tri™ and HRM-Swim™)

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