Avionics Report

August 2015 Issue




D2 Bravo Watch At a Glance

From left to right, above: The D2 Bravo watch has an electronic HSI display, which is based on GPS track data. It’s an awkward way to navigate, in our estimation, but whatever works for backup, right? Perhaps more useful is the display of textual METAR data, which is sent to the watch from Garmin’s Pilot tablet app. The waypoint page is useful for quickly identifying navigation data to nearest waypoints. Finally, the Bravo offers some of the same athletic functions as the Forerunner sports watch, but the Forerunner is better packaged for extreme sports.