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Garmin HRM-Dual

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

If you’re looking for a replacement heart monitor for use with your Garmin device check out the HRM-Dual. It transmits via ANT+ connectivity and BLUETOOTH Low Energy technology.

The HRM-Dual is waterproof to 1 atmosphere. The battery lasts up to 3.5 years and the soft strap is removable and washable.


DSPTCH – Fidlock Watch Strap

Thursday, September 24th, 2020

DSPTCH has introduced their Fidlock Watch Strap, which naturally enough uses a magnetic Fidlock as a clasp.

The herringbone nylons straps are Black, Coyote, Olive, MultiCam, Burnt Orange and Safety Orange.

Even cooler, you can get them as complete straps or just shirt or long sides so you can mix and match colors.

Offered in both 20 and 22mm widths, in S/M and L/XL lengths, so they’ll fit your Apple Watch as well as most wrists.


Victorinox – I.N.O.X. Carbon Limited Edition Watch

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

Featuring a carbon fiber case, the Swiss-made I.N.O.X. watch incorporates a glow-in-the-dark SuperLuminova dial and comes with a Camouflage design survival paracord strap, two additional straps (one military NATO, one black rubber) and protective compass bumper.

It comes with an Evolution 23 pocket knife. There are only 1500 of this limited edition watch worldwide.


Ventum Gear Introduces New Pattern for Watch Bands

Thursday, September 17th, 2020

Ventum Gear’s New Hawaiian pattern for their watch bands features foliage and an old school pinup.

Currently available for the Apple Watch, coming soon to Garmin smart GPS watches.


MTM | Watch Launches New Website & Introduces Newest Timepiece to Collection

Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

Los Angeles – September 16, 2020 – MTM WATCH, known for its value-laden watches designed with unparalleled accuracy and engineered to withstand extreme conditions, has announced it has launched a new website. The site, which is live now, features a sleek, user-friendly design, combining simple navigation and detailed product information.

The new website, www.mtmwatch.com, is compatible with web browsers and mobile devices and has been designed specifically to enhance the customer experience by using richer online content and an option to share information across major social media sites.

Joe Casis, MTM’s President and Founder stated, “MTM strives to maintain an unwavering level of perfection with every product that goes out the door; this site will further demonstrate our ongoing commitment to provide premium solutions for customers who expect and demand quality.”

The new site includes an option for visitors to sign up for latest news; which will preview new and forthcoming products, special offers, and much more. In addition to the more comprehensive and user-friendly appeal, the new site will also feature a blog and social media feed, keeping visitors connected to the latest news from MTM |Watch.


Los Angeles – September 16, 2020 – MTM WATCH, known for its value-laden watches designed with unparalleled accuracy and engineered to withstand extreme conditions, has announced the release of its newest timepiece, the Oconus. Elegant in design, this Limited-Edition timepiece is built with optimum performance and exceptional reliability in mind.

Presented in titanium, the Oconus’ cases come in 44mm and 42mm, are available in brushed silver or black DLC coating and expose a brass or carbon fiber dial in the center (with three colors to choose from), with hands treated with Super-LumiNova. The automatic – recalibrated Mayota 9100 day/date power reserve indicator displays a 24-hour subdial at 6:00, day of the week at 9:00, month at 3:00 date window at 5:00, and power reserve indicator at 12:00.

The Oconus is the first MTM timepiece to feature a leather band, and the simplicity of the design demonstrates that this watch is intended to be more refined than its predecessors. Donning a dome sapphire crystal, anti-reflective and scratch resistant with ultraviolet protective coating that sits up from the case.

The Oconus models are limited to 1000 pieces in total, 700 in Black DLC Coating and 300 in Silver. As is the case with every MTM timepiece, each watch comes in its own watertight tactical case, that echoes the precision and reliability of each of the watches.

Case – Solid Titanium with exhibit case-back sapphire glass
Dial – Brass or Carbon Fiber (3 colors to choose from)
Hands – Luminous – Super LumiNova
Dimensions – 44mm or 42mm width (without crown) x 14mm height
Movement – Automatic – recalibrated Mayota 9100 Day/Date Power Reserve
Bezel – Outer Fixed
Band – Leather
Glass – Dome thick Sapphire Crystal; Scratch Resistant, Anti-Reflective Multi- Layers Coated UV
Finish – Black True DLC, or Brushed Silver
Water Resistance – 200 Meters (660 Feet)
Limited Edition – Each Watch Individually Numbered (limited to 1000 watches Manufactured)

Available now on the MTM website, www.mtmwatch.com, the Oconus is an incredible timepiece to add to any collection.

SCUBAPRO Sunday – The Aladin A2 Dive Watch

Sunday, July 26th, 2020

The new SCUBAPRO A2 dive watch was developed for all levels of divers, from beginners to advanced, technical and working divers. The A2 offers full timekeeping functions and a Sport mode. When it’s time to go diving, the A2 provides everything an advanced recreational diver wants and everything a technical diver needs. It starts with wireless air integration that monitors tank pressure and provides true remaining bottom time. The digital tilt-compensated compass offers easy navigation underwater or on the surface. The A2 lets you choose from six Dive Modes, including Trimix and CCR, and because it’s designed with Human Factor Diving, it incorporates cutting edge biometrics that enables you to live your life in dive mode. Whatever type of diving you do, the A2 is ready to go there with you.

With advanced, technical, CCR, and freedivers in mind, Smart technology wireless air-integration can handle multiple transmitters. Optional air-integration monitors tank pressure and provides true remaining bottom time (RBT) calculations based on the workload from breathing (transmitter sold separately). The Heart rate monitor records your heartbeat and skin temperature (with SCUBAPRO HRM Belt only; sold separately) that can be factored into the decompression calculation along with workload. Digital tilt-compensated 3D compass allows for easy navigation. Predictive Multi-Gas ZH-L16 ADT MB algorithm accommodates eight gases (21-100% O2) plus two in CCR mode. PDIS (Profile Dependent Intermediate Stops) calculates an intermediate stop based on N2 loading, current, and previous dives and breathing mixes for safer diving. Microbubble levels let you adjust the level of conservatism in the algorithm to match your experience level, age, and physical conditioning.

Multiple Dive Modes: Scuba, Gauge, Apnea, Trimix, side mount, CCR. Sport mode offers sport-related functions like a swim stroke counter, activity counter (pedometer), and stopwatch. High-resolution matrix display with large numbers is easy to read underwater, even in adverse conditions. Lightweight design is so comfortable on the wrist you won’t want to take it off. Intuitive menu and four-button controls make it easy to navigate through the system. Bluetooth Low Energy interface lets you download dives to any iOS or Android device or PC/Mac. Firmware can be user-updated by going to scubapro.com. Power is provided by a standard CR2450 battery that is rated for up to two years/300 dives. The computer’s maximum operating depth is 394′ (120m) and is altitude adjustable from sea level to approximately 13,300′ (4,000m). Included with the computer are a protection foil, quick card, arm strap extension, read first (the user manual is available online)—optional equipment: transmitter, heart rate belt.

SCUBAPRO Aladin A2 Dive Watch Wrist Computer:

• Compactness & Convenience of Wrist-Style Dive Computer

• Versatile Wristwatch-Style Computer: Worn-On-the-Surface As-Well-As-Underwater

• Full Timekeeping Functions, 6-Dive Modes Plus Sport Mode

• Features & Functions Enable You to Excel-In-Your Sport

• Everything Advanced Recreational Divers Want, & Everything Technical Divers Need


Wireless Air Integration Monitors Tank Pressure & Provides True Remaining Bottom Time (RBT)

• Digital Tilt-Compensated 3D Compass Allows for Easy Navigation, Underwater & On Land

• Algorithm: Predictive Multi-Gas ZH-L16 ADT MB

• Accommodates 8-Gases (21-100% O2) Plus 2-In CCR Mode

Intuitive Menu System:
Clearly Marked Button Controls
Easy to Access & Understand All Functions
Just-the-Right Balance of Topside Features, Underwater Functions & Ease of Use
4-Button Controls
Easy to Navigate Thru-System

• Quickly Becomes an Integral Part of Your Diving Life & Everyday Life-As-Well

PDIS (Profile Dependent Intermediate Stops):

Calculates Intermediate Stop

Based-On N2 Loading

Current & Previous Dives

Breathing Mixes for Better Diving

• Microbubble Levels Let You Adjust Level of Conservatism In Algorithm
• Multiple Dive Modes: Scuba, Gauge, Apnea, Trimix, Side Mount, CCR
• Sport Mode: Sport-Related Functions, Swim Stroke Counter, Stopwatch Can-Be-Activated

Garmin Introduces New Solar Versions of Tactical Watches

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

Garmin has introduced new solar versions of their Instinct Solar Tactical Edition, tactix Delta Solar Edition, and tactix Delta Solar Edition with Ballistics. This is a great upgrade that will aid those who wear these wrist mounted computers in the field.

However, let’s to be clear that this isn’t going to run your watch indefinitely. It’s just going to extend its battery life between proper charging. For instance, they claim the tactix Delta will go 21 days indoors and up to 24 with direct sunlight, but that’s not using the apps at the rate someone in the field would.

Instinct Solar Tactical Edition

The Instinct can be paired with an inReach device (sold separately; active satellite subscription required) to view and send messages, get weather alerts on your wrist and trigger an SOS to the GEOS 24/7 emergency response team.

tactix Delta Solar Edition

The tactix Delta displays maps right in your wrist.

There’s also a Kill Switch which wipes the memory, right on the spot.

tactix Delta – Solar Edition with Ballistics

Same watch as the tactix Delta, but with the inclusion of Applied Ballistics software.

Common Features

First off, all of these smart watches incorporate an altimeter for elevation data, barometer to monitor weather and three-axis electronic compass.

Each of the models is built to Mil-Std 810 for thermal, shock and water resistance (rated to 100 meters). They also incorporate a Night Vision mode, with a face designed to be read under NODs as well as Stealth mode which prevents storing and sharing your GPS position and disables wireless connectivity and communication.

Additionally, all three models accept GPS, GLONASS and Galileo signals so even with signal degradation (either natural or intentional) your odds of accessing accurate point data is pretty good. You’ll see both universal transverse mercator (UTM) and the military grid reference system (MGRS) points on your screen.

Finally, you’ll have access to all of apps you’ve come to expect from Garmin, including Jumpmaster, Fitness tracking, Pulse Ox, Heart Rate, and Stress Tracking.

Available now. We always recommend that SSD readers buy their Garmin devices through Strohman Enterprise.

MTM | WATCH Features Limited Edition Automatic US-744X Diver For Father’s Day

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020

Los Angeles – June 16, 2020 – MTM WATCH, known for its value-laden watches designed with unparalleled accuracy and engineered to withstand extreme conditions, has announced it will be featuring its Automatic US-744X Diver amongst other favorites, during the month of June through their website.

First introduced in December 2019, the Automatic?US-744X is inspired by the US NAVY’S VIRGINIA Class attack submarine. Elegant in design, this Limited-Edition timepiece is built for virtually any situation it’s faced with.

Featuring an integrated titanium and carbon fiber case, with an automatic helium pressure release valve, a screw-down crown with a locking unidirectional rotating bezel, thick 5.5MM sapphire crystal, and an impressive 3300ft of water resistance, the US-744X combines the very best in submergible technology with a sleek design, acceptable for any boardroom.

A 45-hour automatic power reserve counter, and day and date sub counters are set at nine, six and three. Tapered watch lugs house specially made hex-nut pins for a strap or a custom-built titanium bracelet, interchangeable for work or play. On the reverse side is a guilloche rotor on its Grand 6R20 29 jeweled automatic movement, visible through a 3.5 mm sapphire exhibition case back.


Case – Solid Titanium with Carbon fiber. With Automatic Helium Pressure Release Valve

Dial – Brass; Multiple Layers, Indexes Equipped with Tritium-Gas Filled Tubes

Hands: Equipped with Tritium-Gas Filled Tubes.

Dimensions – 44mm width (without crown) x 16mm height

Movement – Automatic Grand caliber 6R20 29 bold 45-hour automatic power reserve counter, Day, Date dial indicator

Bezel – Unidirectional, Ratcheting Bezel with Tritium indicator on 12Hr

Band – Solid Titanium Adjustable Links, accompany with Ballistic Velcro and Rubber Strap

Crown – Screw-Down

Glass – 5.5mm thick Sapphire Crystal; Scratch Resistant, Anti-Reflective Multi- Layers Coated UV

Case Back – Sapphire Crystal Exhibition Case Back w/ Stamped MTM Dagger Insignia

Finish – Black True DLC, or Brushed Silver

Water Resistance – 1000 Meters (3300 Feet)

Limited Edition – Each Watch Individually Numbered (limited to 500 watches Manufactured)

Available now on the MTM website, www.specialopswatch.com , the US-744X is an incredible timepiece to add to any collection.