Connected Features

Connected features are available for your Descent™ device when you connect the device to a compatible smartphone using Bluetooth® technology. Some features require you to install the Garmin Connect™ app on the connected smartphone. Go to for more information. Some features are also available when you connect your device to a wireless network.

Phone notifications

Displays phone notifications and messages on your Descent device.


Allows friends and family to follow your races and training activities in real time. You can invite followers using email or social media, allowing them to view your live data on a Garmin Connect tracking page.


Allows you to keep track of your connections using LiveTrack directly on screen and in real time.

Activity uploads to Garmin Connect

Automatically sends your activity to your Garmin Connect account as soon as you finish recording the activity.

Connect IQ™

Allows you to extend your device features with new watch faces, widgets, apps, and data fields.

Software Updates

Allows you to update your device software.


Allows you to view current weather conditions and weather forecasts.

Bluetooth sensors

Allows you to connect Bluetooth compatible sensors, such as a heart rate monitor.

Find my phone

Locates your lost smartphone that is paired with your Descent device and currently within range.

Find my device

Locates your lost Descent device that is paired with your smartphone and currently within range.

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