Garmin has announced the launch of MARQ (Gen 2), a collection of five luxury modern tool watches, MARQ Athlete, MARQ Adventurer, MARQ Golfer, MARQ Captain, and MARQ Aviator. They are aimed for pursuits in athletic performance, outdoor adventure, flight and more. The MARQ (Gen 2) series is built with Grade-5 titanium and has an AMOLED touchscreen display.
Garmin MARQ (Gen 2) collection ranges will be available to purchase from 25th February, 2023 onwards from the following channels:
- Offline: Garmin Brand Store and Just in Time Watch Stores
- Online: Amazon, Tata luxury, Synergizer
|Garmin MARQ II, Adventurer||₹2,15,490|
|Garmin MARQ II, Athlete||₹1,94,990|
|Garmin MARQ II, Aviator||₹2,46,490|
|Garmin MARQ II, Captain||₹2,25,990|
|Garmin MARQ II, Golfer||₹2,35,990|
MARQ (Gen 2) Smartwatches: Features
The new MARQ (Gen 2) collection from Garmin is built with high performance Grade-5 titanium which is five-time stronger and harder than most steels, making it more scratch-resistant and lightweight on the wrist compared to stainless steel. The 46mm watch case houses a domed sapphire lens and an AMOLED display with a highly responsive touchscreen.
The Marq (Gen 2) smartwatches provide up to 16 days of battery life in smartwatch mode. MARQ collects vital biometric data while sleeping to give individualized information on sleep quality, stress, and recovery. The watch comes with a magnetic charger that aligns easily with each MARQ watch, with a charge time of one hour—twice as fast as the previous design.
The MARQ collection includes Garmin’s suite of 24/7 health and wellness features like wrist-based heart rate, respiration and stress tracking, advanced sleep insights, Body-Battery energy monitoring and a new Jet Lag Adviser. New to all MARQ watches, the collection includes support for multi-band GNSS, multi-frequency GPS (L1 + L5) and Garmin SatIQ technology, which secures superior positioning accuracy in any environment while optimizing battery life. This technology automatically selects the right satellite mode for the environment in real time.
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MARQ Athlete, which is the cheapest MARQ (Gen 2) series smartwatch, is built with a titanium case, brushed DLC-coated bezel and fashioned with a lightweight vented silicone rubber strap. With MARQ athelete, users will be able to track all aspects of their performance, training and recovery with advanced metrics like training readiness, which gives a score based on sleep quality, recovery, training load and more.
For runners, MARQ Athlete includes a wide range of advanced training features like PacePro, which keeps a runner’s pacing strategy on track with grade-adjusted guidance as they run a course, and real-time stamina to track and manage exertion through activity to avoid burnout. In addition to daily activity tracking, the MARQ Athlete comes preloaded with sports apps for all athletic pursuits like running, cycling, swimming, skiing, golf, pickleball & tennis, gym workouts, and surfing, just to name a few, along with easy-to-follow animated cardio, strength, yoga and Pilates workouts.
MARQ Adventurer features an edge to edge leather design and durable FKM rubber hybrid strap. It comes with increased sweat and stain resistance. The compass bezel uses cardinal directions and 360-degree markings to help keep users on track as they use the Orienteering feature to navigate to their destination.
With a golf course-inspired colour scheme, green ceramic inlay, custom etched bezel, and tritone green jacquard-weave nylon strap, this watch comes preloaded with over 42,000 worldwide golf courses. MARQ Golfer will autodetect which course is being played to give precise distances to the front, middle and back of the green, plus slope direction with Green Contours (Active Garmin Golf app membership required). MARQ Golfer includes Garmin’s most advanced set of golf features, including Virtual Caddie, Hazard View, Wind Data, PinPointer and includes three Approach CT10 golf club sensors for automatic club tracking.
Crafted with nautical details like a navy ceramic bezel with regatta timer and race-inspired striped jacquard weave nylon strap, MARQ Captain has an built-in Regatta Timer that helps racers cross the starting point at precisely the right time, utilizing the GPS time to burn to calculate the ideal position and a countdown timer that shows time to the gun. For better situational awareness on the water, Alerts and Alarms will signal to imminent tide changes and anchor drag. Access the autopilot right from the wrist with MARQ Captain to change heading, engage pattern steering and follow a route. MARQ Captain also includes profiles for other on-the-water activities like kayaking, standup paddleboarding, windsurfing, kitesurfing and kiteboarding.
The most expensive smartwatch in the MARQ (Gen 2) series is the Aviator. It is designed with a brushed titanium bracelet, swept-wing links and locking clasp, plus ceramic 24-hour GMT bezel. MARQ Aviator can be used to navigate to a location or waypoint in the worldwide aeronautical database or to choose the nearest function to activate a path to a nearby airport.
With aviation alerts, pilots can set a minimum crosswind and flight condition they’re comfortable with and be notified when it’s a good time to go flying. For world travelers, MARQ Aviator’s Jet Lag Adviser watch face displays the aviator’s home time zone, a “feels like” time and, once fully acclimated, will automatically update to show 24/7 guidance on light, sleep and exercise.