Garmin is known throughout the world for its reliable GPS tracking technology. Garmin is also exceptionally famous for its wearables in recent years, matching up against other big names like Fitbit and Apple. It now has a leg up on the competition with the all-new Garmin MARQ collection.
The latest collection of tool watches from Garmin makes its official debut in conjunction with the brand’s 30th anniversary. It focuses on Garmin’s long-standing heritage in the world of automotive, aviation, marine, outdoor, as well as sporting activities. Each watch is designed and engineered for a specific purpose in its related field.
Every piece in the entire Garmin MARQ collection is made out of titanium, ensuring it remains lightweight throughout. The lens is sapphire glass formed under intense heat for added durability and to top it off, a ceramic bezel to protect the watch from wear and tear. All the watches will carry certain standard features: the always-on, sunlight-readable display, daily activity and GPS tracking, and a heart-rate monitor.
All of the watches in the Garmin MARQ collection caters to your very specific needs. Be sure to scroll down to find out which watch suits your wrist.
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The Garmin MARQ Adventurer was created with the modern explorer in mind. It comes with TOPO mapping as well as a built-in altimeter, barometer, and compass. ClimbPro is a new feature in the Garmin MARQ Adventurer, which provides real-time information on current and upcoming climbs such as gradient, distance and elevation gain. The MARQ Expedition watch strap is made from vegetable-tanned Italian vacchetta leather with a debossed back for greater flexibility and comfort.
If you’re an aspiring athlete, the bezel of the Garmin MARQ Athlete comes with a V02 max and recovery time scale to track your performance at a glance. The watch also has plenty of running dynamics to help monitor one’s workouts, progress, and assist in fine-tuning your form. Pulse Ox is available in the MARQ Athlete to show just how much oxygen goes into your body as well as various other biometrics for you to gain additional insight from. Its silicone strap is lightweight and comfortable, ensuring it doesn’t get in the way of your training.
The Garmin MARQ Aviator features a “swept wing” design that pairs perfectly with its multi-link titanium bracelet with security clasp. It has a classic monochromatic scheme with plenty of aviation-themed features like aviation maps. Advanced safety includes Nexrad Weather Radar, airport information and Garmin cockpit integration. The GMT bezel on the MARQ Aviator provides information on your current timezone as well as two others for safe measure, alongside the airport code on the watch face.
Made for the harsh seas, the Garmin MARQ Captain is equipped with a regatta timer bezel, coastal charts, tack assist, and a port conditions watch face. This allows mariners to keep track of the conditions of their port of choice. The watch face also provides current wind speeds, tide conditions, and temperature. To ensure it is capable of enduring saltwater environments, the strap is designed with a jacquard weave strap, woven in the south of France. It blends three colours into a unique pattern and the tightly woven yarn is laser cut into metal keepers to finish off the sleek look.
Ever dreamed of being a secret agent? Well, your next best bet would be with the Garmin MARQ Commander. It comes with a brand new kill switch feature that when activated, wipes the user’s memory. Stealth mode on the MARQ Commander will disable GPS tracking and storing while also disabling wireless connectivity and communication. Aside from being pre-installed with topographic mapping, the MARQ Commander also has advanced navigation features like a barometric altimeter, a compass, and multiple Global Navigation Satellite Systems support with dual-format GPS coordinates as well as a UTC bezel for unapparelled situational awareness.
Take the Garmin MARQ Driver to any track around the globe as it’s pre-loaded with over 250 famous tracks around the world. The MARQ Driver is for the car enthusiast with features like auto lap splits, live delta time and a track timer. The track timer is a unique feature that allows the user to time cars at the race track and calculate its average speed. The strap of the MARQ Driver is a hybrid bracelet with a titanium shell on the outside for a sleek and refined look with a soft inner material suitable for any activity. To top it all off, it comes with a carbon grey DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) coating to not only withstand daily wear and tear but also the high vibration environment of racing.