Garmin MARQ Smartwatch Review

Garmin MARQ Smartwatch Review

Constantly pushing the boundaries of smartwatch innovation, Garmin have returned to the scene with a new collection of high-end wearables designed for champions of every environment. The new Garmin MARQ smartwatch collection comprises of five different designs with each one targeting their own specific wearer: the MARQ Athlete for the sport conscious, MARQ Expedition for hiking adventurers, the MARQ Captain for boating enthusiasts, MARQ Aviator for pilots and MARQ Driver for motor racing lovers.

Officially the most expensive smartwatch released from Garmin, the MARQ fills the gap for those who desire a wearable with cutting-edge functionality alongside a flawless design that will last a lifetime. With a long and successful history producing smartwatches of all types, the Garmin MARQ smartwatch collection is a strong competitor against Swiss manufacturers like TAG Heuer and Breitling who have released their own luxury smartwatches in the past.

Each of the Garmin MARQ watches are designed from premium materials that are tailored to their affluent audience. The cases are crafted from lightweight titanium and equipped with luxury straps made from leather, metal or rubber that are designed to be comfortable, breathable and high-performing. The thing that we love most about these luxury smartwatches is that they don’t look out of place at a fancy dinner or in a boardroom and yet still do the job in their respective environments. The Garmin MARQ watches are also fitted with a set of standard features like GPS, built-in music storage, smart notifications and heart rate monitoring as well as their own specific offerings.

Garmin MARQ Athlete Smartwatch (010-02006-16)

A luxury version of the Garmin Fenix 5X, the Garmin MARQ Athlete smartwatch is the perfect instrument for competitors who constantly want to better themselves. The recovery time and VO2 max scales are displayed neatly on the bezel so you always have your performance and progress at an easy glance. The MARQ Athlete also comes with an improved race predictor and upgraded daily training load metrics. According to Garmin, there will also be some unannounced fitness features added in the coming months.

  • RRP: £1,399
  • Case Diameter: 46mm
  • Case Material: Titanium
  • Bezel: Titanium
  • Glass: Domed sapphire crystal
  • Strap: Black rubber
  • Battery Life: Up to 12 days in smartwatch mode
  • Water Resistance: 100 metres
  • Clock Features: Time/date, GPS time sync, Automatic daylight-saving time, Alarm clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Sunrise/sunset times
  • Sensors: GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Garmin Elevate wrist heart rate monitor, Barometric altimeter, Compass, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Thermometer, Pulse Ox
  • Daily Smart Features: Bluetooth, ANT and Wi-Fi Connectivity, Connect IQ, Smart notifications, Text response/reject phone call, Calendar, Weather, Controls smartphone music, Plays and controls watch music, Music storage for up to 2000 songs, Find my Phone, Find my Watch, VIRB camera remote, iPhone and Android compatible, Garmin Connect Mobile compatible, Garmin Pay
  • Safety and Tracking Features: LiveTrack, Group LiveTrack, Live Event Sharing
  • Activity Tracking Features: Step counter, Move bar, Auto goal, Sleep monitoring, Calories burned, Floors climbed, Distance travelled, Intensity minutes, TrueUp, Move IQ, Fitness Age, Body Battery Energy Monitor, All day stress tracking
  • Heart Rate Features: HR zones, HR alters, HR Calories, % HR max, Recovery time, Auto max HR, Records heart rate while swimming, HR Broadcast, Respiration rate, HRV stress test
  • Gym Profiles: Strength, Cardio, Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing and Yoga
  • Running Profiles: Running, Treadmill Running, Trail Running and Indoor Track Running
  • Golfing Features: Preloaded with 41,000 courses, Yardage to front middle and back, digital scorecard, Measures shot distance, Garmin Auto Shot
  • Outdoor Recreation Profiles: Hiking, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddle boarding, Rowing, Kayaking, Jumpmaster, Tactical
  • Cycling Profiles: Biking, Indoor Biking, Mountain Biking, Triathlon
  • Swimming Profiles: Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Swimming/Running

Garmin MARQ Expedition Smartwatch (010-02006-13)

The Garmin MARQ Expedition smartwatch is a dream come true for those who like to go off on their own adventures and explore the world. The wearable is equipped with an altimeter scale to show the altitude gained or lost while the barometer warns you of changing weather. Unlike other Garmin smartwatches, the MARQ Expedition is kitted out with a new Expedition App which allows you to do 4 continuous weeks of GPS tracking as well as Orienting Locking which lets you lock a heading from within the map feature.

  • RRP: £1,599
  • Case Diameter: 46mm
  • Case Material: Titanium
  • Bezel: Titanium
  • Glass: Domed sapphire crystal
  • Strap: Brown Italian vacchetta leather
  • Battery Life: Up to 12 days in smartwatch mode
  • Water Resistance: 100 metres
  • Clock Features: Time/date, GPS time sync, Automatic daylight-saving time, Alarm clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Sunrise/sunset times
  • Sensors: GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Garmin Elevate wrist heart rate monitor, Barometric altimeter, Compass, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Thermometer, Pulse Ox
  • Daily Smart Features: Bluetooth, ANT and Wi-Fi Connectivity, Connect IQ, Smart notifications, Text response/reject phone call, Calendar, Weather, Controls smartphone music, Plays and controls watch music, Music storage for up to 2000 songs, Find my Phone, Find my Watch, VIRB camera remote, iPhone and Android compatible, Garmin Connect Mobile compatible, Garmin Pay
  • Safety and Tracking Features: LiveTrack, Group LiveTrack, Live Event Sharing
  • Activity Tracking Features: Step counter, Move bar, Auto goal, Sleep monitoring, Calories burned, Floors climbed, Distance travelled, Intensity minutes, TrueUp, Move IQ, Fitness Age, Body Battery Energy Monitor, All day stress tracking
  • Heart Rate Features: HR zones, HR alters, HR Calories, % HR max, Recovery time, Auto max HR, Records heart rate while swimming, HR Broadcast, Respiration rate, HRV stress test
  • Gym Profiles: Strength, Cardio, Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing and Yoga
  • Running Profiles: Running, Treadmill Running, Trail Running and Indoor Track Running
  • Golfing Features: Preloaded with 41,000 courses, Yardage to front middle and back, digital scorecard, Measures shot distance, Garmin Auto Shot
  • Outdoor Recreation Profiles: Hiking, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddle boarding, Rowing, Kayaking, Jumpmaster, Tactical
  • Cycling Profiles: Biking, Indoor Biking, Mountain Biking, Triathlon
  • Swimming Profiles: Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Swimming/Running

Garmin MARQ Captain Smartwatch (010-02006-07)

Designed who those who live life at the helm, the Garmin MARQ Captain is fully equipped to assist you at sea. With wind and speed direction and temperate and tide information, you can keep informed on sea conditions while the Regatta Timer shows time to the gun. The unique Man Over Board function also allows you to make a mark when someone falls overboard with a single press. This initiates a directional arrow and distance countdown to help execute a swift recovery.

  • RRP: £1,699
  • Case Diameter: 46mm
  • Case Material: Titanium
  • Bezel: Titanium and Ceramic
  • Glass: Domed sapphire crystal
  • Strap: Nylon (Jacquard weave)
  • Battery Life: Up to 12 days in smartwatch mode
  • Water Resistance: 100 metres
  • Clock Features: Time/date, GPS time sync, Automatic daylight-saving time, Alarm clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Sunrise/sunset times
  • Sensors: GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Garmin Elevate wrist heart rate monitor, Barometric altimeter, Compass, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Thermometer, Pulse Ox
  • Daily Smart Features: Bluetooth, ANT and Wi-Fi Connectivity, Connect IQ, Smart notifications, Text response/reject phone call, Calendar, Weather, Controls smartphone music, Plays and controls watch music, Music storage for up to 2000 songs, Find my Phone, Find my Watch, VIRB camera remote, iPhone and Android compatible, Garmin Connect Mobile compatible, Garmin Pay
  • Safety and Tracking Features: LiveTrack, Group LiveTrack, Live Event Sharing
  • Boating Profiles: Boating, Sailing, Fishing
  • Boating Features: Virtual starting line, Countdown timer, Tack assist mode, Built-in barometer and tide tables, Anchor alarm, Autopilot control, Boat data streaming
  • Activity Tracking Features: Step counter, Move bar, Auto goal, Sleep monitoring, Calories burned, Floors climbed, Distance travelled, Intensity minutes, TrueUp, Move IQ, Fitness Age, Body Battery Energy Monitor, All day stress tracking
  • Heart Rate Features: HR zones, HR alters, HR Calories, % HR max, Recovery time, Auto max HR, Records heart rate while swimming, HR Broadcast, Respiration rate, HRV stress test
  • Gym Profiles: Strength, Cardio, Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing and Yoga
  • Running Profiles: Running, Treadmill Running, Trail Running and Indoor Track Running
  • Golfing Features: Preloaded with 41,000 courses, Yardage to front middle and back, digital scorecard, Measures shot distance, Garmin Auto Shot
  • Outdoor Recreation Profiles: Hiking, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddle boarding, Rowing, Kayaking, Jumpmaster, Tactical
  • Cycling Profiles: Biking, Indoor Biking, Mountain Biking, Triathlon
  • Swimming Profiles: Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Swimming/Running

Garmin MARQ Aviator Smartwatch (010-02006-07)

Guiding you through life and the skies, the Garmin MARQ Aviator smartwatch is a dream come true for aviation enthusiasts. The mirror polished 24 hour GMT bezel allows you to track your travels with a local time indicator and two additional airport timezones. The NEXRAD weather radar is an incredible addition to show aviation weather reports including winds, visibility and barometric pressure.

  • RRP: £1,799
  • Case Diameter: 46mm
  • Case Material: Titanium
  • Bezel: Titanium and Ceramic
  • Glass: Domed sapphire crystal
  • Strap: Titanium bracelet
  • Battery Life: Up to 12 days in smartwatch mode
  • Water Resistance: 100 metres
  • Clock Features: Time/date, GPS time sync, Automatic daylight-saving time, Alarm clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Sunrise/sunset times
  • Sensors: GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Garmin Elevate wrist heart rate monitor, Barometric altimeter, Compass, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Thermometer, Pulse Ox
  • Daily Smart Features: Bluetooth, ANT and Wi-Fi Connectivity, Connect IQ, Smart notifications, Text response/reject phone call, Calendar, Weather, Controls smartphone music, Plays and controls watch music, Music storage for up to 2000 songs, Find my Phone, Find my Watch, VIRB camera remote, iPhone and Android compatible, Garmin Connect Mobile compatible, Garmin Pay
  • Safety and Tracking Features: LiveTrack, Group LiveTrack, Live Event Sharing
  • Aviation Features: Worldwide airport databases, Altimeter with adjustable baro setting, 3-axis compass with HSI, multiple time zones with Zulu/UTC, Wirelessly receive flight planes from Garmin Pilot, NEXRAD on moving map, Moving Map with aviation airports, navaids, roads and bodies of water, Waypoint information page, Worldwide NAVAID and Intersection data bases, Connext avionics connectivity, Inflight Pulse Ox
  • Activity Tracking Features: Step counter, Move bar, Auto goal, Sleep monitoring, Calories burned, Floors climbed, Distance travelled, Intensity minutes, TrueUp, Move IQ, Fitness Age, Body Battery Energy Monitor, All day stress tracking
  • Heart Rate Features: HR zones, HR alters, HR Calories, % HR max, Recovery time, Auto max HR, Records heart rate while swimming, HR Broadcast, Respiration rate, HRV stress test
  • Gym Profiles: Strength, Cardio, Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing and Yoga
  • Running Profiles: Running, Treadmill Running, Trail Running and Indoor Track Running
  • Golfing Features: Preloaded with 41,000 courses, Yardage to front middle and back, digital scorecard, Measures shot distance, Garmin Auto Shot
  • Outdoor Recreation Profiles: Hiking, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddle boarding, Rowing, Kayaking, Jumpmaster, Tactical
  • Cycling Profiles: Biking, Indoor Biking, Mountain Biking, Triathlon
  • Swimming Profiles: Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Swimming/Running

Garmin MARQ Driver Smartwatch (010-02006-01)

For adrenaline junkies who dream of the racetrack, the Garmin MARQ Driver smartwatch is the first and only wearable to be preloaded with more than 250 famous racetracks, including select tracks for display on the watch face. The Garmin racing app allows you to view worldwide racetrack data and calculate GPS-based auto lap splits and live delta time. Meanwhile the sporty tachymeter bezel and chronograph function let you time cars at the track and calculate winning speeds.

  • RRP: £2,249
  • Case Diameter: 46mm
  • Case Material: DLC coated titanium
  • Bezel: Titanium and ceramic
  • Glass: Domed sapphire crystal
  • Strap: Titanium bracelet with rubber lining
  • Battery Life: Up to 12 days in smartwatch mode
  • Water Resistance: 100 metres
  • Clock Features: Time/date, GPS time sync, Automatic daylight-saving time, Alarm clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Sunrise/sunset times
  • Sensors: GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Garmin Elevate wrist heart rate monitor, Barometric altimeter, Compass, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Thermometer, Pulse Ox
  • Daily Smart Features: Bluetooth, ANT and Wi-Fi Connectivity, Connect IQ, Smart notifications, Text response/reject phone call, Calendar, Weather, Controls smartphone music, Plays and controls watch music, Music storage for up to 2000 songs, Find my Phone, Find my Watch, VIRB camera remote, iPhone and Android compatible, Garmin Connect Mobile compatible, Garmin Pay
  • Safety and Tracking Features: LiveTrack, Group LiveTrack, Live Event Sharing
  • Auto Racing Features: Race app, Track timer, Live Delta time, Auto lap splits, Lap time repeatability score, Last race summary, Preloaded race tracks
  • Activity Tracking Features: Step counter, Move bar, Auto goal, Sleep monitoring, Calories burned, Floors climbed, Distance travelled, Intensity minutes, TrueUp, Move IQ, Fitness Age, Body Battery Energy Monitor, All day stress tracking
  • Heart Rate Features: HR zones, HR alters, HR Calories, % HR max, Recovery time, Auto max HR, Records heart rate while swimming, HR Broadcast, Respiration rate, HRV stress test
  • Gym Profiles: Strength, Cardio, Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing and Yoga
  • Running Profiles: Running, Treadmill Running, Trail Running and Indoor Track Running
  • Golfing Features: Preloaded with 41,000 courses, Yardage to front middle and back, digital scorecard, Measures shot distance, Garmin Auto Shot
  • Outdoor Recreation Profiles: Hiking, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddle boarding, Rowing, Kayaking, Jumpmaster, Tactical
  • Cycling Profiles: Biking, Indoor Biking, Mountain Biking, Triathlon
  • Swimming Profiles: Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Swimming/Running

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