Second-gen Garmin Marq watches are much more luxurious


Garmin’s Fenix watches may be among the finest multisport fashions round, however they’re not the final phrase in luxurious. That distinction goes to the agency’s Garmin Marq vary, which has simply gone much more premium for its second era. Premium supplies promise to outlive the weather whereas additionally trying the half, and uprated show tech shall be even simpler on the eyes than the OG fashions.

The 5 watch assortment is made up of Athlete, Adventurer, Golfer, Captain and Aviator fashions, every with 46mm faces that’ll have a sizeable presence in your wrist. Golfer is an all-new addition, changing the Driver mannequin that topped the unique Marq vary.

Each watch physique is fabricated from grade-5 titanium, and makes use of scratch-resistant domed sapphire glass to guard the face. The designs are all delicate variations on Garmin’s rugged theme, with bespoke straps, bezels and completed setting them aside. A bezel guard on the motion button additionally prevents unintended presses.

Whereas the unique Marq fashions used reflective LCD show tech, the second-generation variations spring for AMOLED panels. They’re brighter, rather more vibrant, and a complete lot sharper, with bespoke watch faces for every mannequin exhibiting related data, like a regatta timer for the Captain and wind pace for the Aviator.

Characteristic-wise you’ll be able to count on every thing seen on the unique fashions to return, together with in depth health monitoring through an optical coronary heart charge sensor, contactless funds and smartwatch notifications. New for ’22 is a jet lag advisor, which suggests the way to modify your sleep schedule whereas in one other time zone, and assist for each multi-band GNSS monitoring and multi-frequency GPS.

Battery life additionally takes a step up, managing 42 hours with fixed GPS monitoring, or as a lot as six days away from the mains in smartwatch mode. There’s additionally a brand new, smaller charger this time round, which clips on magnetically for comfort.

The second-gen Garmin Marq vary goes on sale in the direction of the top of October, however you’ll have to be on a captain’s wage to have the ability to afford one. Costs begin at £1600 for the Athlete, rise to £1900 for the Adventurer, £2000 for the Golfer and Captain, and high out at £2100 for the Aviator.