Garmin have announced today the release of 4 new variations of its highly successful MARQ luxury collection. The new models are variations of the MARQ Aviator, Driver, Adventurer and Athlete. Garmin’s MARQ Performance watches have received their name due to the brand’s change of focus for these new editions. Garmin have stripped down and paired back the functions on the Performance to create a streamlined and effective timepiece, while still managing to keep what makes the MARQ watches extraordinary. This leaves a watch focused on performance and results only and comes at a more affordable price. It’s function over form in its simplest shape.
The MARQ Performance Aviator
The MARQ Performance Aviator is a watch which will support your need to reach the skies whether literally or figuratively. This timepiece is a definite must have for aviation enthusiasts, pilots and anyone who spends a lot of time traveling. The watch’s case is made of highly durable titanium. It’s mirrored bezel is made of ceramic. The sunlight visible display is covered by a sapphire crystal. The case measures 46mm in diameter. Unlike the titanium bracelet of the MARQ Aviator, the Performance features a black silicone strap.
The watch is integrated with the Garmin Pilot app. It has GMT and two additional 2 time zones simultaneously. It has direct to emergency navigation and automatic world time adjustment. The watch shows you a moving map of your flight path and logs flight data on takeoff. It shows you weather reports alongside NEXRAD weather radar for your route. The weather report includes winds, visibility, pressure and more.
Ensuring you are in top shape and have access to everything you need during your travels, the watch also tracks your activity, stress, breathing etc. It has a range of preloaded activities as well as performance metrics, ClimbPro and Multi-GNSS. The battery on the watch can last up to 12 days. The watch also has a battery power manager so you never need to worry about running out of charge.
The MARQ Performance Driver
Inspired by those thrilled by high-speed and unmatched performance, the MARQ Performance Driver has everything you need to set records on and off the course. The watch’s case is made of DLC coated titanium and features a bezel with a ceramic inlay. Similarly to the Performance Aviator, the Driver has left behind the titanium bracelet and now sports a red silicone rubber strap. It’s always-on display is covered by a domed sapphire crystal. It has a tachymeter scale on the bezel.
The watch comes with 250 pre-loaded race tracks from all over the world. A Race Activity lap ensures you’re always performing your best by measuring your lap speed and distance. A Virtual Pit wall allows you to listen to hear audio reports from every lap through using your bluetooth connected headphones. The last race functions allows you to analyze your performance, max speed and total laps post-race.
Like all of Garmin’s MARQ Performance watches, the model includes biometric sensors, daily activity tracking and PacePro. The watch features Garmin Pay, smart notifications and is compatible with music streaming services. The watch has up to 12 day battery life in smartwatch mode.
The MARQ Performance Athlete
The MARQ Performance Athlete comes with an updated colour scheme. Instead of the previous neon green detailing on the crown and bezel, the crown on the Performance Athlete is now red. Its 46 mm case and bezel are made of DLC coated titanium. The strap on the watch is high performance silicone rubber. The watch is inspired by athletes and strives to motivate and encourage others to follow in their footsteps. This model comes with an HRM Pro chest strap. It has a domed sapphire crystal. Its bezel includes fitness measurements with VO2 max and recovery time scale.
Features on the watch include performance metrics, running dynamics, recovery advisor and suggested workouts alongside biometric sensors and daily activity tracking. It has turn-by-turn navigation and route planning, ski maps and Multi-GNSS. A range of pre-loaded sports activities are available. The watch is compatible with Android and IOS devices. It has a battery life of up to 12 days in smartwatch mode while allowing you to regulate the power usage through the Power Management function.
The MARQ Performance Adventurer
Allow yourself to explore the limits of what’s possible. See where your abilities and willpower will lead. Reach new peaks with the MARQ Performance Adventurer. The model has a titanium bezel and case and an orange silicone rubber strap. The bezel features 360 compass markings. The always-on sunlight visible display is covered by a sapphire crystal. A tempe sensor is included with the watch. The sensor records and transmits real-time ambient temperature to the timepiece.
The watch functions include an orienteering feature and expedition app. It has topographical maps with Trendline routing to allow you to explore new places. The watch has a multi-GNSS alongside a range of biometric sensors, a blood oxygen level, performance metrics, ClimbPro and PacePro functions. When it comes to smartwatch capabilities, the watch has contactless payment options, smart notifications and power-manager. The watch has a battery life of up to 12 days in smartwatch mode.
Garmin’s MARQ Performance watches will become available in this year’s 3rd quarter. If you would like to browse our selection of Garmin MARQ watches you can click here.
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