Garmin, a leading brand in wearable technology, has unveiled its new MARQ Carbon Collection, a range of luxury smartwatches that combine modern design and functionality. The collection includes the MARQ Athlete, MARQ Golfer, and MARQ Commander, all made from 130 layers of Fused Carbon Fiber, a material that is lighter and stronger than titanium.
What is Fused Carbon Fiber?
Fused Carbon Fiber is an innovative material that Garmin says has been “decades in the making”. It is made up of 130 carbon fiber layers that are carefully rotated during production to maintain the housing’s tensile strength. The middle case and bezel of the MARQ Carbon series are crafted from Fused Carbon Fiber, while grade 5 titanium with a sleek black DLC finish is used for the buttons, outer bezel ring, and case back.
The result is a remarkable surface that features a beautiful spiral design pattern that is both rugged and lightweight. According to Garmin, Fused Carbon Fiber is 62% lighter than titanium and offers superior abrasion resistance for luxury smartwatches.
What are the features of the MARQ Carbon Collection?
The MARQ Carbon Collection shares the same specs as the standard MARQ 2 series, including a 46mm case size and a 1.2-inch AMOLED display. These smartwatches boast up to six days of battery life and offer various features for different lifestyles and activities.
- The MARQ Athlete is the ultimate multisport tool watch with cutting-edge training, performance and recovery metrics. It comes with Garmin’s HRM-Pro Plus chest strap heart rate monitor for precise biometrics and advanced running dynamics. It also features a VO2 max scale on the bezel, a recovery time advisor, a race predictor, and more.
- The MARQ Golfer is the perfect companion for golf enthusiasts, with over 42,000 preloaded courses worldwide and detailed maps on the display. It includes three Approach CT10 club tracking sensors that automatically track each shot and provide stats on distance, accuracy, and club performance. It also offers virtual caddie guidance, wind speed and direction, hazard view, and more.
- The MARQ Commander is a tactical watch with stealth mode, kill switch, dual-position GPS, night vision compatibility, and more. It is equipped with two straps, made from heathered black woven nylon and black silicone rubber, respectively. It also features a UTC bezel for quick time zone conversion, a barometric altimeter, a compass, and more.
How much do they cost and where can I buy them?
Garmin’s MARQ Carbon Collection starts at $2,950 (nearly Rs. 2.43 lakh) for the Athlete edition. Meanwhile, the Golfer and Commander versions cost $3,100 (around Rs. 2.58 lakh) and $3,200 (Rs. 2.67 lakh), respectively. All three smartwatches can be purchased directly from Garmin’s official website or from authorized retailers.
Garmin says that the MARQ Carbon Collection is “the pinnacle of premium materials, luxury and performance” and that it reflects its passion for exquisite design and functionality. These smartwatches are designed for those who want to pursue their passions with style and sophistication.