Garmin Marq Captain: American Magic Edition: here is the new model

Garmin Marq Captain: American Magic Edition: here is the new model

The iconic series of tool watches Garmin MARQ, distributed in the most exclusive watches, is now enriched with a new smartwatch model dedicated to all lovers of the sea and in particular of sailing and match races. born Garmin MARQ Captain: American Magic Edition, developed in collaboration with the American Magic stars and stripes team of the same name, in preparation for the 36th edition of the prestigious international competition. A watch that embodies innovation and elegance, as well as attention to athletic training.

Conceived with the best materials, it features a precious grade 2 titanium case with satin finish and a 46mm case characterized by high resistance micrometric torx screws and a 1.3 ”display guarded by the resistance of a domed sapphire glass lens. Sharp resolution a 240 × 240 pixels and anti-glare technology able to allow consultation in any light conditions, even under sunlight. To this are added the barrel buttons in satin titanium with non-return valves to prevent the entry of air bubbles. The fit is guaranteed by the soft silicone strap with contrasting colors: Blue Navy for the strap and red for the loop. This is the combination of official colors of the American Magic team, whose name is engraved on the bezel conceived in titanium and covered in mirrored Blue Navy ceramic with red race accent, to define the construction parameters of the AC75.
Additional strap with inverted colors replaceable quickly and easily with the patented Quick Fit coupling technology.

Two exclusive dials

For the first time a MARQ tool watch provides two exclusive dials, obviously dedicated to sailing and personalized American Magic: the first, in analogue style, sees inside the “T-Minus”, ie the countdown at the start of the final challenge in Auckland in 2021; the second, in digital version, presents the profile of the DEFIANT, the single-hull class AC75 boat that the American Magic team will use to challenge other crews during the next America’s Cup.

Garmin MARQ Captain: American Magic Edition allows a complete browsing experience thanks to the compatibility with detailed nautical maps BlueChart g3, to the precision provided by the satellite multi-receiver GPS / GLONASS / GALILEO, related functions for weather forecasts including storm warnings, conditions of the nearest ports and much more. MARQ Captain: American Magic Edition also communicates wirelessly with the Garmin on-board instrumentation network: Autopilot management, multimedia system control, data visualization NMEA 2000 compatible, such as the information of the gWind masthead sensor.

Exclusive training plans

To compete in the most important sailing race in the world, it is essential that every athlete be in excellent physical shape. For this Garmin MARQ Captain: American Magic Edition provides for the preloading of three different training plans specially created by the instructors and athletic trainers of the American team. By wearing the watch, you can then choose from the Race Simulation, Fitness Test and Repetitions options, select from different exercises, the same ones used by the athletes, and prepare for the next boat trips.

Even sailing …

There are clearly specific applications dedicated to the world of sailing, such as for example onshore and offshore Grind app that allow sailors to train and monitor the number of revolutions of the grinder both on the boat and during training in the gym. The new MARQ obviously provides functions for monitoring the conditions of well-being, such as the tracking of daily activities (number of steps taken during the day, the total distance covered, the floors of stairs climbed and much more), the detection heart rate directly to the wrist and the Pulse Ox pulse oximeter, a LED sensor capable of providing an indication of the oxygen saturation level in the blood; an indispensable data for those who train on the high ground but also to receive a correct analysis of the quality of sleep, being the percentage of oxygen closely linked to the disturbance of sleep apnea.

With Garmin MARQ Captain: American Magic Edition contactless payments can be made via Garmin Pay and manage smart notification directly on your wrist, associating it with compatible smartphones. Do not forget the possibility of listening to music freely via Bluetooth, charging up to 2,000 songs in memory internal or conveniently using the most popular music streaming apps such as Spotify and Deezer. Equipped with an internal rechargeable lithium battery that offers up to 12 days of autonomy in smartwatch mode, 28 hours in GPS mode, up to 9 hours with GPS and Music active and 48 hours in UltraTrac mode.

The price

The new Garmin MARQ Captain: American Magic Edition will be available from late May at Garmin MARQ dealers at a recommended retail price of 1,750.00 euros.

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