Smartwatches; Garmin MARQ Has Maps, Monitors & Payment Features

Garmin International, Inc., has announced the MARQ Captain: American Magic Edition, a special-edition commemorative watch developed alongside the world-renowned American Magic sailing team. The MARQ Captain: American Magic Edition is a modern tool watch at the helm of technology, athletic performance and tactical execution.

It’s one for the sailing comp enthusiasts and as we have a small dinghy moored at Adlington Marina, we may well take a look at this one.

OK seriously, the watch comes with two exclusively designed sailing-focused watch faces. The analogue watch face prominently features a “T-minus” countdown to race day in Auckland while the digital watch face features a silhouette of DEFIANT, the team’s new foiling monohull sailboat. New sailing features include a preloaded Sail Grinding activity, which allows sailors to increase their athletic performance both onshore and offshore.

“We are honored to be a part of the legacy of American Magic and its challenge for the America’s Cup, the pinnacle of sailing and the oldest trophy in international sports,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “We are confident our watches will give the team the tools they need as they compete for the trophy, and we’re excited to be a part of their success on the water.”

The watch includes multiple sensors that monitor overall health and wellness, such as built-in wrist-based heart rate and a Pulse Oximeter. Post-activity, users can view advanced training metrics which include running dynamics, heat-and altitude-adjusted V02 max, plus a recovery advisor to ensure the body is getting the maximum training benefits and to reduce injury risk.

So it is a useful tool watch during any type of Corona related lockdown if you like to maintain your fitness regime and track your stats.


Out of the box, MARQ Captain: American Magic Edition comes preloaded with Topographic maps and support for optional BlueChart® g3 coastal charts and GPS navigation, maritime profiles and weather forecasts, including storm alerts, home port conditions and more. It is compatible with inReach® satellite communications for two-way communication and SOS functionality. Other smartwatch features include including streaming music, Garmin Pay™ contactless payments, daily activity tracking, sleep monitoring and smart notifications compatible with Apple® and Android™ devices.

Built to withstand the elements, the MARQ Captain: American Magic Edition includes an internal, rechargeable lithium battery that provides up to 12 days of battery life in smartwatch mode, 28 hours in GPS mode, 48 hours in UltraTrac™ mode and 9 hours in GPS mode with music. Available now, the MARQ Captain: American Magic Edition has a suggested retail price of $1,750.00 To learn more, visit



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