A genuine navigational instrument, Garmin’s MARQ Captain redefines the concept of the smartwatch by raising the bar even higher.
It comes in five versions – Aviator, Athlete, Driver, Captain, and Expedition – and is designed to offer maximum performance in any situation. Specifically, the MARQ Captain is for people who want to enjoy an active life at sea, enabling them, as it does, to manage a series of operations from their wrist. They include: setting the autopilot; activating the alarm should the anchor come loose; receiving information regarding depth; interfacing with the chart plotter and displaying the vessel’s data in real time; displaying information regarding the tides; plotting the course and calculating the intensity and direction of the wind.
It’s an amazing concentration of technology housed in a grade 2 titanium case with a 46mm diameter, while the thickness is 14.7mm. The total weight of 88 grams, if you include the nylon strap with Jaquard motifs. Its dense weave was finished with a technical laser that ensures robustness even if comes into constant contact with salt water. In terms of materials, the use of ceramic for the bezel, which in the case of the Captain model is an elegant blue, also stands out. The information is displayed on a 30.4mm diameter screen which has a resolution of 240 x 240 pixels. It’s protected by a convex sapphire crystal lens which was assembled by hand. The lithium-ion battery can last for up to 12 days in smartwatch mode, up to 28 hours in GPS mode and up to 48 hours in UltraTrac mode. It is waterproof at up to 100 metres.