Garmin launches Marq Athlete, a new high-end smartwatch that could replace your GPS

Joe Robinson Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 09:59 New applications, such as Climb Pro, make the Marq Athlete an interesting concept for the cycling community £1,399.99 Garmin has launched Marq, a high-end watch that looks to bridge the divide between wearable smart technology and outdoor living. It’s going to retail from £1,399 to £2,249 and is designed to ‘create the ultimate connected timepieces, equipped with the modern utility of smart features’ with inspiration from ‘long-standing heritage in the aviation, automotive, marine, outdoor and sports market.’ Five luxury watches designed for people who fly planes, sail super yachts and scale Everest. On the face of it, you may be struggling to see why Cyclist had been invited to the launch of Marq. That was until I spoke to Garmin’s vice president of outdoors, Brad Trenkle. ‘While cyclists are quite often purists, more and more, cyclists are wanting more data, not just ...

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