Gramin Marq Captain, the luxury smartwatch of the brand, has just been presented in the new special edition American Magic Edition with the specific intent to pay homage to the history and tradition of the longest running sports competition: the Americas Cup.
In fact, the design recalls the contrasting color combination of the American Magic team that collaborated in its creation, the challenger crew of the 36th edition of the Americas Cup, the most famous trophy in the sport of sailing, as well as the oldest sports trophy in the world for which it competes still: it consists of a series of match race regattas, that is between only two yachts competing against each other.
The manufacturer presents Gramin Marq Captain as a smartwatch dedicated to those who compete at sea, but also to those who love to stand out by wearing a style accessory.The celebration of the most authentic passion for boating, especially for sailing and its prestigious, unique and select challenges. It is an accessory to wear once you get off the ground, a manifesto of a unique passion that goes beyond any distant horizon.
Garmin Marq Captain in a special edition comes with a grade 2 titanium case with a satin finish and a 46mm case characterized by micrometric torx screws. It features a 1.3 display with a domed sapphire glass cover, 240 × 240 pixel resolution and anti-reflective technology that allows it to be easily consulted even under the zenithal light of the sun. To this are added the barrel buttons in satin titanium with non-return valves to prevent the entry of air bubbles.
The strap, in soft silicone, made with contrasting colors: Blue Navy for the strap and red for the loop. These are the two official colors of the American Magic team, whose name engraved on the titanium bezel coated in mirror Blue Navy with red race accent, to define the construction parameters of the AC75.
This model also features two exclusive dials, obviously dedicated to sailing and personalized American Magic: the first, analog-style, features the T-Minus, 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 AC75 class monohull boat that the American Magic team will use to challenge the other crews during the next Americas Cup which, except for last minute variations, will be held between Saturday 6 March and Sunday March 21, 2021.
Like the others in the series, it includes the detailed nautical maps BlueChart g3, GPS / GLONASS / GALILEO satellite multi-receiver, functions for having the weather forecast on the wrist including storm warnings and conditions of the nearest ports and above all able to communicate without the need for wires with the Garmin on-board instrumentation network, therefore for the management of the Autopilot, control of the multimedia system, display of compatible NMEA 2000 data, such as the information of the sensor in the head from the gWind tree.
For the health and wellness sector, this preloaded smartwatch with three different training plans created specifically by the American team's instructors and athletic trainers. By wearing the watch, you can 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. There are clearly specific applications dedicated to the world of sailing, such as the onshore and offshore Grind apps that allow sailors to train and monitor the number of revolutions of the grinders both on the boat and during training in the gym.
Garmin Marq Captain 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 on the wrist and the Pulse Ox pulse oximeter, a LED sensor capable of providing indication of the level of oxygen saturation in the blood; a very useful data for those who train in 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.
Finally, there are the functions for contactless payments via Garmin Pay from the wrist and the possibility of listening to music freely via Bluetooth, uploading up to 2,000 songs in the internal memory, or using music streaming apps such as Spotify and Deezer. Finally, 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 Active Music and 48 hours in UltraTrac mode.
The new Garmin Marq Captain: American Magic Edition will be available from late May at Garmin MARQ dealers at a price of 1,750 euros. All macitynet articles that talk about Garmin are available from this page. Instead for the articles dedicated to smartwatches and in particular to Apple Watch we start from the respective links.