Garmin's smartwatches are one step higher than Fossil
and Fitbit when it comes to price. Most of them are considered premium products, so they carry premium prices. The latest Fenix 6 smartwatches
are quite expensive, but Garmin is pushing the term “premium” beyond its Fenix 6 lineup.
The new MARQ Commander smartwatch costs
at least $1,950, but there are multiple reasons for the high price. First off, the smartwatch features a diamond-like carbon-coated titanium case and a display protected by sapphire crystal.
Interestingly enough, the wearable device comes with something called Stealth Mode, a feature the turns off all connectivity with the outside world turning the user into a “ghost.” That means no GPS position sharing, no wireless connectivity or communication whatsoever.
A so-called Kill Switch will also clear all data stored in the memory at a press of a button. The presentation of the smartwatch sounds like it's been specifically made for the military or army personnel.
Dual-format GPS coordinates support display of military grid reference system, degrees/minutes/seconds and more to provide the flexibility and preparation that achieves any objective. Topographical maps help keep you on task, allowing you to create and follow courses as well as mark locations. It is the ultimate application of determination, giving operators the precision they need to serve and protect.
Garmin MARQ Commander is completely black, which makes it perfectly suitable for the military. It has a 46mm display with 240 x 240 pixels resolution and promises to offer up to 12 days of battery life in smartwatch mode, up to 28 hours in GPS mode, or up to 9 hours when both GPS and Music are enabled.
Garmin MARQ Commander