Garmin unveils luxury GPS Golf watch
Following hot on the heels of the launch of Tag Heuer’s £2,000 golf GPS watch comes another premium wrist-based performance monitoring device that will send shockwaves through most golfer’s bank accounts.
The Garmin Marq Golfer, which has a retail price of £1,699.99, boasts a 46mm titanium case and a ceramic bezel with custom etched 1-18 golf hole markings and a tritone green jacquard-weave nylon strap.
The luxury sportswatch comes preloaded with 41,000 golf courses and features an array of game-tracking data, including full-colour CourseView mapping, ‘PlaysLike’ Distance (which adjusts yardages to compensate for uphill and downhill shots), Hazard View and a Virtual Caddie to analyse wind speed, course layout and the player’s swing speed to select the best club for each shot. An Autoshot round analyser measures and records detected shot distances, while it also comes with three Approach CT10 club-tracking sensors for advanced tracking capabilities, including locations, distances and club type.
Featuring a domed sapphire lens and a sunlight-readable display, the Marq Golfer also features built-in music storage, Garmin Pay for contactless payments, smart notifications, daily activity tracking, as well as wrist-based heart rate and a Pulse Ox sensor. The battery lasts 12 days on a single charge in smartwatch mode or for up to three 18-hole rounds in golf mode.
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