On the lookout for a $2,500 smartwatch? Garmin’s received ‘em

Someplace on the market, there’s an individual keen to pay $2,500 for a smartwatch. Surprisingly, that particular person has a number of excessive finish choices to select from. And whereas the Garmin identify doesn’t precisely scream luxurious, the corporate does know how you can construct a strong smartwatch — and these ones look fairly first rate besides. Possibly not $2,500 first rate, however first rate nonetheless. The Marq GPS line places the corporate in comparatively uncommon air, with gadgets beginning at $1,500. Asking folks to spend luxurious watch costs on a smartwatch is a reasonably heavy raise, after all. At effectively over thrice the price of an Apple Watch, you’re going to need the factor to final for…effectively, a very long time. To make issues even nichier, every watch is focused at a really particular viewers, together with athletes, hikers, boating fans, pilots and race automobile drivers (that final one is the $2,500, thoughts). All of them supply a particular design and have set tailor-made to these classes, together with faces that showcase wind pace and a built-in altimeter. Right here’s Garmin on why the issues are so rattling costly, Every watch is constructed with titanium, which is light-weight, but extremely sturdy for prime efficiency in all actions, and are constructed with sapphire crystal shaped underneath excessive warmth and strain to create an especially sturdy lens that’s over twice as exhausting as glass. After all, Garmin’s all the time been a little bit of an underdog within the smartwatch wars, courtesy of gadgets focused particularly at outside people and athletes, so a focused viewers has all the time been the corporate’s M.O. Although even for them, $1,500 and up is sort of actually pushing it. The watches can be out there later in Q2.