US: Doing its bid of making the lives of mariners easy, Garmin introduced Nautix, a hands-free device invented by the company. The device comes with in-view display that is meant to bolster mariners’ situational awareness by flashing key boating data directly to the line of sight of wearer. With Garmin’s Nautix, mariners can navigate their boats, while getting the required information.
The device can be attached to most sunglasses, and it displays everything from boat speed, engine RPM, heading, water depth and temperature and wind direction. It also touts eight hours of battery life and comes with a necessary weatherproof design that is specifically made to endure the environment of the sea.
Once clipped onto a pair of sunglasses, the Nautix can be operated with its glove- and wet-weather friendly touch panel, touting an integrated ambient light sensor and color display to ensure readability in all conditions.
Garmin adds that connecting the Nautix with a compatible chartplotter will enable it to receive data from up to a dozen different data screens, allowing users to view streaming boat data and distance and bearing to the next waypoint. The Nautix is slated for an April release with a projected retail price of $399.99. But first, the device will be introduced at the Miami International Boat Show, which begins Thursday.