US: Garmin’s newest wearable is a must-have for those who love fishing and sailing. The quatix 3 marine GPS smartwatch is packed with several marine-centric capabilities, including a navigational and marine toolset. The high-sensitivity GPS comes with GLONASS support. And the watch is designed to deliver up to 20 hours of battery life in GPS mode.
The instrument with a sunlight-readable high-resolution color display will stream NMEA 2000 data from compatible onboard Garmin marine electronics. This means that users will have access to important sensor information, including speed, depth, temperature, wind data and more, no matter where they’re at on the boat. As a safety measure, a dedicated MOB hotkey allows users to drop an MOB waypoint and start navigation back to that point. The quatix 3 also features a 3-axis electronic compass, barometer, and auto-calibrating altimeter.
Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales, says, “Garmin has been designing wearables for more than a decade, and we’re excited to merge feature and design qualities from the fenix 3, one of our most popular watches, with marine-centric capabilities for quatix 3 – the first general-purpose boating smartwatch. Built to withstand the harsh marine environment, it’s the perfect GPS smartwatch for mariners who live an active lifestyle on and off the water.”