Garmin Quatix marine GPS watch for sailors and watersport junkies

Garmin have released their marine GPS watch called Quatix which is specifically made keeping in mind the needs of budding mariners like dingy racers, kayakers, power boaters in both power and sail category. The watch is water proof to a depth of 50 m and comes with a self-adjusting altimeter, barometer and 3-axis electronic compass. Because this watch is specially designed for mariners therefore it has advanced sail racing tools which provide a competitive edge during intense competition. For example the Virtual Starting Line tool creates a virtual starting line between two marked GPS points, Task Assist Mode indicates shows whether your sail is at the optimal tack angle and won’t topple over or the Start Countdown Timer which calculates distance to the line so that one can cross the line at maximum speed at the exact start time.


The state-of-the-art high-sensitivity GPS Garmin navigator keeps you on designated course all the time which is very useful for kayakers and canoeists. One very useful feature in Quatix watch is the automatic wireless MOB activation which sends alert to crewmembers wearing Quatix which can be a life saver in adverse conditions.

Garmin Quatix is made from 5 bar waterproof plastic material housing with 49 mm diameter and thickness of 17 mm. The battery life extends to 6 weeks in watch mode and 16 hours in GPS mode while the included alarms, chimes, vibration alerts, timing functions, stopwatch and world/time zone clock modes extend the functionality even further. Garmin Quatix marine watch will be priced at around $450 and will be available by the first quarter of 2013.

Garmin have released their marine GPS watch called Quatix which is specifically made keeping in mind the needs of budding mariners like dingy racers, kayakers, power boaters in both power and sail category. The watch is water proof to a depth of 50 m and comes with a self-adjusting altimeter, barometer and 3-axis electronic compass. Because this watch is specially designed for mariners therefore it has advanced sail racing tools which provide a competitive edge during intense competition.

For example the Virtual Starting Line tool creates a virtual starting line between two marked GPS points, Task Assist Mode indicates shows whether your sail is at the optimal tack angle and won’t topple over or the Start Countdown Timer which calculates distance to the line so that one can cross the line at maximum speed at the exact start time.

The state-of-the-art high-sensitivity GPS Garmin navigator keeps you on designated course all the time which is very useful for kayakers and canoeists. One very useful feature in Quatix watch is the automatic wireless MOB activation which sends alert to crewmembers wearing Quatix which can be a life saver in adverse conditions.

Garmin Quatix is made from 5 bar waterproof plastic material housing with 49 mm diameter and thickness of 17 mm. The battery life extends to 6 weeks in watch mode and 16 hours in GPS mode while the included alarms, chimes, vibration alerts, timing functions, stopwatch and world/time zone clock modes extend the functionality even further. The watch will be priced at around $450 and will be available by the first quarter of 2013.

PRESS RELEASE:

Access the Most Crucial Marine Information from Your Wrist with quatix

Today, we’re proud to introduce quatix, our first marine-oriented GPS watch designed for avid mariners, both power and sail. Quatix combines the most pivotal marine features and provides comprehensive navigation and sailing capabilities while integrating our industry-leading GPS technology and user-friendly interface.

As an ABC watch (altimeter, barometer and 3-axis compass), quatix also provides pivotal marine datum such as COG (course over ground), SOG (speed over ground), and VMG (velocity made good), along with alerts for speed and anchor drag.

Quatix also equips you with advanced sail racing tools, allowing the user to set up a virtual starting line between two GPS waypoints then combining the built-in timer to calculate distance to the line as well as desired speed and burn time. This enables you to cross the starting line at maximum speed at the exact starting time, providing a competitive edge. It will then switch to tack-assist mode and provide you the optimal tack angle and give you a more efficient and controlled sailing experience.

We’re also concerned for about your safety at sea, so quatix has an integrated MOB (man overboard) feature that triggers a MOB alarm on your Garmin chartplotter if the wearer falls overboard. If the boat is equipped with one of our autopilot systems, the chartplotter will then engage and navigate back to your last known position.

On the subject of autopilots, quatix can connect wirelessly directly to the GHC-10 head unit and allows you to steer the boat. No matter where you are on the boat, keep control of the helm.
Quatix is waterproof up to 50m and has a battery life of 6 weeks in watch mode and 16 hours in GPS mode. Also included are alarms, chimes, various vibration alerts, timing functions, stopwatch and a world/time zone clock. Quatix is scheduled to be available in Q1 of 2013.

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