Jan 26, 2016

Quatix3 Marine WatchGarmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. has announced the next-generation marine GPS smart watch equipped with important cruising, fishing and sailing capabilities. More than a watch, the quatix 3is a wearable instrument that streams NMEA® 2000 data from compatible onboard Garmin marine electronics. With its sunlight-readable high-resolution color display, rugged aesthetic, andsleek new form factor, the quatix 3 combines the GPS and wearable technology that Garmin isknown for. The quatix 3 comes preloaded with marine-specific feature sets, and boasts supportfor additional multisport activities. Complete with smart notifications, the quatix 3 can be fully customized to the user, so it’s easy to transition from water to land.

“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,” said Dan Bartel,Garmin vice president of worldwide sales.

“Built to withstand the harsh marine environment, it’sthe perfect GPS smartwatch for mariners who live an active lifestyle on and off the water.”

Designed for all types of mariners, the quatix 3 boasts a full navigational and marine toolset. Itacts as a wearable instrument that wirelessly streams NMEA 2000 boat data so 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. Using a quatix 3, mariners can also start and stoprecording or take stills with a Garmin VIRB® action camera, and control their FUSION® stereosystem* right from their wrist. With safety in mind, a dedicated MOB hotkey also allows users todrop 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.

The quatix 3 is preloaded with a number of important marine-specific features and watch faces.

Mariners will receive up-to-date tide data* downloaded for the area they’re in through a smartphone, and will have access to that data for seven days. The quatix 3 is also equipped with an anchor alarm to warn users of drift, as well as an alarm clock and anchor rode calculator that tells the user the proper length of anchor line to put out. For fishing, a competition timer and fishcatch log are available to help users keep track of the fish they’ve caught and the time remaining before getting back to weigh-in. And for sailing, the quatix 3 features tack assist, race countdown timer, distance to start line, and time to burn.

With its sunlight-readable color display with an LED backlight, data is easily visible in any light.

Water rated to 100 meters, the quatix 3 marine smart watch has a high-strength, scratch resistant domed sapphire lens with glass-fiber reinforced housing, and can withstand most water activities. With an omni-directional stainless steel EXO™ antenna and high-sensitivity GPS with GLONASS support, it has the ability to track in more challenging environments than GPS alone. 

The quatix 3 boasts up to 20 hours of battery life in GPS mode, 50 hours in UltraTracTM mode and six weeks in watch mode (depending on settings).

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Dear Doris

Clarity Nicoll

I grew up in a sailing family. My mother comes from a long line of sailors, my dad works in the marine industry and my brother and I have travelled up and down the eastern coast racing with and against each other. Yet, somehow, I had fallen in love with a No,ON-sailor (please note, the use of capital letters).

I had tried to introduce Dustin to sailing with some success, however, with the fast-paced nature of racing, and experienced sailors always ready to lend a hand when someone yelled “pull the cunningham!!!!”

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