Garmin International has announced quatix™, its first GPS watch designed for avid mariners, both power and sail.  Quatix combines the most pivotal marine features and provides both comprehensive navigation and sailing capabilities while integrating Garmin’s industry-leading GPS technology and user-friendly interface.  Quatix puts the most important boating information on your wrist.
Quatix has features never before seen in one individual boating watch. In addition to Garmin’s easy-to-use interface and wireless integration with pre-existing Garmin marine devices, quatix is a great aide for mariners of any type.
Quatrix can display multiple sets of marine datum such as tidal information, COG (course over ground), SOG (speed over ground), and VMG (velocity made good), along with alerts for speed and anchor drag.  Quatix is also equipped with ABC sensors (altimeter, barometer and compass), providing mariners with real-time information regarding their environment.  The built-in barometer can be used to predict weather changes, ensuring that the approaching storm conditions can be avoided. Finally, the 3-axis electronic compass provides the user’s bearing, whether in motion or not.
It even has an integrated MOB feature, where the watch can automatically trigger a MOB alarm on a Garmin chartplotter.
The quatix is scheduled to be available in the first quarter of 2013.  For additional information regarding the quatix, visit