Garmin has given its Quatix boating and marine smartwatch a huge overhaul, with new features and a jazzy new display.
The Quatix 7 may look familiar – that’s because it’s essentially a Garmin Epix (2nd Gen), jacked up with features for life on the high seas.
The display is an 1.3-inch AMOLED, the one that sets the Epix apart from its brethren the Fenix 7, and it’s a touchscreen too.
There’s a pretty complete list of features for life on open water, including integrations with Gamrin chartplotting and boat systems.
And you can get information from compatible boat systems, so you can check water depth, engine RPM, wind – and autopilot control.
And there are new features too. The Quatix 7 has anchor drag alarms, tide alerts, and takes advantage of the multi-band GNSS from the Fenix 7/Epix range for more accurate location data.
What’s more, the Quatix 7 Solar gets the flashlight feature from the Fenix 7X.
Battery life has been beefed up, and you’ll get 18 days in smartwatch mode as standard. Sapphire models get 16 days. The Solar model ups that to 37 days of in smartwatch mode, or up to 90 days in battery saver mode.
It’s also a pretty complete GPS sports watch, when you’re not at sea.
There’s multi-band GNSS support over 30 sport profiles, with running, swimming, cycling and HIIT all on the list. Golf is on the list with 42,000 courses supported, as is skiing which uses SkiView maps.
And there's the usual array of Garmin health smarts, including stress monitoring, body battery, sleep tracking and 24/7 heart rate.
And it brings Garmin’s full range of smart features, such as Garmin Pay and support for the offline syncing of Spotify, Amazon Music and Deezer.
The standard Quatix 7 starts at $699.99, rising to $1,199.99 for Solar.
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