Garmin quatix 5 Watch with MFD, Autopilot Control
July 19, 2017
The Garmin quatix 5, its next-generation marine GPS smartwatch. The quatix 5 provides comprehensive boat connectivity with compatible Garmin chartplotters and other marine electronics to offer autopilot control, remote multifunction display (MFD) waypoint marking, data streaming (including speed, depth, temperature and wind) sail-racing assistance, and much more.
In addition to preloaded marine-specific feature sets, the quatix 5 also includes a host of built-in activity profiles for land and water sports, such as running, hiking, biking, swimming, rowing, and paddleboarding.
With an extended battery life, daily activity tracking, smart notifications, and Garmin Elevate wrist heart-rate technology, the quatix 5 can be worn 24/7 and easily transitions from water to land.
When paired with onboard Garmin electronics, the quatix 5 can stream NMEA 2000 boat data to give users access to important sensor information like speed, depth, temperature, wind data and more. When paired with a GHC 20 autopilot control unit, the quatix 5 can be used to control the autopilot to change heading, engage heading hold, steer to an active GPS route, and initiate patterns so that users can maintain control of the vessel, even if they’re not the one at the helm.
With the touch of a button, the quatix 5 can be used to remotely mark a waypoint on a connected chartplotter(s). And, users can also use the quatix 5 to control their onboard entertainment system thanks to the built-in FUSION-Link Lite app that controls connected StereoActive products as well as other ANT-enabled stereo models.
The quatix 5 also provides up-to-date tide data downloaded through a smartphone. It’s also equipped with an anchor alarm to warn users of drift and even has an anchor rode calculator that determines the proper length of anchor line to let out given the water depth.
For tournament fishing, a competition timer and catch log are available to help keep track of fish caught and the time remaining before weigh-in. And for sail racing, the quatix 5 features tack assist, race countdown timer, distance to start line, and time to burn.
Built to withstand the marine environment, the quatix 5 measures at 47 mm and features a rugged yet sleek design with a stainless steel bezel, buttons and rear case that’s more compact than previous models. Thanks to new QuickFit bands available in metal, leather or silicone, users can interchange their watchband in seconds and without tools.
Submersible rated to a depth of 100 meters, the quatix 5 is built to withstand the elements and features a sunlight-readable color display with an LED backlight so data is easily visible in any light. 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 5 boasts up to 24 hours of battery life in GPS mode, 60 hours in UltraTrac mode and 2 weeks in smartwatch mode (depending on settings).
The quatix 5 is available in 2 versions: the quatix 5 and the quatix 5 Sapphire. The quatix 5 Sapphire has a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal lens and includes a stainless steel band as well as a blue silicone QuickFit band. With a suggested retail price of $850, it’s also Wi-Fi-enabled so users can connect their watch to their home network for automatic uploads to Garmin Connect when within range. The non-sapphire quatix 5 comes with a blue silicone QuickFit band with a suggested retail price of $600.
For more information, visit the Garmin website.