Garmin Smart­watch

Soundings - - Equipment - BY DEN­NIS CAPRIO

Garmin’s quatix 5 streams NMEA 2000 data, in­clud­ing speed, depth, tem­per­a­ture and wind. Paired with Garmin’s GHC 20 unit, the watch can con­trol au­topi­lot func­tions. It also con­trols Stere­oAc­tive and other ANT-en­abled au­dio de­vices us­ing the built-in Fu­sion-Link Lite app. Ad­di­tional fea­tures in­clude an an­chor alarm, rode cal­cu­la­tor, com­pe­ti­tion timer and catch log for an­glers. Tack as­sist, race count­down timer and dis­tance to start line will help sail­boat rac­ers. The color dis­play is back­lit for use in any light, and the quatix 5 Sap­phire has a scratch-re­sis­tant sap­phire crys­tal lens and is Wi-Fi-en­abled. $599 ($849 Sap­phire).

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