“New quatix® 5 marine GPS smartwatch” Garmin® adds autopilot control, ability to mark MFD waypoints and more to its new quatix® 5 marine GPS smartwatch series.
Garmin Southern Africa announced the quatix 5, its next-generation marine GPS smartwatch that’s specifically designed for life on the water. More than a watch, the quatix 5 provides comprehensive boat connectivity with compatible Garmin chart plotters 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 like running, hiking, biking, swimming, rowing, and paddle boarding to name a few.
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. Built to withstand the harsh marine environment, the quatix 5 measures at 47mm and features a rugged yet sleek design with a stainless steel bezel, buttons and rear case that is more compact than previous models. Thanks to the new QuickFit™ bands available in metal, leather or silicone, users can interchange their watchband in seconds and without tools.
“From fishermen chasing bass to canoeists, kayakers and power boaters, the quatix 5 was designed for life on the water,” said Adrian van Lieshout, Head of Marine for Garmin Southern Africa. “It combines feature and design qualities from our popular fenix® 5 multisport watch series with boating, fishing, cruising and sailing capabilities to deliver the most sophisticated and connected generalpurpose marine smartwatch on the market today.”