This Garmin Reactor is a more sophisticated device than many autopilot remotes, with a greater range of functions and an LCD display that shows heading and SOG. A potentially neat feature is a gesture control option that enables the pilot to be engaged to hold the current course, or for the user to simply point the remote in the direction in which they want the boat to head. The unit is waterproof, has a 14m wireless communication range, and is supplied with wrist and neck lanyards.
Price £299. www.garmin.com Price €54.95. www.boatasy.com