OLATHE, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), today
announced quatix 3, the next-generation marine GPS smartwatch equipped
with important cruising, fishing and sailing capabilities. More than a
watch, the quatix 3 is a wearable instrument that streams NMEA® 2000
data from compatible onboard Garmin marine electronics. With its
sunlight-readable high-resolution color display, rugged aesthetic, and
sleek new form factor, the quatix 3 combines the GPS and wearable
technology that Garmin is known for. The quatix 3 comes preloaded with
marine-specific feature sets, and boasts support for additional
multisport activities. Complete with smart notifications, the quatix 3
can be fully customized to the user, so it’s easy to transition from
water to land.
“Garmin has been designing wearables for more than a decade, and we’re
excited to merge feature and design qualities from the fenix® 3, one of
our most popular watches, with marine-centric capabilities for quatix 3
– the first general-purpose boating smartwatch,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin
vice president of worldwide sales. “Built to withstand the harsh marine
environment, it’s the perfect GPS smartwatch for mariners who live an
active lifestyle on and off the water.”
Designed for all types of mariners, the quatix 3 boasts a full
navigational and marine toolset. It acts as a wearable instrument that
wirelessly streams NMEA 2000 boat data so users will have access to
important sensor information, including speed, depth, temperature, wind
data and more, no matter where they’re at on the boat. Using a quatix 3,
mariners can also start and stop recording or take stills with a Garmin
VIRB® action camera, and control their FUSION® stereo system* right from
their wrist. With safety in mind, a dedicated MOB hotkey also allows
users to drop an MOB waypoint and start navigation back to that point.
The quatix 3 also features a 3-axis electronic compass, barometer, and
The quatix 3 is preloaded with a number of important marine-specific
features and watch faces. Mariners will receive up-to-date tide data*
downloaded for the area they’re in through a smartphone, and will have
access to that data for seven days. The quatix 3 is also equipped with
an anchor alarm to warn users of drift, as well as an alarm clock and
anchor rode calculator that tells the user the proper length of anchor
line to put out. For fishing, a competition timer and fish catch log are
available to help users keep track of the fish they’ve caught and the
time remaining before getting back to weigh-in. And for sailing, the
quatix 3 features tack assist, race countdown timer, distance to start
line, and time to burn.
With its sunlight-readable color display with an LED backlight, data is
easily visible in any light. Water rated to 100 meters, the quatix 3
marine smartwatch has a high-strength, scratch-resistant domed sapphire
lens with glass-fiber reinforced housing, and can withstand most water
activities. 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 3 boasts up
to 20 hours of battery life in GPS mode, 50 hours in UltraTracTM
mode and six weeks in watch mode (depending on settings).
Like other Garmin GPS wearables, the quatix 3 features multisport
functions for golfing, SUP, rowing, swimming, hiking, skiing, running,
and more. With daily activity tracking1 and connected
features, it doubles as a stylish smartwatch. Users can track their
daily steps, mileage, and sleep, then wirelessly upload all their data
to the recently updated Garmin
Connect™ mobile app. They can also connect their watch to a
compatible smartphone for call, text and email notifications right on
the watch. Additionally, the quatix 3 is Connect™
IQ compatible, so users can customize their watch with a variety of
watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps.
The quatix 3 is expected to be available in Q1 2016 with a suggested
retail price of $599.99.
Recently, Garmin was named Manufacturer of the Year and received the
honor of being the most recognized company in the marine electronics
field by the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA). Garmin’s
portfolio includes some of the industry’s most sophisticated
chartplotters and touchscreen multifunction displays, sonar technology,
high-definition radar, autopilots, high-resolution mapping, sailing
instrumentation and other products and services that are known for
innovation, reliability, and ease-of-use.
For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless
devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active
lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including
automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more
information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at garmin.com/newsroom,
contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200, or follow us at
facebook.com/garmin, twitter.com/garmin, or youtube.com/garmin.
*Requires downloaded companion application(s).
Garmin.com/ataccuracy for more details.
About Garmin International Inc.: Garmin International Inc. is a
subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN). Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in
Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United
States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Garmin, quatix and fenix are
registered trademarks and UltraTrac and Connect IQ are trademarks of
Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.
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