If anyone had assumed a few years ago that we would soon have a wristwatch with all the features of a smartphone, a high-sensitivity GPS, barometer, altimeter and 3-axis compass, and various functions dedicated to navigation, he or she would probably have been taken for a fool. But he would have been right.
THE BOAT ON THE WRIST
Garmin has launched its new next-generation multisport smartwatch quatix 6, devoted to thetotal integration: in fact, it connects directly wirelessly to compatible multifunction chartplotters to keep tabs on many of the boat’s on-board sensors directly on the watch, and through the GNT 10 transceiver, it connects to all NMEA 2000 networks. All contained in a sleek 47mm case with a 1.3-inch color display with LED backlighting, on which you can clearly read the data shown in any light condition.
A true shipmate, which allows you to have speed, depth, temperature, autopilot management, saving waypoints on the chartplotter directly from your wrist, Fusion stereo system, and all sailing-specific functions, tidal information, MOB (man overboard) function, and much more.
quatix 6 supports cartography BlueChart g3, which integrates Garmin content with the best of Navionics data, and allows you to take advantage of improved SailAssist features dedicated to racers, such as Virtual Starting Line and race countdown synchronization with the committee boat to cut the starting line at the right time.
When paired with one of Garmin’s inReach series satellite communicators, it will give the assurance that you will always be tracked, no matter where in the world you decide to go with your boat. In fact, it will be possible to stay in touch with loved ones, providing them with indications of their movements in real time and, in case of emergency, activate the distress call through the global Iridium network and the 24-hour international GEOS station.
The new quatix 6 will not only come in handy on the boat, but also during your daily routine in the city and in the office. In addition to receiving emails, text messages and alerts directly on the watch with the Smart Notification feature, allows you to make contactless payments via Garmin Pay, listen to music through Bluetooth headphones, and practice activities with the support of the most comprehensive fitness monitoring and dedicated sports and fitness functions.
The wrist-mounted heart rate sensor and Pulse Ox2 sensor provide more detail to your fitness activities, while also measuring your blood oxygen saturation level. In addition, quatix 6 has the multisport features that have always distinguished Garmin products, making them essential for those who run, hike, swim, ski, row, golf, SUP and more. It provides the wearer with indication of the number of steps taken during the day, total distance traveled, calories burned since midnight, floors of stairs taken, hours of sleep, caloric consumption from recorded physical activity, daily goal to be achieved, and its countdown of steps yet to be taken. All this data is uploaded to the Garmin Connect app to keep track of results as the days go by.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST
The new quatix 6 is available in two versions: quatix 6 and quatix 6 Titanium, which features a scratch-resistant Sapphire glass lens and a titanium QuickFit strap, as well as a cirrus blue silicone strap. Both versions are on sale now at a price of €699 for the quatix 6 and €999 for the quatix 6 Titanium.
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