The “007-style” goggles we saw in the America’s Cup (a display is attached to one lens that provides all sorts of useful data for optimal navigation, from speed to wind, angle to timer) seemed destined to remain an item for superprofessionals. Instead.
WE CAN ALL BE 007S
Instead, here comes Garmin to introduce Nautix, Garmin’s first “mirroring” device dedicated to the large-scale marine world. This innovative wearable tool allows data on water depth and temperature, speed, course, wind direction, engine data and many others transmitted from a compatible Garmin onboard device to be displayed directly on the lens of your goggles. It will enable you to be able to devote yourself to any activity on board while keeping track of important information, even during the most stressful situations, such as mooring. A true augmented reality, Google Glasses-style, tailored for sailors.
HOW IT WORKS.
Garmin Nautix is lightweight, weighs only 28 grams, is non-bothering and fits on both arms of the goggles. Thanks to the built-in accelerometer, it manages to automatically adjust the image for correct display on both the left and right sides. The bracket has elastic bands of various sizes so it can be mounted on all types and sizes of rods. In addition, the brightness sensor adapts the image resolution according to the external light for optimal reading at all times. The touch panel, designed to withstand adverse marine conditions, allows switching between pages with a single swipe of the finger, even with wet hands or gloves. It is also equipped with a battery that allows 8 hours of battery life so that it can accompany the user during any regatta or sailing. Garmin Nautix is in fact designed for motor boating, sailing or fishing trips. It is compatible with GPSMAP 7400 series chartplotters, GPSMAP 8400 series multifunction displays, and the GNX Wind display. Garmin Nautix will be available from June at a price of €499 including VAT. www.garmin.com/it-IT/esplora/marine