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Garmin Quatix 5 marine GPS smartwatch coming next month

Garmin Quatix 5 marine GPS smartwatch series coming in June 2017
Garmin Quatix 5
This new smart wearable is based on the Fenix 5 platform and comes in two variants, priced at $599.99 USD (basic) and $849.99 USD (sapphire crystal display protection and stainless steel band).

Garmin unveils a new smartwatch for those who love sailing and water sports, promising to begin deliveries next month. Dubbed Quatix 5, this smartwatch does not use Android Wear, but is compatible with Android handsets, being developed on the Fenix 5 platform.

According to the official press release, this smart wearable "provides comprehensive boat connectivity with compatible Garmin chartplotters 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." The usual fitness tracking capabilities such as heart-rate monitoring and various activity profiles for those who enjoy running, hiking, or biking are also present.

Depending on its usage pattern, the Quatix 5 smartwatch can provide up to two weeks of autonomy on a single charge. However, the battery life drops to only 24 hours when used in GPS mode.

The basic variant comes with a blue silicone band and has a suggested retail price of $599.99 USD, while the Sapphire edition with scratch-resistant lens and stainless steel band will be available for $849.99 USD. Both are expected to hit the market next month.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-05-11 (Update: 2017-05-11)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
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