When it comes to marine, you might think of Garmin as more fishfinder and chartplotter than wearable. Not so much anymore. With the quatix 6 series, Garmin has added a new smartwatch to its marine multisport lineup, and it is compatible with many of their tried-and-true on-the-water products.

For anyone familiar with Garmin wearables, quatix 6 combines all the best features of their best-selling fēnix® 6 Pro multisport smartwatch with marine-specific capabilities. The intent of quatix is to operate as a co-pilot that’s always with you. 

Let’s jump right in.

The Smartwatch Basics

Because quatix 6 is a smartwatch, it does everything you’d expect a Garmin watch to do — including smart notifications when paired with your compatible smartphone, step count tracking1, heart rate and sleep monitoring1, and GPS. It steps things up with Garmin Pay™ payment solution, which means you can pay contactless from your wrist2. It also comes with 32GB of storage so you can sync playlists from your music service accounts right to your watch — and use your headphones with BLUETOOTH® connectivity to listen wherever you go. 

Take advantage of some other smart features, including Pulse Ox3, barometric altimeter, compass, PacePro™ technology and the option to add sports apps, including golf (with 41,000 preloaded courses), hiking, SUP, kayaking and more. For a full list of activities, head over to Garmin.com.

Marine Features

The quatix 6 series can pair with your compatible chartplotter and other devices to offer autopilot control, data streaming, sail racing assistance, Fusion-Link™ entertainment control and much more. This series now supports optional BlueChart® g3 coastal charts and LakeVü™ g3 inland maps so you can see the latest cartography on the 1.3” color display. The home screen keeps it clean so you can see the data you need at a glance, while most features are just a button push away. 

Solar Charging

Not only does the quatix 6X Solar offer solar charging, which is a new capability on select Garmin smartwatches, it also has changed its battery format. Instead of displaying a battery life in percentage, it tracks days to recharge, which can be helpful when you’re out at sea. If you do decide to go solar, the battery life improves from up to 21 days to up to 24 days while in smartwatch mode4. And if you’re using GPS, you can get up to an additional 6 hours with solar charging4. This is the first Garmin marine-centric GPS smartwatch to offer an extended battery life using the sun’s energy.

Overall, this watch was made with the serious mariner in mind. From its design to its functionality, you’ll love what it can do for you on the water. 

The quatix 6 series includes quatix 6, quatix 6 Titanium and quatix 6X Solar. Price varies by model from $699.99 to $1,149.99. For a full list of compatible marine products, click here. 

1Activity tracking accuracy

2View current supported country, payment network and issuing bank information

3This is not a medical device and is not intended for use in the diagnosis or monitoring of any medical condition; see Garmin.com/ataccuracy. Pulse Ox not available in all countries.

4Assumes 3 hours a day in 50,000 lux conditions

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