|[January 17, 2013]
Garmin® quatix™ Marine Watch Joins the Crew to Provide More Information at Sea
OLATHE, Kan. --(Business Wire)--
Garmin International (News - Alert) Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the
global leader in satellite navigation, today announced quatix™, its
first GPS watch designed for avid mariners, both power and sail. Quatix
combines the most pivotal marine features and provides both
comprehensive navigation and sailing capabilities while integrating
Garmin's industry-leading GPS technology and user-friendly interface.
Quatix allows mariners the freedom to enjoy the open waters while having
the most important boating information on their wrist.
"Quatix incorporates the most fundamental and critical marine data with
multiple features never before seen in one individual boating watch,"
said Dan Bartel, Garmin's vice president of worldwide sales. "In
addition to Garmin's easy-to-use interface and wireless integration with
pre-existing Garmin marine devices, quatix is a great aide for mariners
of any type."
Unlike other marine watches, quatix is the only watch available to
encompass the most desirable marine features into one integrated device.
Mariners can rely on quatix for multiple sets of marine datum such as
tidal information, COG (course over ground), SOG (speed over ground),
and VMG (velocity made good), along with alerts for speed and anchor
drag. Quatix is also equipped with ABC sensors (altimeter, barometer and
compass), providing mariners with real-time information regarding their
environment. The built-in barometer can be used to predict weather
changes, ensuring that the approaching storm conditions can be avoided.
Finally, the 3-axis electronic compass provides the user's bearing,
whether in motion or not.
The quatix watch combines advanced sail racing tools for unparalleled
awareness and a competitive edge during a racing competition. Quatix can
easily set up a virtual starting line between two GPS waypoints. It then
combines the starting line with the built-in countdown timer to
calculate both distance to the line as well as desired speed and burn
time available, which enables the vessel to cross the line at maximum
speed at the exact starting time. Once the race has begun, the watch
then switches to "tack-assist" mode and indicates whether the vessel is
getting headed or lifted based on the optimal tack angle provided and
makes for a more efficient and controlled sailing experience.
In addition to providing pivotal marine data, quatix helps keep the user
safe as well. With the integrated MOB feature, the watch can
automatically trigger a MOB alarm on a Garmin chartplotter. This allows
the captain to see when someone wearing the quatix has fallen overboard.
If the vessel is equipped with a Garmin Autopilot, the chartplotter can
then engage the autopilot and navigate back to the last known position.
Designed to take on the fiercest conditions, quatix combines a
high-strength housing with a mineral glass lens to help resist
scratching. This lightweight watch boasts a large LCD display with LED
backlight and polyurethane wristbands, maximizing flexibility and
durability. Quatix is waterproof up to 50 meters and has a long battery
life, up to 6 weeks in watch mode and 16 hours in GPS mode. Basic watch
functions include alarms, chimes, various vibration alerts, timer,
stopwatch and world clock with the ability to display several time zones.
Quatix also provides wireless connectivity and integration to both
BlueChart® Mobile and HomePort™ by allowing the user to transfer
waypoints, routes and tracks via ANT™. Also, quatix provides the ability
to wirelessly steer the boat. If the vessel is equipped with a Garmin
Autopilot system, the quatix connects wirelessly directly to the GHC-10
in the helm and provides autopilot control.
The quatix is scheduled to be available in the first quarter of 2013.
For additional information regarding the quatix, visit www.garmin.com/quatix.
Garmin's marine business segment is a leading provider of navigation and
communication equipment to retail and OEM customers. Garmin's portfolio
includes the industry's most sophisticated array of chartplotters and
touchscreen multifunction displays, sonar, high-definition radar,
autopilot offerings and other products and services that are known for
innovation, reliability, and ease-of-use.
About Garmin International Inc.
Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN),
the global leader in satellite navigation. Since 1989, this group of
companies has designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation,
communication and information devices and applications - most of which
are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin's products serve automotive,
mobile, wireless, outdoor recreation, marine, aviation, and OEM
applications. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its
principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the
United Kingdom. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom
at www.garmin.com/pressroom or
contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin and
BlueChart are registered trademarks and quatix, HomePort and ANT are
trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries. All other brands, product
names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of
their respective owners. All rights reserved.
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