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Garmin quatix

Product Code: GARQUA

The Garmin quatix is the only GPS-enabled marine navigation wrist watch with LCD screen that also features altimeter, barometer, 3-axis compass and temperature sensor. The watch can help you when starting a race using the virtual start line feature which ensures you are going at the maximum speed when you cross the start line. It is waterproof to 50 meters and will also provide you with tide charts.

When you connect the quatix to a Garmin chartplotter (which requires the GNT 10 NMEA transceiver) it can relay important information to the wrist watch such as wind speed, direction and water depth. Furthermore if you fall overboard it will alert the chartplotter (requires the GNT 10).



Garmin quatix has been discontinued.

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The latest Garmin quatix marine GPS watch is the Garmin quatix 5 (pictured below).

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The Garmin quatix GPS-enabled marine navigation wrist watch designed to give you the competitive edge and gauge performance whilst training. Featuring an LCD screen, the quatix is ideal for use on yachts, power boats, dinghy racers, kayakers and more. It also includes an altimeter, barometer, 3 axis compass and temperature sensor. The quatix will display the time in different time zones and you can also view tide charts. Furthermore the quatix watch is waterproof to 50 meters.

If you are looking for a fitness watch and do not need the Marine connectivity provided by the quatix then we recommend you consider buying the Garmin Tactix instead.

The quatix features race countdown timer with a virtual starting line. This virtual starting line relies upon two GPS waypoints and then countdown timer provides distance to the line and also the desired speed so that you cross the starting line at the maximum speed at the exact starting line.

Once your sailing is underway, there is a tack assist mode. It will determine whether you are headed or lifted and ensure you take the optimal tack angle. This ensures efficient turning and a controlled sailing experience.

Pairing the quatix with a Garmin chartplotter

What's more you can pair the quatix with a Garmin chartplotter aboard your boat and wirelessly view NMEA 2000 data including wind speed, direction and water depth. There is also a Garmin autopilot feature that allows you to move about the boat and get information on your wrist. In adverse weather or If you are carrying vulnerable passengers/crew they can wear the quatix wristwatch. As the quatix and chartplotter are wirelessly linked, should this link be broken (i.e. the range is too far) the Man Overboard (MOB) alarm is automatically triggered. To achieve wireless connectivity from the quatix and your compatible Garmin chartplotter you will need to separately buy and use the GNT 10 NMEA 2000 transceiver.

Running time is 16 hours in GPS mode and to recharge the units internal battery a mains AC charger is included.

You can plan and review your route using the Homeport Marine planning software. This software is compatible with both Windows and Mac computers. Should you wish to you can also wirelessly connect to iPad, iPhone 5 and the iPhone 4s.

Garmin quatix Features

‣Sleek, slim design
‣LCD monochrome screen
‣3 axis compass
‣Waterproof to 50 metres
‣Tide charts
‣Temperature sensor
‣Task assist mode
‣Stream NMEA 2000 data
‣Connect to a chartplotter using the GNT 10 (GNT 10 sets up wireless ANT network)
‣Automatically send an MOB alert to your chartplotter (requires GNT 10 transceiver)
‣Race countdown timer and virtual start line technology

What's in the box? (when purchased from

‣Garmin quatix marine watch
‣Dark grey band
‣Light grey band
‣Torx tool
‣USB/Charger cable
‣AC adapter with EU and UK plugs
‣Quickstart Guide

Garmin quatix Accessories

Looking for accessories and spares for the Garmin quatix? Accessories available to purchase include a carrying case, mains charger and tempe temperature sensor. Along with these accessories, it is also possible to buy replacement parts such as charging/data cable. View all Garmin quatix accessories.

Garmin quatix Carrying Case


‣This zippered case holds your Garmin quatix watch along with other quatix accessories.

Garmin quatix Charging Clip


‣Power and charge your Garmin quatix from your PC with USB port and also transfer data.

Garmin quatix AC Adapter and USB Cable Kit


‣Power and charge your quatix via the mains with this AC adapter requires quatix charging cable.

Garmin quatix Technical Specification

‣Technology: GPS
‣Display size: 1.2-inch (3.1cm) diameter
‣Display resolution: 70 x 70 pixels
‣Display type: Monochrome LCD
‣Touchscreen: No
‣Barometric Altimeter: Yes
‣Waterproof: IEC 60529 IPX7 (50m)
‣Battery life: 16 hours (GPS mode)
‣Dimensions: Width - 49mm, Height - 49mm, Depth - 17mm. (4.9 x 4.9 x 1.7cm)
‣Weight: 82g
‣Guarantee: 1-year
Garmin quatix manual

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This product is a sophisticated electronic device which requires that you read, understand, and act upon the information given in the instruction manual (usually available via the above 'manual' link). You will need internet access and, in accordance with the manufacturers’ recommendations, regularly seek out and accept all firmware or software updates offered by the manufacturer. All GPS devices need to ‘see’ the satellites in the sky. Therefore you will need to know that your vehicle does not have glass that will block or impede the GPS signal.

Updates to this product are via the internet. At this product page we state compatibility with specific versions of current internet connection devices, for example: PC, laptop, MAC, smartphone etc. The Consumer Contract Regulations allow you 14 days, from receipt of purchase, to check compatibility with your internet connection device/s. If you choose to replace or update your PC, MAC etc. neither we nor the manufacturer will be responsible if the new/replacement Operating System (OS) is not compatible with the purchased product.

Why buy from us?

We are official Authorised Internet Retailers for Garmin. We sell genuine Garmin products, accessories and maps. We purchase from assigned Garmin UK distributors. We do not buy on the grey market and we do not sell counterfeit products. You can rest assured that by purchasing from ActiveGPS you will receive the full support of Garmin.

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