Garmin® quatix™ Marine Watch Joins the Crew to Provide More Information at Sea

the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced quatix™, its first GPS watch designed for passionate
mariners, both power and sail. 

combines the most crucial 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.

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 stylish aide for mariners of
any type.”

Comprehensive racing tool kit:
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.

All information right off your wrist:
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 data such as tidal information, COG,
SOG, and VMG, 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.

 Feel safe at any time:
In addition to providing crucial 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.

Built to Endure Roughest Conditions:
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.

Wireless Connectivity at every place of the boat: 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. 

quatix is scheduled to be available in the first quarter of 2013 and will have
a suggested retail price of £379.99. For additional information regarding the
quatix, visit

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.

Garmin Ltd.

The global leader in satellite navigation, Garmin Ltd. and its subsidiaries
have designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation, communication and
information devices and applications since 1989 – 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
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contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200.

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