Garmin® adds autopilot control, ability to mark MFD waypoints and more to its new quatix® 5 marine GPS smartwatch series

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), today
announced the quatix 5, its next-generation marine GPS smartwatch that’s
specifically designed for life on the water. More than a watch, the
quatix 5 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. In addition to preloaded marine-specific feature sets,
the quatix 5 also includes a host of built-in activity profiles for land
and water sports like running, hiking, biking, swimming, rowing, and
paddle boarding to name a few.

With an extended battery life, daily activity tracking1,
smart notifications2, and Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate
technology, the quatix 5 can be worn 24/7 and easily transitions from
water to land. Built to withstand the harsh marine environment, the
quatix 5 measures at 47mm and features a rugged yet sleek design with a
stainless steel bezel, buttons and rear case that’s more compact than
previous models. Thanks to the new QuickFit™ bands available in metal,
leather or silicone, users can interchange their watchband in seconds
and without tools.

“From fishermen chasing billfish or bass to canoeists, kayakers and big
sail and power boaters, the quatix 5 was designed for life on the
water,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales.
“It combines feature and design qualities from our popular fenix® 5
multisport watch series with boating, fishing, cruising and sailing
capabilities to deliver the most sophisticated and connected
general-purpose marine smartwatch on the market today.”

When paired with onboard Garmin electronics, the quatix 5 can stream
NMEA® 2000 boat data to give users access to important sensor
information like speed, depth, temperature, wind data and more – right
from their wrist, no matter where they’re at on the boat. What’s more,
when the quatix 5 is paired with a GHC 20 autopilot control unit, it can
be used to control the autopilot to change heading, engage heading hold,
steer to an active GPS route, and initiate patterns so that users can
maintain control of the vessel, even if they’re not the one at the helm.3

The quatix 5 also makes it easier than ever to mark and save a waypoint
from anywhere on the boat – with the touch of a button, the quatix 5 can
be used to remotely mark a waypoint on a connected chartplotter(s). And,
users can also use the quatix 5 to control their onboard entertainment
system thanks to the built-in FUSION-Link™ Lite app that controls
connected StereoActive™ products as well as other ANT-enabled stereo

Specifically designed for the water, the quatix 5 gives mariners
up-to-date tide data downloaded for the area they’re in through a
smartphone, and will have access to that data for seven days. It’s also
equipped with an anchor alarm to warn users of drift and an anchor rode
calculator that tells the user the proper length of anchor line to put
out. For fishing, a competition timer and fish catch log are available
to help users keep track of the fish they’ve caught and the time
remaining before getting back to weigh-in. And for sail racing, the
quatix 5 features tack assist, race countdown timer, distance to start
line, and time to burn.

Water rated to 100 meters4, the quatix 5 is built to
withstand the elements and features a sunlight-readable color display
with an LED backlight so data is easily visible in any light. With an
omni-directional stainless steel EXO™ antenna and high-sensitivity GPS
with GLONASS support, it has the ability to track in more challenging
environments than GPS alone. The quatix 5 boasts up to 24 hours of
battery life in GPS mode, 60 hours in UltraTrac™ mode and two weeks in
smartwatch mode (depending on settings).

In addition to the marine and multisport features, the quatix 5 can be
worn for daily activity tracking so users can wear their quatix as a
daily timepiece. It boasts a variety of connected features and when
paired with a compatible smartphone, users can get call, text and email
smart notifications right on their wrist. The quatix 5 is compatible
with Connect IQ™, an open platform for third-party developers to create
content for compatible Garmin wearables, so users can customize their
watch with apps, widgets, data fields and watch faces.

The quatix 5 is expected to be available in June in two versions: the
quatix 5 and the quatix 5 Sapphire. The quatix 5 Sapphire has a
scratch-resistant sapphire crystal lens and includes a stainless steel
band as well as a blue silicone QuickFit band. With a suggested retail
price of $849.99, it’s also Wi-Fi® enabled so users can connect their
watch to their home network for automatic uploads to Garmin Connect™
when within range. The non-sapphire quatix 5 comes with a blue silicone
QuickFit band with a suggested retail price of $599.99.

Garmin was recently named Manufacturer of the Year for the second year
in a row by the NMEA, an honor given to the most recognized marine
electronics company for support of products in the field. Garmin’s
portfolio includes some of the industry’s most sophisticated
chartplotters and touchscreen multifunction displays, sonar technology,
high-definition radar, autopilots, high-resolution mapping, sailing
instrumentation, and other products and services that are known for
innovation, reliability, and ease-of-use.

For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless
devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active
lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including
automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more
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3 The helm should never be left unattended.
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registered trademarks and FUSION-Link, StereoActive, UltraTrac, Connect
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Garmin International Inc. Carly Hysell, 913-397-8200 [email protected]