Not all smartwatches are created equal. For the most part, most smartwatch makers tend to create an all-rounder type of device that can cater to the average consumer, where it can track basic health stats like distance walk, calories burned, heart rate, the duration and quality of your sleep, and so on.
But if you happen to be a sailor or someone who spends a lot of time out on the water, then perhaps Garmin’s latest Quatix 7 series of smartwatches might be a more suitable option as these smartwatches were designed for boating and sailing in mind, thanks to it being able to communicate with Garmin’s marine devices.
There are three different models that Garmin will be launching which includes the Garmin Quatix 7 Standard Edition, Garmin Quatix 7 Sapphire Edition, and Garmin Quatix 7X – Solar Edition. For the most part, the smartwatches share a lot of the hardware features, but the main difference is that with the Standard and Solar Edition, they use a memory-in-pixel display, and the Solar Edition, as the name implies, also supports solar charging.
The watches will come with features such as Autopilot mode that lets the wearer change heading, engage pattern steering, and offers up detailed information like water depth, engine RPM, wind, and more. It can also notify users of issues like anchor drag and also changes in tide.
There will also be features like the ability to place chartplotter waypoints, freshwater maps in the US, and premier coastal charts. Garmin will also be including your typical smartwatch features like heart rate monitoring, SpO2 tracking, and various sports modes that you can use while on land.
The Garmin Quatix 7 Standard Edition will be priced at $700; the Sapphire Edition at $1,000; the Solar Edition at $1,200 and should be available for purchase in the coming weeks.
Source: Gadgets 360