Garmin’s new quatix 6X Solar is the latest addition to the company’s new marine GPS smartwatch series. It features a transparent solar charging display that uses the sun’s energy to extend battery life.
The quatix 6X Solar combines all of the best features of Garmin’s fēnix 6X Pro Solar with specialized boating, fishing, cruising and sailing capabilities, so users can enjoy more time on the water. It also features built-in activity profiles and performance metrics for activities such as paddleboarding, kayaking, canoeing, skiing, and golf.
Built to withstand the elements, the quatix 6X Solar features a 1.4” sunlight-readable display equipped with a transparent Power Glass solar charging lens. Users can quickly check the latest solar input right on their wrist for a real-time indication of how much solar energy the Power Glass has been exposed to. The battery performance on the quatix 6X Solar is up to 21 days in smartwatch mode, and up to 24 days with solar charging. And thanks to the new customizable Power Manager, users can also see and control how various settings and sensors impact battery life, and even adjust their battery saving modes to extend battery life on the fly.
The quatix 6X Solar is waterproof-rated to a depth of 100 meters and offers comprehensive connectivity with compatible Garmin chartplotters and other marine electronics for autopilot control, data streaming, SailAssist race assistance, Fusion-Link entertainment control and more. The quatix 6X Solar serves as a wearable instrument that, when paired with onboard Garmin electronics, can stream NMEA 2000 boat data to give users access to important sensor information, including speed, depth, temperature, and wind data. Like other quatix 6 models, when paired with an onboard autopilot, it can also be used to control the autopilot to change heading, engage pattern steering, and follow a GPS route. With support for optional BlueChart g3 coastal charts and LakeVü inland maps with integrated Navionics data, the quatix 6X Solar can be utilized as both a dedicated or back-up navigation tool.
With daily activity tracking4 and a host of connectivity features, the quatix 6X Solar doubles as a stylish smartwatch that can be worn 24/7. Users can stay connected by receiving alerts on their wrist for incoming calls, texts, emails and more by enabling smart notifications5. And thanks to the Garmin Pay contactless payment solution6, it’s easy to make purchases quickly on the go with nothing needed but the watch. The quatix 6X Solar also features on-device music storage of up to 2,000 songs, so users can sync playlists from several of the most popular music services7 to their watch for phone-free listening.
The quatix 6X Solar also features wrist-based heart rate4 for all-day stress tracking, underwater wrist-based heart rate for swimming and Pulse Ox8 blood oxygen saturation to support advanced sleeping monitoring and acclamation. Plus, the innovative Body Battery energy monitoring feature lets users see their body’s energy levels at any given moment, which can help with scheduling workouts, rest times and sleep.
The quatix 6X Solar includes a titanium watch band as well as a cirrus blue silicone QuickFit band