Whether you’re a sea pirate, a modern Viking, or just a dude who spends most of your days in the water, it’s probably a good idea to have gadgets that can actually complement your activities. When it comes to multi-sport watches, we can’t imagine anything more suited than the Garmin Quatix 5.
Built for life in the water, the multi-sport smartwatch won’t just track performance data for watersports, the darn thing will help you navigate the water, assist you during sail races, and even control your boat while you party at the deck. Simply put, if the water is your playground, this is the thing you want to have strapped across your wrist.
The Garmin Quatix 5 comes with built-in activity profiles that allows you to easily track performance metrics for paddleboarding, kayaking, and canoeing, along with other traditional sports, like running, swimming, cycling, hiking, and golf. It has a wrist-based heart rate sensor, too, so it can get a pretty complete picture of your performance at every activity, all while pairing with Garmin chartplotters to provide autopilot control of boats, remote waypoint marking, sail racing assistance, and more, making it a seriously useful tool for boating enthusiasts.
With a high-sensitivity GPS, an altimeter, a barometer, and a three-axis electronic compass, the watch can be an indispensable utility during navigation on both land and water. Other features include the ability to control StereoActive and ANT-enabled stereo models, 100 meters of water resistance, a sunlight-readable color display, and 24 hours of battery life in GPS mode (up to two weeks with the GPS off).
Available now, pricing for the Garmin Quatix 5 starts at $599.99.