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Garmin releases Nautix hands-free display for eye-line viewing of electronic data.

The Garmin Nautix is a new device designed to free-up boaters and sailing crew from having to look at a screen to get important navigational and boat data.

Recently released in Australian and New Zealand, the Nautix is suitable for cruising, fishing and sailing. It is designed to enhance boaters’ situational awareness by putting important information in their line of sight.

Weighing approximately 30g, it attaches to most sunglasses and gives the user an eye-line display of key boating data such as speed, heading, water depth and temperature, wind direction, engine rpm and other information from compatible onboard Garmin marine electronics. It can receive information from up to 12 different data screens.

According to Garmin, the new device is beneficial in a number of on-water situations such as, when cruising, keeping an eye on vessel speed and direction while not at the helm, or monitoring water conditions and depth while fishing, or viewing racing data such as the countdown timer, time to burn, and start line information without having to consult the helm.

Features of the Nautix include:

  • Eight hours of always-on battery life
  • Durable, weatherproof design
  • Glove- and wet-weather friendly touch panel for rotating between data displays
  • Fully adjustable positioning on either arm of the glasses
  • Integrated ambient light sensor and colour display for readability in all conditions
  • Suitable for use with polarised and prescription lenses

The Garmin Nautix is compatible with the GPSMAP 7400 series and the new GPSMAP 8400 series.

RRP from AU$599.

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