It's time for Garmin's quatix 3 watch

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New marine smartwatch comes with integrated features for your time on the water.

Garmin says its latest quatix3 marine GPS smartwatch combines features and design qualities from one of its most popular watches, the fenix 3.

For the keen boater, the new watch is designed to stream NMEA 2000 data – including speed, depth, temperature, wind data and more – from compatible onboard Garmin marine electronics.

Users can also start and stop recording video or take still images with a Garmin VIRB action camera, and control their Fusion stereo system via the watch. A dedicated man-overboard hot key also allows users to drop a waypoint and start navigation back to that point.

The watch features a three-axis electronic compass, barometer and auto-calibrating altimeter. Users can receive up-to-date tide data downloaded for the area they’re in, and the watch is equipped with an anchor alarm to warn users of drift as well as an anchor rode calculator that tells users the proper length of anchor line to put out.

For fishing, a competition timer and fish catch log are available to help anglers keep track of the fish they’ve caught and the time remaining before getting back to weigh-in. For sailing, the quatix 3 features tack assist, race countdown timer, distance to start line, and time to burn.

Water resistant to 100m, the quatix 3 has a light-readable colour display with LED backlight and a high-strength, scratch-resistant domed sapphire lens with glass-fibre reinforced housing.

The watch provides up to 20 hours of battery life in GPS mode, 50 hours in UltraTrac mode and six weeks in watch mode (depending on settings).

Back on dry land, the quatix 3 features multi-sport functions for golfing, SUP, rowing, swimming, hiking, skiing, running, and more. Users can track their daily steps, distance and sleep, and upload the data to the Garmin Connect mobile app. They can also connect their watch to a compatible smartphone for call, text and email notifications on the watch.

Individual watches can be customised with a variety of watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps.

RRP is $899 in Australia, $999 in New Zealand.

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