It is a marine grade gps watch packed with lots of features. The waterproof feature is solid. I took serious dives with it and there was no water damage. I think it is also shock proof to some extent. It has racing tool, altimeter, barometer, compas...more
As the guys at Garmin say, the Quatix is designed to make your time on the water more fun, more rewarding and simpler. This watch incorporates extremely useful functions which make it a highly reliable partner in all your water based adventures. It is perfect for kiteboarding, sailing, SUP, kayak and any other water sports you like. It is in fact a high-sensitivity GPS navigator marine watch built for elite athletes as well as for casual ones.
The built in high-sensitivity GPS Garmin navigator allows you to load routes, mark waypoints and can guide you wherever you go. You can also use the sight and go navigation. You just choose a point in the distance you wish to navigate to, set the Quatix and it will keep you on course to it. The built-in remote function allows you to remotely control a Garmin autopilot in case you need to.
The Quatix also features a built in barometer which helps you monitor barometric pressure so you can detect changing weather conditions. At the same time, Tide tables provide tide data built into chartplotters which cover over 3,400 locations.
Other useful functions which come in handy at sea, such as virtual starting line, start countdown timer, track assist mode and more.
You can check some of the Quatix features in this video.