Only a month after unveiling the Quatix 6, Garmin have now announced the release of the Garmin Quatix 6X Solar smartwatch, an ultimate out-at-sea wearable that combines all the best features of their flagship Fenix 6 with specialised boating, fishing and sailing capabilities and now with a solar powered dial!
“We’re excited to introduce solar charging into the new quatix 6 series, giving users everything they’ve come to know and love from this sophisticated and connected marine smartwatch series, now with even longer battery life performance. Because of its unique power-replenishing technology, the quatix 6X Solar gives mariners more on-wrist time to enjoy their favourite activities both on the water and on land” – Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales.
We have already done a detailed review of the Garmin Quatix 6 smartwatch here so if you are interested in learning more about the marine features it offers including autopilot control, sail racing assistance, entertainment control, costal charts and inland maps etc then we recommend giving that a read. For today, we wanted to focus on the inclusion of the solar powered display and the many benefits this will provide adventurers of land and sea.
When Garmin’s first ever solar powered smartwatch was unveiled last summer (the Garmin Fenix 6X Pro Solar), wearable-wearers everywhere were overjoyed with the prospect of an even better battery life – something that Garmin already does incredibly well. The Garmin Fenix 6X Pro Solar did not disappoint providing an additional 3 days of battery on top of the already remarkable 21 days when used in standard smartwatch mode. It appears the new Garmin Quatix 6X Solar will provide the very same with its innovative Power Glass lens allowing up to 120 days of life in battery saver watch mode, 66 hours in GPS mode, 16 hours with GPS and Music, 148 hours in Max Battery GPS mode and 56 days in Expedition GPS activity mode.
The Power Glass lens works by using a very thin 1mm wide strip just on the inside of the bezel and another under the display. Unless you look at the dial incredibly closely, these are almost entirely invisible to the wearer and are used to absorb energy from the sun and turn it into essential battery life. Like the Garmin Fenix 6X Pro Solar, the Garmin Quatix 6X Solar includes a widget on the default dial to display solar intensity and how much it is charging. It is displayed using a total of 10 ‘rays’ to demonstrate the intensity level of the sun. When no rays are shown you are probably sat in the shade, but when you step out into the sunshine the dial will show you a ray for every 10% of intensity.
The Garmin Quatix 6X Solar smartwatch also includes the innovative Power Manager, another feature first introduced in the Fenix 6. This gives you more control over settings and sensors, and their impact on battery life. For example, it will help you make decisions on which apps to deactivate to save you battery like music and maps. The different power saver modes can also be adjusted so you get every last drop from the battery.
The new Garmin Quatix 6X Solar smartwatch is available to order now at a retail price of £999. For interest free finance and free delivery, check out the Jura Watches website here where their talented team of smartwatch specialists are always on hand to help with any questions or queries you have.