Today Garmin announced the Garmin Nautix, a hands-free in-view display that enhances mariners’ situational awareness by putting important information in their line of sight. The versatile design of the Nautix attaches to most sunglasses and it displays key boating data including speed, heading, water depth and temperature, wind direction, engine RPM, and more from a compatible on-board Garmin device. The Nautix is being announced in conjunction with the Miami International Boat Show, and will be on display at the Garmin booth #C480.
Featuring eight hours of always-on battery life and a durable, weatherproof design, the Nautix is built to withstand the harsh marine environment. Its glove- and wet-weather friendly touch panel can be used to rotate between data displays, and its adaptable mounting style allows it to attach on either arm of the glasses with a fully adjustable arm and eyepiece for optimum display position. Weighing approximately only one ounce (29.7 grams), the Nautix is designed for comfort. Its integrated ambient light sensor and color display ensure readability in all conditions, and it can be worn with polarized and prescription lenses.
Connect the Nautix with a compatible Garmin chartplotter or instrument to receive information from up to 12 different data screens. Users can easily view streaming boat data including speed and heading, speed over ground, wind angle and speed, water temperature and depth, engine RPM, and distance and bearing to next waypoint. Sailors can even view advanced racing data, including countdown timer, time to burn, and start line information.
The Nautix is compatible with the GPSMAP 7400/7600 series and the new GPSMAP 8400/8600 series. It’s expected to be available in April with a suggested retail price of $399.99. Learn more at garmin.com/marine2016.