Garmin Quatix 7 SmartWatch, a refined wearable

Ben Stein

Ben Stein

Publisher of, passionate marine electronics enthusiast, 100-ton USCG master.

10 Responses

  1. Erich Hahn Erich Hahn says:

    The big question I have is whether the watch can be linked via Garmin’s WIFI to a boat’s primary Garmin MFDs and relay alarms originating there to the watch? For example, can a drag radius be set on the on the Boat’s MFDs anchor drag page, using its GPS, and have the watch give an audible alarm if the radius is breached?

  2. Ray says:

    Hey Ben,

    Just wondering if there are any real differences between the Quatix and the Fenix? As far as I can see, the only differences are which apps are preloaded (all of which are cross compatible) and the dedicated MOB button. Is there anything else that’s exclusive to the Quatix? There’s a good couple of hundred dollars difference.

    • Ben Stein Ben Stein says:


      I’m not sure, but I think that most of the marine specific features are omitted from the Fenix. That would include the gauge display capabilities, autopilot control, etc.

      -Ben S.

    • clay babcock says:

      The Garmin installable versions of most of the marine app (sailing, racing, etc) are weak, feature-poor versions of the apps that come built into the Quatix. I had a Fenix 5 before upgrading to my old Quatix 6, and the built in apps are great, feature rich, and fully usable. The installable ones are not, and fully deserve their 2-star ratings in the Garmin app store

  3. Maldwin M Drummond says:

    Good Morning Ben,
    Can the watch control non Garmin MFDs?

  4. Dave Anderson says:

    By far the best review of Quatix 7 that I have found to date! Based on this, I am definitely spending the $$$ to upgrade my Quatix 5!

  5. Trey says:

    The Quadix is on sale now on Garmin website and Amazon. $200 off!

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