Look Ma! No Hands!
By the Editors of Power & Motoryacht
The new Garmin Quatix wristwatch (www.garmin.com) is straight out of a James Bond flick. Not only can you use it to wirelessly control your Garmin autopilot, it will send a MOB alarm to an onboard plotter (when linked with Garmin’s GNT10 NMEA Transceiver, sold separately) if you fall overboard. In addition, the GPS-backed unit offers speed, waypoint nav, and numerous other features. Lots of information on your wrist? Yeah, but the watch may also help you make youngsters and novices feel more independent while operating your boat. Think about it—you can let your son or daughter take the wheel and still stay on top of the situation, but not on top of the helmsman. The sense of freedom you’ll impart will no doubt instill a sense of confidence in the kids.