Paired with onboard Garmin marine electronics, the rugged Garmin quatix 5 can stream NMEA 2000 data such as speed, depth, temperature, wind information and more. Further, when paired with a GHC 20 autopilot control unit, it can be used to control the autopilot to change heading, engage heading hold, steer to an active GPS route and initiate patterns. The quatix 5 also makes it easier than ever to mark and save a waypoint from anywhere on the boat, transmitting it to your chartplotter. You can also use it to control compatible onboard entertainment systems. The quatix 5 gives boaters up-to-date tide data downloaded through a smartphone, and provides access to that data for seven days. It also has an anchor alarm and an anchoring calculator. For tournament fishing, there’s a competition timer and fish catch log. Other features include: sunlight-readable colour display with LED backlight; water resistant to 100m; and directional stainless steel EXO antenna and high-sensitivity GPS with GLONASS support.
Price: SRP $799-$949