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New Garmin GPS watch
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posted 01-23-2013 11:33 AM ET (US)
New Garmin quatix watch does everything:
posted 01-23-2013 12:01 PM ET (US)
The technology of the Garmin watch that most impresses me is its low power consumption. That you can carry around that much electronic processing in a watch must imply extraordinarily low power consumption.
posted 01-23-2013 07:29 PM ET (US)
Also impressive is the rechargeable battery.
posted 01-23-2013 10:35 PM ET (US)
Impressive, but two key features missing:
posted 01-24-2013 10:06 AM ET (US)
I believe we'll be learning a lot more about this "watch" as time passes. From Panbo and the Garmin web site I believe the watch has it's own GPS receiver and should certainly be able to get GPS time. Is that the same or equivalent to Automatic Time?
I love interesting gadgets but I'm having a difficult time finding a great deal of "value added" to my boating time derived from the watch.
Let me see, a nice GPS watch to go with my 740S or a new pair of Sears AGM batteries? I'm thinking the batteries.
posted 01-24-2013 10:21 AM ET (US)
Another modern watch is the PEBBLE. See
The PEBBLE seems to be attractive in its ability to use various iOS applications, and it also offers developers an application development environment. At $150, it is about one-third the price of the Garmin QUATIX.
posted 01-24-2013 01:38 PM ET (US)
My brother-in-law mentioned how useful the "self adjusting altimeter" would be for offshore fishing.
Get the batteries Butch, I love mine.
posted 01-31-2013 08:39 AM ET (US)
I received the Garmin Forerunner 110 from my wife as a Christmas present. It is a runner's watch but has similar features to the Quatix. The time is automatically set when you sync to the satellites, as well as the date.
There are two batteries, one typical to any quartz watch and another rechargeable battery for the GPS. The rechargeable battery is amazing, just a little clip that attaches to the watch (contacts are on the back) and plugs into an outlet.
The watch tracks my pace, while constantly updating, tracks distance and total time of run. It evens has a history function that will keep this information along with a date/time stamp. Oh, also has a heart rate function but I don't use that feature because it's a bit cumbersome while running. It is a cool, small and useful piece of technology that you can wear on your wrist. In case you couldn't tell, I really like the watch.
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