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quatix 7X - Solar Edition

4.5 out of 5 stars
8 Reviews



Why We Like The Garmin quatix 7X Solar Edition

We can't quite commandeer a nuclear submarine with the Garmin quatix 7X Solar Edition, but that's one of the few things it can't do on the water. With literally hundreds of features, this marine GPS smartwatch is specially designed for boating and nautical use—spanning everything from typical navigation, safety and tracking features, waypoint marking, and smart notifications of emails and texts to autopilot control of our boat when we're away from the helm, remote control of our onboard entertainment systems, streaming data (water depth, engine RPM, wind, etc.), and alarms that alert us to imminent tide changes or anchor dragging events. In other words, the watch not only lets us know where we are at all times, but it also lets us captain a boat, more or less. The Solar Edition also includes solar charging, adding days of battery life simply by wearing the watch on our arm as we're enjoying the sea or our inland fishing trip.

That's just a start. The charts and maps span freshwater and saltwater, multi-continent topo maps, golf courses, and ski resorts. Built-in sports apps also include activity profiles for trail running, swimming, running, biking, hiking, rowing, skiing, golfing, surfing, and indoor climbing—among other outdoor pursuits. Of course, we can also access performance and training metrics to monitor our health activity—and enjoy music apps, contactless payments with Garmin Pay, and smart notifications of emails and texts when paired with a compatible device. When our watch and phone are paired, we can manually message our live location to our contacts—or have the quatix send that automatically (in certain activities) with built-in incident detection. There's little this Garmin can't do—on the water and beyond.


  • Marine GPS smartwatch with solar charging
  • Features designed to captain a boat, yacht, sailboat, etc.
  • GPS access plus GLONASS and Galileo satellite systems
  • Solar charging to boost battery with sunlight
  • Control by touch or tap with buttons or touchscreen interface
  • Display size 1.4-inch diameter
  • Comes with titanium band and cirrus blue silicone band
  • Includes watch, charging/data cable, documentation
  • Item #GRMF06R
Housing Material
[lens] Power Sapphire, carbon coating, [bezel, cover] titanium
Digital Compass
Technical Features
[memory] 32GB, [compatibility] iphone, android, [modes] clock features, health monitoring, sensors, smart features, safety and tracking, tactical, boating, activity tracking, gym and fitness equipment, training and planning analysis, running, golfing, outdoor recreation
Operating System
Battery Type
Garmin proprietary plug charger
Battery Life
[smartwatch] 28 days (+9 days with solar), [GPS only] max 89hr (+33hr with solar)
Low Battery Indicator
51 x 51 x 15mm
Claimed Weight
[silicone band] 3.1oz, [titanium band] 5.1oz with titanium band [case only] 2.2oz
Manufacturer Warranty
boating, paddling, hiking, cycling, training
10 ATM
Face Size
1.4in (35.56 mm) diameter