new Garmin Quatix 6X Solar

Garmin Quatix 6X Solar

The latest addition to the Garmin Fenix 6 range is the Garmin Quatix 6X Solar. This is the existing Garmin Fenix 6X Solar with an aquatic twist for sailors.

There are several sail-based features including stream data, marine waypoints, Sailassist, FusionLink onboard entertainment control, autopilot control and Bluetooth G3 charts.

Of course, the key techy addition is the SOLAR charging giving 30 days of battery life in smartwatch mode and up to an additional 5 days when solar charging or 20 hours more in GPS mode. There is also a pretty cool and light titanium case and band, a snip at $999.99

Garmin Quatix 6X Solar – Hardware Specs & Marine Features


materialPower Glass
Bezel materialTitanium
Case materialFibre-reinforced polymer with a metal rear cover
QuickFit watch band compatibleIncluded (26 mm)
Strap materialTitanium and silicone included
Physical size51 x 51 x 14.9 mm
Fits wrists with the following circumference:
Silicone band: 127-210 mm
Metal band: 135-225 mm
Colour displayYes
Display size1.4 inches (35.56 mm) diameter
Display resolution280 x 280 pixels
Display typeSunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
Weight82 g (54 g, case only)
Battery lifeSmartwatch mode: Up to 21 days plus 3 days *
GPS mode: Up to 60 hours plus 6 hours**
GPS and music: Up to 15 hours plus 1 hour **
Max battery GPS mode: Up to 120 hours plus 28 hours**
Expedition GPS activity 46 days plus 10 days*
Battery saver watch mode: 80 days plus 40 days*

*Solar charging, assuming all-day wear with 3 hours per day outside in 50,000 lux conditions
**Solar charging, assuming use in 50,000 lux conditions

Water rating10 ATM
Memory/history32 GB

Boating Features

Available boating profilesBoating, Sailing, Sail Racing
Anchor AlarmYes
Autopilot controlYes
Boat data streamingYes
Virtual starting lineYes
Countdown timerYes
Tack assist modeYes
Built-in barometer and tide tablesYes (downloadable tides)

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15 thoughts on “new Garmin Quatix 6X Solar

    1. Thousand Dollars…

      I mean that’s chump change for people that sail for a hobby. It seems to me like Garmin is going further towards the Tesla Business model as they offer more and more products geared towards the very wealthy and offering a pittance for the rest of the population. That or a really stripped down version for everyone else.

    1. Alas, poor rumour! I knew him, FR655: a watch
      of infinite features, of most excellent beauty: he hath
      borne me on his wrist a thousand times (in my imagination);

      That’s what you get when you start quoting Shakespeare at me 😉 he he he. 1030+/130+ are next and a few weeks away

      1. Get that Shakespeare in now, because the Globe Theatre is about to close, Permanently.

  1. Hi do you have any idea when will it be available to buy? It seems cheaper than a marq watch with better features and a pretty good looking and quite a light case.

      1. Hi just in connection to this. I would expect them to upgrade the Marq line fairly soon. Any rumours as to when this might be? Thanks.

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