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


material Power Glass
Bezel material Titanium
Case material Fibre-reinforced polymer with a metal rear cover
QuickFit watch band compatible Included (26 mm)
Strap material Titanium and silicone included
Physical size 51 x 51 x 14.9 mm
Fits wrists with the following circumference:
Silicone band: 127-210 mm
Metal band: 135-225 mm
Colour display Yes
Display size 1.4 inches (35.56 mm) diameter
Display resolution 280 x 280 pixels
Display type Sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
Weight 82 g (54 g, case only)
Battery life Smartwatch 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 rating 10 ATM
Memory/history 32 GB

Boating Features

Available boating profiles Boating, Sailing, Sail Racing
Anchor Alarm Yes
Autopilot control Yes
Boat data streaming Yes
Virtual starting line Yes
Countdown timer Yes
Tack assist mode Yes
Built-in barometer and tide tables Yes (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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