Last Updated on March 31, 2020 by Jude Simeone
The Garmin Quatix 5 smartwatch is a premium smartwatch specifically designed for the water ways. It’s a great choice for those who want a great companion to easily navigate and track their activities in the ocean.The device is also well equipped in both design and loaded with a host of fitness tracking features. It was released in January 2017 and runs on Garmin’s proprietary OS.
Garmin Quatix 5 Full Specifications
WHERE TO BUY
|Device name||Garmin Quatix 5|
|Device type||Classic/sporty smartwatch|
|Released date||January, 2017|
|Ideal for||Men (will look good too on women.)|
|Display type||LED with
Transflective memory-in-display (MIP)
|Display size||1.2 inch|
|Screen resolution||240 x 240 pixels|
|Input type||Touchscreen with 5 buttons|
|Dimension||47 x 47 x 15.5 mm|
|Weight||85 grams (silicon strap)
156 grams (metal band)
|Casing material||Fiber-reinforced polymer|
|Strap material||Silicone or steel|
|Bezel Material||stainless steel|
|Screen protection||Glass or sapphire crystal|
|Water resistant||Yes, 10ATM|
|Memory card slot||--|
|Heart rate monitoring||Yes|
|Heart rate monitor (HRM)||Yes|
|Operating system (OS)||Proprietary OS|
|Type of battery||Lithium-ion|
|Battery life||12days+ on smartwatch mode , ~ 20 hours+ with GPS on|
|Charging||USB charging cable|
|Charging time||About 2 hours|
|Compatibility||Andriod 4.4 or later
IOS 10.0 or later
Bluetooth 4.0 or later
Check if your device is compatible
|Companion app||Germin connect IQ store|
|Customizable watch face||Yes|
IN THE BOX CONTENTS
|Garmin Quatix 5|
|USB charging cable|
Germin Quatix 5 Features
- Water Resistance/Protection
- Activity/Fitness tracking
- Notifications & Application
The Garmin Quatix 5 has a compact, stylish and classic design that makes it suitable for virtually any event. It is circular just like most Garmin smartwatches, features a 1.2inch screen size powered by high-resolution full-color Garmin chroma display with LED backlighting to make reading contents on the screen possible under all ambient conditions and as well a transflective technology that makes the screen visible even under intense sunlight.
The body of the Quatix 5 is built for durability, the casing is made of fiber-reinforced polymer material while the bezel material is a stainless steel material. The strap comes in different varieties of materials, a silicone material that weighs 85 grams with the Quatix 5 and a metal strap that weighs 156 grams which is quite heavy, but its totally dependent on your choice. The Quatix 5 doesn’t support touchscreen, but has an additional 5 physical buttons to make navigating the 1.2-inch screen very easy.
With the enormous features built into the Quatix 5, it still surpassed our expectations. The battery life is quite impressive. It comes with a Li-ion battery type which on smartwatch mode can last up to 2 weeks while with the GPS on, you should expect a battery life of about a day. This surpasses the average battery life with GPS on when compared with other good smartwatches.
The battery can be charged with a USB charging cable that comes with the device. It’s recommended that you use only Garmin chargers to charge the Quatix 5.
The Quatix 5 is one of the few smartwatches with 10ATM rating, this is massive. This means you can wear the Quatix 5 under the rain, under the shower without worrying about damaging it. The device is specially crafted for those who want to go deep in water, like the pool and even more friendly the ocean as deep as 100 meters making it a perfect companion for a journey into the waterways.
The screen is protected as well with good materials, a glass material or a sapphire material which is stronger and scratch resistant, however, it will cost you more money.
The Quatix 5 is loaded with all the required sensors which are really sensitive and ready to track all your activities both on land and in the sea. It can track your steps, calories burnt, heart rate, hiking and a host of other activities.
The Quatix 5 is also one of the few smartwatches with lots of inbuilt activity tracking for swimming, boating, and other deep sea-related activities. There is a sail assist feature that lets you visualize all your sail racing activities. You can also monitor and track canoeing activities such as distance covered per stroke, total distance and a host of other interesting features that makes the Quatix 5 stand out as one of the best fitness smartwatches.
There is a built-in activity profile ranging from treadmill, bike, pool, and swimming. You can decide to create your own custom activity profiles. There is built-in support for lots of sports activities such as hiking, skiing, golfing and a host of other fitness and sporting activities.
You can add power data to your training by downloading the running power app from the Connect IQ store onto your compatible watch. Built by Garmin Labs, the Running Power app taps into metrics such as pace, vertical oscillation, grade and even local wind conditions to determine the amount of power you’re applying at the ground as you run.
With the inbuilt GPS /GLONASS you can navigate both on land and waterways activities easily like track distances you covered, routes, locations even in difficult environments where the GPS lags.
The Quatix 5 when connected to a compatible device is a great companion when it comes to is keeping you updated with latest notifications from your smartphone such as;
The Quatix 5 is customizable, you can customize the watch face simple by downloading your preferred choice from the Garmin connect IQ store. There are also different available straps that includes 22mm silicon and metal materials which you can choose from to customize to your choice.
The Quatix 5 is compatible with android 4.4 or later and iOS 10.0 or later devices. Check if your smartphone is compatible with the Quatix 5.
The Quatix 5 however doesn’t come with the NFC chip to support the Garmin pay a contactless payment system, which is quiet a draw back especially if you like to shop on the go. Another lagging end is the internal storage memory is also small.