Garmin Introduces Tactical Inspired GPS Navigator Watch

Garmin Introduces Tactical Inspired GPS Navigator Watch


Garmin Introduces Tactically Inspired GPS Navigator Watch

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced tactix, a rugged high-sensitivity GPS navigator and ABC watch inspired by the requirements of Law Enforcement and Police Special Operations. Built for training, exploring, and more, this field-ready wristwatch boasts an altimeter, barometer, 3-axis compass, and extensive tracking capabilities for precise navigation in the field. tactix is waterproof to 50 meters, and can run up to 50 hours in GPS mode on one charge. It comes preloaded with tide data (U.S. units only) and Jumpmaster software, which could prove invaluable for amphibious and airborne operations. It has a stealth, matte black design with a curved lens and green backlight, so it won’t flare out with night vision devices or compromise the user’s position. tactix can withstand even the most extreme elements and situations, but is sleek enough to be worn as an everyday timepiece.    

The new Garmin Tactix has your wrist, on covert operations and recreational missions alike

The new Garmin Tactix has your wrist, on covert operations and recreational missions alike

“Being able to go hands free while still having access to accurate information on barometric pressure, elevation, and GPS position could prove to be invaluable in the field,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales. “tactix packs Garmin’s trusted navigation technology into a GPS watch that both soldiers and civilians can rely on. Plus, the preloaded tide data and Jumpmaster software, along with its stealth design, really sets tactix apart from other wrist worn GPS devices.”

Like the Fenix, the Tactix is a fully-featured GPS navigator. It lets users plan routes, view their locations in latitude/longitude and MGRS (military grid reference system), record up to 1,000 waypoints, track their trips and “TracBack” to their starting point. It comes with a worldwide base map.

The Tactix

The Tactix

The Tactix also benefits from the latest in wireless functionality, with both ANT+ and Bluetooth technology. It can share routes, tracks and other info with compatible Garmin devices and smartphones running Garmin’s Basecamp app. It also pairs wirelessly with cadence sensors, heart rate monitors and other performance trackers and can even act as a wireless remote control for the new VIRB actioncams.

Getting back to basics, the Tactix includes a timer, alarms, vibration alerts, stopwatch, and world clock that can show multiple time zones, military time, and zulu time at once. It is waterproof to 164 feet (50 m). The lithium-ion battery lasts between 16 hours (full GPS mode) and five weeks (basic watch mode) before requiring a recharge.

The Tactix is available on Garmin’s website now for US$449.99

Source: Garmin


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