- Product: Garmin Tactix GPS Navigator
- Style: Sports and Outdoors
- Color: Matte Black
- Price: $347.95
- My Rating: 9.5 out of 10
The All In One Watch
The Garmin Tactix watch is by far one of my favorite watches. This watch does not come cheap because it is truly an all in one watch.
You can use this watch on hikes, runs, or even in casual clothes on a date. The Garmin Tactix has a high-sensitivity GPS with automatic calibrating altimeter, barometer and 3- axis compass.
The altimeter provides elevation data and accurately monitors ascent and descent, while the barometer predicts the weather changes by showing short- term air pressure.
The Garmin Tactix is waterproof up to 50 meters. It is a rechargeable and comes with a Lithium Ion battery and lasts up to 50 hours in GPS mode, 3 weeks in sensor mode, and 5 weeks in watch mode. The watch does come with a USB wall charger.
With the Garmin Tactix weighing only 1.8 oz, you can bring it with you anywhere without it being uncomfortable on the wrist.
My favorite feature is the GPS bread crumb trail that shows while on the move on a trail. The TracBack feature is amazing as well because if I was to ever get lost it will guide me back to my start point.
You are able to set 1,000 waypoints, 10,000 track points and TracBack capabilities. It has ANT+ capabilities and bluetooth to wirelessly connect and share tracks, waypoints, and routes with other compatible Garmin devices or smartphones.
If you are looking for a watch that can give you the best of both worlds with looks and amazing features this watch is for you.
The Garmin Tactix benefited me in the Army many ways and some of it being able to track my run times, pace, distance and calories.
During the Physical Training (PT) part of my morning, my squad likes to do 4-5 mile runs at a 8 minute pace. The Garmin Tactix is able to track that for me so it makes it easier for me to pace my men rather then just guessing how fast I’m running.
It also tracks my time so I can write them down and the next time we can improve by beating our previous times.
When it comes to navigating myself in the field during training, I can rely on the same watch because it comes with that feature.
It’s the best of both worlds for everyday running during PT and all my field exercises requiring me to find points. The Garmin Tactix does display the Latitude/Longitude and MSRG.
The great thing about it is the green backlight doesn’t compromise your position during night operations and doesn’t flare out your Night Vision Goggles (NVG).
Other features are sun/moon information and hunt/fish calendar. Basic watch functions, alarms, tones, vibration alerts, timer, stopwatch and world clock with ability to display several time zones at once.
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