Garmin Tactix is an all new military watch due out from Garmin sometime around early December 2013, built on the Garmin fenix platform and with roughly 95% of the fenix features but a whole host of upgrades for military specifications.
The watch uses a high sensitivity GPS receiver and contains an altimeter, barometer and a 3-axis compass along with 1,00 waypoints and 10,000 track points.
BUILT TO MILITARY SPECS
Tactix is waterproof to 50 meters, has a matte black non-reflective finish, uses a curved non-reflective crystal and a green LED backlight that won't flare out with night vision goggles.
PLAN YOUR MISSION
You can record GPS bread crumb trails on the move, trackback to navigate out the same way you came in or use waypoints to mark LZ's, meeting points, basecamp and more. Even in the most challenging environmental conditions Trackback can get you home safely.
SHARE YOUR MISSIONS
Plan missions and share data with command using Basecamp and Basecamp mobile software. Tactix is equipped with both ANT+™ capabilities and Bluetooth® to wirelessly share tracks, waypoints and routes with other compatible Garmin devices or smartphones.
ALTIMETER, BAROMETER and COMPASS
Tactix is equipped with ABC sensors (altimeter, barometer and compass) to provide relevant real-time information. The built-in altimeter provides elevation data to accurately monitor ascent and descent, while the barometer can be used to predict weather changes by showing short-term trends in air pressure. The 3-axis electronic compass keeps your bearing whether you're moving or not.
The ABC sensors are automatically calibrated using GPS and automatically set your time based upon time zone. To get highly accurate temperature readings it also pairs with the Garmin Tempe sensor which eliminates any outside interference from heat coming off your body.
Tactix delivers distance, pace, cadence and calories, helping you keep track of your progress during and after your adventures or workouts. The watch is compatible with a Garmin heart rate monitor, speed/cadence bike sensor and foot pod for indoor or outdoor workouts.
TOUGH, TOUGH, TOUGH
Tactix combines a super strong housing with mineral glass to reduce scratching. It has a large LCD display with a green LED backlight and tough wrist band. It’s waterproof to 50 meters and has a battery life of up to 50 hours in GPS mode (depends on settings) and up to 5 weeks in watch mode.
The all-black, rugged design was engineered to the strict requirements mandated by tactical units for gear. Its scratch-resistant, curved lens is rugged and prevents reflection. The U.S. Tides feature and Jumpmaster mode are invaluable to amphibious and airborne operations. The green backlight won't compromise your position or your vision.
WAY MORE THAN YOU EXPECTED
Tactix displays sun/moon information, a hunt/fish calendar in addition to basic watch functions such as alarms, tones, vibration alerts, a timer, stopwatch and world clock with the ability to display several times zones at once. It even controls VIRB™ and VIRB Elite™ action cameras.
--Rusty Squire, email@example.com, copyright 2013