Garmin International Inc., a division of Garmin Ltd., has announced a new enhanced and shock-resistant smart watch, which is packed with specialized tactical functionality and with enhanced mapping for navigation. Plus, it’s available with improved fitness training features. This third-generation tactix smart watch comes preloaded with full-color TOPO mapping, advanced performance metrics, wrist-based heart rate, special “Tactical” activity profile as well as over 26 in-built activity for any kind of adventure.
Because of improved mapping and navigation features in this watch, its users can navigate effectively and keep on their course at a glance. Although this smart watch is available with digital topographic maps being preloaded on the watch, the users get ability to save a maximum of up to 16 GB map data for different areas and other types of maps, including marine charts. It has many excellent built-in navigation features like gyroscope, altimeter, barometer and 3-axis compass. Apart from these, it is also equipped with GLONASS and GPS support that make for the best tools to ease tracking than a GPS alone in more challenging regions.
Not only its features are built to endure the challenging regions, the body too of the tactix Charlie smart watch is made of a scratch-resistant black Diamond-Like-Carbon (DLC) coated bezel along with UTC markers. Moreover, it has stainless-steel button, black titanium rear cover along with an always-on 1.2” display, which is equipped with domed sapphire lens and readable in sunlight. Because of its compatibility with QuickFit, the watch’s users get a choice to swap between leather, silicone and metal bands without requiring any tool.
Being a complete package of amazing training and navigation features, tactix Charlie provides several features, specifically available for tactical operations, including night-vision compatibility, projected waypoints and Jumpmaster mode. Users can utilize Jumpmaster mode for airborne activities, and can use from three jump types – HALO, HAHO and Static.
Additionally, users can also set this watch to dual-positioning mode that allows them to view to sets of coordinate systems together like latitude/longitude and MGRS on a just one data screen. When the night-vision mode is enabled in the watch, the settings of backlight screen gets decreased to the point, where it doesn’t intervene with the operation of night-vision goggles.
Because the watch is equipped with a wrist-based heartrate sensor powered by Garmin Elevate™ technology, it provides users with round-the-clock heart rate monitoring without the requirement to wear a chest strap. Further, users can easily view and analyze their activities with training load, training status, VO2 max, recovery time and lot more.
Apart from multi-sport features, this watch also comes with several connected features like – once it’s connected with a supported smartphone, users can obtain email, text, phone call, calendar alerts and many other smart notifications directly on their smart watch. Also, tactix Charlie supports Connect IQ store that offers its users to personalize their watch with desired apps, data fields, widgets, watch faces, etc.
While its battery lasts up to 12 days in smart watch mode, it can be used for 20 hours without charging in GPS mode. Plus, it offers UltraTrac feature that lets users to extend its battery life.
While Garmin is trying to expand its smart-watch business for outdoor activities, tactix is the latest solution from the company to expand its segment. Whether it’s about hunting, hiking, mountain biking, trail running, diving, golfing or utilizing satellite communication; Garmin’s outdoor solutions are making a real buzz among all enthusiasts. To say the least, this smart watch is one of the small yet excellent solutions for all outdoor activities, navigation and fitness.