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Garmin tactix Bravo

tactix Bravo multisport training GPS watch combines specialized tactical functionality with smart features for fitness training and outdoor navigation, all in a stylish, everyday watch. An all-black, rugged and durable design is built for the tactical environment, and dual-mode operation optimizes the sunlight-readable display for day use or night vision goggle compatibility.

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$699.99 – Black with nylon straps.

$699.99 – Black with silicone band.

Key Features

Jumpmaster Night Vision GPS/GLONASS Outdoor Smart Notifications
Jumpmaster Night Vision GPS/GLONASS Outdoor Smart Notifications

True Performance Meets Tactical Functionality

  • 1.2-inch high-resolution, sunlight-readable Garmin Chroma Display™ with high-strength domed sapphire lens, capable of switching between 2 modes: day use and night vision goggle compatibility
  • Omni-directional stainless steel EXO™ antenna, with GPS/GLONASS satellite reception, has the ability to track in more challenging environments
  • All-black, rugged and durable design inspired by the requirements of tactical gear intended for use in the field
  • Black PVD-coated stainless steel buttons, knurled start/stop button, rear case plate and screws
  • High-sensitivity GPS/GLONASS satellite reception has the ability to track in more challenging environments than GPS alone

tactix Bravo multisport training GPS watch combines specialized tactical functionality with smart features for fitness training and outdoor navigation, all in a stylish, everyday watch. An all-black, rugged and durable design is built for the tactical environment, and dual-mode operation optimizes the sunlight-readable display for day use or night vision goggle compatibility.

Photo of tactix Bravo with olive nylon strap

Serious Style That Stands Up to the Roughest Conditions

tactix Bravo comes with interchangeable 3-ring nylon straps, including black and olive drab. The watch features a protective stainless steel bezel and buttons, and reinforced housing for extra durability. A sunlight-visible, high-resolution color Chroma display with LED backlight lets you access your data in any light. User-activated “night vision mode” reduces backlight settings to a level that doesn’t interfere with the operation of night vision goggles. tactix Bravo watch is water-rated to 100 meters and has a battery life of up to 50 hours in UltraTrac™ battery saver mode, 20 hours in GPS mode and up to 3 weeks in smartwatch mode (all depending on settings).

Built-in Tactical Features

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Tactical features include Jumpmaster activity, projected waypoints and dual-format position format GPS Coordinate Data Page that supports MGRS, Degrees Minutes Seconds and more.

tactix Bravo navigational display

Navigate Your Way

tactix Bravo watch provides comprehensive navigation and tracking functionalities to guide you on and off the beaten path using GPS plus ABC (altimeter, barometer and compass). TracBack® feature navigates you back to your starting point the same way you came. Its built-in sensors provide information on heading, elevation and weather changes.

It records a GPS track log, creating a “bread crumb trail” as you move. It also allows you to mark locations, such as a start/finish line, course checkpoint or a campsite, vehicle or other point of interest. With tactix Bravo, you can create and follow courses as well.

tactix Bravo is equipped with both ANT+® wireless connectivity and Bluetooth®3) and has smart capabilities to wirelessly share locations, routes and geocaches.

Advanced Fitness Metrics

tactix Bravo watch is packed with training features to tell you about your form and fitness. The first is the VO2 max estimator. When used with a heart rate monitor1, tactix Bravo crunches data, including your running speed, beats per minute and heart rate variability to estimate the maximum volume of oxygen you can consume per minute. Track changes to your VO2 max to see your fitness gains and to compare with your peers. Other fitness metrics include recovery advisor with a recovery timer and recovery check, plus a race predictor, which estimates your ideal finish time based on your current VO2 max number.

Advanced Running Dynamics and Physiological Metrics

Go further with your running data and tap into extended physiological1 metrics and advanced running dynamics2. When used with a heart rate monitor, tactix Bravo reports the following data:

tactix Bravo physiological display

  • Vertical oscillation and ratio — the degree of 'bounce' in your running motion and the benefit ratio in stride length
  • Ground contact time and balance — shows how much time, in the running motion, your foot is on the ground rather than in flight and lets you check your running symmetry
  • Cadence — number of steps per minute
  • Stride length — determines a responsive current pace
  • Physiological metrics measures your heart to provide stress score, performance condition, and lactate threshold

tactix Bravo compass display

Altimeter, Barometer and Compass

tactix Bravo watch is equipped with ABC sensors 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.

tactix Bravo auto-calibrates its ABC sensors using its GPS receiver and also auto sets the time based on location. For an accurate temperature reading, pair it with our tempe™ external temperature sensor.

tactix Bravo AccuWeather display

Custom Apps and Watch Faces

Personalize tactix Bravo watch with free downloads from our Connect IQ™ store. You can customize your watch face, add data fields and get apps and widgets that provide information at a glance.

tactix Bravo notifications display

Stay Connected

Smart notifications4 let you receive emails, texts and alerts right on your watch, even if you’re on the trail. tactix Bravo receives the wireless signal from a compatible smartphone4 and lets you know you have a message by displaying the text on its own screen whenever you’re ready to read it.

Other connected features include automatic upload to Garmin Connect online fitness community, live tracking and social media sharing through our free Garmin Connect and Garmin Connect™ Mobile applications. Remotely control both the music from your phone and your VIRB® XE action camera. Find My Phone and Find My Watch capabilities included. Activity tracking4 counts daily steps, calories burned and stairs climbed; sleep tracking monitors your sleep patterns for additional health insights.

1 Heart rate monitors and HRM-Run, sold separately.
2 Requires HRM-Run monitor; included in some bundles, also sold separately.
3 Phone must be Bluetooth® Smart. See for compatibility.
4 Activity tracking accuracy

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Physical & Performance
Physical dimensions 2.0" × 2.0" × 0.6" (51.5 × 51.5 × 16.0 mm)
Display size, W×H 1.2" (30.4 mm) diameter
Display resolution, W×H 218 × 218 pixels; transflective MIP color; sapphire lens
Color display Yes
Negative mode display Yes
Weight With silicone band: 3.09 oz (87.5 g); with nylon strap: 2.84 oz (80.5g)
Battery Rechargeable 300 mAh lithium-ion
Battery life Up to 50 hours (UltraTrac mode); up to 20 hours in GPS training mode; up to 6 weeks in watch mode
Water rating 10 ATM
GPS-enabled Yes
High-sensitivity receiver Yes
Barometric altimeter Yes
Electronic compass Yes
Smart notifications (displays email, text and other alerts when paired with your compatible phone) Yes
Vibration alert Yes
Music control Yes
VIRB® control Yes
Watch functions Time of day (12/24h), calendar (day/date), daily alarm, stop watch, timer, sunrise/sunset alerts
Maps & Memory
Built-in memory 32 MB; available 23 MB
Waypoints/favorites/locations 1000
Routes 30
Running Features
Virtual Pacer™ (compares current pace to target) Yes
V02 max estimate Yes
Recovery advisor Yes
Race predictor Yes
Running dynamics Yes
Accelerometer (calculates distance for indoor workouts, without need for a foot pod) Yes
Personal records Yes
Cycling Features
Compatible with Vector™ Yes
Multiple bike profiles Yes
Bike speed/cadence sensor Yes
Running & Cycling Features
Heart rate monitor Yes (some versions)
Virtual Partner® (train against a digital person) Yes
Virtual Racer® (compete against other activities) Yes
Auto Pause® (pauses and resumes timer based on speed) Yes
Multi-sport (changes sport mode with a press of a button) Yes
Auto multisport (switch sport modes with 1 button press) Yes
Advanced workouts (create custom, goal-oriented workouts) Yes
Pace alert (triggers alarm if you vary from preset pace) Yes
Interval training (set up exercise and rest intervals) Yes
Heart rate-based calorie computation Yes
Calculates calories burned Yes
Training Effect (measures impact of an activity on your aerobic fitness) Yes
Swimming Features
Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count/rate, calories) Yes
Stroke type identification (e.g. freestyle) Yes
Open water swim metrics (distance, pace, stroke count/rate, calories) Yes
Golfing Features
Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course) Yes
Yardage to F/M/B (distance to front, middle and back of green) Yes
Yardage to layups/doglegs Yes
Tracks stats (putts per round, greens & fairways hit, average distance) Yes
Digital scorecard Yes
Outdoor Features
Hunt/fish calendar Yes
Sun and moon information Yes
Area calculation Yes
Jumpmaster Yes
Garmin Connect®
Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data) Yes
Chartplotter Features
Tide tables Yes
Connect IQ™ app support Yes (watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps)
EXO™ antenna (GPS/GLONASS) Yes
Wi-Fi® Yes
ANT+® Yes
Bluetooth® 4.0 LE Yes
Weather Alerts Yes
UltraTrac Yes
tempe™ sensor support Yes
TracBack Yes
Ski features Yes
Physiological measurements Yes
SUP/Rowing Yes
Projected waypoints Yes
Jumpmaster activity Yes
Dual-position format Yes
Tactical activity Yes
Night vision compatible Yes

Black with Nylon Straps

  • tactix Bravo with black nylon strap
  • Olive drab nylon strap
  • USB charging clip
  • AC adapter with plug
  • Manual

Black with Black Silicone Band

  • tactix Bravo with black silicone band
  • USB charging clip
  • AC adapter with plug
  • Manual

These accessories are available for Garmin tactix Bravo. Click a button to add that item to your shopping cart.

$14.99 – Bicycle Mount Kit.

$24.99 – Quick Release Kit (fēnix® 3).

$24.99 – Charging Clip.

$24.99 – Charging Clip.

$19.99 – AC Adapter, North America.

$32.90 – AC Adapter, Europe.

$89.99 – External Battery Pack.

$99.99 – HRM-Run™.

$129.99 – HRM-Tri™.

$99.99 – HRM-Swim™.

$69.99 – Soft Strap Premium Heart Rate Monitor.

$69.99 – Bike Speed Sensor and Cadence Sensor.

$69.99 – Foot Pod.

$29.99 – tempe™ Temperature Sensor.

$99.99 – HRM-Run™.

$24.99 – Watch Bands, Black.

$24.99 – Watch Bands, Red.

$24.99 – Watch Bands, Blue.

$24.99 – Watch Bands, Yellow.

$24.99 – Watch Bands, Green.

$129.99 – Metal Band.

$59.99 – Brown Leather Watch Band.

$59.99 – Black Leather Watch Band.

$24.99 – Fabric Wrist Strap (Outdoor Wearables).

$29.99 – Carabiner Strap (Outdoor Wearables).

$39.99 – Silicone Watch Band, White (fēnix® 3).

$39.99 – Silicone Watch Band, Black.

$39.99 – Silicone Watch Band, Green.

$39.99 – Silicone Watch Band, Blue.

$24.99 – Black Nylon Strap.

$24.99 – Olive Drab Nylon Strap.

$39.99 – Brown Leather Strap.

$199.99 – Titanium Watch Band.