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Garmin tactix

The field-ready tactix is a high-sensitivity GPS navigator plus ABC watch packed with features for training, exploring and more.

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$369.99 – North America.

Tactical GPS Navigator + ABC Watch

  • High-sensitivity GPS with automatic calibrating altimeter, barometer and 3-axis compass
  • Scratch-resistant, curved lens prevents reflection
  • Negative mode liquid crystal display with green LED
  • TracBack to navigate back to your starting point

The field-ready tactix is a high-sensitivity GPS navigator plus ABC watch packed with features for training, exploring and more. Inside, it’s an altimeter, barometer, 3-axis compass and tracker with 1,000 waypoints, 10,000 track points and TracBack capabilities. Outside, it is water resistant (to 50 meters), matte black and non-reflective with a green LED backlight that won’t flare out night vision.

Plan, Navigate, Track

tactix lets you create routes, record up to 1,000 waypoints (such as rally points, LZs or potential campsites) and record GPS bread crumb trails on the move (tracklogs). Navigate to coordinates, along a track or route, toward waypoints or along any other selected bearing. The TracBack feature guides you back along a previously recorded tracklog so you can easily find your way to the end of a tactical training course, campsite, trailhead or safety of a vehicle, even in challenging conditions.

Plan trips and share adventures with friends and family using BaseCamp and BaseCamp Mobile. 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.

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

Measure Performance

tactix provides real-time performance data, such as distance, pace, cadence and calories, helping you keep track of your progress during and after your adventures. tactix is compatible with our heart rate monitor, speed/cadence bike sensor and foot pod for indoor or outdoor use.

Built to Endure the Roughest Conditions

tactix combines a strong housing to survive shocks with a mineral glass lens to resist scratching. It has a large LCD display with a green LED backlight and a robust polyurethane wristband. It’s water resistant 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.

Tactical-inspired, Field-ready

The all-black, rugged and durable design was inspired by the strict requirements mandated by tactical units for the gear they use in the field. 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 (and won’t flare out night-vision goggles).

More Than an Ordinary Watch

tactix includes sun/moon information and 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.

Physical & Performance
Physical dimensions 1.9" × 1.9" × .7" (4.9 × 4.9 × 1.7 cm)
Display size, W×H 1.2" (3.1 cm) diameter
Display resolution, W×H 70 × 70 pixels
Negative mode display Yes
Weight 3.19 oz (90.6 g)
Battery Rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life Up to 50 hours (GPS mode); 3 weeks (sensor mode); 5 weeks (watch mode)
Water rating 5 ATM
GPS-enabled Yes
High-sensitivity receiver Yes
Barometric altimeter Yes
Electronic compass Yes (tilt-compensated 3-axis)
Smart notifications (displays email, text and other alerts when paired with your compatible phone) Yes
Vibration alert Yes
Watch functions Time, date, alarm, timer, chronograph, chimes and vibration
Maps & Memory
Built-in memory 20 MB
Waypoints/favorites/locations 1000
Routes 50
Track log 10,000 points, 100 saved tracks
Running Features
Accelerometer (calculates distance for indoor workouts, without need for a foot pod) Yes
Cycling Features
Compatible with Vector™ Yes
Bike speed/cadence sensor Yes
Running & Cycling Features
Heart rate monitor Yes (optional)
Virtual Partner® (train against a digital person) Yes
Auto Pause® (pauses and resumes timer based on speed) Yes
Multi-sport (changes sport mode with a press of a button) 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
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
  • tactix GPS watch
  • USB/Charging cable
  • AC adapter with plug
  • Quickstart manual

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

$19.99 – AC charger.

$69.99 – Foot Pod.

$89.99 – External Power Pack.

$24.99 – fenix USB/Charger Cable.

$69.99 – Premium Heart Rate Monitor (Soft Strap).

$14.99 – Bicycle Mount Kit.

$29.99 – tempe Wireless Temperature Sensor.

$39.99 – fenix Leather Band.

$24.99 – fenix Wrist Strap Kit.

$29.99 – fenix Carabiner Strap.

$17.99 – fenix Black Band.

$17.99 – fenix Olive Band.

$17.99 – fenix Orange band.

$24.99 – Black silicone band.

$17.99 – Dark gray band, replacement.

$17.99 – Light gray band, replacement.

$28.00 – Vehicle charging adapter.