We recently featured Garmin’s upgraded Fenix 3 HR watch, but they’re not yet done with innovating existing lines. At CES 2016, Garmin introduced Tactix Bravo, an updated version of 2013 Tactix GPS military watch. It’s perfect for tactical training and outdoor navigation and has plenty of useful features.
This multisport watch has a colored display and high-strength domed sapphire lens that avoids reflection. There’s a dual mode LED backlight that increases visibility when using night vision goggles. As for the looks, Garmin Tactix Bravo has a tough stainless steel black case that’s carbon-coated and comes with two interchangeable nylon straps- black and olive drab.
Garmin Tactix Bravo uses GPS to provide navigation. Just like most GPS watches, this one also marks locations, records a track log and a “breadcrumb trail”. There’s a nice feature called TracBack that leads you back using the same way you came from. This watch has ABC sensors- altimeter, barometer and compass, it’s water-rated to 100 meters and depending on the mode you use, the battery can last up to 50 hours.
The VO2 max estimator provides you with all sort of data- running speed, beats per minute, oxygen levels and calories burned. It will also remind you when you should take a break to recover and estimates the ideal finish time of your activity. Garmin Tactix Bravo features the same running dynamics and psychological metric as the new Garmin Fenix 3 HR, but has a few different features as well.
The two new modes can come in very handy. Tactical Mode uses a single screen to display two sets of coordinates and Jumpmaster Mode is for coordinating three types of parachuting activities- HAHO, HALO and Static. Garmin Tactix Bravo can connect to your smartphone using Bluetooth and Wifi to send emails, texts, alerts and control music. You can also use many apps to customize the watch face and connect to social media. [via]
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