Today we’re excited to announce tactix Bravo, a multisport GPS watch that combines tactical functionality with smart features for fitness training and outdoor navigation. Featuring an all-black, rugged design, tactix Bravo was built for the tactical environment with a scratch-resistant lens and bezel, as well as a sunlight readable display optimized for night vision goggle compatibility. Additionally, it comes preloaded with specialized software for both aerial and land missions. Complete with smart notifications and Connect IQ compatibility, tactix Bravo is also stylish enough for everyday wear. Tactix Bravo is being announced in conjunction with the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and will be showcased at the Garmin booth, #35811.
“We’re excited to bring our tactical operators a new watch with tactix Bravo,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “Tactix Bravo was designed to handle the most demanding environments, and with specialized software, it will help users accomplish the mission at hand while still looking sleek and stylish.”
Inspired by the requirements of Law Enforcement and Police Special Operations and able to handle the roughest conditions, tactix Bravo has a sapphire lens and a knurled bezel with a diamond-like carbon coating to prevent knicks and scratches. It has a sharp, all-black, non-reflective finish and the color display has a special mode making it compatible with night vision goggles. In addition to the standard black silicone band, tactix Bravo is also available with nylon watchbands in black and olive drab. The nylon bands can be easily interchanged with no tools required, so users can easily switch between the black and olive drab.
Boasting an EXO antenna and high-sensitivity GPS with GLONASS support, tactix Bravo has a full multisport toolset to handle training, exploring, missions and more. Users on land can mark and store up to 1,000 waypoints, navigate back to their starting point using the TracBack feature, while users in the air can utilize the Jumpmaster software for three jump types: HAHO, HALO and Static. It also has a unique dual-position mode that can simultaneously display two sets of coordinate systems on a single data screen. Able to last through long missions or training sessions, tactix Bravo can get up to 50 hours of battery life in UltraTrac mode, 20 hours in GPS training mode, and up to three weeks in smartwatch mode.
Tactix Bravo boasts advanced workouts and training modes, so users can get real-time performance data such as distance, pace, calories burned. Additionally, users can get advanced running dynamics like stride length, ground contact time balance and vertical ratio and physiological measurements like their individual lactate threshold, stress score and performance condition. Tactix Bravo is also compatible with other ANT+ sensors to collect more data like and temperature with Tempe, or to control a VIRB action camera remotely. Tactix Bravo uses will also have access to new activity profiles for golf, SUP and rowing. With the recently updated Garmin Connect mobile app, users can download more than 40,000 worldwide golf courses for precise course data and use their watch as a digital scorecard. With the new SUP/Rowing mode, users can measure their paddle stroke count, stroke rate and distance per stroke to gauge their efficiency.
With daily activity tracking and connected features, tactix Bravo doubles as a stylish smartwatch. Users can track their daily steps, mileage and sleep, then wirelessly upload all their data to the recently updated Garmin Connect mobile app. They can also connect their watch to a compatible smartphone for call, text and email notifications right on the watch. Additionally, tactix Bravo is Connect IQ compatible, so users can customize their watch with a variety of watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps.
Tactix Bravo will be available in Q1 2016 and will have a suggested retail price of $699.99.