Garmin has announced the Tactix Delta, ‘a multisport GPS smartwatch built to military standards (MIL-STD-810).’ The smartwatch features a scratch-resistant domed sapphire lens and diamond-like carbon coated bezel.
Tactix Delta includes stealth mode, which disables storing and sharing of a user’s location and a kill switch that erases all user memory. The fourth-generation Tactix watch adds to Garmin’s expanding tactical watch line-up and introduces an updated design with a 1.4 inch display size. This is a 36% increase in surface area than previous Tactix models, making it Garmin’s largest round watch face.
Other additions include support for music storage, Garmin Pay and new Garmin wearable features like PacePro and Power Manager.
“Form meets function with the new ruggedly designed Tactix Delta including knurled buttons that are easy to press, even with gloves, combined with specialized tactical features like Jumpmaster mode, waypoint projection, dual-position GPS and more,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin Vice President of Global Consumer Sales.
“Tactix Delta multisport watch is mission ready and proves that professional gear can also be a great statement piece.”
Along with the new stealth mode and kill switch features, the watch simultaneously displays two sets of coordinate systems on a single data screen. It has tactical activity profiles, waypoint projection and a Jumpmaster mode that helps calculate a high-altitude release point as well as guidance to the objective once the user has jumped.
Out of the box, it is preloaded with topographic mapping and advanced navigation features, including a barometric altimeter, compass and multiple Global Navigation Satellite Systems support.
New to the Tactix Delta, the Power Manager feature allows the user to see and control how various settings and sensors impact battery life.
In addition to the wide variety of tactical features, the Tactix Delta includes performance metrics for outdoor activities, support for training and overall wellness features. Among the built-in sports profiles and VO2 max estimates and training status with adjustments for heat and altitude, this watch includes a first-of-its-kind PacePro feature, ‘which keeps a runner’s pacing strategy on track with grade-adjusted guidance as they run a course.’
While running the course, users will be able to see their target split pace, the actual split pace, distance to the next split, and how much time they are ahead/behind on their target, on the watch face. The Delta includes topographic maps for outdoor adventures, ski maps for over 2,000 ski resorts worldwide, and 41,000 golf courses.
Tactix Delta adds on-device music storage with the ability to download up to 2,000 songs, allowing users to sync playlists from several of the most popular music services, with no phone required. It also features support for Garmin Pay contactless payment solution.
Available now, the Delta has a suggested retail price of US$899.99.