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Garmin’s New smartwatch is the one you want when you’re on a military-style operation

- Jun 26, 2018

Garmin has simply launched the Tactix Charlie, a health watch that probable has more capability than you need, until you need water resistance to a hundred meters and a night time imaginative and prescient mode.

That mode reduces the backlight to tiers that won’t intrude with night time imaginative and prescient goggles, and it’s one of some of tactical capabilities, which additionally consist of a Jumpsmaster mode that tracks jumps from airplanes, and a dual-positioning mode, that can show two units of coordinate system at once.

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Garmin Tactix Charlie Multisport GPS Watch Features

Like most top end Garmins, there is both the GPS and GLONASS support for coverage in even the most challenging environments, which makes its diamond-like carbon coated titanium bezel, stainless-steel buttons, and domed sapphire crystal display rugged requirements.

You may also have an altimeter, barometer and compass built in so that you can music elevation records. A night time vision mode for the 1.2-inch sunlight-readable display means you may take a look at your watch while carrying night vision goggles. There is additionally preloaded tactical capabilities, which includes twin position GPS formatting and waypoints projection.

It’s also built for fitness packing a heart rate sensor along with Garmin’s usual suite of multisport activities. That also means Training Status and Recovery modes are onboard to let you know if your workouts are paying off.

If you want some smartwatch functionality that’s there too. So you can receive emails, texts and alerts and access Garmin’s Connect IQ store to download apps, custom fields and watch faces. In the battery life department you can expect 12 days in smartwatch mode and 20 hours in GPS mode.

Garmin Tactix Charlie Multisport GPS Watch Price

Of course, all of this comes at a high price, as the Garmin Tactix Charlie is set to cost $749.99 (around £545/AU$960) when it becomes available, which it’s likely to sometime in May this year. If you want cheaper than this, then the Garmin Forerunner 645 Music is the only one that’s just right, revealed at CES, one of the best conferences 2018.

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