Garmin Malaysia announced the tactix 7 Pro, a new class of purpose-built tactical smartwatch. Leveraging a new 5-button interface with a responsive touch screen, the tactix 7 Pro provides dedicated tactical, training and performance features, wrist-based navigation, and comprehensive health and wellness monitoring. Prepared for operations day and night, the tactix 7 Pro now includes an always-on NVG-compatible reflective display and a dedicated multi-LED flashlight for low-light conditions. Featuring a robust battery life, including enhanced solar charging on select tactix 7 Pro, users can focus on everything from HIIT workouts to HALO jumps and worry less about recharging.
“The new tactix 7 Pro is an ideal premium timepiece for everyday use while pulling double duty as a must-have for any tactical kit. Whether heading to the gym, hiking with your family or preparing to land on the X, you can depend on tactix 7 Pro to help get you there,” said Mr. Scoppen Lin, Assistant General Manager, Garmin Asia. “Thanks to premium materials and a new sophisticated design, the tactix 7 Pro is a trusted companion whether you’re in the field on assignment or in a meeting with clients. It is truly a watch ready for any challenge.”
Built to endure
The rugged tactix 7 Pro is built to a military standard (MIL-STD-810) and water-rated to 10 ATM1. The new metal button guards with reinforced metal lugs are paired with a black DLC coated titanium bezel and rear cover, as well as black tactical nylon QuickFit bands on tactix 7 Pro, to create a watch as tough as its users. The tactix 7 Pro features a large 1.4” display with a scratch-resistant sapphire lens. Users can feel confident knowing the sapphire used is considered one of the hardest materials on earth, ensuring the tactix 7 Pro display remains operationally ready even in harsh environments.
New to the tactix 7 Pro is a dual touchscreen and button user interface. The traditional button controls work in any environment and are matched with a responsive new touchscreen for direct access to selections and functions. The powerful 5-button and touchscreen interface enables quick and intuitive engagement with the topographical maps, offering confident “off-grid” situational awareness.
To lead the way during night operations, the tactix 7 Pro provides a new built-in multi-LED flashlight providing quick access to a bright, steady light in either white or a dedicated green. Users will find the green light useful in maintaining their eyes’ natural night vision.
tactix 7 Pro customers can utilize stealth mode, which collects distances traveled and biometric data without recording location data, to physically train or during operations. Leveraging this security feature ensures customers can use tactix 7 Pro – and even upload logged data – without concerns of revealing location information through popular mobile training apps. By not recording location data to the device, stealth mode also protects operational security should a device become lost.
The tactix 7 Pro provides up to four weeks of battery life in smartwatch mode and – thanks to advancement in solar technology – tactix 7 Pro can provide up to 37 days of battery life in smartwatch mode2.
Packed with dedicated features for tactical operations, the tactix 7 Pro includes night-vision goggle compatibility mode, Jumpmaster, dual-position GPS formatting, projected waypoints, and the ability to erase all user data in a matter of seconds should the need arise. During airborne operations, individuals can use Jumpmaster for three jump types: HAHO, HALO, and Static. Set the watch to dual-positioning mode, and it will simultaneously display two sets of coordinate systems, such as MGRS and latitude/longitude, on a single data screen. When night-vision mode is activated, the backlight settings of the screen will reduce to a level that won’t interfere with the function of night-vision goggles.
Both civilian and service aviators will benefit from the tactix 7 Pro Direct-To Navigation feature, which allows users to navigate straight to an airport in the world aeronautical database or use the “Nearest” function to activate a path to a nearby airport. Additionally, pilots can also access aviation weather, including NEXRAD radar, METARs and TAFs, to see winds, visibility, barometric pressure and more directly on their tactix 7 unit3.
Everyday support with advanced training
Designed for all-day use, the tactix 7 Pro features Garmin’s 24/7 health and wellness tools including Pulse Ox, wrist-based heart rate, respiration and stress tracking, plus Garmin wellness insights such as Body Battery™, Fitness Age and Sleep Score with Advanced Sleep Monitoring4. The tactix 7 Pro is also compatible with other Garmin devices including satellite communicators such as inReach® Mini 25.
Leveraging Garmin’s advanced training technology, tactix 7 Pro can help customers reach their training goals. In addition to dedicated sports apps from hunting to mountain climbing to strength training and more, the tactix 7 Pro provides tools for customers to reach peak performance. These tools include Real-Time Stamina to monitor and track exertion; a Recovery Time Advisor which takes into account training intensity and factors like stress, daily activity and sleep to estimate the number of hours of rest needed to properly recover from a workout session of the same exertion; and Daily Workout Suggestions, which acts as a personal trainer providing workout suggestions based on current training load, training status and overall fitness level.
Using multi-band GNSS support, customers can access multiple frequencies sent by navigation satellites for improved position accuracy in areas where GNSS signals are reflected, weak or typically don’t penetrate. tactix 7 Pro come preloaded with multicontinent Topo maps from the customer’s regions and provide free access to download additional maps from around the world. For recreational uses, the tactix 7 Pro come preloaded with Public Land Boundaries Maps, SkiView Maps, and more than 42,000 full-color golf courses around the world.