Garmin just released the Tactix Charlie, a fitness watch that almost certainly has far more functionality than you will likely need. Specifically designed for tactical use, the Garmin Tactix Charlie Watch is robust enough for the military yet fashionable enough for daily use.
Like other high-end Garmin smartwatches, there is both GPS and GLONASS support for coverage in even the toughest environments, making its diamond-like carbon coated titanium bezel, stainless steel buttons, and domed sapphire crystal display robust essentials. Additionally there is an altimeter, barometer and compass built in so you’re able to keep track of your elevation data.
This watch features a large oversized 51mm case with a 1.2-inch color screen which is easily readable both in direct sunlight and also at night due to its night vision mode. That screen displays things such as your heartrate, sunrise and sunset times, topographic maps, altitude and a lot more. The truth is, the smartwatch can hold up to 16GB of map data. In the battery lifespan department you could expect 12 days in smartwatch mode and 20 hours in GPS mode. The timepiece is water resistant down to 100m.
Additionally it is developed for health and fitness, providing a heart rate sensor in addition to Garmin’s standard collection of multisport activities. Which also means Training Status and Recovery modes are onboard to inform you if your exercises are paying off.
When you pair your Garmin Tactix Charlie to your smartphone, you can get text, call, and email notifications, along with calendar alerts. You can even customize your watch with many apps, widgets, data fields, and watch faces through the Connect IQTM store.
“Designed for professionals and consumers needing tactical functionality in a wearable form, the Tactix Charlie has everything needed for these operations and everyday life,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “Building on the popularity of the Tactix Bravo and the Fenix 5X, the new Tactix Charlie blends the best of both wearables to offer tactical and multisport features, enhanced mapping, and wrist-based heart rate in one watch.”
The Garmin Tactix Charlie will be available for your adventuring within the first quarter of 2018 and is priced at $750.