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Up Close with the Garmin Tactix 7 Pro Edition Smartwatch

New for 2022, Garmin releases the Tactix 7 Pro Edition smartwatch - a multisport GPS smartwatch, built to resist challenging conditions and featuring a Power Sapphire™ solar charging lens along with additional aviation and tactical functions


Two versions of the new Garmin Tactix 7 Pro are available – one named the Pro Edition, which differs from the Standard Tactix 7 smartwatch by offering a solar charging lens – the other named the Pro Ballistics Edition. The latter also features the same solar charging lens but comes with additional Ballistics Elite Software that calculates aiming solutions for long-range shooting with a special built-in ballistics calculator. Aside from this, the two Pro Edition variations are pretty much the same watch. If you’d like to take a closer look at the standard version of the Garmin Tactix 7 smartwatch, built to military standards with a lightweight black DLC coated titanium bezel and rear cover, you can do so here. If it’s the Pro Edition you want to read up on, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s everything you need to know about the new Garmin Tactix 7 Pro Edition smartwatch.



The new Tactix 7 Pro Edition smartwatch by Garmin has been a release that hardcore smartwatch fans have been eagerly anticipating. Its design offers a construction that looks incredibly sleek on the wrist with a black DLC-coated steel bezel and black PVD-coated steel rear cover. Its design, like the standard version, is built to MIL-STD-810 military standards and now features a new dual button control and a touchscreen display, along with new tactical-ready features that include; a dimmable white or green LED flashlight, a night vision compatible display, preloaded tactical activity features, dual-position GPS formatting, Jumpmaster mode, projected waypoints, stealth mode and kill switch. In addition to this., it comes with all the health and fitness features that fans have come to love about Garmin smartwatches.


Solar charged battery


First of all, the screen of the new Garmin Tactix 7 Pro Edition smartwatch (and Ballistics edition) is where this design differs from the standard version. Its solar charging lens enables for up to 37 days of battery life in smartwatch mode with the solar charging feature enabled. In GPS mode, you can make use out of 122 hours of power. This is matched with a responsive new touchscreen and a traditional five-button interface that grants you physical engagement with some of the watch’s best features. The screen of the new Garmin Tactix 7 Pro Edition watch has certainly been refined to maximise readability, enabling you to guide your way through low-light conditions with a built-in multi LED flashlight that can be enjoyed in a steady green or white. The screen can switch between daytime viewing and night time viewing with a display that is compatible with night vision goggles.



Built to military standards


The new Garmin Tactix 7 smartwatch is built to meet MIL-STD-810 military standards. The watch is available in three different models but all uphold a 100-meter water-resistant case, feature a Fibre-reinforced polymer case with a lightweight black DLC-coated bezel and rear cover, and feature metal buttons with reinforced metal lugs for a rugged and robust construction that is made to match the toughness of its wearer. The new Tactix 7 watches, both Standard and Pro, feature a 1.4” display protected by a scratch-resistant sapphire lens. The touchscreen on the new Tactix 7 is new, along with its traditional button interface, which provides direct access to a multitude of functions under a finger’s push. As the wearer, you can now engage physically with features like the smartwatch’s topographical maps when you’re out and about. The multi-LED flashlight can be enjoyed in green or white colour and provides a clear, bright and steady light alongside a night vision compatible display.


There are clever security features built into the new Garmin Tactix 7 smartwatch. You can now train and partake in operations whilst the model’s stealth mode collects data like distance travelled and biometric information, without it storing your location data, protecting operational data as it does so. There’s also the ability to completely wipe out all user data in seconds with the kill switch feature, should a threat arise. Whilst airborne, the wearer can use the Jumpmaster feature. This enables the wearer to follow military guidelines to calculate high altitude release points alongside new HAHO, HALO, and Static features. MGRS and latitude/longitude data can now also be displayed simultaneously as two sets of coordinate systems on one screen. All the while, if the watch is being used during the night, the screen will reduce to a level that won’t interfere with night vision goggles. If you’re a professional aviator, you’ll also be able to make use of the Direct-To Navigation feature, which displays the direct route to airport pathways whilst also making the most out of NEXRAD radar, METARs and TAFs features that enable you to see barometric pressure, winds, and visibility variables.



Health and fitness features


Pre-loadable activity profiles that can track your high-intensity interval training programmes are now made possible thanks to the HIIT Workouts feature. You can now set the number of rounds, work or rest intervals you desire for an activity to help keep you focussed and reach your peak performance whilst monitoring your progress. Other 24/7 health and wellness tools include the already-successful Body Battery™, Fitness Age and Sleep Score, Advanced Sleep Monitoring, Pulse Ox, wrist-based heart rate, respiration and stress tracking, as well as attributes like the Daily Workout Suggestions feature, which acts as your own portable on-the-go personal trainer to suggest training loads and overall fitness levels. There’s also the Recovery Time Advisor and Real-Time Stamina, which track and monitor exertion, stress, daily activity and sleep to estimate your correct recovery time.


The new Garmin Tactix 7 Pro Edition smartwatch also comes with Multi-band GNNS support that enables you to access multiple global navigation satellite systems like GPS, GLONASS and Galileo for improved position accuracy where GNNS signals are weak. As well as this, the smartwatch features ABC sensors for effortless trail navigation, Golf Course Maps for over 42,000 gold courses worldwide, Multicontinent Topo Maps with the ability to freely download additional maps around the world, and Skiview Maps with difficulty ratings and run names for over 2,000 ski resorts.


The new Garmin Tactix 7 Pro Edition watch comes fitted on a black nylon strap to complete its contemporary look but can be swapped out for any other QuickFit strap of the same size. If you’d like more information on Garmin’s new smartwatch, you can check out more details here or call and speak to a member of our sales team at Jura Watches on 01335 453453

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