Like most GPS watches, the Garmin Tactix Bravo should find plenty of use in training and outdoor activities, giving users a way to keep track of key metrics, whether they’re running, swimming, or leading a mountain expedition. Unlike them, it’s built with tactical applications in mind, so it comes in a build that’s equipped to survive in the roughest imaginable conditions.
Patterned after the requirements of law enforcement and tactical units, it combines a knurled bezel with a domed sapphire crystal to give the GPS watch a strong armor to withstand rugged use, along with a waterproofing up to 100 meters. A stealth, non-reflective, all-black finish ensures it won’t give away your presence in the dark, with a special display mode that makes it readable for people wearing night vision goggles, so it stays useful even while carrying out covert field operations in the dead of night.
For your superhero needs, the Garmin Tactix Bravo comes with a dedicated tactical activity profile, Jumpmaster tracking (as in, parachuting out of the sky), projected waypoints, and a dual-format position display for coordinating with your team. There’s, of course, serious navigation chops, including course navigation, TracBack (which leads you back the same way you came), a GPS track log (which saves a digital breadcrumb trail of your hike), and even the ability to mark waypoints along the path.
It also measures elevation, weather data, heading, and other information that can prove vital during hikes and climbs. For training, it comes with built-in support for running , cycling, swimming, and golf, recording crucial metrics that can help inform your planning for future training sessions.
Slated for release within the first quarter, the Garmin Tactix Bravo is priced at $699.99.