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Garmin is set to imminently launch the next iteration of the Tactix.
Here’s a quick refresher and what we know so far.
What is the Tactix Range?
Heavily based on the current Garmin Fenix 7 model, Tactix keeps the usual Fenix features and adds soldier-specific/mission-specific features.
- Wearing night-vision goggles? – No problem
- Want help navigating after jumping out of a plane? – No problem
- About to be captured? – no problems, use the killswitch
- Want to go stealth? – no problems
- Plus other navigation-based features.
Previous iterations of the Tactix have been named Tactix Charlie and Tactix Delta. You might have expected the Garmin Tactix Echo to follow but instead, it looks like the Echo name could be dropped in favour of the Tactix 7, clearly indicating that this new model is the Garmin Fenix 7 at heart.
Tactix 7 – What’s New?
The only information that we know so far is based on an abbreviated listing in the tactic section when adding a new device in Garmin Explore (now removed in the UK version)
The Solar tech is likely to be improved (as found on the Fenix 7) and this may be why we see a thinner metal bezel and wider solar area. There’s no special reason why the Fenix 7 touchscreen should not be included as it can be turned off in favour of the buttons in any case. There’s also likely to be the new GNSS chip (Airoha/MediaTek) and the latest Elevate heart rate sensor. I would say that an AMOLED screen option is unlikely but you might get the flashlight found on the 7X.
ECG is also likely to come later in 2022 as this has the new button-surrounds found on the Fenix 7.
The bolt heads on the bezel of the Delta model have now found their way to the lugs, which leaves us with a chance that Standard- and X-sized models will both be available.
That said, the third image above only shows three models: Tactix 7, Tactix 7 Pro Solar and Tactix 7 Pro Solar Ballistics. The Ballistics model is the one that includes metrics (I think) on how to adjust sights to take into account distance arcs and wind vectors; the solar model is self-explanatory. The intriguing part is the ‘Pro’ moniker…interesting because there is no such thing as the Fenix 7 Pro. Effectively, all Fenix 7 models are Pro models that include Music, Maps & Payments which were the Pro features on the Fenix 6. So perhaps the non-Pro Tactix 7 omits Music and Payments as surely it won’t also omit maps?
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