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First Look: Garmin tactix 7 AMOLED GPS Watch

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Garmin is rolling out the new tactix 7 AMOLED Edition, the newest edition to the tactix 7 lineup of GPS smartwatches. The newest tactix 7 provides dedicated tactical, training and performance features, wrist-based navigation, thanks to an easy-to-read adaptive AMOLED display with both traditional button controls and a touchscreen. The watch also features comprehensive health and wellness monitoring as well as a new night vision compatible flashlight and up to 31 days of battery life.

“This highly adaptable, modern tactical smartwatch is ready for any environment or assignment. Its dedicated features are designed to meet the many unique situations tactix customers find themselves in, and most importantly, it will serve their needs efficiently and effectively. You can depend on this watch day or night, wherever the mission takes you.” stated Dan Bartel, Garmin Vice President of Global Consumer Sales.

tactix 7 AMOLED Edition Features

  • Adaptive display: The 1.4-inch screen is readable in full sunlight and can be dimmed to below a single nit of brightness when there is a need to go undetected.
  • Night vision compatible flashlight: The newest edition provides a dimmable green flashlight capable of being used when Night Vision Goggle (NVG) mode is activated, helping preserve the user’s natural night vision while providing light in the immediate area.
  • Heart rate sensor: Enhanced optical sensor and specific algorithms offer improved performance tracking for a wider variety of activities, making it easier to better understand how the body is responding to specific environments and physical challenges.
  • Red Shift mode: Red Shift is more than just a black and red watch face. Instead, it changes the entire watch interface to shades of red to help preserve night vision by blocking the colors of light that constrict pupils and can also help reduce sleep cycle disturbances.

The tactix 7 AMOLED Edition is built to a military standard (MIL-STD-810) for thermal, shock and water performance, water-rated to 10 ATM1 and can remain mission-ready for up to 31 days. Button guards with reinforced metal lugs are paired with a carbon gray DLC (diamond-like coating) titanium bezel, a scratch-resistant sapphire lens, fiber-reinforced polymer housing and titanium rear cover, and black tactical nylon QuickFit bands. MSRP for the tactix 7 AMOLED Edition is $1,399.99, and more information on this product and other gear from Garmin is available at garmin.com.

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