tactix 7 is the tactical multisport GPS smartwatch with traditional button controls and a touchscreen display. Featuring a rugged yet sophisticated design, tactix 7 has an always-on 1.4” display, custom front bezel design, black DLC-coated titanium bezel and black PVD coated titanium rear cover. Mission-ready tactical features include a sapphire lens with dimmable white or green LED flashlight, night vision compatible display, preloaded tactical and aviation features, dual-position GPS formatting, Jumpmaster mode, projected waypoints, stealth mode and kill switch. Navigate the harshest environments with elite navigation featuring preloaded TopoActive and ski maps plus multi-band and multi-GNSS support. Pilots will appreciate new aviation features such as Direct-to and Nearest airports, METARs/TAFs and NEXRAD weather radar. The tactix 7 smartwatch also includes advanced training and performance tracking such as real-time stamina, comprehensive health and wellness monitoring, and everyday functionality with smart notifications¹, Garmin Pay™ contactless payments² and more.
The tactix 7 – Pro Edition and tactix 7 – Pro Ballistics Edition smartwatches add solar charging capabilities.
The tactix 7 – Pro Ballistics Edition also includes an Applied Ballistics® calculator for shooting solutions and compatibility with the AB Synapse™ – Garmin app on your compatible smartphone.
NEW FEATURES ON TACTIX 7 PRO SERIES (vs. tactix Delta Solar and previous tactix series watches)
New Features as of September 5, 2023
NEW! ENDURANCE SCORE
This feature measures your ability to sustain prolonged efforts and combines training data from all of your athletic pursuits to help you understand how training impacts your overall endurance. This dynamic measurement uses your VO2 max, short-term/long-term training loads and other factors to gauge your fitness progress beyond just VO2 max
NEW! NEW ACTIVITY PROFILES
Get better at whatever with new preloaded activity profiles for team sports ranging from football, baseball and basketball to soccer, rugby, hockey, lacrosse and more — plus racket sports, boxing and others.
NEW! RELIEF SHADING
Digital elevation model data is used to create a 3D look with color and topographic shading on the map, making terrain and elevation changes easier to interpret than contour lines alone.
NEW! WEATHER MAP OVERLAYS
Use your smartwatch* to make informed weather decisions by viewing the latest map overlays for precipitation, cloud cover, temperature and wind data on your wrist.
*When paired with your compatible smartphone
NEW! MUSCLE MAPS FOR PILATES, HIIT, CARDIO
See what muscles you’re working for HIIT, cardio, Pilates and strength workouts. Preview the muscle groups that your custom or preset workouts will impact, then review your stats post-workout in the Garmin Connect™ app.
NEW! WORKOUTS APP
Easily find and organize workouts across all your athletic pursuits — including daily suggested workouts plus those downloaded or created in the Garmin Connect app. Follow up with a review of workout history directly from your device.
NEW! HILL SCORE
This feature measures your capability for running uphill and evaluates your progress over time based on your VO2 max and training history. It measures your running strength on steep ascents and running endurance on long ascents and provides a score based on your performance over time.
NEW! GAMING ACTIVITY
Like gaming in your spare time? This activity integrates with the GameOn™ app to provide biometric-based data that helps you understand your optimal stress zone, plan breaks with a game power feature and view Body Battery™ energy levels to play at your best.
NEW! FISH FORECAST
Using a celestial database to track sun and moon rise/set times, relative position to your location and more, this app offers suggestions for the best days and times for fishing success.
NEW FEATURES AS OF FEBRUARY, 2023:
NEW! UNIFIED TRAINING STATUS
TrueUp™ physio data synchronization will now unify training features including training status, training load, load focus and HRV status for users with multiple compatible devices. You can designate a primary device in order to have more consistent training data so you can train smarter. This includes users with multiple compatible smartwatches or those with a compatible smartwatch and Edge® 1040 device.
NEW! JET LAG ADVISER
Track your stats for water skiing, wakeboarding, wake surfing and tubing. These new watersport activity profiles detect when you’re moving or waiting for the boat, with the ability to view previous runs during and after an activity in the Garmin Connect™ smartphone app.
NEW! WAKESPORTS ACTIVITIES
To manage efforts, receive real-time metrics of how much power is being exerted on a run —now with no additional accessory required.
NEW! SAIL EXPEDITION
Use the new sail expedition activity profile to take your adventure further by recording a multiday activity with a reduced need to charge. Sensors and accessories are turned off to maximize battery life while still tracking your GPS location once an hour.
NEW! SUNRISE/SUNSET GLANCE ENHANCEMENTS
Know when to begin an adventure or set up camp before dark with daily indications for sunrise and sunset times. An altitude graph gives reference to the height of the sun in the sky. You can also see the sun’s position overlayed on a map to show its position relative to your own — giving you the ability to understand the position of the sky at different times of the day.
NEW! BACKCOUNTRY SKI/SNOWBOARD ENHANCEMENTS
This preloaded profile now automatically distinguishes between descending and climbing, so you can start tracking and leave it running all day long.
NEW FEATURES AS OF NOVEMBER, 2022:
NEW! BACKCOUNTRY SNOWBOARD
This preloaded profile helps distinguish between snowboarding and climbing. It shows metrics specific to either ascent or descent.
NEW! AUTO REST (ULTRARUN)
During an ultrarun activity, the watch automatically keeps track of time spent at an aid station or checkpoint—no need to worry about pausing the run activity.
NEW! GRADE ADJUSTED PACE
Whether running uphill or downhill, runners can now see their equivalent flat ground pace, making it easy to maintain an even effort over various terrain.
NEW! WRIST-BASED RUNNING POWER (WITHOUT ACCESSORY)
To manage efforts, receive real-time metrics of how much power is being exerted on a run —now with no additional accessory required.
NEW! DISC GOLF
Track stats with the new dedicated disc golf activity. And for those who want to keep score and get the distance to the basket for more than 14,000 disc golf courses on the wrist – try out the UDisc Connect IQ app.
NEW! MORNING REPORT
Coming to more devices this quarter, morning report gives daily workout suggestions, information about last night’s sleep and HRV status, plus when paired with a smartphone, the day’s weather. The report can be customized so athletes can view only the details they want to see.
NEW! NEXTFORK MAP GUIDE
See the distance to the next trail intersection as well as the name of the upcoming trail.
POWER SAPPHIRE™ SOLAR CHARGING LENS
Get a charge from the sunlight, so your smartwatch can go as long as you can in the field.
APPLIED BALLISTICS ELITE™ SOFTWARE
Calculate aiming solutions for long-range shooting in the field with a built-in ballistics calculator (tactix 7 – Pro Ballistics only).
AB SYNAPSE™ – GARMIN APP
Easily create and send custom profiles to your Garmin device, including full access to the Applied Ballistics® Bullet Library, which contains more than 1,200 custom measured bullets. (tactix 7 – Pro Ballistics only).
APPLIED BALLISTICS ECOSYSTEM INTEGRATION
Get environmental data readings from your compatible weather meter and ranges from your compatible range finder sent directly to the Applied Ballistics solver (tactix 7 – Pro Ballistics only).
IMPROVED AB TARGET CARD
Improved target card allows for easier viewing of multiple targets (tactix 7 – Pro Ballistics only).
QUALITY BY DESIGN
Tested to U.S. military standards (MIL-STD-810), the rugged yet sophisticated design features a large 1.4” display.
TOUCHSCREEN AND BUTTONS
Traditional button controls that work in any environment are matched with a responsive new touchscreen interface for quick access to selections and functions.
BUILT-IN GREEN OR WHITE FLASHLIGHT
To help guide your way in low-light conditions, a built-in multi-LED flashlight provides quick access to a bright, steady beam in either green or white light.
MULTI-GNSS AND MULTI-BAND
Access multiple global navigation satellite systems (GPS, GLONASS and Galileo) to track in more challenging environments than GPS alone. Receive multiple frequencies sent by navigation satellites, improving position accuracy where GNSS signals are weaker.
MULTICONTINENT TOPO MAPS
tactix 7 comes preloaded with TopoActive maps from your region and gives you free access to download additional maps from around the world to keep your explorations on track. Use built-in Wi-Fi® connectivity to easily load and update maps and software without using a computer.
Track your hunt, and mark hunt-specific waypoints directly on your watch.
Navigate straight to a location or waypoint in the worldwide aeronautical database. Or choose the Nearest function to activate a path to a nearby airport.
Access aviation weather, including NEXRAD radar, METARs and TAFs, to see winds, visibility, barometric pressure and more¹.
This activity profile tracks your high-intensity interval training workouts, including AMRAP, EMOM, Tabata and custom. Set the number of rounds, work/rest intervals and more.
VISUAL RACE PREDICTOR
Based on your running history and overall fitness level, this feature provides an estimate of what your pace could be for the distance you want to run. Trend data shows how your training is having an impact over time.
Get at-a-glance awareness for selected POI checkpoints ahead. View performance metrics, split times and distance/elevation — plus a summary of key trail points coming up.
Use this data to track and manage your exertion — and help avoid overexerting at the start of your run or bike.
Take on the slopes with preloaded SkiView maps, and view run names and difficulty ratings for more than 2,000 ski resorts worldwide.
HEALTH SNAPSHOT™ FEATURE
Log a 2-minute session to record key stats, including heart rate³, heart rate variability, Pulse Ox5, respiration and stress. Then generate a report with those stats via the Garmin Connect™ app on your compatible smartphone to share.
PLUS, SAME GREAT FEATURES AS PREVIOUS TACTIX SERIES
tactix 7 features a look to fit your lifestyle with a scratch-resistant sapphire lens, black DLC-coated titanium bezel and black PVD-coated titanium rear cover.
NIGHT VISION CAPABILITY
Easily switch between daytime view and nighttime view with a screen that can be read by night vision goggles.
While keeping the watch operational, stealth mode stops storing and sharing your GPS position and disables wireless connectivity and communication.
If security becomes an issue, the kill switch wipes the device of all user memory.
This feature works to calculate high-altitude release points according to military guidelines and helps to navigate you to your objective once you’ve jumped.
Easily sync your location with others by seeing both the universal transverse mercator and military grid reference system on the same screen.
Set and save remote geo positions to be used later for navigation
BUILT-IN SPORTS APPS
Use preloaded activity profiles for trail running, swimming, running, biking, hiking, rowing, skiing, golfing, surfing, indoor climbing and more.
DAILY WORKOUT SUGGESTIONS
For training guidance that takes you and your fitness level into account, get daily run and ride recommendations based on your current training load and training status.
A first-of-its-kind PacePro feature helps keep you on pace with grade-adjusted guidance as you run a course.
View advanced training metrics that include running dynamics, heat- and altitude-adjusted VO2 max, trail run VO2 max, recovery advisor and more³
RECOVERY TIME ADVISOR
After each workout, recovery time lets you know when you’ll be ready for another hard workout. It even accounts for training intensity and factors such as stress, daily activity and sleep.
Track the details of every ride with mountain biking metrics plus specialized Grit™ and Flow™ measurements that rate trail difficulty and how smoothly you descend, giving you a score to beat next time.
Use the ClimbPro ascent planner on downloaded courses to see real-time information on your current and upcoming climbs, including gradient, distance and elevation gain — as well as descents and flats.
tactix works with the Surfline Sessions™ feature, which creates a video of every wave you ride in front of a Surfline® camera4. So you can watch them later and see how you did with your Surfline Sessions subscription.
Stay informed when you’re in the snow. This preloaded profile helps distinguish between skiing and climbing. It shows metrics specific to either ascent or descent.
XC SKI DYNAMICS
When paired with the HRM-Pro™ chest strap (sold separately), the ski power metric helps measure the actual exercise load of your cross-country workouts.
Navigate your next trail with ABC sensors, including an altimeter for elevation data, barometer to monitor weather and 3-axis electronic compass.
Trek far and wide between recharges. Expedition mode, an ultralow-powered GPS reference, lasts for weeks.
GOLF COURSE MAPS
Access full-color CourseView maps for more than 42,000 golf courses around the world, and get button targeting and the PlaysLike Distance feature.
PUBLIC LAND BOUNDARIES
Optional display of federal public land boundaries on topographical maps helps you know that you’re venturing where you’re supposed to be.
View how various settings and sensors impact your watch’s battery life, so you can make battery-extending changes on the fly
WRIST-BASED HEART RATE
Optical heart rate technology gauges activity intensity as well as heart rate variability to calculate your stress level. It also tracks underwater without a heart rate strap.
PULSE OX SENSOR
For altitude acclimation or sleep monitoring, a Pulse Ox sensor5 uses light beams at your wrist to gauge how well your body is absorbing oxygen.
SLEEP SCORE AND ADVANCED SLEEP MONITORING
Get a full breakdown of your light, deep and REM sleep stages. View it all on a dedicated widget that includes your sleep score and insights.
BODY BATTERY™ ENERGY MONITORING
Optimize your body’s energy reserves, using heart rate variability, stress, sleep and other data to gauge when you’re ready to be active or when you may need to rest.
See how you’re breathing throughout the day, during sleep, and during breathwork and yoga activities.
Log daily fluid intake as a reminder to stay hydrated. When auto goal is enabled, you’ll even see estimated sweat loss after an activity, and your goal will adjust accordingly.
Receive emails, texts and alerts right on your watch when paired with a compatible device.
Store up to 2,000 songs, or access streaming apps from your compatible services, including Spotify, Deezer and Amazon Music, and listen through headphones with BLUETOOTH® technology
GARMIN PAY™ CONTACTLESS PAYMENTS
Breeze through checkout lines with Garmin Pay contactless payment solution² through participating providers.
SAFETY AND TRACKING FEATURES
When your watch and phone are paired, your live location can be sent to your contacts manually or — during select outdoor activities — automatically with built-in incident detection6
CONNECT IQ™ STORE
Download custom watch faces, add data fields, and get apps and widgets from the Connect IQ Store on your compatible smartphone.
¹When paired with a compatible smartphone
²View current supported country, payment network and issuing bank information
³Activity tracking accuracy
4 When paired with the Garmin Connect smart-device app and the Surfline smart-device app
5 This is not a medical device and is not intended for use in the diagnosis or monitoring of any medical condition; see Garmin.com/ataccuracy. Pulse Ox not available in all countries.
6 When paired with a compatible smartphone. For safety and tracking feature requirements and limitations, see Garmin.com/safety.