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COMPARE GARMIN TACTICAL SMART WATCHES

Here’s a comparison of the current Garmin watch models:
Instinct, tactix & Foretrex

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tactical comparison
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Foretrex 601 & 701
instinct tactical
instict solar tactical
tactix delta
tactix solar
forertrex 701
Lens Material
chemically strengthened glass
Solar-charging Power Glass™ lens
domed sapphire crystal
Solar-charging Power Glass™ lens
N/A
Bezel Material
fiber-reinforced polymer
fiber-reinforced polymer
Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) coated titanium
Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) coated titanium
N/A
Case material
fiber-reinforced polymer
fiber-reinforced polymer
fiber-reinforced polymer with titanium rear cover
fiber-reinforced polymer with titanium rear cover
MIL-STD-810 Compliant: thermal, shock, water
QuickFit™ watch band compatible
yes (22 mm)
yes (22 mm)
included (26 mm)
included (26 mm)
no
Strap material
silicone
silicone
silicone
nylon and silicone
N/A
10 ATM
10 ATM
10 ATM
10 ATM
IPX7
Physical size
45 x 45 x 15.3 mm
Fits wrists with a circumference of 132-224 mm
45 x 45 x 15.3 mm
Fits wrists with a circumference of 132-224 mm
51 x 51 x 14.9 mm
Fits wrists with the following circumference:
Silicone band: 127-210 mm
Leather band: 135-213 mm
Fabric band: 135-213 mm
Metal band: 135-225 mm
51 x 51 x 14.9 mm
Fits wrists with the following circumference:
Silicone band: 127-210 mm
Leather band: 135-213 mm
Fabric band: 135-213 mm
Metal band: 135-225 mm
2.9" x 1.7" x 0.9"
Battery
internal rechargeable battery
internal rechargeable battery
internal rechargeable battery
internal rechargeable battery
2 AAA batteries (not included)
Display type
monochrome, sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
monochrome, sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
high-resolution 4-color gray
Display size
custom, two-window design; 0.9” x 0.9” (23 x 23 mm)
custom, two-window design; 0.9” x 0.9” (23 x 23 mm)
1.4” (35.56 mm) diameter
1.4” (35.56 mm) diameter
2.0" diagonal
Display resolution
128 x 128 pixels
128 x 128 pixels
280 x 280 pixels
280 x 280 pixels
200 x 128 pixels
Color display
x
x
x
Night vision mode
Stealth Mode
x
Kill Switch
x
x
x
Battery life
Smartwatch mode: Up to 14 days
GPS mode: Up to 16 hours
UltraTrac™ mode: Up to 40 hours
Smartwatch: Up to 24 days/54 days with solar*
Battery Saver Watch Mode: Up to 56 days/Unlimited with solar*
GPS: Up to 30 hours/38 hours with solar**
Max Battery GPS Mode: Up to 70 hours/145 hours with solar**
Expedition GPS Activity: Up to 28 days/68 days with solar*
Smartwatch: Up to 21 days
Battery Saver Watch Mode: Up to 80 days
GPS: Up to 60 hours 
GPS + Music: Up to 15 hours
Max Battery GPS Mode: Up to 120 hours 
Expedition GPS Activity: Up to 46 days
Smartwatch: Up to 21 days/24 days with solar*
Battery Saver Watch Mode: Up to 80 days/120 days with solar*
GPS: Up to 60 hours/66 hours with solar**
GPS + Music: Up to 15 hours/16 hours with solar**
Max Battery GPS Mode: Up to 120 hours/148 hours with solar**
Expedition GPS Activity: Up to 46 days/56 days with solar*
Exceeds 48 hours in GPS mode; up to 1 week in UltraTrac™ mode; up to 1 month in watch mode
Memory/History
16 MB
16 MB
32 GB
32 GB
N/A
tactical compare
*Assuming all-day wear with 3 hours per day outside in 50,000 lux conditions
**Assuming use in 50,000 lux conditions
Foretrex 601 & 701
instinct tactical
instict solar tactical
tactix delta
tactix solar
forertrex 701
Maps & Memory
         
Basemap
x
x
Preloaded topographical maps
x
x
x
Preloaded ski resort maps
x
x
x
Downloadable cartography support
x
x
x
Compatible with BaseCamp™
Waypoints/favorites/locations
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
500
Routes
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
20
Track Log
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
10,000
Sensors
Foretrex 601 & 701
Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate monitor
x
Barometric altimeter
Compass
Gyroscope
x
x
x
Thermometer
x
Pulse Ox
x
x
Daily Smart Features
Foretrex 601 & 701
Connectivity
Bluetooth®, ANT+®
Bluetooth®, ANT+®
Bluetooth® Smart, ANT+®, Wi-Fi®
Bluetooth® Smart, ANT+®, Wi-Fi®
Bluetooth®
Connect IQ™ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps)
x
x
x
Text response/reject phone call with text (Android™ only)
x
Calendar
x
Weather
x
Battery Saver - customizable low power watch
x
x
Controls smartphone music
x
Plays and controls watch music
x
x
x
Music Storage
x
x
Up to 2,000 songs
Up to 2,000 songs
x
Find My Phone
x
Find My Watch
x
VIRB® Camera Remote
x
Smartphone compatibility
iPhone®, Android™
iPhone®, Android™
iPhone®, Android™
iPhone®, Android™
iPhone®, Android™
Compatible with Garmin Connect™ Mobile
Garmin Pay™
x
x
x
Activity Tracking Features
Foretrex 601 & 701
Step counter
x
Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it)
x
Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal)
x
Sleep monitoring
x
Calories burned
x
Floors climbed
x
Distance traveled
x
Intensity minutes
x
TrueUp™
x
Move IQ™
x
Fitness Age
yes (in app)
yes (in app)
yes (in app)
yes (in app)
x
All-day Stress Tracking
x
Safety and Tracking Features
Foretrex 601 & 701
LiveTrack
Group LiveTrack
x
x
x
Live Event Sharing
x
x
x
Incident Detection during select activities
x
x
x
Assistance
x
x
x
Fitness Equipment/Gym
Foretrex 601 & 701
Preloaded gym activity profiles
Strength, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing and Yoga
Strength, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing and Yoga
Strength, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing, Pilates and Yoga
Strength, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing, Pilates and Yoga
x
Cardio workouts
x
Strength workouts
x
Yoga workouts
x
x
x
x
x
Pilates workouts
x
x
x
x
x
On-screen workout animations
x
x
x
x
x
Automatic rep counting
x
Training, Planning and Analysis Features
Foretrex 601 & 701
GPS speed and distance
Customizable data pages
Customizable activity profiles
x
Auto Pause®
x
Interval training
x
Advanced workouts
x
Downloadable training plans
x
Power Modes - customizable in-activity battery settings
x
x
Auto Lap®
x
Manual lap
x
Configurable lap alerts
x
Heat and altitude acclimation
x
x
x
V02 max
x
x
x
Training Status
x
x
x
Training Load
x
x
x
Training Effect (aerobic)
x
x
x
Training Effect (anaerobic)
x
x
x
Customizable alerts
x
Audio prompts
x
Finish time
x
Virtual Partner
x
Race an Activity
x
Auto multisport activities
x
x
x
Manual multisport activities
x
x
x
Course guidance
x
Segments (Live, Garmin)
x
x
x
Strava features (Beacon, live segments)
x
Round-trip course creator (running/cycling)
x
x
x
Touch and/or button lock
x
Hot keys
x
Auto scroll
x
Activity history on watch
x
Heart Rate Features
Foretrex 601 & 701
HR zones
x
HR alerts
x
HR calories
x
% HR max
x
% HRR
x
Recovery time
x
x
x
Auto max HR
x
HRV stress test
x
x
yes (with compatible accessory)
yes (with compatible accessory)
x
Records heart rate while swimming
x
x
yes (with HRM-Tri™ and HRM-Swim™)
yes (with HRM-Tri™ and HRM-Swim™)
x
HR Broadcast (broadcasts HR data over ANT+™ to paired devices)
x
Respiration rate (during exercise)
x
x
x
x
x
Running Features
Foretrex 601 & 701
Preloaded run profiles
Running, Treadmill Running, Indoor Track Running, Trail Running
Running, Treadmill Running, Indoor Track Running, Trail Running
Running, Treadmill Running, Trail Running
Running, Treadmill Running, Trail Running
x
GPS-based distance, time and pace
x
Running dynamics
x
x
yes (with compatible accessory)
yes (with compatible accessory)
x
Vertical oscillation and ratiode length)
x
x
yes (with compatible accessory)
yes (with compatible accessory)
x
Ground contact time and balance
x
x
yes (with compatible accessory)
yes (with compatible accessory)
x
Stride length (real time)
x
x
yes (with compatible accessory)
yes (with compatible accessory)
x
Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute)
x
Performance condition
x
x
x
Lactate threshold
x
x
yes (with compatible accessory)
yes (with compatible accessory)
x
PacePro Pacing Strategies
x
x
x
Run workouts
x
Race predictor
x
x
x
Foot pod capable
x
Golfing Features
Foretrex 601 & 701
Yardage to F/M/B, layups/doglegs, Measures shot distance, Digital Scorecard & more. 
x
x
x
Full vector map
x
x
x
PinPointer
x
x
x
PlaysLike distance
x
x
x
Handicap scoring
x
x
x
Outdoor Recreation Features
Foretrex 601 & 701
Applied Ballistics Calculator
x
x
x
in Ballistic Edition
in 701 Ballistic Edition
Preloaded outdoor recreation profiles
Hiking, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing, Kayaking, Jumpmaster, Tactical
Hiking, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing, Kayaking, Fishing, Hunting, Tactical, Jumpmaster
Hiking, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing, Kayaking, Jumpmaster, Tactical
Hiking, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing, Kayaking, Jumpmaster, Tactical
x
Point-to-point navigation
Bread crumb trail in real time
Back to start
TracBack®
UltraTrac mode
x
Around Me mode
x
x
x
Elevation profile
Distance to destination
ClimbPro™ Ascent Planner
x
x
x
Trail run auto climb
x
Vertical speed
Total ascent/descent
Future elevation plot
x
Projected waypoint
Sight 'N Go
Area calculation
yes (via Connect IQ™)
yes (via Connect IQ™)
Hunt/fish calendar
x
x
yes (via Connect IQ™)
yes (via Connect IQ™)
Sun and moon information
yes (via Connect IQ™)
yes (via Connect IQ™)
Dual grid coordinates
Expedition GPS Activity
x
x
XERO™ Locations
x
Cycling Features
Foretrex 601 & 701
Preloaded cycling profiles
Biking, Indoor Biking, Mountain Biking
Biking, Indoor Biking, Mountain Biking
Biking, Indoor Biking, Mountain Biking, Triathlon
Biking, Indoor Biking, Mountain Biking, Triathlon
x
Courses
x
MTB Grit & Flow
x
x
x
x
x
Bike lap and lap maximum power (with power sensor)
x
x
x
Race an activity
x
Time/distance alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goal)
x
FTP (Functional Threshold Power)
x
x
yes (with compatible accessory)
yes (with compatible accessory)
x
Garmin Cycle Map (routable cycling-specific street map)
x
x
x
Compatible with Vector™ (power meter)
x
x
x
Power meter compatible
x
x
x
Advanced Vector support
x
x
x
x
x
Compatible with Varia Vision™
x
x
x
Compatible with Varia™ radar
x
x
x
Compatible with Varia™ lights
x
x
x
Speed and cadence sensor support (with sensor)
yes (ANT+® and Bluetooth® Smart sensors)
yes (ANT+® and Bluetooth® Smart sensors)
yes (ANT+® and Bluetooth® Smart sensors)
yes (ANT+® and Bluetooth® Smart sensors)
x
Swimming Features
Foretrex 601 & 701
Preloaded swim profiles
Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming
Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming
Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Swimming/Running
Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Swimming/Running
x
Pool swim metrics, stroke type detection, SWOLF, Drill Logging, Open water workouts
x
Underwater wrist-based heart rate
x
x
Heart rate (real-time during rests, interval and session stats during rests, and automatic heart rate download post-swim)
x
x
yes (with HRM-Tri™ and HRM-Swim™)
yes (with HRM-Tri™ and HRM-Swim™)
x


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