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Garmin tactix Bravo


The Garmin tactix Bravo is first and foremost a watch, and a good looking one at that. But that’s not all that’s going on with the tactix. It’s a GPS-enabled multi-sport training watch that offers some great features for militray and LE users. For instance, it processes both US GPS and Russian GLONASS signals meaning you’ve got a better shot at knowing where you are in a GPS-denied environment. Additionally, the tactix offers apps such as Jumpmaster which makes data all the more usable. Also, GPS features like track-back allow you to find your way back to a point of origin and the GPS data is augmented by altimeter, barometer and compass features.

Here are a few highlights:

    2-inch high-resolution, sunlight-readable Garmin Chroma Display with high-strength domed sapphire lens, capable of switching between 2 modes: day use and night vision goggle compatibility
    Omni-directional stainless steel EXO antenna, with GPS/GLONASS satellite reception, has the ability to track in more challenging environments
    All-black, rugged and durable design inspired by the requirements of tactical gear intended for use in the field
    Black PVD-coated stainless steel buttons, knurled start/stop button, rear case plate and screws
    High-sensitivity GPS/GLONASS satellite reception has the ability to track in more challenging environments than GPS alone
    Dual-mode operation optimizes the sunlight-readable display for day use or night vision goggle compatibility

The tactix is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. It can last up to 20 hours on a single charge in GPS training mode, 50 hours in Ultra-Trac mode and six weeks in watch mode. It features a PVD coated Black case with nylon strap or silicone band. Finally, there are lots of apps available for the tactix, with more coming all of the time.

For my friends interested in purchasing Garmin products, I always recommend Strohman Enterprise. They’ll take great care of you, offering preferred pricing to Law Enforcement, Military, and Government Customers.


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12 Responses to “Garmin tactix Bravo”

  1. Gonna do some NOD work with this to test out the NV modes.

    Also, (agreed) Joe is da man, deal in confidence with him. I’ve known him for a long time now and his customer service and comms is outstanding!

  2. Mike says:

    Can’t say enough good things about Strohman Enterprise. Joe and his staff are seriously top notch people to deal with!

  3. BillC says:

    I have the original Tactix, loooooooove it! I wish I had more of a need for a GPS watch again then I’d have and “excuse” for this one.

    • Gizmo says:

      It has a heart rate monitor function. You don’t want to have issues with heart disease do you? You need one to properly monitor your heart rate before its too late.

      • Ashcrack Baqsack says:


        I see what you did there

  4. Lean-N-Supreme says:

    $700 though..

  5. Maskirovka says:

    I am wearing a nearly 3-year-old original Garmin Fenix. It’s a piece of crap because it’s not THIS! 🙂

    Seriously, they make a stout, reliable, feature-packed watch, and I’ve been nothing but pleased. This looks *beautiful*.

  6. Phil says:

    Going to Switch from Suunto to Garmin.

  7. D.B. says:

    The original Tactix from few years back was known as “the unnecessary version of Garmin Fenix nobody needed but most wanted” and this new Bravo model isn’t far behind in that respect.

    Cool watch indeed, tacticool to the max.

    Walter Mitties of this world – rejoice! 😉

  8. Kerry says:

    I had serious problems with my original Tactix – the replacement Fenix 3 has been great – I would pick the addition of GLONASS will make this watch usable in the New Zealand geographical environment.

    Additionally, purely on aesthetics, the Fenix and this new model does look and feel a lot better than the box edges of the original Tactix (to me).


  9. Brad says:

    Personally I bought the Tactix and the Tactic and I find the Bravo a piece of shit. Garmin had it right when they did the Tactix They had different profile such as aviation, Military, you could share information from watch to watch like the Garmin 401 wrist GPS. On the Bravo who cares about rowing, indoors or outdoors or hiking or calorie burning etc THis bravo watch is made more for the weekend warrior who like to hike, swim, ride a bike, row a boat. It is not made for combat operations, OK their selling point was it has NVG setting , I used my Tactix in the hill of Afghanistan and with the setting on the display you could turn it don where you could see it just fine without NVG blindness. it had tides on the face sun up and sunset the Profiles were great I used only 2 of them aviation and military. Garmin never took the good from the Tactix and moved it over to the Bravo model and for the price Jesus christ it a lot of bucks for basically a watch you take to the gym or what ever after work sport your in. My impression Garmin “jumped the gun” with a lot of fanfare and it just a expensive plane piece of crap for a Tactical watch Sure it has the jumpmaster, but as a military freefall jumpmaster myself this feature is something I would never depend on during a HALO/HAHO jump beleive it or not the government does give us good navigation equipment and altimeters. That’s to me is something some guy will show the women to impress them in a bar “Oh look I do jump mastering” Wrong. But I would advise no one to buy the Garmin Tactix Bravo Its a big waste of money for a sports watch, it is definitely not even close to a Tactical watch

  10. Brad says:

    But saying all of this the VERY BEST place to buy any Garmin product is Strohman Enterprise. LTCOL Stroham is a true gentleman and a retired Marine. When I go look for a Garmin product I will alway go to Col Strohm’s business, if you are not satisfied he will refund you ASAP no questions asked. He is the most honest man I have met and I respect him greatly, and plus he was a Marine officer. Once a Marine Always a Marine. He understands the needs of us military guys and gals and he is there for us. I have bought quite a few GPS type items off of his company and everyone has been perfect or he will refund it or give you a brand new one. there’s not many like LTCOL Stroham and he will always be there for us folks in the armed forces. Semper Fi