Garmin Tactix Delta smartwatch with stealth mode and a built-in kill switch announced

Smart wearables maker Garmin has launched a new smartwatch in its Tactix lineup. The Tactix Delta is the latest rugged smartwatch by Garmin. The device is aimed at users who are looking for robust privacy-centric features. The Garmin Tactix Delta carries a premium price tag. It comes with advanced tactical features along with common health and convenience features found on most smartwatches. 

Garmin Tactix Delta specifications and features

The Garmin Tactix Delta is a military-grade smartwatch built to MIL-STD-810 standards. It features a scratch-resistant domed sapphire lens and a diamond-like carbon-coated bezel. The smartwatch comes with a large 1.4-inch display and hardware buttons used to access functions even while wearing gloves. It is also water-resistant up to 10ATM. 

The Tactix Delta’s striking feature is the stealth mode and an integrated kill switch. The former won’t track the user’s whereabouts at all, while the latter wipes all the user data instantly in case of a security issue. The smartwatch also comes with a dual-position GPS that displays two sets of coordinate systems on a single screen. There is a Jumpmaster mode designed to help guide skydivers to their objective. Additionally, the Garmin Tactix Delta comes with a host of military-related features like night vision capability, projected waypoints, turn-by-turn navigation, topographic mapping and sensors like altimeter, barometer, and compass. 

The Garmin Tactix Delta is equipped with a heart rate sensor, Pulse Ox sensor, respiration tracking, and body battery energy monitor. It comes with PacePro technology keeping the runner’s pacing strategy on track and with grade-adjusted guidance as they run a course. The smartwatch offers support for various sport activities and provides advanced training metrics. 

Convenience-related features on the Tactix Delta include smart notifications, contactless payments through Garmin Pay and assistant and incident detection features. The device is capable of storing up to 2,000 songs and also supports streaming apps like Spotify, Amazon Music, etc. The Garmin Tactix Delta is claimed to deliver up to 21 hours of battery life in smartwatch mode. In GPS mode with music, it will last for 15 hours, while the battery saver mode will offer 80 days of usage. The smartwatch also comes with a Power Manager that informs the user about making changes to extend the battery life. 

Garmin Tactix Delta price and availability

The Garmin Tactix Delta is priced at $899.99 (~Rs 64,000) and is currently available for purchase through Garmin’s official website in the US. 

Viraj Gawde

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