A tactical watch can be a lifesaver out in the woods — they are accurate, fast and durable. The Tactix Charlie is Garmin’s newest release and hits all three of those expectations. On the heels of the popularity that the Tactix Bravo and the Fenix 5X garnered, this third generation of the Tactix series is a combo of the best features from the previous two watches. It’s just as rugged as iterations past and comes pre-loaded with full-color topographic mapping, a 3-axis compass, gyroscope and barometric altimeter — making it faster than relying on a handheld GPS to get you where you need to be. You can store up to 16 GB of map data, including marine charts, as well as track your wrist-based heart rate during a range of 26 built-in activities.
The physical body of the watch is built to last a lifetime. It’s scratch-resistant with a sapphire lens and stainless steel buttons. In smartwatch mode, the tracker works for 12 days on a single charge, and in GPS mode, you can use it for 20 hours.
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