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Garmin® adds tactix® Delta to tactical smartwatch line-up

January 20, 2020 GMT
Garmin® adds tactix® Delta to tactical smartwatch line-up
Garmin® adds tactix® Delta to tactical smartwatch line-up

OLATHE, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 20, 2020--

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the tactix Delta, a multisport GPS smartwatch built to military standards (MIL-STD-810), with a scratch-resistant domed sapphire lens and diamond-like carbon coated bezel. Tactix Delta now includes stealth mode which disables storing and sharing of your location and a kill switch that erases all user memory. The fourth-generation tactix watch adds to Garmin’s expanding tactical watch line-up and introduces an updated design with a 1.4 inch display size, which is a 36 percent increase in surface area than previous tactix models, making it Garmin’s largest round watch face. Other additions include support for music storage, Garmin Pay TM and new Garmin wearable features like PacePro TM and Power Manager TM.

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“Form meets function with the new ruggedly designed tactix Delta including knurled buttons that are easy to press, even with gloves, combined with specialized tactical features like Jumpmaster mode, waypoint projection, dual-position GPS and more,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “Tactix Delta multisport watch is mission ready and proves that professional gear can also be a great statement piece.”

Along with the new stealth mode and kill switch features, tactix Delta has a unique dual-position mode, which simultaneously displays two sets of coordinate systems on a single data screen, tactical activity profiles, waypoint projection, and Jumpmaster mode that helps calculate a high-altitude release point as well as guidance to the objective once the user has jumped. Out of the box, it is preloaded with topographic mapping and advanced navigation features, including a barometric altimeter, compass and multiple Global Navigation Satellite Systems support.

New to the tactix Delta, the Power Manager feature allows the user to see and control how various settings and sensors impact battery life. For more confidence before a mission, battery remaining can be represented in hours and days to help determine whether the activity can last until the next charge. Users can adjust their battery saving modes to disable certain features and extend battery life on the fly. Get up to 21 days of battery life in smartwatch mode, and up to 80 days in battery saver watch mode.

In addition to the wide variety of tactical features, the tactix Delta includes top performance metrics for outdoor activities, support for training and overall wellness features 1. Among the built-in sports profiles and VO2 max estimates and training status with adjustments for heat and altitude, this watch includes a first-of-its-kind PacePro feature, which keeps a runner’s pacing strategy on track with grade-adjusted guidance as they run a course. While running the course, users will be able to see their target split pace, the actual split pace, distance to the next split, and how much time they are ahead/behind on their target, right on the watch face. The tactix Delta includes topographic maps for outdoor adventures, ski maps for over 2,000 ski resorts worldwide, and 41,000 golf courses.

Tactix Delta adds on-device music storage with the ability to download up to 2,000 songs, allowing users to sync playlists from several of the most popular music services 2, no phone required. It also features support for Garmin Pay contactless payment solution, 3 so users don’t have to worry about carrying cash or cards. When paired with a compatible smartphone, users can leave their phone packed away and protected while they receive smart notifications like texts, emails, and other alerts right on the wrist. Tactix Delta is also compatible with other Garmin devices including satellite communicators such as inReach ® Mini4 and dog trackers such as Astro ® 430.

The tactix Delta is being announced in conjunction with the Shot Show in Las Vegas, NV, January 20-24, 2020, and will be on display in the Garmin booth #3009. Available now, the tactix Delta has a suggested retail price of $899.99. To learn more, visit garmin.com.

The tactix Delta is the latest innovation from Garmin’s diverse outdoor segment, which focuses on developing technologies to enrich users’ outdoor experiences. Whether hiking, hunting, trail running, mountain biking, golfing, diving or using satellite communication, Garmin outdoor devices are essential for outdoor enthusiasts and professionals of all levels.

For more than 30 years, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary markets, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at garmin.com/newsroom, contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200, or follow us at facebook.com/garmin, instagram.com/garmin, twitter.com/garminnews, or youtube.com/garmin.

1 See Garmin.com/ataccuracy for more information
2 May require premium subscription by a third-party music provider
3 View current supported country, payment network and issuing bank information at Garmin.com/GarminPay/banks.
4 Satellite subscription required.

About Garmin International, Inc.

Garmin International, Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN). Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Garmin, tactix, MARQ, inReach and Astro are registered trademarks, and Power Manager, Garmin Pay and PacePro, are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.

Notice on Forward-Looking Statements:

This release includes forward-looking statements regarding Garmin Ltd. and its business. Such statements are based on management’s current expectations. The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release may not occur and actual results could differ materially as a result of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting Garmin, including, but not limited to, the risk factors listed in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 29, 2018, filed by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission file number 0-31983). A copy of such Form 10-K is available at https://www.garmin.com/en-US/company/investors/earnings/. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and Garmin undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Category: Outdoor

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CONTACT: MEDIA CONTACT:

Natalie Miller

Garmin International, Inc.

Phone | 913-397-8200

E-Mail |media.relations@garmin.com

KEYWORD: KANSAS UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SOFTWARE SKIING/SNOWBOARDING MOBILE/WIRELESS SPORTS OUTDOORS HARDWARE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY OTHER SPORTS EXTREME SPORTS SATELLITE RUNNING

SOURCE: Garmin International, Inc.

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