Garmin’s New ‘tactix Delta’ Is Basically A Fenix 6X Sapphire With Some Military-Specific Features, E.G., Night Vision, Stealth & Kill.
Garmin has had prior iteration of military-grade ‘tactix’ watches. This the 4th generation, with the ‘Delta’ monikor to invoke the famed U.S. Army ‘Delta Force‘, is a Fenix 6X Sapphire with a few very military-oriented features (in addition to conforming to the MIL-STD-810 ruggedness criteria). These being: night vision capability, stealth mode & a kill switch.
Night Vision capability allows the display to be read while wearing night vision goggles. Useful feature.
Stealth Mode disable all wireless signals from the watch to prevent it from being detected. So, if you are doing surveillance or trying to avoid being detected the watch is not going to give your position away.
Kill mode wipes the watches memory so that no one can access the GPS history or any location data. Handy if one falls into the wrong hands.
Other than these the rest of the software features are the same as that available with a Fenix 6X (bar Solar).
Not really meant for your average or normal Garmin users. They should just get a Fenix 6 or 6X — unless they are desperately in need of bragging rights.
You would think Garmin would make this — or sell it — directly for military customers. A bit expensive for your average GI. Maybe they do sell thousands to the military along with Garmin’s GPS technology and this open-market availability is for ‘private contractors’.
Well, I don’t need one of these. Of that I am sure.