Garmin Bares Instinct Tactical Edition Built For Demanding Outdoors

Clarke Velasco

Garmin Bares Instinct Tactical Edition Built For Demanding Outdoors

Garmin Philippines has unveiled its latest addition to the Instinct family smartwatches - the Instinct Tactical Edition.

Garmin Bares Instinct Tactical Edition Built For Demanding Outdoors
Garmin Bares Instinct Tactical Edition Built For Demanding Outdoors

The rugged, outdoor GPS smartwatch with tactical functionality adds enhanced features of Garmin's Tactix series, including night-vision compatibility mode, Jumpmaster, dual-position GPS formatting, preloaded tactical activity, and waypoint projection. Not only that, but it also boasts a new stealth mode for off-grid functionality!

Packed with features for navigation and training, the Instinct Tactical Edition includes multiple features specific to tactical operations, including Jumpmaster and preloaded tactical activities, projected waypoints, dual-position GPS formatting, and night-vision compatibility. For airborne operations, use Jumpmaster for three jump types: HAHO, HALO, and Static. Set the watch to dual-positioning mode, and the watch will simultaneously display two sets of coordinate systems, such as MGRS and latitude/longitude, on a single data screen. When night vision mode is activated, the backlight settings of the screen will reduce to a level that won’t interfere with the function of night vision goggles.

Enabling stealth mode prevents storage and sharing of GPS position and disables wireless comms. When operating in stealth mode, GPS location position is visible on the device; however, locations are not saved to device memory or shared. This allows for training functionality in areas with location security concerns without revealing the location in the event a device is physically captured or if the recorded activities are shared. Stealth mode also quickly disables all wireless communication to and from the device.

The watch is undoubtedly built to last with thermal, shock, and water resistance (rated to 100 meters) owing to a fiber-reinforced polymer case. Its display is chemically strengthened and scratch-resistant, which is easy to read, especially under direct sunlight. Plus, the fully vented silicone bands include two independent, removable keeper loops to ensure a secure fit.

It works with the Garmin Explore app and has a TracBack that can navigate the same route back to where you started when hiking challenging environments.

Aside from its special features, the Instinct Tactical Edition is also a trustworthy day-to-day companion that keeps track of heart rate, steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned, and more. The device supports hiking, running, biking, swimming, kayaking, and skiing, among many other activities.

Instinct Tactical Edition users can leave their phones packed away and protected while they receive smart notifications like texts, emails, and other alerts right on the wrist.

You need not worry about its battery life, as it can last up to 14 days in smartwatch mode, up to 16 hours in GPS mode, and up to 40 hours in UltraTrac battery-saver mode.

The Garmin Watch Instinct Tactical Edition is available in four color options – Black, Coyote Tan, Camo – Graphite, and Camo - Coyote Tan at a suggested retail price of Php21,995.

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