Garmin Tactix Bravo

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The Garmin Tactix Bravo is a watch fit for tough conditions. In fact, it was initially envisioned as a watch fit for those in law enforcement. The watch can handle difficult weather conditions but doesn’t skimp when it comes to comfort. It’s easily worn as an everyday time piece. The durable watch has a multitude of features that will equally suit those looking to train for an event or those who just want to keep tabs on their fitness.

The Garmin Tactix Bravo is a fairly new offering from Garmin and features multi sport capabilities and GPS. The watch gives the wearer access to basic fitness features available with most fitness-type watches as well as more advanced features like navigation. The all-black watch features a resistant Sapphire lens. and its durable watch face is easy to read in bright sunlight and in the dark (thanks to a highly capable backlight).

The Bravo, like most watches of its kind, comes packaged ready to go. Users can transfer data wirelessly and use a dedicated iPhone app to get even more use out of the watch. The included band is comfortable and can be easily swapped out.

Those looking for a durable, stylish watch that can also perform may want to take a closer look at the Garmin Tactix Bravo.

 

 

Pros
  • GPS compatible
  • Multisport capable
  • Smart notifications
  • Tactical features
  • Sapphire display
Cons
  • Large face might feel too big for some
  • On the heavy side, especially for small wristed wearers
Activities
Activities

Activities

The Garmin Tactix Bravo is a GPS watch that gives the user the ability to enjoy and track a multitude of outdoor activities. The sensors featured on the watch allow for a great amount of versatility. Users can use the watch to track running, hiking, and cycling, etc.


Basic Features
Basic Features

Basic Features

The Tactix Bravo features an easy to read display that's readable even when the sun is shining bright. The GPS watch even has a stainless steel antenna which makes getting a signal easy even when way off road. The accompanying watch app also allows for daily step tracking.


Advanced Features
Advanced Features

Advanced Features

One of the advanced features of this watch is the inclusion of Smart notifications. Users can get notifications about their emails and text messages right on the watch itself.

One unique feature of the watch is the fact that it includes a map to help navigate when out and about. The watch also provides detailed GPS data for users.

Accuracy
Accuracy

Accuracy

Reviewers were nearly unanimous in stating that the Tactix Bravo provided accurate data. The watch connects via Bluetooth to a Smartphone and provides data accordingly.



Connectivity
Connectivity

Connectivity

This Garmin watch can connect via Bluetooth (make sure this option is turned on on your Smartphone). This connectivity allows users to sync data and store it on the accompanying app.



Apps
Apps

Apps

The Garmin Tactix Bravo can be customized using the Garmin Connect store. Various watch faces and applications can be downloaded and used on the watch.


The Garmin Connect app can be used with the watch as well. This allows the user to analyze data, share routes with friends, and get a full glimpse of their progress.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

This watch has a fairly comfortable strap made with flexible materials. The ballistic nylon strap is available in two colors and is quite durable. The larger watch face doesn't feel bulky on the wrist and the watch is comfortable enough to be worn 24/7.



Style
Style

Style

The Garmin Tactix Bravo looks tough. It's built to mimic a military style and it really does look like it could take a pounding. The heavy duty watch looks like a serious device and with its all-black design, it can easily be worn for a run or as a daily timepiece.

Durability
Durability

Durability

True to its initial inspiration, the Garmin Tactix Bravo is a very durable device. The large watch face is highly resistant and the strap will hold up to everyday use.


Face
Face

Face

The watch face of this device is anything but plain. It's large and easy to read, whether the sun is out or it's dark at night. The watch face is minimal, but it can easily be swapped for another. Also to be noted is that the watch is not a touchscreen. Buttons on the side of the watch allow for navigation.




Band
Band

Band

The Tactix Bravo comes with two different watch straps made of nylon. One is black and the other is an olive color.


Sizes Available
Sizes Available

Sizes Available

This fitness device is only offered in one size. It's easily adjustable to fit larger or smaller sized wrists.


Ease of Use
Ease of Use

Ease of Use

The Garmin Tactix Bravo is not a touchscreen device so users must navigate the menus on the watch using buttons. It's fairly easy to navigate through the watch menus.




Power Source

Power Source

This Garmin device is supposed to have a battery life of up to 2 weeks when not using GPS. With GPS use, the battery life should last up to 20 hours.




Price

Price

The Garmin Tactix Bravo is a fairly high-priced GPS watch option. It offers features that other watches do not, including its extremely tough construction.

Accessories

Accessories

The Tactix Bravo comes packaged with a USB clip for charging, an AC adapter, and a standard instruction manual. It also comes with an extra strap should you want to swap it out right away.


Key Features

Key Features

- 2 watch modes - daytime and nighttime
- GPS capable
- Durable rugged design
- Long lasting battery life - 2 weeks without GPS / 20 hours with GPS on

Bottom Line

Bottom Line

The bottom line is that the Garmin Tactix Bravo is a durable multisport watch that can be worn at the office or during training. It can track various types of activities and even provides a GPS navigation feature. The watch face is easy to read, day or night and the watch works well paired with the Garmin Connect app.