Garmin has unveiled the latest addition to its smartwatch lineup, the upgraded Tactix 7 series, which arrives more than eighteen months after the original's debut. While the inaugural Tactix 7 range sported a transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP) display, the fresh entrant, aptly named Tactix 7 AMOLED, showcases a bright and versatile AMOLED screen. This enhancement provides a richer viewing experience, elevating the resolution to a crisp 454 x 454 pixels, a considerable leap from the prior 280 x 280 pixels.
One of the distinguishing aspects of the Tactix 7 AMOLED is its capability to support an always-on display (AOD) feature, a hallmark of contemporary smartwatches. Nevertheless, activating this function does come with a compromise on battery longevity. With AOD enabled, users can expect the battery endurance to shrink from 31 days to roughly 11 days. And, if users decide to have both AOD and GPS functioning concurrently, the power reserves are estimated to last a mere 58 hours.
Garmin's new smartwatch costs more than the iPhone 15 Pro Max!
Beyond the revamped display, the smartwatch retains its foundational attributes. This encompasses features such as a 10 ATM water resistance, compatibility with Garmin’s proprietary software suite, a resilient sapphire display lens, and a robust titanium casing. It's worth noting that the Tactix 7 series maintains a 51 mm diameter for its casing.
For those keen to procure the Tactix 7 AMOLED, it is currently up for grabs in various global markets, including the US, carrying a price tag of $1,399.99.