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Garmin tactix Charlie

Product Code: GARTAC

Garmin tactix Charlie premium multisport GPS watch is designed for serious physical training and fitness activities including calculations for HALO, HAHO and Static jumps.

The Garmin tactix Charlie features a 1.2-inch diameter colour sunlight-readable display with domed sapphire lens, housed inside a 51mm black Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coated titanium bezel watch case with black titanium rear cover and stainless steel buttons and with a black strap.

The Garmin tactix Charlie is your perfect partner for fitness activities both indoors and outdoors including running, swimming, hiking, skiing and even playing golf!

The Garmin tactix Charlie features ANT+ and Bluetooth connectivity to connect to a number of other devices including the Garmin foot pod. The foot pod has been designed to aid when training indoors.

The Garmin tactix Charlie internal lithium-ion battery lasts up to 12 days of battery life in smartwatch mode, up to 20 hours GPS mode with wrist-based heart rate and up to 35 hours in UltraTrac mode.


Garmin tactix Charlie has been discontinued.

Accessories for the Garmin tactix Charlie are avialable to purchase from ActiveGPS. Likewise genuine and compatible Garmin watch straps are also available to buy, please see Garmin QuickFit 26 bands.

The replacement model is the Garmin tactix Delta Sapphire Edition.

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The Garmin tactix Charlie features a 1.2-inch sunlight-readable display with domed sapphire lens. The Garmin tactix Charlie multisport GPS watch is housed with a black Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coated titanium bezel, black titanium rear cover and stainless steel buttons. Additional watch straps, named QuickFit 26 bands can be purchased in a variety of finishes and colours for use with the tactix Charlie smartwatch.

The Garmin tactix Charlie is your perfect wrist mounted fitness partner indoors as much as it is outdoors. It's preloaded with tactical-specific features such as Jumpmaster app, waypoint projection, dual-position GPS formatting and preloaded tactical activity.

The Garmin tactix Charlie is also preloaded with TopoActive Europe.TopoActive Europe maps provide you with turn-by-turn directions.

You can also pair the Garmin tactix Charlie with your compatible smartphone via the Garmin Connect app. Once connected you can receive smart notifications including emails, texts and alerts right on the screen of the tactix Charlie watch face.

The unit's rechargeable lithium battery provides up to 12 days of battery life in smartwatch mode, up to 20 hours GPS mode with wrist-based heart rate and up to 35 hours in UltraTrac mode.

To connect to other devices e.g. smartphone and optional Garmin tactix Charlie accessories, the tactix Charlie features built-in ANT+ and Bluetooth connectivity.

The Garmin tactix Charlie is waterproof to 10 ATM (100 metres). It is therefore intended for surface swimming only. Scuba diving with the device may damage the product and will void the warranty.

Garmin tactix Charlie Features

‣1.2-inch (30.4mm) diameter sunlight-readable display with domed sapphire lens
‣51mm diameter includes a black Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coated titanium bezel watch casing
‣Preloaded with TopoActive Europe maps
‣Built-in Barometric Altimeter
‣Built-in Compass
‣Built-in Gyroscope
‣Built-in Accelerometer
‣Qaypoint projection
‣Dual-position GPS formatting
‣Preloaded tactical activity
‣ABC Sensors
‣Wrist-based Heart Rate
‣Night Vision Mode
‣Golfing app
‣Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
‣Battery life up to 12 days in smartwatch mode
‣Smartphone notifications
‣Supports ANT+ and Bluetooth technology
‣Turn-by-Turn Navigation
‣Optional heart rate monitor, speed/cadence bike sensor and foot pod
‣Waterproof to 10 ATM
‣Personalise your Garmin tactix Charlie with Garmin QuickFit 26 bands
‣1-year guarantee

Garmin tactix Charlie Features Explained

Jumpmaster - The jumpmaster feature follows military guidelines for calculating the high altitude release point (HARP). The tactix Charlie smartwatch automatically detects when you have jumped to begin navigating toward the desired impact point (DIP) using the barometer and electronic compass. The jumpmaster feature allows you to set the jump type to one of three types: HAHO, HALO, or Static.

Waypoint Projection - You can create a new location by projecting the distance and bearing from your current location to a new location.

Night Vision Mode - You can enable night vision mode to reduce backlight intensity for compatibility with night vision goggles.

ABC Sensors - displays combined altimeter, barometer, and compass information.

Wrist-based Heart Rate - The tactix Charlie device has a wrist-based heart rate monitor and is also compatible with Garmin chest heart rate monitors (sold separately). You can view heart rate data on the heart rate widget. If both wrist-based heart rate and chest heart rate data are available, the tactix Charlie uses the chest heart rate data.

Turn-by-Turn Navigation - Follow a route or course with help from turn-by-turn directions, which let you know ahead of time when the next turn is coming.

Garmin tactix Charlie Charging

The Garmin tactix Charlie when purchased from ActiveGPS comes supplied with the USB charging cable. Using the USB charging cable enables you to not only charge the Garmin tactix Charlie's built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery, but also enables transfer data from the tactix Charlie to/from your compatible computer. When the Garmin tactix Charlie is connected to your computer you can download: Software updates, map updates, etc directly to the Garmin tactix Charlie watch.

What's in the box? (when purchased from

‣Garmin tactix Charlie with black silicone band
Charging/data cable

Garmin tactix Charlie Accessories

Looking for accessories and spares for the Garmin tactix Charlie? Accessories available to purchase include a carrying case, mains charger and running dynamics pod. Along with these accessories, it is also possible to buy replacement parts such as charging/data cable. View all Garmin tactix Charlie accessories.

Garmin tactix Charlie Carrying Case


‣This zippered case holds your Garmin tactix Charlie watch along with other Garmin tactix Charlie accessories.

Garmin tactix Charlie Tempe Wireless Temperature Sensor


‣Track ambient temperature with the Garmin Tempe and your Garmin tactix Charlie smartwatch.

Garmin tactix Charlie Watch Bands

From £44.99

‣Choose from 15 different Garmin QuickFit 26mm watch straps for use with Garmin tactix Charlie GPS smartwatch.

Garmin tactix Charlie Technical Specification

‣Technology: GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, ANT+, Bluetooth
‣Display size: 1.2-inch (30.4mm) diameter
‣Display resolution: 240 x 240 pixels
‣Display type: Sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
‣Touchscreen: No
‣Built-in memory: 16GB
‣Waterproof: 10 ATM
‣Battery life: Smartwatch: up to 12 days, GPS/Heart Rate: up to 20 hours, UltraTrac: up to 35 hours.
‣Dimensions: 51mm x 51mm x 17.5mm
‣Weight: 90grams
‣Guarantee: 1-year
Garmin tactix Charlie manual

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Garmin tactix Charlie Sensors

‣GPS: Yes
‣Garmin Elevate Wrist Heart Rate Monitor: Yes
‣Barometric Altimeter: Yes
‣Compass: Yes
‣Gyroscope: Yes
‣Accelerometer: Yes
‣Thermometer: Yes

This product is a sophisticated electronic device which requires that you read, understand, and act upon the information given in the instruction manual (usually available via the above 'manual' link). You will need internet access and, in accordance with the manufacturers’ recommendations, regularly seek out and accept all firmware or software updates offered by the manufacturer. All GPS devices need to ‘see’ the satellites in the sky. Therefore you will need to know that your vehicle does not have glass that will block or impede the GPS signal.

Updates to this product are via the internet. At this product page we state compatibility with specific versions of current internet connection devices, for example: PC, laptop, MAC, smartphone etc. The Consumer Contract Regulations allow you 14 days, from receipt of purchase, to check compatibility with your internet connection device/s. If you choose to replace or update your PC, MAC etc. neither we nor the manufacturer will be responsible if the new/replacement Operating System (OS) is not compatible with the purchased product.

Why buy from us?

We are official Authorised Internet Retailers for Garmin. We sell genuine Garmin products, accessories and maps. We purchase from assigned Garmin UK distributors. We do not buy on the grey market and we do not sell counterfeit products. You can rest assured that by purchasing from ActiveGPS you will receive the full support of Garmin.

Page last reviewed: 16th April 2024

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