Garmin Tactix Delta - Solar Edition GPS Watch with Applied Ballistics

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Ready for the long mission : Pair with your SIG KILO 3000 RF Binoculars or specific Garmin ready Bluetooth rangefinders to get the ultimate Applied Ballistics System

Featuring a solar-charging lens, this tactical GPS smartwatch offers specialised tactical features and AB Elite™ software as well as mapping, music, advanced training features and more.

  • Get a charge from the sunlight, so your smartwatch can go as long as you can in the field.
  • Ruggedly built and ready for the mission, this is built to military standard (MIL-STD-810).
  • AB Elite software enables you to calculate long-range shooting in the field.
  • Carry out field ops undetected with tactical-specific features such as night vision compatibility.
  • It’s as smart as it is tough. With payments, music and notifications at your wrist.
  • Don’t be limited by battery life. Get up to 24 days of battery life3 in smartwatch mode.
  • MOA or MIL or Inches/CM adjustments visible on Watch Face.

Please note this device will not connect to a Leica 3200. 

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Brand Garmin
Popularity Garmin Tactix Delta - Solar Edition GPS Watch with Applied Ballistics
SKU 010-02357-51
Colour Black

Owners Manual



  • Lens material: power sapphire™
  • Bezel material: diamond-like carbon (dlc) coated steel
  • Case material: Fibre-reinforced polymer with metal rear cover and knurled buttons
  • Quickfit™ watch band compatible: Included (26 mm)
  • Strap material: Nylon and silicone
  • Physical size: 51 x 51 x 14.9 mm
  • Fits wrists with the following circumference:
    - silicone band: 127-210 mm
    - leather band: 135-213 mm
    - fabric band: 135-213 mm
    - metal band: 135-225 mm
  • Colour display: Yes
  • Display size: 1.4" (35.56 mm) diameter
  • Display resolution: 280 x 280 pixels
  • Display type: Sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
  • Weight: steel: 97 g (case only: 69 g)
  • Battery life:
    - Smartwatch: up to 21 days/24 days with solar*
    - battery saver watch mode: up to 80 days/120 days with solar*
    - GPS: up to 60 hours/66 hours with solar**
    - GPS + music: up to 15 hours/16 hours with solar**
    - max battery gps mode: up to 120 hours/148 hours with solar**
    - expedition gps activity: up to 46 days/56 days with solar*
    * solar charging, assuming all-day wear with 3 hours per day outside in 50,000 lux conditions
    ** solar charging, assuming use in 50,000 lux conditions
  • Water rating: 10 atm
  • Memory/history: 32 gb

Clock Features

  • Time/date: Yes
  • GPS time sync: Yes
  • Automatic daylight saving time: Yes
  • Alarm clock: Yes
  • Timer: Yes
  • Stopwatch: Yes
  • Sunrise/sunset times: Yes

Health Monitoring

  • Wrist-based heart rate (constant, every second): Yes
  • Daily resting heart rate: Yes
  • Abnormal heart rate alerts: Yes
  • Pulse ox blood oxygen saturation: Yes
  • Fitness age: Yes (in app)
  • Body battery™ energy monitor: Yes
  • All-day stress tracking: Yes
  • Relaxation reminders: Yes
  • Relaxation breathing timer: Yes
  • Sleep: Yes (advanced)
  • Sleep score and insights: Yes
  • Hydration: Yes (in garmin connect™ and optional connect iq™ widget)
  • Menstrual cycleyes (in garmin connect™ and optional connect iq™ widget)


  • GPS: Yes
  • GLONASS: Yes
  • Galileo: Yes
  • Garmin elevate™ wrist heart rate monitor: Yes
  • Barometric altimeter: Yes
  • Compass: Yes
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Thermometer: Yes
  • Pulse ox blood oxygen saturation monitor: Yes (with acclimation)

Daily Smart Features

  • Connectivity: Bluetooth®, ant+®, wi-fi®
  • Connect iq™ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps): Yes
  • Smart notifications: Yes
  • Text response/reject phone call with text (android™ only):Yes
  • Calendar: Yes
  • Weather: Yes
  • Battery saver - customisable low power watch: Yes
  • Controls smartphone music: Yes
  • Plays and controls watch music: Yes
  • Music storage: Up to 2,000 songs
  • Find my phone: Yes
  • Find my watch: Yes
  • VIRB® camera remote: Yes
  • Smartphone compatibility: iphone®, android™
  • Compatible with garmin connect™ mobile: Yes
  • Garmin pay™: Yes

Safety and tracking features

  • Livetrack: Yes
  • Group livetrack: Yes
  • Live event sharing: Yes
  • Incident detection during select activities: Yes
  • Assistance: Yes

Tactical Features

  • Stealth mode: Yes
  • Night vision mode: Yes
  • Dual grid coordinates: Yes
  • Kill switch: Yes

Activity Tracking Features

  • Step counter: Yes
  • Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it): Yes
  • Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal): Yes
  • Calories burned: Yes
  • Floors climbed: Yes
  • Distance travelled: Yes
  • Intensity minutes: Yes
  • Trueup™: Yes
  • Move iq™: Yes

Fitness Equipment/Gym

  • Available gym activity profiles: Strength, cardio and elliptical training, stair stepping, floor climbing, indoor rowing, pilates and yoga
  • Cardio workouts: Yes
  • Strength workouts: Yes
  • Yoga workouts: Yes
  • Pilates workouts: Yes
  • On-screen workout animations: Yes
  • Automatic rep counting: Yes

Training, Planning and Analysis Features

  • HR zones: Yes
  • HR alerts: Yes
  • HR calories: Yes
  • % HR max: Yes
  • % HRR: Yes
  • Recovery time: Yes
  • Auto max hr: Yes
  • HRV stress test (measures your heart rate variability while standing still, for 3 minutes, to provide you with an estimated stress level; the scale of this is 1 to 100; low scores indicate lower stress levels): Yes (with compatible accessory)
  • HR broadcast (broadcasts hr data over ant+™ to paired devices): Yes
  • Respiration rate (during exercise): Yes (with compatible accessory)
  • GPS speed and distance: Yes
  • Customisable screen(s): Yes
  • Customisable activity profiles: Yes
  • Auto pause®: Yes
  • Interval training: Yes
  • Advanced workouts: Yes
  • Downloadable training plans: Yes
    Power modes - customisable in-activity battery settings: Yes
  • Auto lap®: Yes
  • Manual lap: Yes
  • Configurable lap alerts: Yes
  • Heat and altitude acclimation: Yes
  • VO2 max: Yes
  • Training status (lets you see if you’re training effectively by tracking your training history and fitness level trend): Yes
  • Training load (your total training load for the last 7 days calculated from estimated epoc): Yes
  • Training load focus: Yes
  • Training effect (aerobic): Yes
  • Training effect (anaerobic): Yes
  • Primary benefit (training effect labels): Yes
  • Customisable alerts: Yes
  • Audio prompts: Yes
  • Finish time: Yes
  • Virtual partner: Yes
  • Race an activity: Yes
  • Auto multisport activities: Yes
  • Multi-sport: Yes
  • Course guidance: Yes
  • Garmin live segments: Yes
  • Strava live segments: Yes
  • Round-trip course creator (running/cycling): Yes
  • Trendline™ popularity routing: Yes (available as a wearable map theme)
  • Touch and/or button lock: Yes
  • Hot keys: Yes
  • Auto scroll: Yes
  • Activity history on watch: Yes
  • Physio trueup: Yes

Running Features

  • Available run profiles: running, treadmill running, indoor track running, trail running
  • GPS-based distance, time and pace: Yes
  • Running dynamics: Yes (with compatible accessory)
  • Vertical oscillation and ratio (the degree of ‘bounce’ in your running motion and the cost-benefit ratio with stride length): Yes (with compatible accessory)
  • Ground contact time and balance (shows how much time, in the running motion, your foot is on the ground rather than in flight and lets you check your running symmetry): Yes (with compatible accessory)
  • Stride length (real time): Yes (with compatible accessory)
  • Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute): Yes
  • Performance condition (after running 6–20 minutes, compares your real-time condition to your average fitness level): Yes
  • Lactate threshold (through analysis of your pace and heart rate, estimates the point where your muscles start to rapidly fatigue): yes (with compatible accessory)
  • Pacepro™ pacing strategies: Yes
  • Run workouts: Yes
  • Race predictor: Yes
  • Foot pod capable: Yes

Golfing Features

  • Preloaded with 42,000 courses worldwide: Yes
  • Yardage to f/m/b (distance to front, middle and back of green): Yes
  • Yardage to layups/doglegs: Yes
  • Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course): automatic
  • Digital scorecard: yes
  • Custom targets: Yes
  • Stat tracking (strokes, putts per round, greens and fairways hit): Yes
  • Garmin autoshot™: Yes
  • Full vector map: Yes
  • Auto courseview updates: Yes
  • Green view with manual pin position: Yes
  • Hazards and course targets: Yes
  • Pinpointer: Yes
  • Playslike distance: Yes
  • Handicap scoring: Yes
  • Truswing™ compatible: Yes
  • Round timer/odometer: Yes
  • Automatic club tracking compatible (requires accessory): Yes

Outdoor Recreation

  • Available outdoor recreation profiles: hiking, climbing, mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, xc skiing, stand-up paddleboarding, rowing, kayaking, jumpmaster, tactical
  • Point-to-point navigation: Yes
  • Breadcrumb trail in real time: Yes
  • Back to start: Yes
  • Tracback®: Yes
  • Ultratrac mode: Yes
  • Around me mode: Yes
  • Elevation profile: Yes
  • Distance to destination: Yes
  • Barometric trend indicator with storm alert: Yes
  • Climbpro™ ascent planner: Yes
  • Trail run auto climb: Yes
  • Vertical speed: Yes
  • Total ascent/descent: Yes
  • Future elevation plot: Yes
  • Preloaded topoactive europe maps: Yes
  • Preloaded road and trail maps: Yes
  • Preloaded ski resort maps: Yes
  • Downloadable cartography support: Yes
  • Compatible with basecamp™: Yes
  • GPS coordinates: Yes
  • Sight ’n go: Yes
  • Area calculation: yes (via connect iq™)
  • Hunt/fish calendaryes (via connect iq™)
  • Projected waypoint: Yes
  • Sun and moon information: yes (via connect iq™)
  • Xero™ locations: Yes
  • Ballistics calculator: Yes
  • Expedition gps activity: Yes
  • Tides: yes (via connect iq™)

Cycling Features

  • Alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goals including time, distance, heart rate or calories): Yes
  • Courses: Yes
  • Garmin cycle map (routable cycling-specific street map): Yes
  • MTB grit & flow: Yes
  • Available cycling profiles: biking, indoor biking, mountain biking, triathlon
  • Bike lap and lap maximum power (with power sensor): Yes
  • Race an activity: Yes
  • FTP (functional threshold power): yes (with compatible accessory)
  • Compatible with vector™ (power meter): Yes
  • Power meter compatible: Yes
  • Compatible with varia vision™ (head-mounted display): Yes
  • Compatible with varia™ radar (rear-facing radar): Yes
  • Compatible with varia™ lights: Yes
  • Speed and cadence sensor support: yes (ant+® and bluetooth® smart sensors)

Swimming Features

  • Available swim profiles: pool swimming, open water swimming, swimming/running
  • Open-water swim metrics (distance, pace, stroke count/rate, stroke distance, swim efficiency (swolf), calories): Yes
  • Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count, swim efficiency (swolf), calories): Yes
  • Stroke type detection (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly) (pool swim only): Yes
  • Drill logging (pool swim only): Yes
  • Basic rest timer (up from 0) (pool swim only): Yes
  • Countdown start: Yes
  • Pool swim workouts: Yes
  • Critical swim speed: Yes
  • Underwater wrist-based heart rate: Yes
  • Heart rate from external hrm (real-time during rests, interval and session stats during rests, and automatic heart rate download post-swim): yes (with hrm-tri™ and hrm-swim™)

Kid Activity Tracking Features

  • Toe-to-toe™ challenges app: yes (optional connect iq app)


Quality by Design

Tested to U.S. military standards (MIL-STD-810), the rugged yet sophisticated design features a large 1.4-inch display that’s 36% larger than previous tactix models.

Premium Materials

This smartwatch features a rugged, sophisticated design, black DLC coated steel bezel and a scratch-resistant sapphire glass that houses solar-harvesting technology.

AB Elite Software

Calculate aiming solutions for long-range shooting in the field with a built-in ballistics calculator.

Night Vision Capability

Easily switch between daytime view and nighttime view with a screen that can be read by night vision goggles.

Stealth Mode

While keeping the watch operational, stealth mode stops storing and sharing your GPS position and disables wireless connectivity and communication.

Kill Switch

If security becomes an issue, the kill switch wipes the device of all user memory.

Jumpmaster Mode

This feature works to calculate high-altitude release points according to military guidelines and helps to navigate you to your objective once you’ve jumped.

Dual-Position Format

Easily sync your location with others by seeing both the universal transverse mercator (UTM) and military grid reference system (MGRS) on the same screen.

Projected Waypoints

Set and save remote geo positions to be used later for navigation.

Multi-GNSS Support

Access multiple global navigation satellite systems (GPS, GLONASS and Galileo) to track in more challenging environments than GPS alone.

ABC Sensors

Navigate your next trail with ABC sensors, including an altimeter for elevation data, barometer to monitor weather and three-axis electronic compass.

Expedition Mode

Trek far and wide between recharges. Expedition mode, an ultralow-powered GPS reference, lasts for weeks.

Topoactive Europe and Ski Maps

Use TopoActive Europe maps to navigate your adventures. View run names and difficulty ratings for 2,000 worldwide ski resorts.

Climbpro Feature

Use ClimbPro ascent planner on downloaded courses to see real-time information on your current and upcoming climbs, including gradient, distance and elevation gain.

Golf Courses

Access full-colour CourseView maps for more than 41,000 golf courses around the world, and get button targeting and the PlaysLike Distance feature.

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.

Round-Trip Routing

Enter a distance you want to travel, and get suggested routes that will bring you back to your starting point. Trendline™ popularity routing helps you find the best local paths.

Solar-Charged Battery

Get up to 21 days of battery life while indoors or up to 24 days when solar charging in smartwatch mode1. In GPS mode, get 15 hours indoors or 16 hours when solar charging2.

Power Manager

View how various settings and sensors impact your watch’s battery life, so you can make battery-extending changes on the fly.

Sports Apps

Use preloaded activity profiles for trail running, swimming, running, biking, hiking, rowing, skiing, golfing, surfing, indoor climbing and more.

MTB Dynamics

Track the details of every ride with mountain biking metrics plus specialised grit and flow measurements that rate trail difficulty and how smoothly you descend, giving you a score to beat next time.

Surf-Ready Features

Get ready to catch some waves. tactix Delta - Solar Edition with Ballistics works with Surfline Sessions™, which creates a video of every wave you ride in front of a Surfline® camera, so you can watch them later and see how you did.

Backcountry Ski

Stay informed when you’re in the snow. This preloaded profile can distinguish between skiing and climbing. It automatically shows metrics specific to either ascent or descent.

Animated Workouts

This watch features easy-to-follow, animated cardio, strength, yoga and Pilates workouts you can view on the watch screen. Choose from preloaded animated workouts, or download more from our Garmin Connect™ online community.

Performance Metrics

View advanced training metrics that include running dynamics, recovery advisor and more1. Even estimate your heat- and altitude-adjusted VO2 max.

Pacepro™ Tchnology

A first-of-its-kind PacePro feature helps keep you on pace with grade-adjusted guidance as you run a course.


This widget shows your current elevation, acclimated elevation and correlated Pulse Ox2, heart rate1 and respiration rate, so you can see how you’re holding up to the current elevation.

Wrist-Based Heart Rate

Get heart rate data1 along with alerts if your heart rate stays too high or too low while you’re at rest. Gauge how hard your heart is working during activities, even underwater.

Pulse OX Sensor

For altitude acclimation or sleep monitoring, a Pulse Ox2 sensor uses light beams at your wrist to gauge how well your body is absorbing oxygen.

Respiration Tracking

See how you’re breathing throughout the day, during sleep and during breathwork and yoga activities.

Body Battery™ Energy Monitor

Optimise your body’s energy reserves, using heart rate variability, stress, sleep and other data to gauge when you’re ready to be active or when you may need to rest.

Smart Notifications

Receive emails, texts and alerts right on your watch when paired with a compatible device.

Music Apps

Store up to 2,000 songs, or access streaming apps from your compatible services including Spotify®, Deezer and Amazon Music, and listen through headphones with Bluetooth® technology.

Garmin Pay

Breeze through checkout lines with Garmin Pay contactless payment solution through participating providers.

Safety and Tracking Features

If you feel unsafe or if your watch senses that an incident occurred, assistance and incident detection features5 send your location to emergency contacts.

Connect IQ™ Store

Download custom watch faces, add data fields, and get apps and widgets from the Connect IQ Store.


In the box?

  • Garmin Tactix Delta - Solar Edition with Ballistics – Black DLC with black nylon tactical band
  • Black silicone watch band
  • Charging/data cable
  • Documentation


This Garmin product is warranted to be free from defects in materials or workmanship for two years from the date of purchase. Within this period, Garmin will, at its sole option, repair or replace any components that fail in normal use. Such repairs or replacement will be made at no charge to the customer for parts or labor, provided that the customer shall be responsible for any transportation cost. Full details can be found on manufacturer website.


Owners Manual