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Garmin Tactix Delta/Tactix Delta Solar Full Specifications and Features

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Last Updated on September 7, 2020 by Jude Simeone


Update:Garmin recently added a series of solar-powered smartwatches to their list of GPS adventure smartwatches of which the Tactix Delta Solar is one including the Fenix 6S Pro Solar and 6X Pro Solar. The Tactix Delta solar has a slightly longer battery life than Tactix Delta.

Garmin has also included the features below to the Tactix Delta and Fenix 6 Series models.

  1. 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
  2. Climb activity profile that tracks indoor climbing metrics.
  3. Bouldering activity profile which is similar to indoor climb profile but for bouldering.

The Tactix Delta is the latest smartwatch to join the rich lineup of Garmin smartwatches. It succeeds the Tactix Charlie, and as you’d expect, it’s a sleeker and finer smartwatch than its predecessor and comes with new features such as higher 32GB, longer battery life and more activity tracking features with pulse ox. sensor added. This page shows the full specifications of the Tactix Delta and its features as well as the Pros and Cons.

Tactix Delta Full Specifications

 Garmin Tactix Delta
garmin tactix delta full specifications


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Device nameGarmin Tactix Delta
Device typeFitness/GPS smartwatch
PredessesorGarmin Tactix Charlie
Released dateJanuary, 2020
Ideal forMen


Display typeTransflective MIP LCD
Display size1.4 inch
Display resolution280 x 280 pixels
Pixel density--
Input type5 buttons (Not touchscreen)


Dimension51 x 51 x 14.9 mm
Casing materialFiber-reinforced polymer with polymer rear cover
Strap/band materialSilicone
Bezel MaterialDLC coated steel
Strap size26mm
Screen protectionDomed sapphire glass
Water resistant/ProtectionYes, 10ATM
Swim-proofYes, recommended


Internal storage32GB
Memory card slotNo


BluetoothYes, and ANT+
Bluetooth callingNo




Email alertYes
SMS alertYes
Calls alertYes
Event reminderYes
Third-party appsYes


Sleep apneaNo
Sleep trackingYes
Floors climbedYes
Heart rate monitoringYes
VO2 Max.Yes
Blood oxygenYes
Blood pressureNo
Menstrual cycle trackingYes
Swim trackingYes
Under-water heart rate trackingYes
Preloaded mapsYes
On-screen workout modesYes
Triathlon modeYes
ECG TrackingNo
Preloaded sport modesYes
Safety trackingYes


Music streamingYes
Bluetooth musicYes


Heart rate monitor (HRM)Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Ambient lightYes
Pulse OximeterYes
Other sensors__


Operating system (OS)Proprietary OS


Type of batteryNon-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity --
Battery lifeSmartwatch: Up to 21 days
GPS: Up to 60 hours
GPS and Music: Up to 15 hours
Max Battery GPS Mode: 120 hours
Expedition GPS Activity: 46 days
Battery Saver Watch Mode: 80 days
Charging typeUSB charging cable
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hours
Battery saver modeYes
Solar powerNo
Rapid chargingNo




Control cameraYes
Music controlYes
Find phoneYes
Text responseYes, (Android Only)


Payment systemGarmin pay
Compatibility Android 4.4+
IOS 10.0+
Bluetooth 4.0+
Check if your device is compatible
Companion appGarmin connect IQ store
Customizable watch faceYes
Interchangeable band Yes, 26mm
Voice commandNo


Garmin Tactix Delta
USB charging cable
Quick start guide
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Garmin Tactix Delta Features

  • Premium and Durable Design
  • The Tactix Delta has a sophisticated aesthetics that consists of a fiber-reinforced polymer case, 26mm silicone straps, DLC bezel, and sapphire glass for the screen protection. It’s a sturdy build as these materials are very durable.

    It’s quite bulky at 51mm and thick at 14.9mm, but slimmer than its predecessor. It has a bigger 1.4 inch transflective MIP display that’s very bright and easy to read outdoors. It lacks touchscreen support but has 4 physical buttons for easy navigation.

  • Storage
  • The Tactix Delta received a boost in the storage capacity as it has a massive 32GB that allows you to stream or store more of your favorite tracks on this watch.

  • Battery Life
  • The battery life of the Tactix Delta is very impressive. It has been tested to last over two weeks on smartwatch mode and with expedition GPS mode, it’s over a month of continuous GPS tracking.

  • Activity/Fitness Tracking
  • Just like other Garmin smartwatches, the Tactix Delta is fitness oriented and fully equipped to track both indoor and outdoor activities. It comes with new activity-tracking features such as night vision, stealth mode, onscreen animated workout, pulse ox. sensor, ski maps, underwater heart rate monitoring, respiration tracking, and other interesting fine features.

  • Notifications

Equipped with Bluetooth, ANT+, and Wi-Fi, the Tactix Delta is compatible with both android and iOS devices and will keep you connected to all that matters to you when connected to a compatible device. You can’t answer calls on this watch as it lacks a microphone and loudspeaker, but you can reject a call with a text message (only android). It also allows you to control music on your phone and as well as ring your missing phone.
NFC is also onboard which enables Garmin Pay.

Tactix Delta vs Tactix Delta Solar Features Compared

The table below shows some of the activity tracking features in the Tactix Delta.

Activity Tracking FeaturesGarmin Tactix DeltaGarmin Tactix Delta Solar
Smart Features
Connect IQ (Downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets, and apps)YesYes
Text response/reject phone calls with text (Android only)YesYes
Battery saver - customizable low power watchYesYes
Controls smartphone musicYesYes
Find my phoneYesYes
Find my watchYesYes
Virb remoteYesYes
Health Monitoring Features
Heart Rate trackingYesYes
Daily resting heart rateYesYes
Abnormal heart rate alertYesYes
Blood oxygen monitoringYesYes
VO2 Max.Yes (in app)Yes (in app)
Battery energy monitorYesYes
Stress trackingYesYes
Relaxation remindersYesYes
Relaxation breathing timerYesYes
Sleep monitoringYesYes
Advanced sleep trackingYesYes
Menstrual cycle trackingYes (in Garmin Connect™)Yes (in Garmin Connect™)
Hydration trackingYes (in Garmin Connect™)Yes (in Garmin Connect™)
Safety and Tracking Features
Group LivetrackYesYes
Live event sharingYesYes
Incident detection during select activitiesYesYes
Tactical Features
Stealth modeYesYes
Night vision modeYesYes
Dual Grid CoordinatesYesYes
Kill switchYesYes
Activity Tracking Features
Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it)YesYes
Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal)YesYes
Sleep monitoring (monitors total sleep and periods of movement or restful sleep)YesYes
Calories burnedYesYes
Floors climbedYesYes
Distance travelledYesYes
Intensity minutesYesYes
Move IQ

Gym & Fitness Equipment
Available gym activity profilesstrength, cardio and elliptical training, stair stepping, floor climbing, indoor rowing, pilates and yogastrength, cardio and elliptical training, stair stepping, floor climbing, indoor rowing, pilates and yoga
Cardio workoutsYesYes
Strength workoutsYesYes
Yoga workoutsNoNo
Pilates workoutsNoNo
On-screen workout animationsNoNo
Automatic rep countingYesYes
Training, Planning and Analysis Features
GPS speed and distanceYesYes
Customizable data pagesYesYes
Customizable activity profilesYesYes
Auto PauseYesYes
Interval trainingYesYes
Advanced workoutsYesYes
Downloadable training plansYesYes
Power modes - customizable in-activity battery settingsYesYes
Auto lapYesYes
Manual lapYesYes
Configurable lap alertsYesYes
Heat and altitude acclimationYesYes
VO2 Max. (Run)YesYes
VO2 Max. (Trail run)YesYes
Training status (lets you see if you're training effectively by tracking your training history and fitness level trend.)YesYes
Training load (your total training load for the last 7 days calculated from estimated epoc)YesYes
Training load focusYesYes
Training effect (aerobic)YesYes
Training effect (anaerobic)YesYes
Primary Benefit (training effect labels)YesYes
Custom alertsYesYes
Audio promptsYesYes
Finish timeYesYes
Virtual partnerYesYes
Race an activityYesYes
Auto multisport activitiesYesYes
Manual multisport activitiesYesYes
Course guidanceYesYes
Garmin Live SegmentsYesYes
Strava Live SegmentsYesYes
Round-Trip course creator (running/cycling)YesYes
Trendline Popularity Routingyes (available as a wearable map theme)yes (available as a wearable map theme)
Touch and/or button lockYesYes
Hot keysYesYes
Auto scrollYesYes
Activity history on watchYesYes
Physio TrueupYesYes
Heart Rate Features
HR zonesYesYes
HR alertsYesYes
HR caloriesYesYes
% HR max.YesYes
% HRRYesYes
Recovery timeYesYes
Auto max HRYesYes
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)yes (with compatible accessory)
HR broadcast (broadcasts hr data over ant+™ to paired devices)YesYes
Respiration rate (during exercise)NoNo
Respiration rate (all-day and in sleep)NoNo
Running Features
Available run profilesRunning, treadmill running, indoor track running, trail runningRunning, treadmill running, indoor track running, trail running
GPS-based distance, time and paceYesYes
Running dynamicsYes (with compatible accessory)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)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)Yes (with compatible accessory)
Stride length (real time)Yes (with compatible accessory)Yes (with compatible accessory)
Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute)YesYes
Performance condition (after running 20 minutes, compares your real-time condition to your average fitness level)YesYes
Lactate threshold (through analysis of your pace and heart rate, estimates the point where your muscles start to rapidly fatigue)Yes (with compatible accessory)Yes (with compatible accessory)
PacePro pacing strategiesYesYes
Run workoutsYesYes
Race predictorYesYes
Foot Pod CapableYesYes
Golf Features
Preloaded with 41,000 courses worldwideYesYes
Yardage to F/M/B (distance to front, middle and back of green)YesYes
Yardage to layups/doglegsYesYes
Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course)AutomaticAutomatic
Digital ScorecardYesYes
Custom targetsYesYes
Stat tracking (strokes, putts per round, greens and fairways hit)YesYes
Garmin AutoshotYesYes
Full vector mapYesYes
Auto Courseview updatesYesYes
Green view with manual pin positionYesYes
Hazards and course targetsYesYes
Playslike distanceYesYes
Handicap scoringYesYes
Truswing compatibleYesYes
Round timer/odometerYesYes
Automatic club tracking compatible (requires accessory)YesYes
Outdoor Recreation
Available outdoor recreation profilesHiking, climbing, mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, xc skiing, stand up paddleboarding, rowing, kayaking, jumpmaster, tactical, indoor climbing, bouldering, and surfingHiking, climbing, mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, xc skiing, stand up paddleboarding, rowing, kayaking, jumpmaster, tactical, indoor climbing, bouldering, and surfing
Point-to-Point navigationYesYes
Bread crumb trail in real timeYesYes
Back to startYesYes
Ultratrac ModeYesYes
Around me modeYesYes
Elevation profileYesYes
Distance to destinationYesYes
Barometric trend indicator with storm alertYesYes
ClimbPro ascent plannerYesYes
Trail run auto climbYesYes
Vertical speedYesYes
Total ascent/descentYesYes
Future elevation plotYesYes
Preloaded Topographical mapsYesYes
Preloaded Ski resort mapsYesYes
Downloadable cartography supportYesYes
Compatible with BasecampYesYes
GPS coordinatesYesYes
Sight 'N GOYesYes
Area calculationYes (via Connect IQ™)Yes (via Connect IQ™)
Hunt/fish calendarYes (via Connect IQ™)Yes (via Connect IQ™)
Projected waypointYesYes
Sun and moon informationYes (via Connect IQ™)Yes (via Connect IQ™)
Xero locationsYesYes
Expedition GPS activityYesYes
TidesYes (via Connect IQ™)Yes (via Connect IQ™)
Cycling Features
Alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goals including time, distance, heart rate or calories)YesYes
MTB Grit & FlowYesYes
Cycle map (routable cycling-specific street map)YesYes
Available cycling profilesBiking, indoor biking, mountain biking, triathlonBiking, indoor biking, mountain biking, triathlon
Bike lap and lap maximum power (with power sensor)YesYes
Race an activityYesYes
FTP (Functional Threshold Power)yes (with compatible accessory)yes (with compatible accessory)
Compatible with Vector (Power Meter)YesYes
Power Meter compatibleYesYes
Compatible with Varia Vision (head-mounted display)YesYes
Compatible with Varia Radar (Rear-Facing Radar)YesYes
Compatible with Varia™ LightsYesYes
Speed and cadence sensor support (with sensor)Yes (ANT+® and Bluetooth® Smart sensors)Yes (ANT+® and Bluetooth® Smart sensors)
Swimming Features
Available swim profilesPool swimming, open water swimming, swimming/runningPool swimming, open water swimming, swimming/running
Open-water swim metrics (distance, pace, stroke count/rate, stroke distance, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories)YesYes
Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories)YesYes
Stroke type detection (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly) (pool swim only)YesYes
Drill logging (pool swim only)YesYes
Basic rest timer (up from 0) (pool swim only)YesYes
Countdown start (pool swim only)YesYes
Pool swim workoutsYesYes
Time and distance alertsNoNo
Underwater wrist-based heart rateYesYes
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™)Yes (with HRM-Tri™ and HRM-Swim™)


  • Premium and durable design.
  • A comprehensive fitness tracker.
  • 32GB massive storage capacity.
  • Long battery life.


  • Lacks microphone and loudspeaker.

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