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Last Updated on September 7, 2020 by Jude Simeone

Garmin have released the Tactix Delta, the successor to Tactix Charlie. It comes with new activity tracking features, a better design and higher storage capacity than its predecessor. Interestingly, the Tactix Delta is about same price as the Fenix 6x Pro – another premium multisport smartwatch from the brand. In the comparison, we compare the Garmin Tactix Delta vs Fenix 6X Pro specs and features to find the differences between these two outstanding premium GPS smartwatches.

Garmin Tactix Delta vs Fenix 6X Pro Specifications Compared

 Garmin Tactix DeltaGarmin Fenix 6X Pro
garmin tactix delta full specificationsgarmin fenix 6x pro full specs

EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)
Battery:
4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)
Features:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Price:
3.1 out of 5 stars (3.1 / 5)
Average:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)
Design:
4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)
Battery:
4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)
Features:
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)
Price:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Average:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)

WHERE TO BUY

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameGarmin Tactix DeltaGarmin Fenix 6X Pro
Device typeFitness/GPS smartwatchFitness/GPS smartwatch
PredessesorGarmin Tactix CharlieGarmin Fenix 5X Plus
Successor----
Released dateJanuary, 2020August, 2019
Ideal forMenMen

DISPLAY

Display typeTransflective MIP LCDTransflective MIP LCD
Display size1.4 inch1.4 inch
Display resolution280 x 280 pixels280 x 280 pixels
Pixel density----
Input type5 buttons (Not touchscreen)5 buttons (Not touchscreen)
Always-onYesYes

BODY

ShapeCircularCircular
Dimension51 x 51 x 14.9 mm51 x 51 x 14.9 mm
Weight97g93g (steel)
Casing materialFiber-reinforced polymer with polymer rear coverFiber-reinforced polymer with polymer rear cover
Strap/band materialSiliconeSilicone
Leather
Titanium
Nylon
Bezel MaterialDLC coated steelStainless steel or
DLC coated steel
Strap size26mm26mm
Screen protectionDomed sapphire glassCorning Gorilla Glass 3
Sapphire Crystal
Water resistant/ProtectionYes, 10ATMYes, 10ATM
Swim-proofYes, recommendedYes, recommended
Color(s)BlackBlack

MEMORY

RAM----
Internal storage32GB32GB
Memory card slotNoNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothYes, and ANT+ Yes, and ANT+
Bluetooth callingNoNo
Wi-FiYesYes
NFCYesYes
GPSGPS/GLONASS/GalileoGPS/GLONASS/Galileo

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

TechnologyNoNo
SIMNoNo
BandNoNo

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYesYes
SMS alertYesYes
Calls alertYesYes
Event reminderYesYes
WeatherYesYes
Third-party appsYesYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep apneaNoNo
Sleep trackingYesYes
StepsYesYes
Floors climbedYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYes
CaloriesYesYes
DistanceYesYes
StressYesYes
VO2 Max.YesYes
Blood oxygenYesYes
Blood pressureNoNo
Menstrual cycle trackingYesYes
Swim trackingYesYes
Under-water heart rate trackingYesYes
Preloaded mapsYesYes
On-screen workout modesYesYes
Triathlon modeYesYes
ECG TrackingNoNo
Preloaded sport modesYesYes
Safety trackingYesYes

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4mp3/mp4
Music streamingYesYes
Bluetooth musicYesYes
RadioNoNo
LoudspeakerNoNo
MicrophoneNoNo
CameraNoNo

SENSORS

AccelerometerYesYes
Barometer/AltimeterYesYes
Heart rate monitor (HRM)YesYes
CompassYesYes
Gyroscope YesYes
Ambient lightYesYes
Pulse Ox.YesYes
ECGNoNo
ThermometerYesYes
Other sensors____

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Proprietary OSProprietary OS
Chipset----
CPU----
GPU----

BATTERY

Type of batteryNon-removable Li-ion 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
Smartwatch: 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 cableUSB charging cable
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours
Battery saver modeYesYes
Solar powerNoNo
Rapid chargingNoNo

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYes
StopwatchYesYes
AlarmYesYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Control cameraYesYes
Music controlYesYes
Find phoneYesYes
Text responseYes, (Android Only)Yes, (Android Only)

MISC

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

BOX CONTENTS

Garmin Tactix DeltaGarmin Fenix 6X Pro
StrapsStraps
USB charging cableUSB charging cable
Quick start guideQuick start guide
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What’s the Difference?

Garmin Tactix Delta vs Fenix 6X Pro Features Compared

  1. Design

  2. Perhaps these two are some of the strongest and most sturdy smartwatches on the market as each of these is sturdily built with durable materials. Fiber-reinforced polymer for the case and silicone straps. Although, titanium, leather, or nylon straps are available for the Fenix 6X Pro. DLC material has been used for the bezels on each of these two and sapphire glass for the screen protection. These are very durable materials that make each of these two a very sturdy device. The Fenix 6X Pro also comes with Corning Gorilla Glass screen protection and stainless steel bezel which is relatively cheaper.

    Its same 51mm case size and same 14.9mm thickness. 26mm wide straps are compatible with any of these two, while its same 1.4 inches transflective MIP display that’s very easy to read outdoors.

    The Fenix 6X Pro weighs a little less than the Tactix Delta. Although, the Tactix Delta with Mil-std-810 – US military-grade rating which makes it a rugged smartwatch that ensures it can withstand harsher weather conditions.

  3. Battery Life

  4. As per battery life, each of these two has been tested to last over two weeks with smartwatch mode and over a month with the expedition mode activated. That’s some very impressive long life, some of the longest I’ve seen.

  5. Fitness Tracking

Just like other Garmin smartwatches, both the Tactix Delta and Fenix 6X Pro are fitness-oriented and fully equipped with multiple sensors and loads of activity tracking features that make these two some of the very best choices for tracking your active life especially outdoor activities.

The Tactix Delta and Fenix 6X Pro have the same activity-tracking features, except that the former features more “Tactical features” which makes it more security-focused than the later.

Garmin Tactix Delta vs Fenix 6X Pro Features Compared

The table below outlines some of the activity tracking features built into these two watches.

Activity Tracking FeaturesGarmin Tactix DeltaGarmin Fenix 6X Pro
Smart Features
Connect IQ (Downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets, and apps)YesYes
Text response/reject phone calls with text (Android only)YesYes
CalendarYesYes
WeatherYesYes
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 (high and low)
Blood oxygen monitoringYesYes (spot-check, and optional all-day acclimation and in sleep)
VO2 Max.Yes (in app)Yes (in app)
Battery energy monitorYesYes
Stress trackingYesYes
Sleep monitoringYesYes
Advanced sleep trackingYesYes
Menstrual cycle trackingYes (in Garmin Connect™)Yes (in Garmin Connect™ and optional Connect IQ™ widget)
Hydration trackingYes (in Garmin Connect™)Yes (in Garmin Connect™ and optional Connect IQ™ widget)
Safety and Tracking Features
LivetrackYesYes
Group LivetrackYesYes
Live event sharingYesYes
Incident detection during select activitiesYesYes
AssistanceYesYes
Tactical Features
Stealth modeYesNo
Night vision modeYesNo
Dual Grid CoordinatesYesYes
Kill switchYesNo
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
Trueup™YesYes
Move IQ™

YesYes
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 workoutsNoYes
Pilates workoutsNoYes
On-screen workout animationsNoYes
Automatic rep countingYesYes
Training, Planning and Analysis Features
GPS speed and distanceYesYes
Customizable data pagesYesYes
Customizable activity profilesYesYes
Auto Pause®YesYes
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.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)Noyes (with compatible accessory)
Respiration rate (all-day and in sleep)NoYes
Running Features
Available run profilesRunning, treadmill running, indoor track running, trail runningRunning, treadmill running, indoor track running, trail running, virtual 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 6–20 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 Autoshot™YesYes
Full vector mapYesYes
Auto Courseview updatesYesYes
Green view with manual pin positionYesYes
Hazards and course targetsYesYes
PinpointerYesYes
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
Tracback®YesYes
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 Basecamp™YesYes
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
CoursesYesYes
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™)

Which is Better?

From the design, features, and battery life of these two, it’s very clear that each of these is a sophisticated and premium multisport fitness smartwatch.
Any of these two will make a great choice, but going by the minute differences, the Tactix Delta is more security oriented than the Fenix 6X Pro. Although your preferred choice will depends on your specific needs.

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