Time. It comes for us all. It’s best not to let it sneak up on you. So, when looking for Christmas gifts this holiday season, these tactical watches are a great place to start. Not only do they provide an elegant means for keeping track of the time, but many also include additional features for navigation, health, and more.
5 Tactical Watches to Top This Year’s Holiday Gift List
Garmin Tactix 7 AMOLED
Featuring the new AMOLED screen, the Tactix 7 from Garmin delivers robust information in crisp detail. Built to military standards for thermal, shock, and water performance, the smartwatch provides true GPS navigation and built-in topo maps. In addition, it is packed with health monitoring, weather, Jumpmaster, ballistic calculator compatibility, and more (too much to list). Whatever the mission requires, the Tactix 7 AMOLED has an app for it.
For more info, please visit Garmin.com.
5.11 Outpost Chrono Watch
Elegant in its simplicity, the Outpost Chrono watch from 5.11 Tactical provides rugged precision timekeeping. Water resistant to 100M/330FT/10ATM, the Outpost features a 44mm stainless steel case with an IP coating and mineral crystal face. Likewise, the hands and hour marks utilize luminous material for visibility in low-light conditions. Along with an analog face, the watch also features standard and military time and a stopwatch, providing minutes and seconds.
For more info, please visit 511Tactical.com.
The MTM Status beautifully couples a Swiss Analog Movement with digital smartwatch functionality. Pulling double duty, the luminous hands keep accurate track of time and provide the interface as a digital compass. Featuring a small OLED screen on the face, the Status includes features like activities, multiple time zones, navigation, weather, hotkeys, notifications, alarm, chronograph, and countdown timer.
MSRP: $715.00 – $965.00
For more info, please visit MTMWatch.com.
Suunto Core Alpha
Suunto is no stranger to multifunction outdoor watches, and its Core Alpha makes a solid entry into the tactical market. Featuring military-grade durability, the Core Alpha has passed nine tests, including pressure, heat/cold, shock, drop, freeze/thaw, rain, humidity, and dust. Ready for any operation, the smartwatch provides an altimeter, barometer, compass, temperature, storm alarm, and sunset/sunrise times. Additionally, a red backlight offers night vision goggle-friendly viewing, as well as being easier on the eyes in low light conditions.
For more information, please visit Suunto.com.
Luminox Navy SEAL Foundation
Luminox has been a name synonymous with tactical watches for years and has seen use by the Navy SEALs for much of that time. So, a watch benefitting the Navy SEAL Foundation is a natural part of this list. The black-out face with the Navy SEAL Foundation logo beautifully contrasts the Luminox Light Technology in yellow and ice blue. This serves as a symbol of the light the Foundation shines on veterans and families. The Swiss Quartz movement is encased in a 45mm CARBONOX case, uni-directional rotating bezel, and clasp and is water resistant up to 200 meters.
For more information, please visit Luminox.com.
Honorable Mention – Casio G-Shock
It’s hard to argue that the Casio G-Shock is a dominant force in the tactical watch field. Especially due to its affordability, rugged durability, and reliable operation. Available in a variety of different models, there is something for every operational requirement. The only reason it was not a part of the main list is because it is already widely known and on every list. But it still deserves an honorable mention.
MSRP: $59.99 – $6,600.00
For more information, please visit GShock.Casio.com
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