Bozeman, MT (PRWEB) February 01, 2014
Garmin Tactix, the special ops and military watch from Garmin, passed its 5 kilometer distance test recently against a DOT wheel measurement device with flying colors, according to the testers at the Heart Rate Watch Company.
"We test all the products we sell to both verify accuracy, ease of use and functionality," says Rusty Squire, President of the Heart Rate Watch Company. He adds, "We are the only retailer in the USA that performs this type of testing and tests in Human Performance Labs to verify what the best products are."
52 Feet Off
Five kilometers is equal to 16,404.2 feet, or 3.106 miles, and over that distance the Tactix was 52 feet long on the distance. "To put it in perspective it had an error of 3/1,000ths which is hardly significant," says Squire.
Maps and Elevations Accuracy
"The maps re-produced showed the precise path of the course and we showed up right on the road and even the side of the road that we were on in various segments," says Squire. He adds, "The elevations accuracy was also very accurate, plus or minus about 10 to 20 feet."
"After calibrating the compass the measurements have appeared to be quite accurate and hold pretty right on to a liquid crystal compass," says Squire. He adds, "I'm not a sky diver so i may never get to test the Jumpmaster feature but my friend Stu is a wing suit guy and I'll let him test that for me, I have children."
"The temperature is always about 10 degrees high until you use the Tempe external sensor and then it is within a degree or two of right on," says Squire. He adds, "Your body heat affects the watch temperature unless you use a Tempe."
"All of the fitness functions have worked well and I was real excited to find a ski mode in the watch since I like to downhill ski," says Squire. He adds, "Now with a Garmin VIRB Elite camera I'll be able to remote control the camera for my downhill skiing outings and I'm just getting used to the camera and all its adjustments."
"For 5 years our company has supported a 10% US Military discount and if you are an active, or retired, member of the armed forces then simply call us at 866-586-7129 to get your coupon code," says Squire.
Call The Experts
"If you want somebody to give you the real functional low-down on any fitness electronics then simply call us at 866-586-7129," says Squire. He adds, "Just because we don't carry it doesn't mean we haven't tested it, in fact we may not have liked it."