Ballistics Solutions on your wrist! TruFlite, running on the Garmin 5X Plus.

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Shooting Solutions, on your wrist!

I kind of dismissed the new Garmin Fenix with the Applied Ballistics Solution – why would I need yet another ballistics solver? However – I recently got a new Fenix 5X, and came across a free app, called TruFlite that actually covers off most of what I need.

It’s not a comprehensive application as Applied Ballistics on my phone, or Kestrel – but – for hunting distances – it gives me everything I need to quickly provide a shooting solution. There isn’t a chart – and of course, it can’t measure the wind for you – but it’s a simple case of entering in a wind value and it will calculate a solution.

Because the Fenix has pressure, elevation and (with the TempE running next to it) external temperature. More than enough inputs for a good solution.

You load in the BC (there is no inbuilt library), Velocity at the barrel, sight over bore, zero distance – and it’s done!

One thing I do really like, is that you can change the distance steps it will increase or decrease the range – I have it set to 25 meters – which will give me good enough brackets for my use.

For a free app, that gives me accurate data on my wrist, there really isn’t a lot to complain about!

Sure, you could have a chart built in, or multiple distances for shooting a stage – but – that will add complexity, and did I mention this app was free?

The app runs on most of the Garmin Watches – including my old Fenix 3 (though I never tried it on there).


Further Resources

  • The App – ‘homepage’ –
  • Support page –
  • Discussion on Snipers Hide –

Kerry Adams
Kerry Adams
A constant learner with an inquisitive mind, Kerry created The Bloke as a way to share what he was learning from the community of experts he found himself surrounded by. Precision Shooter and GunSafe soon followed. Somewhere along the line, he picked up one or two things himself. But don't call him an expert.

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