Garmin Xero C1 Pro Chronograph – For Suppressed Fire & More

Adam Scepaniak
by Adam Scepaniak

For people who truly nerd out at the range making handloads and chronicling data via a chronograph, we have exciting news by the way of Garmin with their latest product announcement. The new Garmin Xero C1 Pro chronograph couples modern technologies and is impressive in what it can accomplish for you. Even registering suppressed fire and odd muzzle devices for an assortment of firearms.

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The Garmin Xero C1 Pro chronograph has an MSRP of $599 and is impressively compact. Weighing in at barely 1/3 Lb, this little chronograph can measure the velocity of slow compound bows as well as crossbows for archery and even suppressed fires which is typically difficult for all chronographs to properly acquire data from. The rest of the specs for the Garmin Xero C1 Pro chronograph can be read below as presented by Garmin:

  • DIMENSION: 3.03″ x 2.38″ x 1.36″ without tripod | 5.1″ x 4.5″ x 5.5″ with tripod
  • WEIGHT: 105.6 g without tripod | 161 g with tripod
  • DISPLAY TYPE: sunlight-visible, transflective, monochrome
  • DISPLAY SIZE: 1.3″ x 1.7″ | 2.2″ diagonal
  • DISPLAY RESOLUTION: 240 x 320 pixels
  • BATTERY TYPE: internal rechargeable lithium-ion battery; nonreplaceable
  • BATTERY LIFE: 2,000 shots or up to 6 hours
  • OPERATING RANGE: 14° F to 113° F
  • MEMORY/HISTORY: 50 sessions at max 100 shots per round before a ShotView™ app sync is required to save data to phone

‘With the Xero C1 Pro, Garmin is proud to introduce a new benchmark for chronograph technology. Combining performance and reliability into a pocket-sized package, this highly adaptable device represents the innovation and accuracy that has become synonymous with Garmin engineering. Just shoot and immediately receive speed data and statistics for that string of shots. Simply put, gone are the days of cumbersome, fussy chronograph setups and missed shots.’ – Dan Bartel, Garmin Vice President of Global Consumer Sales

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The Garmin Xero C1 Pro chronograph is impressive to me because it is a chronograph that actually looks like it was spawned from 21st-century technology. Small, light, compact, intelligent, and not overly expensive. A lot of the traits that I would hope for in a great chronograph. As always, let us know all of your thoughts about Garmin in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.

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  • Fmonk Fmonk on Oct 20, 2023

    wow. gamechanger.

  • Tom Tom on Nov 12, 2023

    And just like that LabRadar and Magnetospeed became obsolete overnight. Can't say I feel sorry for LabRadar, their customers have screaming for improvements and software updates since the unit was released and for almost 10 years basically no improvements were made.

    There are a ton of guys using these now and I've heard almost no complaints on other forums. If they continue to perform as they have so far they are going to be crazy popular and we're going to see some very very cheap used magnetospeed and LR devices floating around.......we already are. Both Magnetospeed and LR are fussy devices that have issues working with a variety of setups and it seems like Garmin has addressed that. Universally guys are coming back from using them saying they just work, no hassles.

    Not that it's perfect. It's display backlight is very dim, ridiculously so in fact. Thankfully the monochrome display is very good outdoors without backlight. It's also simple and easy to use, but lacks a lot of features. For example you can't stop a shot string and restart it later. Say if you wanted to shoot 2 guns at once you can't stop shot string for gun A, switch to shot string for gun B, and back to Gun A. This is something guys doing testing have wanted out of a chrono for a long time. Right now there's no integration with other Garmin product, no ballistic interfacing etc. I'd have really liked to have seen them made the unit slight larger, and also double as a HUD similar to the Kestrel HUD being able to feed the shooter ballistic compensation info. Especially since so many guys have already worked up weapons mounts for these.

    Also on that note, it appears that Garmin never tested or expected guys to want to weapons mount these and as such while it sounds like testers have been using these weapon mounted with no issues Garmin makes a point that using the device in a manner not tested/designed will not be covered by warranty. So if you weapon mount it and it fails, Garmin should they learn of that may not cover it.