Garmin Watch Durability?
Posted 19 October 2017 - 08:13 AM
No problems at all with it. Battery seems to last as long as ever, screen is unscratched, still waterproof, still downloads fine.
Posted 20 October 2017 - 06:20 AM
I had an original Forerunner for marathon training that lasted me...almost 7 years. It got to the point where it wouldn't hold any charge at all anymore but I just replaced it with a refurbd Forerunner model. The thing was an absolute tank though. My S1 was basically the same thing, lasted almost 4 seasons, ran perfectly until the battery wouldn't charge anymore - settled on an S6 bargain in the BST to replace it.
I used to go back and forth about using screen protectors on them but I don't anymore, especially with the touch screen models, I just resign myself to the fact that they will scratch eventually.
Honestly its one of the few brands that I know going in its going to be more expensive than several other options but its worth it - to me. Just my opinion, as always, your mileage may vary.
'16 M2 3W - Tour Blue 75s
Epic 3h - GD Tour ADs / Epic 3i - Steelfiber 95s
Cobra F7 Single Lengths 5-PW
Cleveland RTX3 tour raw blade - 56* / 60*
Toulon Indy 35" / TM TP5x
Posted 21 October 2017 - 06:37 PM
The only issue I have had is my PC not recognising the USB device, but I found a workaround for that to force it to recognise, I have had this issue with other brand USB devices too so it may not even be a Garmin issue so much as a windows one.
I think they are good quality and after watching my friend muck around with his cheapie the other day, I would say the menu system on the Garmin is alot easier to negotiate.
Posted 22 October 2017 - 10:38 AM
TM M1 8.5* w/ Aldila Rip Alpha 45.5"
Ping TiSi Tec 7.5* w/ Elements Chrome 43"
TM UDI 1, 3 w/ KBS C-Taper Lite S
TM RSi-TP 4-9 w/ KBS Tour V X
TM Rac PW - 48* w/ KBS C-Taper X
Nevada Golf Guy 53-08 w/ KBS Tour V X
TM Spider Blade 32 - 35"
Posted 30 October 2017 - 08:31 AM
I have two Garmins for running, one which will track indoor treadmill, and the other for outside. Both have held up well. Although now the Garmin consistently registers about a tenth mile less than the run keeper ap on my phone.
Titleist 910 15*
Titleist 910H 17*
2-6 Mizuno MP-60, 7-PW MP-67
Vokey SM5 52,58,62
Posted 30 October 2017 - 10:44 AM
Edited by Rickochet, 31 October 2017 - 07:48 AM.
Posted 30 October 2017 - 11:03 PM
Other than that it is solid. I am looking at the S60 now. Can't decide as I use the GPS as backup to a laser. If a phone app works I might forego a GPS watch in future.
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