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.
M4 3W Atmos Red S - ('16 M2 3W - Tour Blue 75s)
Epic 3h - GD Tour ADs / Epic 3i - Steelfiber 95s
Cobra F8 One Lengths 5-GW - Steelfiber 110s
TM Milled Grind 54* / Hi Toe 60*
Cure CX2 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.
Posted 21 February 2018 - 03:05 PM
TaylorMade Burner 10.5º | Fujikura Speeder Evolution II 757 X
Cobra LTD 14º | Fujikura Speeder Evolution II 757 X
Titleist AP2 718 3-PW | KBS C-Taper LITE S
Callaway Mack Daddy 3 52º, 58º| Project X 6.0
Odyssey White Hot Pro 2.0 #9
Posted 27 February 2018 - 03:59 PM
TM M2 Tour 15 Kuro Kage
TM M1 Tour 18 Aldila RIP Alpha 6
TM TP UDI 2 iron 18 UST Recoil 110
TM TP UDI 3 iron 20 Paderson KINETXX 950
TM RSi TP UDI 4 iron 23 Aldila Trinity 65
TM P790 6,7 Nippon Modus 3 130
TM PSi 8-PW Nippon Modus 3 130
TM xFT TP 50, 54, 58 Nippon Pro WV115
TM Rossa Ghost Tour AGSI+ FO-74
I drop the 2 iron or one of the other UDI's based on course.
Posted 27 February 2018 - 05:21 PM
Posted 04 March 2018 - 01:46 PM
Posted 13 March 2018 - 04:10 AM
Callaway GBB Epic 3 wood- HZRDUS T800
PING G400 19* hybrid- Atla S
PING G400 22* hybrid- Atla S
Callaway Apex CF16 (5-PW)- KBS C Taper LITE S
Callaway MD4 50* S Grind KBS C Taper LITE S
Callaway MD4 54* W Grind KBS C Taper LITE S
Callaway MD4 58* C Grind KBS C Taper LITE S
Bettinardi BB1 Armageddon
Posted 30 March 2018 - 03:44 PM
He likes just looking down at a watch rather than taking out a rangefinder.
Sometimes it is better to not know exactly everything.
S60 does look pretty sweet with its functionality
Edited by Jack Pearsall, 30 March 2018 - 04:08 PM.
TM SLDR TP 430 10*
TM 300 Series 15*
Titleist 909h 17* 21*
Mizuno MP-15 4-PW
Mizuno MP T7 52* 58*
Odyssey White Hot #6
Posted 05 May 2018 - 04:25 PM
It is still legible... But if anyone knows where I can get a glass Replacement, or if it's even possible to fix, Please let me know.
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