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 - AD-DI6s Black
Epic 3h - GD Tour ADs / Epic 3i - Steelfiber 95s
Cobra F8 One Length 5-GW - Steelfiber 110s
TM Milled Grind 54* / Hi Toe 60*
Toulon Indy 35" / TM TP5
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/
Ping TiSi Tec 7.5* w/ Elements Chrome 43"
TM UDI 1, 3 w/ KBS C-Taper Lite S
TM P770 4-PW
Nevada Golf Guy 53-08 w/ KBS Tour V X
TM "Un-Ghosted" Tour 880
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 P790 Black 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
Ping G400 3 Wood- Alta CB 65 S
Callaway Steelhead XR 5 Wood- Tensei Blue S
Titleist 818 H2 Hybrid 23° hybrid- Tensei Red S
Titleist 718 AP2 (5-PW)- Nippon Modus 3 120 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.
Taylormade SLDR TP 430 9*
MacGregor MT 13*
Titleist 909H 17*
Mizuno MP Fli Hi 21*
Mizuno Yoro MP-15 4-PW
Mizuno MP T7 52* 58*
Titleist SC Teryllium Two Newport Longneck
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.
Posted 27 July 2018 - 10:10 PM
Also have a Fenix 5, and an Edge 1000 cycle computer. There are occasional SW issues, and the update process can be glitchy, but Garmin has great support, and documentation. One strong point is that garmins products all have similiar UI and operational functions.
Edited by robins, 27 July 2018 - 10:13 PM.
Taylor Made M3, 440 10* Kuro Kage Dual core S flex
Titleist 917 F2 3 Wood
Titleist 818H2 Hybrid 19*
Callaway Apex ut 21*
Miura IC 601 P-5 Nippon N.S. Pro 1050 GH R
Vokey SM6 56 & 60 wedges
Cameron GoLo 6 putter
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