Posted: 08/01/2015 at 08:43
I have a Fenix 1 which is currently at Garmin being replaced - I'm actually really disappointed with it. Maybe I just have a duff one but judging by some of the other reports on the internet I suspect it's not an isolated case:
- NEVER got more that 15 hours out of it even on the most optomistic settings
- It randomly reboots once the battery gets less than 50 percent
- The battery gauge is unreliable - mine charges from 0 to 100 percent in minutes then drops back once the charger is removed
- The map page / navigation can be really sketchy. The track redraw rate can be really slow sometimes or disappear completely - this leaves you thinking you're on the right track
As I say, maybe I have a duff one - the replacement might solve all these issues. I bought it for Tahoe 200 but it let me down so badly that I threw it in a drop bag early on and went back to a non-GPS G-Shock.
At the moment I'm using the trusty Garmin eTrex 10 again, I really like it - the screen is big, it's light and easy to hold, it has replaceable batteries that last around 40 hours and it spits out a track that you can load onto Garmin Connect / Strava etc... Does everything I need for around £80 - haven't done any Geocaching with it but it seems to have Geocache-specific features too