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Re: Watches

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icestorm wrote: Fri Jan 13, 2023 7:11 am My wife has a Garmin 6s as well and the only observation we had was that the distance is sometimes off by a mile or two on our watches during hikes but not a big deal.
Oddly enough my 6 Pro Solar is generally 1-2 miles off from my hiking partner's Fenix 5x as well.
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Re: Watches

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Reg0928 wrote: Fri Jan 13, 2023 7:14 am
icestorm wrote: Fri Jan 13, 2023 7:11 am My wife has a Garmin 6s as well and the only observation we had was that the distance is sometimes off by a mile or two on our watches during hikes but not a big deal.
Oddly enough my 6 Pro Solar is generally 1-2 miles off from my hiking partner's Fenix 5x as well.
I use a Garmin Venu 2, and have noticed some inaccuracies in both distance and elevation. I later found out that the geolocation has three settings GPS + Glonass, GPS + Galileo, or GPS only. As I recall the factory setting was GPS+Glonass. Recently I've used the GPS only setting which seems to work better, although I have not compared different settings for the same hike.
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skyrme17 wrote: Fri Jan 13, 2023 7:43 am
Reg0928 wrote: Fri Jan 13, 2023 7:14 am
icestorm wrote: Fri Jan 13, 2023 7:11 am My wife has a Garmin 6s as well and the only observation we had was that the distance is sometimes off by a mile or two on our watches during hikes but not a big deal.
Oddly enough my 6 Pro Solar is generally 1-2 miles off from my hiking partner's Fenix 5x as well.
I use a Garmin Venu 2, and have noticed some inaccuracies in both distance and elevation. I later found out that the geolocation has three settings GPS + Glonass, GPS + Galileo, or GPS only. As I recall the factory setting was GPS+Glonass. Recently I've used the GPS only setting which seems to work better, although I have not compared different settings for the same hike.
Good thought. Mine is definitely GPS + Glonass. I'm gonna see if my hiking partner's older watch is running on GPS only
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Re: Watches

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I've been an avid hiker for years, and finding the right watch to accompany me on my adventures was crucial. After some research, I settled on the Garmin Instinct, and it's been my trusted companion ever since. The GPS tracking is spot-on, guiding me through even the most rugged terrains with ease.
However, I won't sugarcoat it – the price tag did give me a bit of sticker shock at first. But the investment has definitely paid off in terms of functionality and reliability. That said, if you're on a budget, I recently stumbled upon some replica watches that offer a similar look and feel to high-end models. It's a practical alternative for those who want the luxury without breaking the bank.
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