I was looking at the new beta firmware for the Fenix 5 and noticed two very highly viewed threads on the garmin.com forum.
Those are some serious levels of interest: >50,000 views of ANT+ connectivity issues and >107,000 people further interested in GPS accuracy. Edit: Doesn’t quite match the F3HR altimetry (yet)
I would hope that Garmin have realised by now that people are really concerned about the accuracy of key aspects of their devices – heart rate, position, altitude. Clearly the sports we are probably most interested in involve going ‘fast’ to some personal degree. It’s kinda nice for the watch to tell you how fast you are going. Otherwise, what’s the point?
You have to give Garmin credit for discussing these issues publicly to some degree where others do not. Let’s hope that the sheer number of people concerned about this will lead to a positive change in the Fenix SOON.
We’ve already seen, below, that Garmin IS making changes to the Antennae to help connectivity. Perhaps the seriousness of the problem will encourage Garmin to bring forward the introduction of better GPS/positional accuracy with Galileo.
Here’s an interesting discussion about what other issues the 935 (aka Fenix 5 in all but name) that we would like improving.