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Hi, I've had a Fenix 5 for four years and been very impressed so I thought I'd upgrade to the Fenix 7. Expecting greater mapping accuracy, not really necessary but would be nice. I bought the device on 13-08-22, received 15-08-22. Initially, I was very impressed. It looked, felt and performed well. My first Open Water swim was on 20-08-22, it was a new location so I wasn't certain of the course distance. The Fenix 7 measured 1000m, but what was surprising was my pace. I normally pool swim at 1:30min/100m and open water at sub 2:00min/100m, all historical data on my Garmin account. The Fenix 7 had me at 3:31min/100m for the 1000m swim. I was confident the time was correct and therefore suspicious of the recorded distance. Second swim, same location 1154m measured with a pace of 3:18min/100m. I then checked other swimmers data for the same lake which showed the Fenix 7 to be around 30% inaccurate. Next step was to swim at a known location with a known distance. I'd swam this lake numerous times and my Fenix 5 measured it, on average at 820m approx. The Fenix 7 measured 553m with a pace of 3:23min/100m, again approx 33% inaccurate. I then searched Garmin Forums for Open Water problems and found numerous occasions of the same problem. I then contacted Garmin with all the data I had. Their first response was to send out a pre prepared script about GPS inaccuracies i.e. make sure you have a connection prior to starting, swim crawl to ensure watch is out of the water.... I confirmed that all these factors were taken care of and that I was using the Fenix 7 in direct comparison the data recorded by my Fenix 5. I did a bit of checking on the maps and it did not seem to be a problem with the GPS location. This seemed to map my location accurately but the calculation from the GPS data to distance seemed to be at fault. if you search Garmin Forums there is data supplied by smarter people than me that backs this up. After waiting days and days for Garmin to respond, numerous messages saying 'sorry for the late reply' they said they had 'raised' the problem and that @ would be updated. By this time I was getting close to the 30 days return window, so I asked for some reassurance from Garmin that if the watch could be returned, outside the 30 days if the problem was not resolved within a reasonable timescale. They could offer no reassurance and basically confirmed that it needed to be returned within 30 days. I did like the watch and was loathed to return it but, as my main sports are cycling and swimming, and I have a Garmin Edge 530 for the cycling, it seemed stupid to keep the Fenix 7 when I still had the Fenix 5 which was much more accurate. So it was returned on 12-09-22, for a refund (still waiting for the refund). In conclusion, if your interested in using this watch for Open Water Swimming, I'd look elsewhere. When I searched Garmin Forums about this problem, I found numerous posts going right back to the release of the product. And when I asked for feedback, users commented that Garmin were well aware of the problem but didn't care about Open Water Swimming. Also, in my communication with Garmin, I was told I would be updated as they looked into the problem. That was 3 weeks ago and still no update.
Unfortunately, I had to send the watch back. My primary sport was swimming and the software did not pick that up. This is not a matter of missing a few lengths but the watch not actually picking up anything. It appears to be an issue which Garmin tech's are working on; so perhaps while I am writing this review the matter has already been sorted. In my case, I did not have the patience to wait to see if (or when) the matter would be rectified. Otherwise, a great looking watch and the other features looked great for someone who wanted to get immersed in the finer details of their exercise and effects that exercise has on their body.
The watch is really great: plenty of functionalities, long battery durability, feels very comfortable, beautifully made.
However, storage capacity is a huge low point. Most versions come with 16GB, inlcuding mine. One could thing it should be enough, but with the preloaded maps that the watch come, there is already only about 13GB free. I then downloaded TopoActive maps for Europe and they need 11.5 GB. After that, I have only 1.5 GB free. Then, I downloaded a couple of playlists from Spotify and I have now < 1 GB of free space.
I have no more space for any other map to download, and very low space overall to record activities or any other extra thing.
This is very lame of Garmin, sparing in such an important yet not expensive thing such as storage. Reminded me of a Garmin car GPS device I had about 15 years ago, with exactly the same problem. It's ridiculous they are still making the same mistake.
Way too expensive for a cheap feeling watch. I have not had a garmin before and bought this for the maps and navigation. I already have an Apple Watch and I’ve had a Fitbit. This is a poor version and adds nothing. The maps have to be paid for and that’s on top of your £600 for a poor quality watch. Mine is going straight back after unpacking.