In older Garmin handhelds there was a screen that showed what satellites were above the horizon and what satellites where actually "in contact" with the device. Is there such a screen or widget or app for the Fenix 5+?
(commenting on my own post, bad form I know) -- I found this thread from 9 months ago where it seems that this feature is not available on any of the wearables. Too bad. https://forums.garmin.com/outdoor-recreation/outdoor-recreation/f/fenix-5-plus-series/154208/satellite-status-gps-accuracy
We wish a lot for the feature but Garmin haven't implemented it yet and not sure if they'll ever...
Crowded screen is not a real issue I think. There are almost 30 satellites on my phone with GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO and BEIDOU but apps still succeeds to display enough information. Yes, Fenix resolution is lower, which means they don't need to display all the information on a single screen or at the same time.
This is a view from the GPS Status app on my phone. Each satellite type has its own symbol. And watch doesn't have to display the sat codes, it can display them in a different page.
Another point may be the communication between the main processor and GPS chip inside. During the app maybe only the coordinates data is transmitted from GPS chip to the CPU and nothing except some other data. However, I don't think this is the case. Garmin just doesn't want to bother with that, or show how their GPS devices sucks.