Heart rate sealer material - epoxy?

Hi,

Is there any particular reason why Garmin is using this very soft (epoxy?) material at the back of the watch? (as opposed to glass for example?).

This material can be cracked/scratched very easily (and unfortunately I had many scratches on my previous Fenix 5x).

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  • Hopefully it's better than what was used on my Vivoactive 3. That sensor cover got cracks all over the place after less than a year, and it definitely wasn't caused by any sort of impact. I suspect it might've been sunscreen/bugspray that caused it. Garmin says not to let sunscreen or bugspray touch the watch, but sometimes that's easier said than done.

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  • Hopefully it's better than what was used on my Vivoactive 3. That sensor cover got cracks all over the place after less than a year, and it definitely wasn't caused by any sort of impact. I suspect it might've been sunscreen/bugspray that caused it. Garmin says not to let sunscreen or bugspray touch the watch, but sometimes that's easier said than done.

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