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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  • It helps not to place the watch face up on a table or any other surface, put it down on its side instead.

    Also if you have been to the beach, make sure you take your watch off and wash any sand off your wrists.

    It sounds simple but there is no reason why the sensor cover should get scratched if it's only ever in contact with clean skin. Even so, the OHR on the Fenix is made from higher quality materials which should be more impervious to swirl marks and scratches compared to the one on the back of the Forerunner 245/645/935/945.

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  • It helps not to place the watch face up on a table or any other surface, put it down on its side instead.

    Also if you have been to the beach, make sure you take your watch off and wash any sand off your wrists.

    It sounds simple but there is no reason why the sensor cover should get scratched if it's only ever in contact with clean skin. Even so, the OHR on the Fenix is made from higher quality materials which should be more impervious to swirl marks and scratches compared to the one on the back of the Forerunner 245/645/935/945.

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