Thinking about buying a Fenix 7 for multiple activities... especially surfing, but I cannot find any information about someone using for surfing.
For the past 3 - 4 years I've used a Fenix 6s Sapphire Pro and more recently a Fenix 7s Sapphire Solar for surfing here in the UK (South West) and here are my thoughts...
I've given up to be honest as I kept having to get a new watch every time I went surfing.
However, I was able to get a fairly accurate session (gps wise, positioning, didn t care much about…
I have gone through 4 instict 2 surf watches and one Fenix 7. They have either ingested water visibly (3) or had very fast battery drain (2). According to Garmin my situation is unique. I find it hard…
Can anybody explain in detail how the Surf tracker 2 data field works, please? I can't find any exact info on using it on the forums. Since a few firmwares back, Instinct Surf 1st gen wave tracking is improved, but still not great. I'm considering upgrading the watch, but unclear of whether using that datafield (or other Surf apps) will show up as a 'legit' surf activity in Connect (which I need it to do, as I sync my Connect with my Surfline account, which gives me stats/cam rewinds in the Surfline phone app).
And/all info would be much appreciated!
After 4 months surfing I am not able to get an accurate surfing activity. I use Surf Tracker 2 and I would like to know how the others set up the app.
My experience so far is horrible... Love the watch, but I would not recommend it for anyone which main use is surfing.
My Fenix 5S got irreparably damaged while surfing (water damage), not even in rough conditions. If I had known I wouldn't have risked it, but naively thought that surfing being at the surface should be well within the watch's specifications. Don't know if the Fenix 7 has better water proof technology.
technically they are supposed to be ok for surfing . unsure in your case if you'd still be covered by warranty somehow but would still get in touch with garmin .
my most recent 7s has been holding up just fine in any surfing conditions so can only say the first two had real issues with the buttons and water proofing.