Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Create Account now to join.
  • Login:

Welcome to the NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.

Terminator DPT


User Tag List

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 19
Like Tree6Likes

Thread: Garmin watch

  1. #1
    Member petree's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    napier
    Posts
    150

    Garmin watch

    Hey just after any information from any one that uses a Garmin watch are they worth having ? What are the pros and cons that you have found?

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Stewart island / canterbury
    Posts
    6,043
    Think @R93 uses one
    petree likes this.

  3. #3
    R93
    R93 is offline
    Member R93's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Westland NZ, PNG
    Posts
    13,255
    Quote Originally Posted by 223nut View Post
    Think @R93 uses one
    Na. I have a Suunto traverse.
    Never compared them as the one I have does what I need...... like tell time mostly

    Still learning all the features on it.

    Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
    petree and Beaker like this.
    Do what ya want! Ya will anyway.

  4. #4
    Member Ryan_Songhurst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    South Island
    Posts
    5,709
    I have an Epix it's bloody good got rid of my GPS and noe just have maps on the watch, can do all sorts of stuff with it look at graphs of elevation during a trip etc
    petree likes this.
    #27GANG

  5. #5
    Member petree's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    napier
    Posts
    150
    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    Na. I have a Suunto traverse.
    Never compared them as the one I have does what I need...... like tell time mostly

    Still learning all the features on it.

    Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
    Do you use the gps on it ? And dose it tack you? So you can find you way back

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Stewart island / canterbury
    Posts
    6,043
    Have the CASIO rangeman, does barometer, altimeter and compass, I have a gps to tell me where to go. Big plus is it is solar so never have to charge or replace batteries
    petree likes this.

  7. #7
    Member petree's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    napier
    Posts
    150
    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    I have an Epix it's bloody good got rid of my GPS and noe just have maps on the watch, can do all sorts of stuff with it look at graphs of elevation during a trip etc
    So it works well a a gps then? Just want to tack my self and see how far Iíve gone and hight and also find my way back home

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    Hamilton
    Posts
    620
    I've got a fenix 5x, thought it was the bees knees but lately it has been losing reception and telling me I've done 4x as much walking than I have

  9. #9
    Member Ryan_Songhurst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    South Island
    Posts
    5,709
    Quote Originally Posted by petree View Post
    So it works well a a gps then? Just want to tack my self and see how far I’ve gone and hight and also find my way back home
    Yea works fine does all the stuff my old gps did and more
    #27GANG

  10. #10
    Member petree's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    napier
    Posts
    150
    Quote Originally Posted by matto1234 View Post
    I've got a fenix 5x, thought it was the bees knees but lately it has been losing reception and telling me I've done 4x as much walking than I have
    Yer thatís the one Iíve been looking at ,starting to think itís something I want more than I need

  11. #11
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    Hamilton
    Posts
    620
    Yeah mate battery only lasted a full day and had to use a power bank to charge it. Don't get me wrong its bloody cool and exactly the same sensor as the handhelds and they both loose satellites. Still need a compass as a back up.

  12. #12
    Member petree's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    napier
    Posts
    150
    Quote Originally Posted by matto1234 View Post
    Yeah mate battery only lasted a full day and had to use a power bank to charge it. Don't get me wrong its bloody cool and exactly the same sensor as the handhelds and they both loose satellites. Still need a compass as a back up.
    Thanks I mite spend my money else where . Just have to remember to take my gps .
    Did it tell you how far you has walked and all that?

  13. #13
    Member Ryan_Songhurst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    South Island
    Posts
    5,709
    Quote Originally Posted by matto1234 View Post
    Yeah mate battery only lasted a full day and had to use a power bank to charge it. Don't get me wrong its bloody cool and exactly the same sensor as the handhelds and they both loose satellites. Still need a compass as a back up.
    What model? Had mine on the hill for three days using gps with maps often and it still had 70-80% (can't quite remember exactly) battery left
    #27GANG

  14. #14
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Location
    Whangarei
    Posts
    202
    I've had a 5s for 3 months. The 5X can be had with topo LITE and has a larger battery.
    However the 5s has proved acquitted for my needs. I could never read the topo on a screen as small at the 5s or 5x.
    If you run the GSP continuously then you will need to carry a battery bank but it's still way lighter than my Garmin 62csx.
    I use it for sailing, and tracking my walks and hunts. Then download to a PC to Analise where I went. (But I'm only talking 1-3 hour trips)
    I think I would only count on 12 hrs of full time GPS on my 5S (Think the book said 16 hours). The 5x is surpost to be good for 20 hours.
    However to get the max life you need to turn off things like Bluetooth/wifi?? phone connections, turn down the screen lighting and the heart rate monitoring.
    It dose have a compass and altimiter and basic navigation preloaded so you can set your start location then turn it on later to navigate back to it.
    You can also download apps such as the dog tracking one which lets you see the direction and distance to your dogs. (I assume this is bluetooth connected to the main handset.)

  15. #15
    R93
    R93 is offline
    Member R93's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Westland NZ, PNG
    Posts
    13,255
    Quote Originally Posted by petree View Post
    Do you use the gps on it ? And dose it tack you? So you can find you way back
    No i havent used the gps yet but it does breadcrumb and track.

    Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
    Do what ya want! Ya will anyway.

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. FS: Garmin Epix GPS Watch
    By Tikka7mm08 in forum Buy, Sell or Swap
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 25-01-2018, 02:41 PM
  2. Watch recommendations
    By 223nut in forum Gear and Equipment
    Replies: 112
    Last Post: 02-07-2017, 10:30 PM
  3. A gd watch
    By HNTMAD in forum Hunting
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 18-02-2017, 11:17 AM
  4. Must watch
    By 199p in forum Hunting
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 10-07-2014, 06:46 PM
  5. Watch out Remington!
    By muzr257 in forum Firearms, Optics and Accessories
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-01-2012, 07:17 AM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Welcome to NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums! We see you're new here, or arn't logged in. Create an account, and Login for full access including our FREE BUY and SELL section Register NOW!!