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VERY disappointed. I had an S2 and went for the ...
30 November 2016
VERY disappointed. I had an S2 and went for the S6 because of the extra features. However, I'm afraid the old S2 was actually better.
Firstly, this S6, when out on the course, ends each hole by asking you to input your score. I don't want to use that feature. I want it to seamlessly move to the next hole. That is what the S2 does. Now I have to keep pressing the 'Back' button to see the yardages for the next hole. I contacted Garmin to see if there was any setting I could change but there isn't.
Secondly, the display is much duller than the S2. Unless there is bright sunlight i find it quite difficult to read.
The course view looks great in the sales info, however it is nowhere near as bright and as hi-res in real life. Additionally, actually using your finger to move on to a course position with a 1 inch screen is near impossible. I have been trying and practicing for several weeks now and still cannot master it.
The sales guff also promises longer battery life. More nonsense. It is exactly the same as the S2.
I can't really send it back because it isn't faulty, but if disappointment could be physically measured, this would be of Everest proportions. It cost £279 pounds. Not worth it. Even a little bit.
I have been pleased with all my previous Garmin purchases for my car as well as golf, but this is a rip off if truth be told. Very angry.