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I am not saying this lightly or out of any malice. It grieves me to say so (and right now I am a Garmin shareholder (though that is likely to change)).
I returned the 2nd — yes SECOND — Garmin Vivoactive 3 on Monday. I have had two that have failed since November 16. That is crazy.
There is a definite issue with quality.
When Garmin tells me that users like I should get the Fenix 5 rather than a VA 3 you know that they know something that they really do not want to let on.
I was the 10th person to report the barometric altimeter fail.
The second VA3 I got was noticeably better than the 1st — which, given that I preordered it (in Gunmetal)) — which had to have been from a very early batch.
Lovely watch. One of the nicest and MOST feature rich. That I have to now make do with a butt ugly Fitbit Ionic breaks my heart.
Yes, I could have got a 3rd VA 3. I was offered one. I said NO THANK YOU. I can’t take it.