I am planning to walk across the U.S. in February of 2022. The walk will be on the American Discovery Trail. The ADT Guide can share its waypoints with you on Gaia GPS*. How good is the Garmin fenix with navigation functions?
Hey @George137 I am an REI Experiences navigation instructor, and I am experienced with the Garmin hiking watches. The Fenix 6X Solar is as good as it gets in wrist devices. Some things to be aware of, both positive and negative:
On the negative side:
In general, it is a great watch, does navigation well. The one thing it doesn't do is satellite communication (like the inReach product line) which you may want. For that check out the handheld GPSmap 66i - full featured handheld gps, but with the added functionality of satellite communication.
Have a great Hike!
if you're using Gaia, anything else will give you redundancy.
Checking your phone screen, imo, is a much better option than trying to figure it out on your wrist.
this person below on our recent everglades trip, was using the phoenix, looked like a bit of a struggle