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    A couple of weeks ago I went on a bit of a rant about my Garmin Tactix.

    Essentially, it decided not to get a lock over several hours of me wandering around the bush in the Kaimanawa Ranges.

    It must have gotten the attention of Garmin on the whole – because within a week I was contacted by both the local distributer and Garmin themselves (credit to the responsiveness of the company).

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    The suggestion was to update the firmware and reset the watch.

    This was something I had already done – but with a twist- I had been using Garmin Basecamp – which told me there was no update to do. It was suggested I use Garmin Express – which did tell me I had a firmware update to do.

    So – the Watch now has the latest Firmware and has been reset.

    While I understand Firmware can solve a lot of problems, I am still not sure why the watch seemed to work ok, then not.

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    At the moment, it seems to be getting a lock without problem – it’s still slow, but I recognize that is part and parcel of the nature of the unit. It doesn’t matter if it takes a couple of minutes to get a lock, as long as it does. I would be keen on a watch that also utilises the GLONASS system as well – like the E-Trex30. Yes. That means the newer Fenix 3.

    To be honest, my faith is still a little shaken in the unit – so over the next couple of trips I will be carrying the E-Trex30 as well as the Tactix.

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