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Old 09-09-19, 08:38 AM
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Originally Posted by unterhausen View Post

I have heard of a lot more hardware failures with Wahoo than with Garmin. Not sure if that's really representative, but I have never known anyone with a bad Garmin device. I know a couple of people with bad Wahoos.
Sometimes a Garmin is just bad to the bone, out of the box. Not necessarily a killer hardware issue, but repeated and different OS issues that I assume ultimately points to a subtle hardware issue. I had this with a recently purchased 1030, ended up sending it back (mail order) after 2 weeks of problems, including doing a complete system reset on boot. I replaced with a 2nd unit from my LBS, new unit works fine, it has the same OS.
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