I’ve had my Garmin 830 since July 2019. It’s well used and has been through -10C winter ride, torrential downpours (including 5hrs of hard rain during a 130k gravel event), suffered with me in 35C rides, etc. Normal use. However, over the last several weeks, in cool and warm, dry and wet rides, with gloves and without, it has become a roll of the dice whether the screen will respond to my swipe or touch. I’ve considered that I may be dead and my fingertips lack the necessary touch, but I’d think the gloves would alleviate that need (though most of my use of late has been without gloves).
It does seem like there may be a dead-ish, or weak, zone on the screen that roughly corresponds to what appears to be an especially worn patch that’s visible when the screen is wet.
That all said, I haven’t tracked a consistent trigger or situation that it is expected to fail other than it seems to be far more likely to happen in conditions that are not “average” temperature and dry. And yet, when it is raining or I’m sweating a lot, I need to lock the screen to prevent raindrops or sweat drops from changing the screen (I’ve had the situation where sweat has canceled my routing).
Has anyone else experienced this or similar touchscreen degradation? Is this a special 2yr feature?