I bought two because Jason hinted there might not be a second batch. As I said elsewhere one died after mowing the lawn but I managed to revive it. But it died again not long after and remains dead. It charges when using a wall charger but won’t boot - the logo comes on for a while then it goes black. Refrigeration doesn’t help.
No problem, I have a backup, right? Before using the second watch I taped up the sim door tight with electrical tape. I went for a bike ride and soon after the same thing happened with first watch: the HR monitor stopped working. I immediately turned it off and put it in a bag with rice for a few days. But now it won’t boot or charge at all.
Going by my experience and that of several other posters it seems the Genesis has a serious quality control problem. I’m not going to ask for an exchange or refund since I knew the risk I was taking. I’m thinking of cracking one open to see what can be seen,