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#270601 17-May-2020 22:01
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Did a search, but couldn't really find anything on this. Wondered if anyone has had the same issue and if so, how they solved it?

 

Scenario. Today I was on the MTB in the forest backblocks. I carry a Garmin inReach Mini and use this for comms, preferably paired with the phone. After the sun had gone down (dry weather) the temperature dropped to around 3C, and I needed to arrange a pickup. The phone was impossible to use and full of misskeys (like way WAY out) and pretty unresponsive to swipes. I did not notice at first, but discovered the screen had an almost invisible film (not droplets) across the entire screen. Condensation because of the cold temps and humid forest. Almost impossible to wipe dry as it would form almost immediately again. Keeping the phone warmer, like on the body, could be an option, but I don't do this as it tends to get covered in, well, sweat. And in turn, that can cause other problems.

 

I'm not sure if it matters, but the phone is a OnePlus 5, still with it's factory screen protector on.

 

 


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  #2485395 18-May-2020 08:41
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Yes, this is a design limitation with capacitive touchscreens. I had to get rid of my Apple Watch because it is impossible to control the device when I'm standing at the start line of a running event in the rain. 


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  #2485419 18-May-2020 09:25
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alasta:

 

Yes, this is a design limitation with capacitive touchscreens. I had to get rid of my Apple Watch because it is impossible to control the device when I'm standing at the start line of a running event in the rain. 

 

You could just tell it to start





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  #2485491 18-May-2020 10:57
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Handsomedan:

 

alasta:

 

Yes, this is a design limitation with capacitive touchscreens. I had to get rid of my Apple Watch because it is impossible to control the device when I'm standing at the start line of a running event in the rain. 

 

You could just tell it to start

 

 

You need to do that via the touch screen interface, unless there is some trick that I never figured out.


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  #2485493 18-May-2020 11:00
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I spend a lot of time on boats, using touch screens, it's a real nuisance.





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  #2485898 18-May-2020 21:08
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Thanks everyone.

 

MikeAqua:

 

I spend a lot of time on boats, using touch screens, it's a real nuisance.

 

 

Did you ever try a plastic bag/case? Just been experimenting and my phone seems to work OK in one apart from triggering pocket mode. Just thinking that it may be easier to dry, and the contact point with the screen is dry as opposed to wet.

 

It was an interesting discovery though. i use the phone/Garmin bluetooth connection quite a bit, and this is the first issue I've ever had. I'd always thought that when in an almost emergency situations I could easily text with the other end, but it seems not. This doesn't stop the Garmin inReach triggering an emergency signal, and I could still text using the Garmin. Texting with the Garmin however, is a painful experience, but I see I need to practise.


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  #2486068 19-May-2020 08:43
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alasta:

 

Handsomedan: You could just tell it to start 
 

 

You need to do that via the touch screen interface, unless there is some trick that I never figured out.

 

Commands via Siri. You can control everything (not always well or accurately) by voice on an Apple Watch, if you know the commands. 





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