@Bonfire Have not have much success with Garmin but let me know how it works for you. I use the Fitbit Surge myself and it does most of what I need right now. Will use other devices for remote contact as noted.
@Bonfire Thanks for the tip on OnX. Had never heard of the app but gave it a quick look and it might be a solution for back country tracking. Now I just have to solve how to stay in contact in remote areas. Mostly because I travel alone so I need to have someone know where I am in case of an emergency. I think my satellite phone idea may be the answer on that one.