My experience with the Garmins these days has not been the best. It feels like the traditional GPS world is very static at the moment and feels far behind in terms of usability. These days I just combine the GPS on my phone (Viewranger and GPS Essentials for offline maps as my apps of choice in SA) with physical maps where I can get them and carry a small 6000mA USB battery pack as a backup.
If I’m hiking with a group I find almost everyone probably has a phone on them, which means there is a lot of redundancy. Just get them to install the app and download the local maps before you head out. I just keep it in a decent case inside a ziplock somewhere accessible. And I can’t imagine going back from how great that is as an experience to a more traditional GPS. You can get a lot of the Android phones with 4000mA battery, which on aeroplane mode I find will last a good 5 days as a nav device. But having my camera and nav device in one small bundle has worked for me so far.
If I was picking up a separate GPS nowadays it feels like it would need to bring something more. So a Garmin inReach, where I can communicate and deal with emergencies makes sense to me. And a GPS watch like one of the Suuntos or Garmins, as that gives you easy tracking and the nice ability to download detailed hike records latter.
Your millage my vary, but I’m all in on phones with a map/compass backup at this point