I have an HX890 thats less than a year old. The battery life isn’t great. It wont last a full day of sailing. I also just had an issue with it that required me to mail it back to SH. Went down to our boat
for the week, turned on the radio and it was in distress
mode. couldn’t cancel it, none of the buttons worked, removing the battery worked only as long as the battery was removed. as soon as you put the battery back in, it was back distress
mode. a few times it just went to a boot screen
In any case, I hear they are great radios. I’m sure mine was a fluke. Hopefully they’ll send me a replacement soon.