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Thanet Roadrunners => General Discussion => Topic started by: dickersonj on July 19, 2013, 03:49:54 PM

Title: Garmin Forerunner 610
Post by: dickersonj on July 19, 2013, 03:49:54 PM
FAO: Anybody who owns a Garmin Forerunner 610

I have recently sent mine back to Garmin to be replaced because after just 6 months the back of the watch started to corrode and turn my wrist green!! I wiped it with a cotton bud so you can see the green stuff!

(http://www.leafleteers.com/images/Old%20Watch.JPG)

After a quick phone call to Garmin, it turns out that this is a known issue, and they were happy to replace it for a new one.

I sent the old one back, and 4 days later a new one arrived. The new watches now have a plastic back rather then the faulty metal one, so this one wont corrode, and you also get the added bonus that the new one is also a bit lighter!

(http://www.leafleteers.com/images/New%20Watch.JPG)

So if you have got this model of watch, check the back. If there are any signs of corrosion, then get it swapped out sooner ASAP, as it will only get worse.