Advice On How To Wear And Maintain Your Garmin Watch

Advice On How To Wear And Maintain Your Garmin Watch

How to Wear and Maintain Your Garmin Watch

If you follow the advice in this FAQ, you should be able to avoid any problems that may arise as a result of wearing a Garmin watch.

If, on the other hand, you see a rash, redness, or irritation on your skin, you should refrain from wearing the watch until your skin has fully recovered.

Make sure that the case and the band of your watch are meticulously cleaned by following the specific instructions for wear and maintenance that are listed below.

If the symptoms do not go away, you should go to a doctor or a dermatologist.

Advice to Wear

The Optimal Compatibility

It is recommended that the band of your Garmin smartwatch or fitness tracker be worn loosely enough on your wrist so that it can move freely in both directions.

Garmin Fenix 7 Solar Edition

During physical activity, a watch with a wrist-based heart rate sensor, on the other hand, should have a fit that is both secure and comfortable on the wearer’s wrist.

Place the band so that it is two finger widths above your wrist, and make sure to remember to relax it when you have finished exercising.

Hold on to Things Fresh and Dehumidified

After being exposed to sweat from exercise or water from activities such as swimming or showering, your gadget should be thoroughly rinsed and given time to dry.

If moisture is allowed to sit on the skin for an extended period of time, it may become irritated.

Garmin Fenix 5 Plus

Taking a Break

Take a break from wearing the same thing day in and day out on your skin. Swap the wrist that your device is worn on to reduce the likelihood of causing irritation to your skin.


We suggest that you wipe the band of your watch on a regular basis in order to prevent odor and to remove sweat buildup as well as any other particles or residue.

As you get into the shower, it’s a good habit to follow the recommended cleaning methods that are listed below. Choose the type of band material you have below to get cleaning instructions.

Garmin 010-02120-20 Forerunner

Bands Made of Leather

  • Bands made of leather or suede leather are designed for casual usage, and it is not recommended that you use them for strenuous activities.
  • To clean the leather band, use a clean, lint-free cloth and rub it in circular motions. If there is a buildup of dirt, you can remove it by softly dampening the cloth with water. When putting on the band, make sure it has had the time to dry.
  • Leather shampoos, conditioners, and polishes could potentially stain the material.
  • Take into consideration that leather is a natural material that, with regular use, will develop a patina over time.

Garmin 010-02064-00 Instinct

Metal Bands

  • To clean the metal band, wipe it down with a cloth that is soft, clean, and lint-free. In the event that it is required, saturate the fabric with water. When putting on the band, make sure it has had the time to dry.
  • When cleaning or refinishing your metal band, under no circumstances should you use metal polish or abrasives. It is possible that this will cause damage to the cosmetic finishes.

Straps made of Nylon

  • Wash the band in lukewarm water to get it clean. It is possible to eliminate obstinate grime or stains by using a gentle soap. Before putting on, give it a thorough rinsing in clean water and wait for it to completely dry out.

Garmin tactix 7, Pro Ballistics Edition

Elastomer Bands Made of Silicone or TPU

  • Before putting the band on, give it a quick rinse in some water and then wait for it to dry completely.
  • Use rubbing alcohol and a cloth without lint to remove residue left behind by products such as lotions, sunscreens, and insect repellents, and then wash the area thoroughly with water. When putting on the band, make sure it has had time to dry.

What is the best way to clean the watch’s body?

  • Use water to rinse off, or use a wet lint-free cloth for cleaning.
  • To remove junk from the charging contact points of the device, you can use a toothbrush with soft-bristled bristles to do so.
  • It is VERY ESSENTIAL that you do not use the toothbrush to clean any cavities or holes on the watch. This is especially important for devices that include cavities for speakers and microphones.
  • When cleaning the device, you should not use any materials that are sharp, and you should never poke or prod any apertures on the unit.

Garmin 010-01614-00 Forerunner 735XT

Can I put a disinfectant on my watch?

  • To clean the exterior of your watch module, silicone band, or metal band, you can use a wipe containing 70% isopropyl alcohol to wipe it down in a gentle motion.
  • You can also use a disinfectant wipe; however, we strongly advise that you run the watch under water afterward to eliminate any chemical residue that may have been left behind by the wipe. This will help prevent any skin irritation that may have been caused.
  • When it comes to fabric or leather bands, you should never use disinfectants.
  • Bleach should never be used to clean either the watch or the bands, and neither the watch nor the bands should ever be submerged in any kind of cleaning solution.
  • Be sure that none of the apertures on the watch body become contaminated with disinfectant.

Is the use of an ultrasonic cleaner permissible?

  • There is a strong recommendation against using ultrasonic cleaners. It is possible that using one will cause damage to the watch.

Garmin 010-02293-10 Instinct Solar


Caution Items to Steer Far Of

We recommend that you avoid exposure to the following substances in order to maintain the appearance of your watch and to reduce the risk of any skin irritation caused by the chemicals:

  • Hair dye
  • Insect repellents
  • Lotions and creams that retain moisture
  • Oils
  • Perfumes
  • Sanitizers
  • SoapsProducts like solvents, detergents, or cleansers for the house
  • Sunscreens

It is also important to bear in mind that prolonged exposure to these substances may cause the water resistance of your watch to deteriorate, so it is in your best interest to steer clear of them whenever you can.

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