Garmin watches are designed differently from any other watch. It does not have a winding stem, crown or push buttons. The design of the Garmin watch allows it to capture GPS data accurately even in rough conditions.
Additional Features of Garmin Watches
Most Gamin watches have an altimeter that shows your current altitude based on the air pressure around you. They have a barometer that shows changes in the air pressure, which can be used to predict weather changes.
Many come with a compass function as well as a heart rate monitor. Some Garmin watches also have a power meter for your bike rides and gives you performance data such as maximum speed, average speed and other metrics.
The downside of owning a Garmin watch with so many features is if it breaks, the cost of repair can be expensive.
How to Clean Garmin Watch
To clean your Garmin watch, you will need:
A clean cloth (preferably microfiber) A bowl filled with lukewarm water Hair Dryer Duct tape or nail glue (for any damage that needs to be fixed)
Steps for Cleaning Garmin Watch
Option 1: Watch Band Removal
If you want to clean the watch band, remove it before cleaning the watch. You can do this by releasing the spring bar on one side of the strap with a small tool or your fingernail. You can also ask someone to help you with this task.
Option 2: Watch Case Removal (Not Recommended)
Using a small tool like a thin screwdriver, pry the face of the watch off the front casing until it comes off. Be careful not to scratch or break the glass face. If you do break it, you can use duct tape or nail glue to fix it.
Option 1: Cleaning Band
1. Fill a bowl with warm water and mix in just enough dish soap to create bubbles. Do not use too much soap as this will cause the water to be too soapy.
2. Rub the cloth with some of the soap mixture and use it to scrub the band. Repeat this step for a more thorough cleaning.
3. Rinse the cloth with clean water and wipe the band dry with a gentle brush or by patting with your fingers. If you have a metal watch, use a soft toothbrush instead of your fingers to avoid scratching it.
4. Use the hair dryer to dry out the watch band. If there are any water drops on the strap, dry them off immediately so they do not corrode the metal.
Option 2: Cleaning Watch Case
1. Make sure your hands are clean before you start this process. Wipe your hands with alcohol or hand sanitizer to remove dirt and oil.
2. Use a small tool like a screwdriver and pry the face of the watch off the front casing until it comes off. Be careful not to scratch or break the glass face. If you do break it, you can use duct tape or nail glue to fix it.
3. Use your brush or cloth to wipe away any dirt or residue on the watch case. Any gunk that is hard to remove can be gently scrubbed with dish soap and water. Rinse with clean water and dry it thoroughly with your cloth (microfiber preferably).
4. Use your hair dryer to completely dry out the inside of the watch case as well as any crevices along the face openings.
5. Make sure that no water remains in the watch case before closing it back up. This can potentially damage your watch when you go out running or riding with it on again.
Option 3: Watch Band and Watch Case
If you are cleaning both the band and the front casing, follow the same steps used to clean the watch band. Just make sure to place the watch face down on a towel when you are drying it off with your hair dryer so that no water can get inside.
With a little bit of arm twisting and elbow grease, you can keep your Garmin watch looking spanking new.
Cleaning a Garmin watch is an effective way to improve the appearance of your fitness device as well as ensure its performance for many years to come so it is important to take the time to do this.
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