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Has anyone run into the same problem that I have had? I bought my watch three years ago. Due to my 1 year old nephew getting hold of it for just a few seconds, I was quite surprised that he was able to create a tear in the plastic of the watch strap - which has now grown and means only half the strap is keeping it in secured in place.
So I phoned up Garmin today and was sure they would despatch a replacement strap for a nominal fee - they must get these problems from time to time I imagine. I was surprised when they said they would exchange it for another watch - but for a fee of £59. The reason for this, they explained, is that the strap and the watch are moulded together and the strap therefore cannot be replaced separately. Of course, they are right. The watch and strap are moulded together and I have no problem if that's the best design for a watch/strap like this - but I wasn't really thinking about that when I bought it. The tear is across the "pressure part" where after tightening the strap the metal buckle then holds the strap in place; so I guess the plastic had started to weaken over time so I can't really blame my nephew for doing what he did.
The fee Garmin quoted is a percentage of the retail price at the time the watch was sold and as it's out of the warranty period, that fee is due and they won't discount it. I love the watch, but I don't need a new one and getting a new watch won't help bring my marathon times down. So I'm really not at all impressed that I can only fix the strap by paying for a replacement watch. Setting the fee at this level will make me think twice about buying another Garmin in the future. In the meantime I'll try superglue and hope that works! Be warned!