Garmin Ltd. settles a class action lawsuit over allegations that its Forerunner 610 watch and watchband are defective


According to the complaint Garmin marketed the Forerunner 610 watch as “not just a pretty face… [but] stands up to rain [and] sweat.” However, the wristband allegedly fell apart on three separate occasions and needed to be repaired.

The lawsuit alleged the company made false advertising claims about the sport watch including that the device could be used to help consumers “be the best [they] can be in preparation for a marathon.”

Class Members include all U.S. residents who purchased or owned a Garmin Forerunner 610 watch between April 2011 and July 2014.

Class members are eligible for a variety of awards including cash and a 12 month consumer warranty. For more information please visit