Wearing the Watch


Some users may experience skin irritation after prolonged use of the watch, especially if the user has sensitive skin or allergies. If you notice any skin irritation, remove the watch and give your skin time to heal. To help prevent skin irritation, ensure the watch is clean and dry, and do not overtighten the watch on your wrist. For more information, go to garmin.com/fitandcare.

  • Wear the watch above your wrist bone.
    NOTE: The watch should be snug but comfortable. For more accurate heart rate readings, the watch should not shift while running or exercising. For pulse oximeter readings, you should remain motionless.

    Placement of the watch on the wrist
    NOTE: The optical sensor is located on the back of the watch.
  • See Tips for Erratic Heart Rate Data for more information about wrist-based heart rate.
  • See Tips for Erratic Pulse Oximeter Data for more information about the pulse oximeter sensor.
  • For more information about accuracy, go to garmin.com/ataccuracy.
  • For more information about watch wear and care, go to garmin.com/fitandcare.
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