Garmin Sports Watches Fall Apart During Use, Suit Says

By Kira Lerner (March 7, 2014, 12:23 PM EST) -- Garmin Ltd. was hit with a proposed class action in Utah federal court Thursday alleging that a model of its sports watches is defective and comes apart during use, forcing customers to pay to replace the wristband.

Lead plaintiffs Andrea and Joel Katz claim that the Garmin and its subsidiary's Forerunner 610 watches are defective and cannot be used for the advertised purposes because the wristband separates from the watch while the user is running or participating in other physical activities, according to the complaint.

"The plastic watchband has an unacceptable rate of failure in that it detaches from the Forerunner...

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