Many people have come across this problem with the Garmin Etrex series. After about a year of normal use, the rubber band around the Etrex is coming loose. Not just because it has been in a warm car or has been left in the sun. I live in Winnipeg, and hot weather is not part of the climate here.

So, my rubber band came loose. First a little bit, then a little more and then completely loose. Well, loose… The gooey, sticky glue of the seal between that rubber band and the plastic housing of the Etrex simply kept sticking to my hands.

At some point it was not possible to touch the %^&* thing without having to wipe my hands afterwards!

So I decided to do something about it. 5 months after the first symptoms.

Henk
6 days 21 hours

Well, I was told so by a "pro" that later recanted... :-) I removed the name, so at least it is now correct.

josie brendle
7 days 23 hours

nice blog but sorry the horses are not Clydesdales. Those are a little bigger. :)

Henk
8 days 12 hours

Test comment here

Henk Von Pickartz
8 days 17 hours

This is a comment. I will see if this works or if this will be taken over by spammers. If so, then I will take it down again.