but I am somewhat upset with spending $300 on something that is supposed to be extensively tested against issues like that.
vesoganev Please contact our Product Support (support.garmin.com) teams for assistance. We will need to be in direct contact with you as we take this very seriously and will work to find the best resolution for you.
TMK17 is correct that an incredibly small percentage of users see skin irritation, but this does not change the fact that we take this very seriously. We look forward to hearing from you.
I have similar problems with the band, which I never had with Fitbit or apple watches. My skin goes red, feels like it is burnt, then will blister and peel off. I switched to a 3rd party strap from amazon which has helped.
I did give it a fair chance in my opinion. I wore it looser, washed it every day, removed when sleeping and showering. I always had the same result though so eventually swapped it out a couple of weeks back.