I bought my VA3 2018 July and it was working flawlessly for an year. It stopped charing recently and was completely dead. I checked with Garmin local dealer and they confirmed that there's no issue with contacts or the charging cable. After further inspection, they confirmed that regulator ic on the internal board has been completely burnt and said that they are in no position of repairing such as the Garmin won't facilitate such repairs. I have been using my original samsung phone charger to charge my watch all this time.
Im realy dissappointed with Garmin since my watch became completely useless at end of one year usage. I wish Garmin or someone else would help me to figure this out. Thanks.