For some inexplicable reason, my Garmin Fenix 5 Plus’ top right button became mostly stuck. It was working as per usual the night before and in the morning it became stuck. I could still activate functions tied to the button but the clicking feel was gone. This was the first time I experienced this issue and the first blemish on an otherwise very well built watch.
A quick search online showed that I was not the only one facing this. Apparently, dirt can get stuck in between the button and its socket leading to a stuck button. It still did not address how this could happen in clean conditions over night but I combined online suggestions into a single solution:
- Turn off the watch.
- Soak it in warm slightly soapy water for 30 minutes. (Don’t worry this will no damage the Fenix series.)
- Rinse it in water and let it dry completely.
- Repeatedly press the affected button until it becomes unstuck.
These steps have resolved my issue. Leaving this short post here in case it helps others.