Anyone esle having a problem with their new forerunner 305
Someone mentioned SportTrack software a couple of pages ago, as being better for maps than Garmin. Not difficult, I'll grant.
I've downloaded the SportTrack client, but when I try to import data from the Forerunner, it says it does not recognise the file type. Yet there is no option to alter or set any configuration options.
So does anyone know how to import data from the GPS device into SportTrack ?
SportTrack importing data:
Eddie, I found that if I tried to import the data direct into SportTracks prior to importing it into the Garmin TrashWare then I got the same problem.
Solution: import it into the GTW first of all ....I'm afraid that you have to install the software....and leave it there; if you delete the GTW, it will not recognise the file type again.
So THEN import it into ST and hey presto success..
See what happens..
I use it for halfs so I have not tested teh 10 hour limit.
I have had a 305 for a couple of years but recently got a replacement. Deleting the old 4.0 programme and rebooting with the new 5.01 I can't receive data from the watch. The watch makes the right noise and shows "transfer complete" but the PC screen says "communication problem".
I have tried deleting a reloading the new programme several times even trying updates from Garmin unsuccessfully getting "Invalid command line parameter (restart)
Device works fine, I just can't get data on the PC screen
Red Lion Sports replaced my 305 after an unsuccessful attempt to hurdle a dog, resulting in a cracked face (me and the 305) as "fair wear and tear"
Does anyone have problems with HRM?
Mine after 3 miles losines beats and I think it is connected to strap too big did ask if they did a SMALLER STRAP WAS TOLD TO TIE A KNOT IN IT!!!!
Are any of the problems with the 305 getting ironed out by Garmin? I was on the verge of buying one, but this thread has put me right off.
Incidentally, the best price at the moment is from Amazon - £140-ish
Karo - try restart (press mode and reset/lap similtaneously)
Apart from the PC link up problem, the 305 works extremely well even in woods or among high sided buildings.Also has proved very useful for monitoring my real,as opposed to imagined progress. In particular running against yourself "virtual partner" is particularly useful as is running around a virtual map
Still strongly recommended
Owners Manual page 6,last line.
I can't be smug, I didn't know either until someone told me
After 18 months, I'm still finding things it can do
It is a fantastic piece of kit.
I've found that it can do a 3 hour marathon, although the sad fact is that I can't.
What has recently annoyed me is that I'll set up for a "quick workout" marathon on distance and time, all nice and early. Turn off, go to bed, turn it on, and it starts as a boring 305 again, and forgets that I'm in a race situation. Pah, doesn't the thing have mind reading capability as well as eveything else? Pah.
RTFM I suppose.
BTW : does Spoortttracks record teh splits that teh Garmin holds?
The accuracy of the map is phenomenal - I can see where I have run back home on the other side of the road or even side stepped through a kissing gate
The virtual partner is seriously weird : I can't help myself looking over my shoulder when the gizmo occasionally says I'm ahead
And I've never lost a satellite (yet)
The unit is great.
Garmin Traininf Centre software does not seem to be so great.
I have been trying SportTrack software but the heart rate graph does not import.
No reply to my post on their forum might post as a bug.
I have also noticed auto pause while I am running.
It is set to auto pause when stopped so should be fine.
Initially was impressed to notice it kicked in at traffic lights.Satellite lock seems OK so why it should think I have stopped I dont know.
Software Version ect here
Have you checked the zone?
The lower limit might be too high, so cuts in when you're still running
If you mean the zone for auto pause - it is set to "when stopped" as shown in the screen grab above. So I am assuming it will need me to stop.
I assume it also wait until it is sure the wearer has stopped.
Not sure if these auto pause auto resumes are actually dropping time or not?
Short of starting another stop watch each time I am stopped at traffic lights etc!
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