Anyone esle having a problem with their new forerunner 305
Has anyone had a problem with LOSS OF SOUND???
Mine is generally great BUT i can hardly hear the alarms for distance etc.
Any advice/comments would be most appreciated.
Anyone having problems with satellite acquisition?
I don't really know how long the unit should search for satellites, but mine seems to take a good couple of minutes each time. Tried it in a number of different areas so I don't think it is poor location (buildings or trees).
Once located, the unit works great though!
Still not worked out how (or whether) to upload maps.
Has anyone exhaustively tested battery life? I'm looking to use mine on the Round Rotherham 50, and will be hopefully coming in around the 8-9 hrs mark (please don't check back and gloat in a few weeks when I've miserably failed this).
As the published battery life is 10 hrs, I'm "pushing the design envelope" a little...
OOK! you are a hero!
that reset trick has got my 305 back up and running again - never was one for reading the destructions! guess that will teach me - was just about to complain to Garmin!
Is anyone having a problem with "over charging" it seems ok as long as i dont leave it on to charge for too long - if i get to the "Charge Complete" message then when i turn it on I get the "Low Battery" warning
But if i take it off charge before the charge is complete then it seems to be charged up ok - its as if when it is over charged, it shorts out or something and loses all the battery charge...very annoying!
Im charging it off the mains using the supplied plug and cradle
Hi all, sorry for butting in!
I'm battling the fantastic mapping software provided by Garmin.... Apparently there are only two roads within five miles of my house (one being the M4!!!) and the river by my house doesn't exist... and I'm trying to work out how to make routes using other software. I've got the sportzones downloaded but I only seem to be able to receive data from the unit and haven't figured out how to write and download a course.
Can anyone help? I'd be really grateful. Thanks
I still haven't got my PC to accept data from the watch despite zillions of deletes and reinstalls, resets and system restores.
Messages like registry error and problems communicating with your gps or gps not connected despite the gps showing transfer complete and beeping appropriately
But the important bits; routes, speed, distance hrm etc are all working
Ex pat Scot - do you switch it on and leave it stationary? It doesn't like moving around before it has locked on. I leave mine by a window or put it even outside for a while, speeds up the process, 60 secs is about usual.
Have a suitably drunken Hogmaney
I had the same problem , turned out I had updated my Garmin ,but not the training centre on my PC . Once I had updated my training centre I no longer got the ''problems communicating with your gps''
You do know that a quick tap of the power button activates the backlight? And you can set this to light up for anything from about five seconds to permanently.
As for Sporttracks, I agree it's the business.
I downloaded Sporttracks and can't see why it's any better than Training Centre. I haven't worked out how to get the graphs view yet either
I'm off to find a tutorial in case there's something I'm missing with this software.
Did anyone manage to sort out the cannot communicate with device error? I can upload to Motion Based but not to Training Centre, would rather not have to log on every time I go to use it if I don't have to.
Garmin are currently ignoring me....
MM I know what you mean about sportstracks too, have you found any of the info now or am I just being dull????
You should get way more out of SportsTracks - maps with detail for a start - it is not the easiest thing to get started with but it is free and is (assuming you can get it going way better than TC.
I have the same problem now lasting for more than six months so I have given up in the PC data display - I don't really need it do I?
Motion based works for me but it is so slow and fiddly - logging on everytime
As a matter of interest does motion based have a cost - I just got so frustrated with the TC database failing to save - now at least with TC you can export an indiviual activity.
SportsTracks is an acquired taste - has lots of techy quirks and features - but as it is donation based therefore timescales are long.
Having said that Gamin are not short of cash and I think only fixed TC to guard against MAC threat abd the likes of SportsTracks. Afterall new users would not look for anthing else if it worked and might even think hey i will buy Garmins maps - but as Google Earth / Maps are so widely used and Sat Nav in cars has tons of data I dont think the charge for maps model will be very strong especially in future.
Just my 2 cents
Forgot to mention the OPEN arcitecture means anyone can write plugins. Export your route to your website. Match photos to your GPS route etc and pretty much anything you can think - might not be possible or might take a while - recording the gear on the bike was one request to the pluin authors not sure that one ever got off the drawing board though!
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