Anyone esle having a problem with their new forerunner 305
Know what everyone means about Motion Based being slow...
That said I've followed the link that Mr Puffy has provided and am also up and running again (if you'll pardon the pun!). There are aspects of TC that i like, I'm now getting time out messages from it, you really would think they'd get it sorted!!!
Thanks - downloaded Sports Tracks and it was working within an hour (had to upgrade .NET) I have yet to test the Garmin data upload
Used my 305 for its first long run this afternoon. 14.2 miles in 1.50. When I took it off it was a bit damp on the back so made sure it was dried.
Question................. How many satalites are there up there that the Garmins lock onto? There was a purple splodge on the route on the TC site and I guessed that may have been the Satalite postion?
Had my Garmin for Christmas & it kept switching off on my run, which was very irritating. So Garmin advised me to update it & do a master re-set. But went on a long run yesterday & it was worse than ever. Just hope when I send it back it they send a replacement out sharpish!!!
<a href="http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/localiser/member.asp?sp=&v=1&MemNo=117777" title="Visit M Diddy member profile">M Diddy</a> up to 12 satellites.
Should not showup on the map though.
I had an accident with my original Garmin 305 which was working well. It was kindly replaced HOWEVER the new set came with the updated 5.01 programme and that was the start of all my problems.It has never worked properly and I wouldn't recommend any future updates, just in case.
A historic day - ST accepted the garmin data and crunched the numbers - at last a working system and something new to fiddle with
Hi, I have a sort of related question. I am a bit confused about how the Garmin Training Centre and the Motion Based website work together. Does my data from the forerunner go into the training centre and motion based or does it just get uploaded to motion based? is theer any benefit to it being in both?
Also, I read that the Motion Based website only holds 10 runs, is that correct?
Any thoughts before I join up would be helpful.
Blimey this is getting very techie! Thank's MR P, and indeed I can relate to the science fiction bit. These would have featured on Tomorrows World not Runners World!!!!!
SJ, I'm very new to this but I upload to both at the moment and when I have the time to look at the full benefits of both will kick one into touch
The MB basic programme is free and will upload directly from your forerunner
Ok, I've been spending some time on Sport Tracks and it's growing on me.
I have downloaded the V2 beta which is much prettier.
Yes, Muzz. Me to. I've been using ST since someone a few posts ago recommended it. Best thing I've ever done. Excellent metrics and good, accurate maps. Easy to upload from 305 and yes, the new beta software is v. good. Especially considering it is beta, after all.
Well done ST. Look and learn, Garmin.......
Hi all, contacted Garmin with a variety of threads from RW to show the problems that people are having. This is their response:
Thank you for contacting Garmin International.
Thanks for the information. We are aware of some of the issues people are facing. Most if not all can be resolved by making sure the Forerunner has the latest unit software version 2.80 and GPS chipset version 3.00. Here's how one can check: MAIN MENU > SETTINGS > GENERAL > ABOUT FORERUNNER. The user can update by connecting the Forerunner to a computer and running WebUpdater. WebUpdater is a free download that will check for and install software updates without using your Internet web browser. Download the WebUpdater for Windows here: http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=931 or for Mac here: https://buy.garmin.com/shop/store/downloadsDetails.jsp?id=3699&product=999-99999-27&&pID=9566
To ensure compatibility, they need to have the latest Training Center version 3.3.2 (Windows) or 2.0.3 (Mac). The user can download Training Center for Windows here: http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=835 or for Mac here: http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=3339
I think Garmin's new Garmin Connect will eventually replace MotionBased (and Training Center) to support the entire Garmin fitness product line. I hope this helps.
Hope this is of interest to some of you. JT
For PC dont assume just TC - I have used GPSU - and ST when GArmin TC wont play.
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