Garmin Forerunner 305 problems anyone else ?

Anyone esle having a problem with their new forerunner 305

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10/01/2008 at 12:43
Yes - I've just emigrated to ST and it works
12/01/2008 at 16:57

Just a word or praise for Garmin.

I had a problem with the alarms on my 305, they were almost silent !!

Emailed Garmin, they sent me a return number. I sent the unit to them on Tuesday and i recieved a brand new replacement Friday!! Pretty good me thinks.

Best training tool (toy) out!!

13/01/2008 at 12:52

Question...........

I'm loading all my TC data into sports track. In TC I view distance in miles but ST shows it in km's. Anyone know how I change ST to miles?

13/01/2008 at 14:53

ST v2 beta or the older version, same thing.

Bottom left of screen

Settings >Display >

Shows all the variables. 

13/01/2008 at 15:04

I'm going to start a new thread to include handy hints on using SportTracks ? Maybe include how it compares to TC or MotionBased.

I'll put it in the Training section as it and the FR305 are surely great training tools.

Look for 'Experiences Using SportTracks'. 

13/01/2008 at 15:16
How do you import maps/courses that you've created in mapmyrun into your Garmin. I've saved the data as a .crs file and .gpx files but Garmin training centre (well the mac version) doesn't seem to recognise the files only .tcx files.
13/01/2008 at 16:13
In the windows version there is a drop down box with "all Files" as one of the options, click it and you can see crs files, dunno about macs, can't afford one ha ha...
JJ2
13/01/2008 at 16:16
I have a new 305 & find the alarms are much quieter than the 301. Is there any way to adjust the volume?
13/01/2008 at 16:32
Look a few posts up By rununman...
16/01/2008 at 13:59

hi - i have having HUGE problems with my new Garmin -

 I have the 305 - got it as a xmas gift - never used on before - i expeceted a few probs learning how to use it but i cant get it to work at all rally

i am desperatly trying to load the Runners world training schedule to the training center - i get a list of  traning sessions under workouts but nothing in my calender at all -

i spoke to Garmin and they say i am loading last years 2007 schedule - that is why i cant see in in 2008 calender.  They told me to speak to runners world to get this rectified

 Runners world have been no help -  they just tell me to speak to garim as it is software issuew.

i am usure what ot be looking for as i am a newuser and  so any help is MORE than appreciated

thanks guys

  

JJ2
16/01/2008 at 15:40

Mr Puffy,

How do I do that?

17/01/2008 at 13:39
Sorry-I should have said that there is an earlier post on this page by Rununman who raised the query with Garmin and they replaced the forerunner.

I too find the alarms very quiet but I haven't owned one before so I don't know. The post doesn't tell you how to turn up the volume..
17/01/2008 at 13:47
Transfer your allegience to Sports Tracks, it works
17/01/2008 at 22:05
I can't hear the alarms either. Anyone standing next to me can though !! My eyes aren't too good either
18/01/2008 at 08:45
It's a function of birth-date, Muzz. As long as I can hear enough not to get run over by a bus (or a fanatical cyclist) and see enough to avoid the next tree/lamp-post, then I can run. Anything else is icing....
18/01/2008 at 09:01

Cutters, do you have Windows Vista?  If so, you need to uninstall the software on your  PC and then reinstall using the software directly from the Garmin website.

Check out this thread for more details.

23/01/2008 at 22:21
I think this is a great bit of kit but I've had quite a few problems - the workouts won't work and freeze the srceen each time, despite trying everything Garmin have suggested and I am also having constant trouble with not being able to download from the unit onto my PC.  Am pretty frustrated now and sending it back to try and get a replacement.
01/02/2008 at 14:39

Anyone know how to save activities to the ST logbook?

 I appear to have to switch off to get the update message

01/02/2008 at 22:19
I think if you click on "Logbook" you can save it without exiting.    it opens my Documents folder, and you will then see, i think "OOk's history.logbook" click on that and it saves.
03/02/2008 at 21:08

Without going back through all the posts can anyone explain how I turn up the alarm volume please? Ran with a group from my club this morning and I could hear everyone elses Garmin except mine!!!!!

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