Thursday, November 7, 2013

Nooooo!!! {And how to do a hard reset on your Garmin}

I got up this morning at 5:45 to meet my running partner, Jami, for a run.  I got dressed, laced up the shoes, strapped on my Garmin, pushed power, and....  NOTHING.


If I can't track it, it's like the run never even happened!  Right?!  At least it feels that way.  Thank goodness for Strava.

So today I did a hard reset of my watch to get it back to normal.  If you are ever having trouble with your Garmin turning on, locating satellites, or you are unable to pair up devices such as foot pod or heart rate monitor- usually a hard reset will correct the problem.

To do a hard reset you:
  • Make sure the device is off.
  • Hold "Power" and "Mode" at the same time.
  • When the device powers on it will ask, "Do you really want to erase all user data?" select YES.
Keep your workouts backed up on Garmin Connect to be sure you don't lose any of your hard work!

I ran without my watch, used, Strava, and enjoyed an awesome hill and beautiful sunrise this morning.  Next time I hope to remember how to reset my watch so I can do it right away!


Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

yes it is always good to know about the hard reset! I have had to use it a couple of times over the year. I used to have the 305, I still miss it

Lisa said...

I'm a Davis County Mommy runner that happened upon your blog a few days ago and I read this post. Coincidentally, my 305 would NOT turn on this morning for my run although I had just fully charged it. Thankfully with your timely wisdom, I didn't have to go dive into my manual or google and compromise my run time :). Just wanted to say THANKS! And thanks for introducing us to Strava too! Excited to see what routes are in my area.