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!