Garmin

This topic will encompass information and hints and tips to help you with your Garmin product.  

Most of these have been garnered from all corners of the internet and through trial and error ...

Many thanks to anybody whose images I've borrowed:  all rights belong to the rights holder.


Frequently Asked Questions

  1. * Updating your Garmin device *  
  2. ** Activity Tracking and Fitness Metrics ACCURACY  
  3. **Consumer Warranty Info**  
  4. Activity won't upload !!?!?!!  
  5. ANT+ Adaptor for Smartphones - Do I need it?  
  6. ANT+ issues  
  7. Bluetooth Pairing - Forerunners and Smartphones  
  8. Charging Issues (i.e. my Garmin won't hold a charge)  
  9. Compatibility of the speed (BSS) and/or cadence (BCS) sensors  
  10. Condensation issues  
  11. Display reads "Software missing"  
  12. Edge 1030 sensor compatability  
  13. Edge 25 - how do I get my HR strap paired / HR data displayed?  
  14. Edge 510 Format and Reinstall Instructions  
  15. Edge 520 and eTap  
  16. Edge Series - using multiple bikes with different sensors  
  17. Elevation and Barometric Altimeter issues  
  18. Fenix / Fenix2 / Fenix3 / Tactix / D2 - battery life  
  19. Fenix 3 - finding satellites  
  20. Fenix 3 - incorrect altitude readings after manual calibration...  
  21. Fenix 3 - Swimming issues  
  22. Footpod Calibration  
  23. Forerunner Broken Strap - Replacement Issues  
  24. Garmin Connect - Smartphone Compatibility  
  25. Garmin Express issues - Windows 10  
  26. GPS / Satellite fixing method  
  27. GPS question ...  
  28. Help! I am now a 255 year old woman & my weight is now 2000 pounds! (or similar)  
  29. HRM Issues - Random Spikes in HR  
  30. HRM not pairing  
  31. Metric changes to Imperial during activity  
  32. NEW Bike Speed Sensor and Bike Cadence sensors (BSS & BCS)  
  33. No PC Connectivity (i.e. my device won't connect to the PC, but has previously)  
  34. No Speed, Cadence, or Heart Rate?  
  35. Optical HR hints  
  36. Random turning on / off ... and other weird issues  
  37. SD card issues - VIRB and Cycliq  
  38. USB sticks  
  39. Very slow responding device, or stuck in a reboot loop ...  
  40. VIRB battery charging issues ?  
  41. Vivoactive GOLF App - Instructions on How to Use  
  42. Vivofit 2 - Why does the button no longer work?  
  43. What is the Master Reset for my Edge 1030  
  44. What is the Master Reset for my Edge 200  
  45. What is the Master Reset for my Edge 25  
  46. What is the Master Reset for my Edge 500  
  47. What is the Master Reset for my Edge 510, 800, 810, and 1000  
  48. What is the Master Reset for my Edge 520  
  49. What is the Master Reset for my Fenix 3  
  50. What is the Master Reset for my fenix 5/5s/5x  
  51. What is the Master Reset for my Fenix, Fenix2, Tactix, or D2  
  52. What is the Master Reset for my Forerunner 10 or 15  
  53. What is the Master Reset for my Forerunner 110, 210, 220, 620 or 630  
  54. What is the Master Reset for my Forerunner 225 / 235  
  55. What is the Master Reset for my Forerunner 310xt ?  
  56. What is the Master Reset for my Forerunner 60 or 70  
  57. What is the Master Reset for my Forerunner 610 ?  
  58. What is the Master Reset for my Forerunner 910xt ?  
  59. What is the Master Reset for my Forerunner 920xt ?  
  60. What is the Master Reset for my VIRB / Virb Elite ?  
  61. What is the Master reset for my Vivofit 1/2/3  
  62. What is the Master Reset for my Vivosmart  

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