Sunday, January 24, 2010

Garmin 310 - Issues with Software v.2.7

Urg! I just went for my best run since the half marathon in Edmonton last August. After the run I got in the car and turned off my Garmin, as I usually do for the trip home. It's a safeguard I learned to do after leaving my Garmin running while driving home. Sure, the stats look good, but my little car goes way faster than my legs! So I learned to turn it off and then turn it back on when I get home.

Only today when I turned it back on, it had completely reset itself. It started by asking me if English was my preferred language.

And my best run in months? Gone. No evidence of it anywhere. It wasn't saved on the Garmin. It didn't upload. Just. Gone.

Luckily I ran with T.M., so I cobbled together a manual upload of the run.

But the Garmin seems completely stuck in this endless loop. Every time we turn it off, it forgets everything that was previously saved - user profile, preferences, everything.

This all seems to be a result of a recent (and mandatory) software "upgrade" to 2.7. Anyone else out there having these issues, I wonder?

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