How did I used to live without a cell phone? The same way I used to live without a garmin! but once you get hooked on these little buggers you're done for! They are like crack I tell you...
My Garmin forerunner 405 has been giving me hell since OCT.... and it's been a long 4 months of mixed emotions.
At first it was little stuff like beeping low battery even though the battery was 100% charged.
Then it started messing with my races! The first one was during Jason's half marathon where I was going to help pace him for 10 minute miles and the watch shit the bed a mile into the race. I was so mad but at the same time glad I wasn't really racing the race myself, so I didn't care too much (selfish I know). When it came time to my own race I did care though. I wanted to PR at my half in Nov. and I locked the bezel before the race and it froze on the time screen never letting me start it. Big FAIL for the day even though I PRed without the help of the little computer. When I got back home after the race and put it back on the charger it came back to life and I forgot about how much I hated the thing!
I used it for some training runs and during the month of dec and I thought all had returned to normal. That my garmin finally decided to behave itself...
The sad story goes like this:
1. put on charger all night = 100% charged
2. take off charger and still says 100% charged
3. walk outside and start the timer after finding satellite - beeps at me 0% charged - WTF!!! I will then attempt to run anyhow and see how far I can make it. Sometimes the entire run or sometimes not. That is when the name calling and swearing begins ...
4. 10 minutes into a workout the thing continues to turn itself on and off! And it keeps turning itself on and off for hours! I can't tell you how annoying/embarrassing this is! At haines point riding for an hour and half: beep, beep, beep. Doing hill repeats: beep beep beep. Tempo runs: beep, beep, beep and no that's not me hitting my splits.
I had enough and just when I thought I was going to throw the watch as far as I could, I did the adult thing and called garmin to see what the heck was going with this POS of a watch!!
To my surprise they sent me a set of simple instructions to set my watch back to the default settings and to update the software on it. And to my surprise it worked like a charm and I have no clue why I waited for long to call them?!?!?!
Anyhow, I'm sorry I was mean to you. Are we ok now?
Happy Tues All :)