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Old May 5th 08, 09:32 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Jason in Indy
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Default Garmin Edge 305 Failure

Does anyone have any experience with the HR band failing on the Garmin Edge
305?
I replaced the battery but that didn't help. The GPS unit just doesn't read
the HR band.
Any ideas would be appreciated.

Keep on Cycling!


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Old May 5th 08, 10:25 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
joe
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Default Garmin Edge 305 Failure

Jason in Indy wrote:

Does anyone have any experience with the HR band failing on the
Garmin Edge 305?
I replaced the battery but that didn't help. The GPS unit just
doesn't read the HR band.
Any ideas would be appreciated.

Keep on Cycling!

Have you tried telling the 305 to rescan for the HR sensor while you
are wearing it?
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Old May 6th 08, 03:07 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
bdbafh
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Default Garmin Edge 305 Failure

On May 5, 4:32 pm, "Jason in Indy" wrote:
Does anyone have any experience with the HR band failing on the Garmin Edge
305?
I replaced the battery but that didn't help. The GPS unit just doesn't read
the HR band.
Any ideas would be appreciated.

Keep on Cycling!


You're supposed to take the elastic cloth strap off of the plastic
before putting it through the wash.

Just kidding.
Perhaps you started up the unit while other HR straps were in the area
and it got crossed up. Funny when the 305 reports that you HR was 230
and you swear that its under 140 - it might just be interference from
the guy that is on your wheel.

as "joe" said, have it rescan for HR devices while you are wearing it
close by.
If that doesn't work, flash the firmware.
If that doesn't work, give it the hard reset technique of holding down
the mode and reset buttons for 10 seconds while powered off.
If that doesn't work, tech support can be helpful.

good luck.
I'm looking forward to relegating the 305 to the spare bike and
putting a 705 into use.

-bdbafh

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Old May 7th 08, 06:58 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Mike Jacoubowsky
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Default Garmin Edge 305 Failure

"Jason in Indy" wrote in message
. ..
Does anyone have any experience with the HR band failing on the Garmin
Edge 305?
I replaced the battery but that didn't help. The GPS unit just doesn't
read the HR band.
Any ideas would be appreciated.


Along with the ideas others presented, it's also possible, if it's seen a
*lot* of use, that the conductive surfaces (the electrodes that read the
electrical impulses through your skin) may have simply worn out.

--Mike Jacoubowsky
Chain Reaction Bicycles
www.ChainReaction.com
Redwood City & Los Altos, CA USA


 




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