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Garmin 405 won't go into power-save mode

Got a new Garmin Forerunner 405 - works ok so far, but it doesn't seem to automatically go into 'power-save'mode so I'm constantly having to leave it on charge. I have checked to see that the timer is off when I come out of training mode - not sure what else I should be looking for....any suggestions gratefully received

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  • Anonymous Apr 12, 2009

    I have the same problem!

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Use the GPRMC1 string for power saving mode

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  • ccapicio Jan 17, 2011

    what is the GPRMC1 string?

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