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When I training indoor my edge 305 doesn't show me speed and distance even if the cadence sensor works properly

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  • Jean-Luc Steffann Sep 27, 2010

    Do you capture sattellites when you are in this situation ?

    If so, then this is normal as sattellites GPS do not detect any movement.

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Try start your training device outdoor for a check. If then it is working, the issue is about the device needs to see sattelites to perform measurements and register speed.

You may try switch GPS device off, which is said to be an indoor mode for training.

Menu>Settings>System>GPS Mode

Posted on Oct 11, 2010

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