Question about Garmin Forerunner 205 GPS Receiver
After charging my unit, it would power up. I even tried the computer, but it still wouldn't come on.
Awesome! MODE + RESET works!
I woke up this morning and found I had a charger death again. It happened two years ago, and I couldn't remember what I did to fix it then.
Posted on May 24, 2008
Lol no i found the true solution buy a garmin 405!
Here is the reason I truly am surprised that mine last for a year the g 205/305 is put very poorly built. The poor build is that when tightening the wrist band to tight it stretches the bottom half w/ wrist ban and charge sensor. When it is stretched the rechargeable battery and inside sensor that transfers the energy to the software (2nd half of watch top pat with screen) is disconnected. Which causes your g 205/305 to turn off. ---Dont pull the watch apart and try to fix it, will not work or stay back together.
If you look at the design of the G 405 the 2 halves of the watch are bolted to gether (205/305 it is glued!!!). Then with the chargers the 205/305 just sat on cradle and i had to use rubber band to keep it charging. Well for the G405 they changd the cradle to a clip with 2 metal pins that clamps to G405.
So far i have had the G405 for 2wks and it great. The GPS feeels more accurate and faster to connect. It has touch Bezel like a ipod you touch it to go throught modes, workouts, history etc....
Now for the bads when i sweet a lot i think it cuases the bezel to change modes or screens. No messages when you get off pace like the G205/305.
Posted on May 24, 2008
Not sure if this is helpful or not.......i did put my garmin in the cradle to charge for a little bit, and then took it off and did a hard reboot and it came back on. Hard-Reboot on your unit:
-Press and hold the following buttons for ~3 seconds: MODE + RESET.
Posted on May 23, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Did you install the software correctly? Because such errors appear usually when the update/upgrade is not finisher or was not done in a proper manner.
If possible try to verify the device on another computer (a friend's) to see if the same problem appear.
If the problem persists I'd say you've burned out your battery (hope not the hole Forerunner...!).
Posted on Mar 05, 2011
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