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How can I make the alerts louder on my forerunner 305? It has been working fine but in the last 10 days or so I can hardly hear it beep. any suggestions?

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SOURCE: Forerunner 305 won't charge

Had the same problem. Turned out I only *thought* it was the cradle and/or cable being finicky. Actually, the problem was one of the four contact points on the back of the 305 had oxidized and if all 4 don't make good contact with the cradle, it won't charge. Apparently, manipulating the cable only coincidentally helped, if/when it did help, perhaps by subtly shifting the contact point so that a less oxidized part made contact.
Anyway, rubbing the contact points with a pencil eraser cleans them enough to get a good charge. I've had to break out the eraser every 2-4 weeks.

Posted on Jun 15, 2008

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SOURCE: how to set 10 mins running and 1 min walk breaks on 305 garmin

Training (enter) Work Outs (enter) Interval (enter) Time/Rest Time (enter) Enter 00:10:00 for time Enter 00:01:00 for rest time Make sure you have enough Reps set for your run. If in doubt set it very high (40) Scroll down and select done. You will have to scroll to this same page every time you want to use the 10's and 1's. Just cycle through the page with out changing anything and select done, you're ready to go!

Posted on Jun 08, 2009

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Training (enter) Work Outs (enter) Interval (enter) Time/Rest Time (enter) Enter 00:10:00 for time (It's a bit cumbersome but you have to scroll up and down for the numbers). Enter 00:01:00 for rest time Make sure you have enough Reps set for your run. If in doubt set it very high (40) Scroll down and select done. You will have to scroll to this same page every time you want to use the 10's and 1's. Just cycle through the page with out changing anything and select done, you're ready to go!

Posted on Jun 16, 2009

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SOURCE: My garmin forerunner 305 HRM suddenly stopped

I found this on the internet......

In the battery compartment there’s a gold contact that touches the top of the battery (+ve) which was in a position that would never make contact with the battery. I bent it out slightly, made sure the battery was seated correctly (i.e. flat) and as if by magic my heart rate appeared on the large Garmin display!


Also found this..........

I Have had the same problem couple of times (and forgotten each time how I solved it). I figured it out just now and this is what I did.

1) turn on unit and put on heart monitor (make sure battery is good and wet heart strap)
2) using the mode button navigate the menus to: Settings: General: Accessories: Heart Rate Monitor
3) Once in the Heart Rate Monitor option make sure "Yes" is selected and then use the arrow buttons to highlight "Restart Scan" . Press the enter button to rescan for your heart monitor. (I had to rescan twice)
Go back to the main monitor screen to see if you are recieving heart rate signals.

I am not sure why a manual rescan needs to be done every time but it would be nice if Garmin fixed this issues in a unit software update (my unit has software version 2.80

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SOURCE: Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver: How can I change my Garmin 305 from miles to kilom...

Page 48 of your manual, Changing Units of Measure. Settings > General > Units

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Hi. It is supposed to be a wake up alarm function in my Forerunner 305, but I can't find it (I really used that function in my old Polar). Where can I find the settings? Best /Fredrik


The only alert that comes close to being a wake up alarm is the Time alert function. Press Mode and then select Training. Select Training Options > Alerts > Time/Dist Alerts. In the Time Alert field, set the alert to Repeat (instead of Once or Off). Enter the time that you want the alert to sound in the Alert At field. Then press Mode repeatedly to exit the menu.

The manual for the 305 is available here http://static.garmincdn.com/pumac/984_OwnersManual.pdf . The time/distance alert picture is given on page 9. Links to additional documentation are available here https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=349&ra=true .

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Jul 04, 2011 | Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver

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My garmin forerunner 305 turns off automaticly after a couple of minutes, and the battery is fully charge.


Try SW reset. Hold Mode and lap/reset for 10 seconds, then release and long press start until device restarts.
Should clean up default.

If not try hard reset, but you'll loose all data in device.
hold mode and start for ten second, device needs to off before.
Then keeping these, pulse press lap/reset.
You'll get a confirmation screen

Oct 04, 2010 | Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver

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Garmin Forerunner 305 won't turn on and won't charge. Is there a fix or is this it for the device?


Look at
"http://www.activesplit.com/my-garmin-forerunner-305-doesnt-power-on-its-just-dead-solutions/"

You can soft reset or hard reset the device. Hard reset deletes all data.

Apr 01, 2010 | Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver

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I cannot hear the alerts on my Garmin 305, is there some way of making them louder?


Unfortunately there is no volume control on this unit, but you could try making sure that the four small holes to the rear are clear from foreign bodies if any, sorry.

Jan 01, 2010 | Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver

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How to set 10 mins running and 1 min walk breaks on 305 garmin


Training (enter) Work Outs (enter) Interval (enter) Time/Rest Time (enter) Enter 00:10:00 for time Enter 00:01:00 for rest time Make sure you have enough Reps set for your run. If in doubt set it very high (40) Scroll down and select done. You will have to scroll to this same page every time you want to use the 10's and 1's. Just cycle through the page with out changing anything and select done, you're ready to go!

May 29, 2009 | Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver

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My Garmin forerunner 305 will not turn on.


I have had the same problem. To fix it, I simultaneously hold down the "mode" and "reset" buttons for about 10 seconds. After releasing the buttons I power it up as normal. This has worked both times it has happened, and I got this fix from the Garmin website. My mileage totals are still in the history.

Dec 14, 2008 | Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver

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Won't turn on...hear the beep, and screen works.


Exact same problem for me on the exact same day (2-sep) as well - freaky! Unit was out of battery and I charged it but that was the last time I managed to get it working - charging it now to see if it makes any diff. Actually with mine I hear the beep and the initial splash screen shows for about 1 sec and then that's it - it seems to go off again. I think it's something to do with the battery as it seems to work when connected to the charger - not a whole lot of good to me!

Aug 28, 2008 | Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver

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Garmin Forerunner 305 usb cable won't be read


The problem is probably not with the USB cable if the GPS wont even turn on. The older firmware of the Forerunner 205 and 305 have a problem with locking up. This causes the Forerunner to look completely dead. There is a reset procedure: push the mode and reset button at the same time and then let go and hit the power on button. If it powers on that is the problem. Go to the Garmin site and load the newest rev. of firmware into the Forerunner. Fixed mine and a few friends with the same problem.

I do however have a cable problem. Sometimes my PC will come up with unrecognized USB device and my 305 wont talk to the PC, it does charge. It is the cable or dock for sure, because I have tried a different cable/dock and the 305 has no problem. This is the reason I ended up here. I hope the lock fix works for those with the above problem.

Dec 16, 2007 | Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver

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