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Same problem Your solutlion worked for but a moment. Turns on for seconds and then right off again. And I cannot get a soul at Garmin to return my calls or reply and their site is always overloaded. Any other suggestions? I am desperate. My unit is not quite a year and hardly used. I am ready to hop off the tread again for summer and am lost without watch. Can't find into on net anywhere!

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