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Not able to get the cadence to regisger on the watch

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Do you own the optional cadence sensor? If so you can only use it in Biking Mode.

If you own the sensor and are using Biking Mode. Then try a reset and if still no luck. Contact Garmin about getting it repaired.

Good Luck!

Posted on Jul 12, 2008

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