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After a soft reset on my Forerunner 305 I can no longer receive data (new courses) to Garmin Training Center. Everything is still on the device but when I try to transfer the data to Training Center a box appears which says "there was a problem receiving the activities". I have downloaded the latest software to Training Center as well as to my Garmin device. I have two new courses that Training Center just refuses to upload. Same problem on the website Garmin Connect. The upload bar now shows 34 % and then it won't upload anymore. What can I do?

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SOURCE: Garmin 305 charges but wont upload to PC or MAC -

The Garmin fitness units are unreliable. I don't know the answer but the first place I'd look is in the Motion Based Forum.

Posted on Nov 04, 2009

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you can't. If it is getting softer and softer the speaker may be on it's way out.

See this link for a possible reason (bottom of the page).

http://ctorunner.googlepages.com/dismantleforerunner205

Posted on Nov 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Missing training data from my Garmin 305....

Unless you created a "back up file" with the Training Center software unfortunatly you will not be able to retrieve the data.

Regular back ups will insure you do not lose information in the future.

To back up your data in the Training Center go to "File" and "Back up" I believe the early version of the Training Center did not have the Back up feature so you would then need to use the "File" Export" option.

Posted on Mar 03, 2010

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SOURCE: Garmin Forerunner 305. Problem receiving activities and courses

This turned out to be corrupt data on my machine. I opened the Garmin traing center, backed up all the courses then deleted them inside the Training centre. I then received from device and all was okay.

Posted on Jul 31, 2010

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I have similar problems that have only just started.
Together with Training Centre crashes after uploads forcing rollbacks by deleting a history tree file and using a backup...
Tres frustrating...

Am thinking seriously of ditching it...

Posted on Dec 07, 2010

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It does not turn or or charge. Connected to laptop but got same results. Tried to install latest software but it would not the unit (forerunner 305). Message was that there was no unit connected...


Here's a few options: Soft Rest

- Hold down MODE + RESET for few seconds
- Press the Power button to turn on the device

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Hard Reset
(This will erase all of your data inside the device)

- Hold down MODE + RESET + POWER for few seconds
- Press the Power button to turn on the device

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Firmware Downgrade/Upgrade (2.9 > 2.8 > 2.9)
(This will erase all your data inside the device)

Software Downgrade/Upgrade

- Connect your Garmin Forerunner 305 to the computer
- Press the UP arrow button and hold while doing all the other steps below
- Press MODE + RESET for a moment (the computer will recognize the device)
- Dowload the Firmware from Garmin's website.
- Downgrade Firmware from 2.90 to 2.80. (You are still holding on that UP arrow button!)
- When the update is finished the Forerunner 305 should power on running the Firmware 2.80.
- Let go of the UP arrow button, disconnect the device from USB, connect it again and the computer should recognize it normally
- Update the Firmware to the current version.

Nov 04, 2012 | Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver

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My Garmin Forerunner 305 quit working at mile 15-ish during my 26.2-mile journey. There was a faint sound but the screen was blank. It doesn't seem to charge. I tried soft reboot by pressing on the MODE...


Try hard reset.

Hold mode + start for ten seconds (device off beforehand). Keep holding then pulse push lap/reset button.

You get a screen asking to return to default settings. You will loose all your data, but device should work then

Sep 26, 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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How do you transfer 305 history to a new computer?


If you go into the Garmin Training center software under "File" you should see "Export". On some versions there is a Back up as well.

If you go into the Export and Export everything, Work outs, History, and Courses (all seperatly) you should be able to save these files to a USB stick. Using the USB stick you should then be able to "Import" these files to the new PC. Obviously you will need to install the Training Center onto your new PC first.

Feb 06, 2010 | Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver

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Appears to recognise connection but when receiving


Back up your Garmin Training center (File , Export, History...Workouts... Courses.

Then try reinstalling software. My wifes PC has done this a few times. I think it is becasue she is not using the "safly remove hardware" icon in the task bar when disconecting.
Reinstalling the sofware has worked for us.

Jan 26, 2010 | Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver

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Missing training data from my Garmin 305....


Unless you created a "back up file" with the Training Center software unfortunatly you will not be able to retrieve the data.

Regular back ups will insure you do not lose information in the future.

To back up your data in the Training Center go to "File" and "Back up" I believe the early version of the Training Center did not have the Back up feature so you would then need to use the "File" Export" option.

Dec 11, 2009 | Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver

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Can't upload workouts from Forerunner 305


After deleting all but one month of history on the device, it still would not upload new workouts. It would hang in garmin connect, or indicate problem in training center. The solution, finally, was to delete all history EXCEPT for the new unloaded workouts from the device. They then uploaded.

Apr 04, 2009 | Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver

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Garmin Forerunner 305. Problem receiving activities and courses


This turned out to be corrupt data on my machine. I opened the Garmin traing center, backed up all the courses then deleted them inside the Training centre. I then received from device and all was okay.

Jan 12, 2009 | Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver

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Garmin 305 not communicating with Training Center


I am new to the Garmin Edge 305, and started getting this problem yesterday. Indeed, yesterday it was the first time that I downloaded Courses.

I followed the Guest solution, deleted all new courses from my Garmin, and it now WORKs!!!!

Uploading my courses back again to the Garmin made the problem return back. I need some more work to identify the bad course.

May 05, 2008 | Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver

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Information to computer


I did have exactly the same problem.
I think what caused the unit to stop communicating with the computer was that somehow I switched to "multisport" mode.
I was cycling and somehow I switch to running.

The solution that worked for me was to download and install the "Webupdater" software from the Garmin site. This will update the firmware on your forerunner 305 (you need to be connected to the internet of course). After 5 to 7 minutes it will be done.

Then, download the latest Garmin "Training Center". This worked for me, I'm relieved now.

Apr 19, 2008 | Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver

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