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The battery lid contains the positive contacts. There are three little copper teeth grouped together. One of them needs to align with a single copper contact on the pod when the lid is back on and the little dot on the lid aligns with the little dot on the pod. This whole positive contact is stuck to the lid with adhesive and it must have turned out of alignment when I changed the battery. Gently pull it out, align as described, and stick it back in. Bingo.

Garmin... | Answered on Jul 04, 2019

Tap foot to activate foot pod?
To pair Forerunner 305 with the Foot Pod:<code>Power on the device Press mode to access Main Menu Select Settings Select General Select Accessories Select Foot Pod Select Yes under Foot Pod Select Restart Scan Walk while device searches for the Foot Pod Wait for the alert Foot Pod On or Foot pod detected. Use indoors? If prompted for Use indoors? If you want GPS off, Select Yes If you want GPS on, Select No https://www.reddit.com/r/running/comments/1ehr5d/cant_get_garmin_foot_pod_to_work_am_i_missing_how

Garmin... | Answered on May 29, 2018

check if it is installed properly and in place and same brand #. And before putting the back cover check if the hands are moving. If not, battery may be defective.

Garmin... | Answered on Feb 26, 2014

Read this BEFORE you buy a new Garmin footpod because of non-detection issues after replacing batttery.

My battery died and after changing it with a new one I've not been able to detect the footpod with my 910xt until now. I notice that in the cap or lid of the footpod where the battery sits before closing it sits a white piece with contacts for the battery. I had inadvertently taken this out when replacing the battery, which is fine BUT you have to put it back in a certain position. If you look very closely at the cap where the battery sits you will notice there are tiny grooves where the contacts should sit into. As soon as I line these up with the white contact piece, voila! Footpod was immediately detected. Try it if you are having issues after replacing a new battery.

Garmin... | Answered on Nov 13, 2013

Just tried this procedure to replace a watch battery in a POD 535 and did not work...my version of the watch might be different, all I am saying is it did not work with my watch.
The procedure that worked with my watch
When you have replaced the battery reset the watch by placing a small screw driver across the two recessed contact next to the lower battery clip. The digital display will reset and you will see four zero's flashing...if not press the winder button once, or reset the watch again. This process is to get all the hands at twelve O clock position...press and hold the top right hand button and the hands will start revolving...you can let go of the button once the hand are moving. Pressing the top button again will stop the hands and a short press will move the hands in small increments. Once the hands get close to 12 press then press the button once and then press the same button in short pulses to align all the hands on the 12 position. Wait a short time and the watch will find the time signal and both the digital display and hands will be aligned and showing the correct time.

Garmin... | Answered on Aug 29, 2013

There is a fault with Forerunner 50's - I replaced my battery three weeks ago, after three months of average use. It posted the "LoBatt" sign again the following day. Garmin offered to replace it with an overhauled product but I've gone for a refund instead.

Garmin... | Answered on Jul 08, 2013


The Forerunner 50 uses a coin cell battery (CR2032).
Any watch repair shop can change the battery.

Also, contact Garmin Tech Support for assistance.


Garmin... | Answered on Apr 18, 2012

Take it into any jewelers and they will change it for you in seconds please give thumbs up thanks

Garmin... | Answered on Jul 03, 2011

As your Forerunner 50 first time was syncronized with your husbands footpod, now it is linked to him and that's why it can't find yours. You may even have to reinstall software, but I'm not sure. Try this link and you may find wht you are looking for:


Rate, please.

Garmin... | Answered on Jun 10, 2011

Sounds like you think that you bent it, Probaly you will need some one else to look at it and come up with a better idea. It may need to be rebent or maybe you have it in the wrong way. I suggest you get someone else to look at it

Garmin... | Answered on Jul 16, 2010

I have the same situation with my Garmin. Have you sort this out??

Garmin... | Answered on Jun 11, 2010

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