Garmin Frustrations

I haven’t been able to upload my fitness activities from my Garmin 910XT in several months. My last activity that made it through wasn’t even a proper run, it was my timer event for when my brother was running a half marathon, so that I would be ready and waiting for Photo opportunities when he approached the finish line. That was back in June 2015.

After uploading that file I did a firmware update to the 910. Why? I am hoping they will fix the bug that has my barometer all messed up, and I would really like the option to turn off the barometer and work off GPS altitude alone. This has been an issue from about 7 months after purchase. My altitude starts at the correct 4000 feet and then sky rockets to 40,000 feet over the next minute because the barometer takes over. So I have been without elevation data most of the time I have owned it. Not that I really care, but it an option that is nice to see.

Ever since that firmware update, my data uploads will not complete. My computer connects and recognizes the watch, the ANT+ senses its there. It goes through the upload process and the watch finishes its side of the comunication. But the computer side always hangs. And after hours of waiting I usually have to force the program to close, which it then warns that I may loose data. Well the data is already gone because the watch says its done? WTF? nothing shows up on the webpage.

What have I tried?

  • Reinstalling firmware
  • Reinstalling Garmin Express
  • Fooling around with the communicator settings
  • Deleting My 910XT from the account and then re-aquiring it with the software
  • Upload full data set

Not sure what else to try because everything looks like its working, its like the computer is waiting for one more small piece of info from the watch to complete the cycle. A power off type of simple command that never comes.

Ugh, off to contact tech support.

 

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