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Clear out your history on your Garmin Forerunner (Read 261 times)

    I probably am the last to know this, but in case I'm not, here's a tip.

     

    If it's taking a while to upload your data from your garmin to RA, clear out the history on your watch. What used to take me 30-45 seconds or more to upload is now taking me less than 3 seconds.

     

    Who knew?

     

    RA no longer needs to scan all the history that was stored on my watch and now uploads way quicker.

    So_Im_a_Runner


    Go figure

      How do you do it?  I've tried to figure mine out, but can't.  I just have a 110, but it seems to be a complicated sequence that I can't get to work.

      PRs:  Marathon (2:49xx; '13)  Half (1:25xx; '12) 10k (40:26; '11) 5mi (29:23; '13) 5k (17:33; '13)


      day after day sameness

        Many of the Forerunner models have the ability to easily delete anything older than 30 days (Menu > History > Run > Delete > Keep 30 days > ok)

         

        For the Forerunner 110/210, Garmin says do this:

        1. Press and hold page/menu button until menu appears
        2. Select OK on History
        3. Press up or down button to locate activity to be deleted
        4. Press start/stop and lap/reset simultaneously
        5. Release on buttons once Delete Activity message appears
        6. Press OK on Yes
        7. A message Delete all activities? will appear*
        8. If wanting to delete all activities, select Yes

         

        How do you do it?  I've tried to figure mine out, but can't.  I just have a 110, but it seems to be a complicated sequence that I can't get to work.

        Choosing my words carefully has never been my strength I've been known to be vague and often pointless

          You didn't used to be able to delete all activities on the 110/210 but that feature was added in a software update. I just updated to get it. Jackpot.

          Runners run.

          So_Im_a_Runner


          Go figure

            Milk...Thanks.  I'm guessing I don't have the appropriate update because I don't get the delete all option.  I do upload to Garmin Connect so I had assumed the updates were automatic, but I'll look to see if there's something else I can do.

            PRs:  Marathon (2:49xx; '13)  Half (1:25xx; '12) 10k (40:26; '11) 5mi (29:23; '13) 5k (17:33; '13)


            day after day sameness

              If you want to update the on-board software (aka 'firmware' and 'gps software') in the watch, use the Garmin WebUpdater software. Garmin Connect doesn't push updates to the device.

               

              Ignore that bad advise -- I guess the ANT devices don't get updated via WebUpdater.

               

              Milk...Thanks.  I'm guessing I don't have the appropriate update because I don't get the delete all option.  I do upload to Garmin Connect so I had assumed the updates were automatic, but I'll look to see if there's something else I can do.

              Choosing my words carefully has never been my strength I've been known to be vague and often pointless

                Runners run.

                So_Im_a_Runner


                Go figure

                  Thanks for the help guys.  I found that I was able to delete all 190 activities through the Garmin folder after it was connected with the USB.  Maybe now I can actually upload a run straight to RA.  I've never been able to do it before and have just entered everything manually.

                  PRs:  Marathon (2:49xx; '13)  Half (1:25xx; '12) 10k (40:26; '11) 5mi (29:23; '13) 5k (17:33; '13)


                  day after day sameness

                    You definitely should be able to upload directly to RA, or even both RA and Garmin Connect if you desire.  History data shouldn't impact whether uploading to RA works -- clearing history just makes everything faster as the device spends less time transferring data and the target site (be it RA, GC or other) spends less time sorting through all the recorded runs to figure out which is new and which has been previously uploaded.

                     

                    Thanks for the help guys.  I found that I was able to delete all 190 activities through the Garmin folder after it was connected with the USB.  Maybe now I can actually upload a run straight to RA.  I've never been able to do it before and have just entered everything manually.

                    Choosing my words carefully has never been my strength I've been known to be vague and often pointless

                    So_Im_a_Runner


                    Go figure

                      You definitely should be able to upload directly to RA, or even both RA and Garmin Connect if you desire.  History data shouldn't impact whether uploading to RA works -- clearing history just makes everything faster as the device spends less time transferring data and the target site (be it RA, GC or other) spends less time sorting through all the recorded runs to figure out which is new and which has been previously uploaded.

                       

                       

                      I'll admit to being technologically inept.  I think the problem was that I had previous entered everything manually.  Then, when I tried to upload to RA from the Garmin, it wanted to double up what I had already entered.  I didn't want to risk screwing up my prior data, so instead of taking the time to actually figure it out, I just kept doing everything manually.

                      PRs:  Marathon (2:49xx; '13)  Half (1:25xx; '12) 10k (40:26; '11) 5mi (29:23; '13) 5k (17:33; '13)

                        Clear out your history on your Garmin Forerunner

                         

                        I'm safe -- my wife never checks it.

                        “Everything you need is already inside.” -- Bill Bowerman


                        Pura Vida

                          Go here to update: https://my.garmin.com/mygarmin/dashboard/dashboard.htm

                           

                          Aargh, I saw the link and decided it had been a while since I had updated my Garmin, so I went there.  The ANT Agent has downloaded the update, but the update to the watch keeps failing.  It tries again every 1 minute and keeps failing, plus my watch keeps vibrating every minute.  I have an email in to support, but it's the weekend.  Anybody experience this before?

                          PRs: 5K: 25:35 / 10K: 53:03 / 10mi: 1:26:15 / HM: 1:55:02

                          Upcoming: Beat the Blerch 10K 9/21, Portland Marathon (debut) 10/5

                          Supersono99


                            You definitely should be able to upload directly to RA, or even both RA and Garmin Connect if you desire.  History data shouldn't impact whether uploading to RA works -- clearing history just makes everything faster as the device spends less time transferring data and the target site (be it RA, GC or other) spends less time sorting through all the recorded runs to figure out which is new and which has been previously uploaded.

                             

                             

                            How do I do that? My Garmin auto uploads to my Garmin Connect when I place it near the computer and then I manually go the RA and have it upload with the garmin connector. Is that what you mean by upload directly or is there a way for RA to gather my info when my Garmin is near the computer also?


                            Bad Ass

                              You are able to upload it directly to RA once you have uploaded into Garmin connect, unless you have  Fenix, in which case I would say to save the workout on your computer and then upload into RA.

                               

                              I think the RA log only asks for permission to take the information from Garmin Connect.

                               

                               

                              I'll admit to being technologically inept.  I think the problem was that I had previous entered everything manually.  Then, when I tried to upload to RA from the Garmin, it wanted to double up what I had already entered.  I didn't want to risk screwing up my prior data, so instead of taking the time to actually figure it out, I just kept doing everything manually.

                              Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

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                              day after day sameness

                                What I didn't mean to imply was "automatically" as you describe about Garmin Connect. (which I don't experience. In GC I have to click on an "upload" link in the upper right).

                                 

                                What I was sharing was that in your RA log, you should be able to click on "Upload from GPS" and have the data come in directly.

                                 

                                 

                                How do I do that? My Garmin auto uploads to my Garmin Connect when I place it near the computer and then I manually go the RA and have it upload with the garmin connector. Is that what you mean by upload directly or is there a way for RA to gather my info when my Garmin is near the computer also?

                                Choosing my words carefully has never been my strength I've been known to be vague and often pointless

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