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New Garmin Forerunner 235 Questions (Read 104 times)

FreeSoul87


Runs4Sanity

    I am not a rookie but I sure feel like it, I just received my new Forerunner 235 today from Amazon and possibly for a stupid reason decided to plug it in first before turning it on. It was off, dead whatever...now it is frozen with the logo on the screen and it won't even turn off. I'm not sure if it is dead and I just need to let it charge for 2 hours or whatever, or if I should request an exchange  Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated.

    *Do It For Yourself, Do It Because They Said It Was Impossible, Do It Because They Said You Were Incapable*

    PRs

    5k - 24:15 (7:49 min/mile pace) 

    10k - 51:47 (8:16 min/mile pace)

    15k -1:18:09 (8:24 min/mile pace)

    13.1 - 1:53:12 (8:39 min/mile pace)

    26.2 - (Debut) - 4:48:10 

     

    Marky_Mark_17


      You could try doing a hard reset on it.  Hold the power button down for 15 seconds to turn it off, then hold the power button again to turn it back on.

      5000m: 16:03 (Dec-18) | 5km: 16:24 (Nov-18) | 10km: 34:08 (Sep-18) HM: 1:15:40 (Sep-18) | FM: 2:57:36 (Oct-17)

      Last race: Maraetai Half Marathon, 17 Mar, 1:20:09

      Up next: Waterfront Half Marathon, 14 Apr

      "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

      FreeSoul87


      Runs4Sanity

        You could try doing a hard reset on it.  Hold the power button down for 15 seconds to turn it off, then hold the power button again to turn it back on.

         

        I'll try that, otherwise, I have no idea what else to do but send it back for an exchange. I wish I hadn't just plugged it in before starting it up, but maybe that wasn't it at all....

        *Do It For Yourself, Do It Because They Said It Was Impossible, Do It Because They Said You Were Incapable*

        PRs

        5k - 24:15 (7:49 min/mile pace) 

        10k - 51:47 (8:16 min/mile pace)

        15k -1:18:09 (8:24 min/mile pace)

        13.1 - 1:53:12 (8:39 min/mile pace)

        26.2 - (Debut) - 4:48:10 

         

        FreeSoul87


        Runs4Sanity

          Well, it sort of worked.... except I have to keep it plugged in just to turn it on. It's barely on 1% battery..... so I guess I'll leave it plugged in, I don't like that it doesn't show a bar or like the 220 does when you charge it and the "charge bar" goes around the screen clockwise, but I guess I'll just let it charge...

          *Do It For Yourself, Do It Because They Said It Was Impossible, Do It Because They Said You Were Incapable*

          PRs

          5k - 24:15 (7:49 min/mile pace) 

          10k - 51:47 (8:16 min/mile pace)

          15k -1:18:09 (8:24 min/mile pace)

          13.1 - 1:53:12 (8:39 min/mile pace)

          26.2 - (Debut) - 4:48:10 

           

          Marky_Mark_17


            I doubt the fact you plugged it in was the problem. Pretty sure that’s exactly what I did when I got my 235! More likely it’s just a really low battery.

            5000m: 16:03 (Dec-18) | 5km: 16:24 (Nov-18) | 10km: 34:08 (Sep-18) HM: 1:15:40 (Sep-18) | FM: 2:57:36 (Oct-17)

            Last race: Maraetai Half Marathon, 17 Mar, 1:20:09

            Up next: Waterfront Half Marathon, 14 Apr

            "CONSISTENCY IS KING"

            Brewing Runner


            Cat Disliker

              If the hard reset worked I’d leave it plugged in to charge it and then look into watch faces. I have one that shows the percentage of the battery life that is nice and convenient.

              1 mile: 5:38 (September 2018)

              5K: 20:23 (March 2018)

              10K: 42:11 (May 2018)

              Half: 1:34:26 (2016)

              Marathon 3:13:20 (2016)

              Annual Miles 1,892.7 miles

               

              2019 Goal: Get into the 4/20/20 marathon

              hswiley


                Also, make sure you’re charging it through the adaptor plugged into a wall outlet. Mine, sometimes, doesn’t charge when connected via USB to my laptop.

                GME


                  I have a 235 that is 3 or 4 years old and it has a battery bar across the top of the 'home screen' face. Maybe it is a setting somewhere.