Garmin 305 won't consistently sync on Windows 8 (Read 21 times)


    I got a new Windows 8 laptop.


    The Garmin Forerunner 305 will sync if I reinstall Garmin Communicator and the usb driver.  However, after the next run, Devices - Garmin USB GPS says "Driver error".


    The uploads were consistently good on my old Win7 laptop.


    Any tips?

    Bill Wagnon / stl

    - Lost in Pace - 2016 -

      Did you get this figured out? I got a new laptop, Windows 8, and when I hook up my Garmin 305, it will charge, but the training centre gives me a connection error and doesn't download the run details.

      "Don't feel like running today...suck it up and run ...you're an athlete." (John Stanton, founder & owner of The Running Room)


      Three half marathons later, I got a number. Half Fanatic #9292. :)