This whole watch thing is really starting to grind my gears.
For most of this year I've ditched the GPS, or any watch for that matter, for about 90% of my workouts. Simply put, in my 28 years of life I've determined that watches are stupid and don't teach a runner how to train better or get any faster. All they do is spew out data that makes you feel pressure to hit a certain pace, which isn't always the best training option and can lead to injury, over training, and never ending plateaus.
But those few times I do strap on my Garmin Forerunner 110 it's for a steady purpose. Consistent tempo runs, timed fartleks, and a basic idea for long run distance. Call me crazy, but I expect the watch to work those 1-2 days per week I sport it.
Lately I've been having nothing but problems with my now 2 year old watch. Sometimes the watch acquires the satellite signal before I start the stopwatch where it than disappears after about 15 seconds of movement. At first I thought that it the signal was just fading in and out, but it never comes back and won't upload to my computer. After contacting Garmin about this months ago, they let me know that it was because my watch was full and I needed to delete the data. So I deleted the files off of the watch itself, and it still was encountering issues.
Then they let me know that it is most likely due to the fact that my watch needs a system update. They sent me the link with step by step directions that all seemed to be smooth sailing until the last few steps.
The Web Updater did let me know that my software was dated, so I proceeded just as the directions stated only to find that the update will not finish.
What the heck do I do now? How is the device full, I've deleted all of the files?
Garmin support doesn't seem to be in a rush to help a gal out here and I'm about 2 seconds away from throwing this dumb watch down my garbage disposal. And this is only the start of the issues I've been having with this watch, it also like to randomly turn itself on and off when sitting quietly alone on my bookshelf or counter top. It really seems to have a mind of it's own and likes to mess with me.
Anyone else have the Garmin Forerunner 110 and experience this issue? If so, how did you fix it?