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Garmin is a company which develops and sells products relating to Global Positioning System (GPS) systems.

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Is it possible to add the hardwired Garmin eRTL615 to the Specialized Turbo Vado 4.0?

I have a Specialized Turbo Vado 4.0 Step-Thru. I'd like to add a Garmin rear radar unit to it. While the battery-powered RTL515 should work no problem, the ebike-specific, hardwired Garmin eRTL615 ...
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Out-front mount screw for Garmin Edge 540/840/1040

I realise this might be a pretty long shot but I'll try anyway: please, does anyone know the dimensions of the screw that secures the out-front mount of Garmin Edge 540 (and possibly 840 and 1040) to ...
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How to safely pause Garmin navigations?

I need an advise how to safely pause a Garmin (I have Edge Explorer 2 but the problem is more general) during a longer coffee or pub (alcohol free) stop. Safely means that the screen should be locked ...
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Garmin solar 1040 freezes in navigation

Recently I've bought a garmin solar 1040, everything works fine but when I use the navigation and I miss a bend it freezes and becomes sluggish and to turn a page it takes at least 10-15 seconds, in ...
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Fix/replace worn-through side-button on Garmin Edge 520

My cycling computers "down" sidebutton has worn through due to my bad habit of only skipping through data pages using the lower of the two buttons. Rubber has perforated and it fell off ...
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Garmin HRM dual - remove module after use

I recently purchased a Garmin Dual HRM belt; should I remove the center module after each use? In the manual it is stated that it can prologue the life-time; but I want to know what other users do. My ...
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Garmin Edge 500 Compatible Parts

My Garmin Edge 500 is having some trouble with the buttons on the right hand side. After many years of faithful service the start/stop button barely functions and it looks like the external rubber has ...
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Does Bontrager DuoTrap S work with Garmin Fenix 6?

I have Trek Emonda SL5 Disk 2022 and I'm considering buying Bontrager DuoTrap S. I use my Garmin Fenix 6 watch as a bike computer and I mount it on the cockpit. Can I pair it with my Garmin Fenix 6 ...
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Garmin Edge 520 kees switching to navigation screen when riding a course

On my Garmin Edge 520, when I ride a course, the display always keeps switching to the map screen even if I manually scroll to some other screen with a few data fields. Can I disable this behavior so ...
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How can I mount a small front light on my Garmin mount?

I only ride outside during daylight hours, but I like to use a small front flasher light at all times. My current light is the type that attaches to the handlebar with a rubber strap. I recently added ...
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Garmin bike computer vs smart watches

I wonder if GPS smart watches are better alternatives to some basic Garmin devices without navigation. They are better for the price and you can record the heart beat rate data in sync without the ...
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Battery Draining for Forerunner music 645

My forerunner's battery will drain big time if i pair it with cadence and speed sensor, anybody encounter same problem with me? Any suggested solution?
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How do I get a Garmin Cadence Sensor 2 to pair with an iPhone?

I have bought a Garmin Cadence Sensor 2. After installing it on the bike and rotating the cranks to wake it up, theoretically I should be able to pair it with my iPhone but it doesn’t appear in ...
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Garmin watch as a power meter

I've a Garmin fenix 6 watch and was wondering can I use my watch as power meter if I connect my watch garmin bike sensors ?
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Can the Garmin Edge 130 obtain heart rate from a fitness wrist-band?

I know that Garmin sells HR monitor chest band, but I'd prefer wearing a fitness band on the wrist, that can also measure HR (likely less accurate). Would it be possible to connect the Garmin device ...
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Navigating to a saved location on a Garmin Edge 530 results in a ludicrous circuitous route

Apologies if this isn't directly relevant to cycling, although it does involve a cycling product. While in Dyserth, Wales I decided to see how my Edge 530 would navigate me home. This is the route it ...
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Can I recover a non-saved activity from my Garmin Forerunner 110?

I went on a 40 mile cycle today and just went to upload the activity to Strava and realized I must've pressed the wrong button and I didn't save it. Is there a way that I can recover the file? I can ...
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Bike GPS computer with real-time elevation profile

I'm looking for GPS bike computer (for road bike) for affordable price and with reasonable battery life. I don't care about brand, I just basically need 2 functionalities: map which is shown on the ...
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What are the values of Average Power Phase in the .FIT file?

I'm trying to understand the Average Power Phase values inside the .fit file. There are four of them, for example avg_left_power_phase: (355.7812555590821, 199.68750312011724, 202.50000316406255, 97....
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Adaptor for Garmin Edge 530 out-front mount to a Go Pro

I am using the Garmin out-front mount for my Edge 530 and I am looking for an adapter that ables me to mount my Go Pro underneath the out-front mount. Does anyone know any method? Hacks? P.s: I know ...
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How to set up a Kickr Core to work with my Garmin, dynamically change "elevations" (resistance), etc

I recently got a Wahoo Kickr Core indoor direct drive trainer. I already have a Garmin Fenix 5X and a Garmin 820. (I use Training Peaks for my workout information.) I have no idea what to do now. I ...
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Garmin edge 520 maps installation

In order to install a new set of maps on my garmin edge 520, I downloaded from site "http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl/" the file "gmapsupp.img" 85mb, renamed it as gmapbmap.img deleted the existing file ...
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Garmin Edge 520, strange conflict

I am getting at the same time these two opposite results: 1. WARNIG: Heart rate too high. Maximum heart rate 148 2. INDICATION: Heart rate 134. Of course 134 is lower. Why does it happen?
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Can you record multiple rides on a Garmin 500 and download more than one on Strava?

Can you record multiple rides on a Garmin 500 and then download them sequentially onto Strava? Valerie Jones
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Sync problem between Xiaomi and garmin

At the moment i own a Xiaomi mi 4c but i going to change it and I noticed that the phone do not sync properly with the garmin 510 I use. In particular while the phone is connected to the garmin via ...
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Does Garmin Oregon 700 have Strava integration?

Does Garmin Oregon 700 have Strava integration? I would like to know if there is any integration with Strava or mobile phones in the Garmin Oregon 700 (or 600 series) Is it possible to upload tracks ...
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Garmin edge 520 strange behaviour

Why did my (so far) trusted garmin edge 520, all of a sudden started to behave awkwardly? 1. A well known distance of 18.8klm (as is everyday measured) was measured as 21.2klm 2. Just after the start ...
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Garmin Edge 1030 and Di2 Connection

I just got a Garmin Edge 1030, and have newer Ultegra Di2 with the buttons on the hoods. I was excited to see that the Garmin can connect to Di2. When I look for it in the sensors, it is not coming up....
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How can I combine Garmin recorded track data with FitBit heart rate data?

I have a Garmin Oregon 600 and FitBit Charge HR. Is there a way I can combine the GPS track from the Garmin with the heart rate data from the FitBit so that I can use it in a visualization tool like ...
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Gear change recording

Has anyone heard of a device that records gear changes? Like a cadence sensor or power meter, but specific to recording when you change gear. With all the data we can currently capture about our ...
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Change activity type of a *.fit file [closed]

Is there some software doing this ? No, I don't mean changing the type of an already imported 'workout' from service level. A 'service' being Strava, TrainingPeaks, Garmin Connect, etc. Motivation I'...
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How to calibrate Garmin Vector 2 power meter pedals with a Wahoo Elemnt computer?

I just installed Garmin Vector 2 power meter pedals on my bike along and am using it alongside a Wahoo Elemnt bike computer. I've done a few rides now and my average wattage is reading very high (i.e. ...
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Can a Garmin Touring charging port be repaired

The charging port on my Garmin Touring has become wobbly and will no longer charge. It is about 3 years old. Looking around on line it appears the solder may have weakened and the charging port has ...
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Charging a Garmin Oregon GPS

Does anyone know if you can charge a Garmin Oregon GPS from a bicycle hub dynamo with the optional rechargeable batteries? Thanks Karl.
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How to turn off Live Segments on Garmin Edge 520 for good

How do you completely disable Strava Live Segments on the Garmin Edge 520? I know how to disable segments on my device, and I know how to delete them, but after doing either of those, they ultimately ...
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Garmin Cadence Sensor

I have just changed the battery in my garmin cadence sensor on my road bike, but when I press the reset button only the red light shows but no green light. Anyone know why? Thanks
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Is it possible to see distance to a waypoint, along the current course?

I have a course created on GPSies that has a couple of waypoints, in this case it's pit stops, along the course. When I transfer it to my Edge 1000 through the new files folder I correctly get both ...
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Will the Garmin Edge Touring store an in progress ride if power is lost?

A rider is on a long ride, using a Garmin Edge Touring GPS unit and takes a break. If they wish to save battery on the Garmin, can they power it off and continue the same ride later? I believe the ...
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What is the effect on battery life of enabling glonass support on garmin edge 25?

I'm considering the purchase of a new GPS. The Garmin Edge 25 has most of the basic features I need. However, high accuracy is important to me as I do trail mapping for my local MTB club. I thought ...
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Making the most of Edge 500 courses

I want to make the most of this feature, and use it for navigation on pre-planned courses. I have used it two times now, and the experience was much different. The first time everything was ok, ...
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What GPS unit should I get? Or, is there a better app I could use to log my rides? [closed]

There is only so much I can do with logging my rides with my phone. Both the Strava and Runtastic Apps have issues logging my rides. Importing a GPX file from one to the other produces inconsistencies ...
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Where can I find the maps my Garmin Edge 305 made?

Back between 2008 and 2010 I used a Garmin Edge 305 on my road and mountain bike. This was before Strava and overlays of routes on Google Maps so I would like to recover these rides and save them into ...
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How to turn off segments on edge 510

Recently I've been getting notifications on my edge 510 of an upcoming segment (& and display when riding through it) - I can turn this off by hitting the red cross on screen when it comes up, but ...
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How to use Garmin's battery more effectively?

I've bought a second hand Garmin Edge 800 for a while ago. So far, I'm nothing but delighted about the device and the battery life. However, since I have to plug it in in order to upload my rides, it ...
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Garminn GSc10 reset problem

How do you reset the GSC10 sensor on Garmin edge 510? I want to be able to re-pair it to my device. Any ideas?
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How to seamlessly upload to Strava after a ride using a Garmin Edge 500? [closed]

I have a Garmin Edge 500. Records everything I need, but the pain is uploading and managing the data into Strava. I just want to walk in from my ride, have a shower, have breakfast and see my ride ...
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Garmin edge 510

I've had this Garmin since December and all of a sudden it's not reading cadence and speed. I've tried resetting it but I think that made it worse. Can anyone help me?
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With a garmin edge touring can I just ride or do I have to do a route?

I'm thinking of getting a garmin edge touring but I want to use it as a map rather than a satnav. Can I just ride and it will show where I am? Or will it always want me to take a pre-determined route? ...
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Is a garmin oregon series GPS useful as a bike computer for navigation and ride tracking?

I'm considering purchasing a standalone GPS unit. I've heard good things about the Garmin Oregon series devices for touring since they can be used with commodity batteries. Is a Garmin Oregon series ...
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Problems with Edge 510 Cadence/Speed Sensor

I have been looking online for a while on how to fix a bug with my Garmin Edge 510 Cadence/Speed sensor but no luck, and now I'm indoors training it's more important that it works (so I can get "speed"...
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