Garmin Forerunner glitch - any ideas?😕

My Garmin Forerunner 10 completely failed to pick up a GPS signal when I went out for my run this morning, despite the fact that it was a regular route and I've never had this problem before. I even tried it a few times during my run to no avail. On the plus side it was actually quite nice to run completely free of time (can't remember the last time I did that!) and having returned home I tried again and it has picked up a signal quite quickly on my garden bench!!

Lovely day for a run, but warming up now so glad I went when I did. Hope everyone else enjoys theirs today too!🏃🏻🏃🏻😀

Skip

Featured Content

HealthUnlocked User Stories

How did you improve your fitness, general well-being or cope with your illness?

Share your story

Featured by HealthUnlocked

Join the NHS Couch to 5K community

Couch to 5K has been designed to get you off the couch and running 5km in just 9 weeks

Start today!

Featured by HealthUnlocked

12 Replies

oldestnewest
  • Hi there,

    Sometimes weather conditions can interfere with the signal--rather like a mobile phone signal dropping occasionally. Hope it passes and your garmin stops playing up.

  • The only thing I can think of to suggest is to make sure it has the latest software loaded and that you regularly sync it with your mobile app or Garmin express.

  • I just posted about my app malfunction this morning! Harveyemm may have a point - was it foggy where you are this morning?

  • No, clear blue skies all round! Will check for software updates though. Thank you.

  • Atmospherics ☺

  • Language, Timothy! :)

  • Haha oops sorry Oldfloss the weather 😉

  • I have had this happen to me twice...two different areas...I thought I was in a time warp!!!

  • Ho hum! Will see how it is when I use it next! Thank you for all your suggestions!

  • I had this and it's really irritating. Like you, I was on a regular route and in the end I started to run because it was taking forever. Eventually it picked up a signal 20 minutes in! Never happened again. Weird. I guess Garmins have rest days too 😊

  • This used to really frustrate me when i would start a warm up walk and then by the time it was over I was ready to start running but my Garmin was still not! I think I live in a low GPS signal area. Now I have a new routine of warming up in my garden doing stretches and exercises and I leave my watch in one spot to pick up a signal and don't leave until it has - it hasn't failed me yet and it is much quicker to get a signal now!

  • That's exactly what I plan to do from now on Sarah!

You may also like...