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  • Thats pretty pants.

    Probably worth reaching out to wahoo they might replace or offer a discount. Otherwise, third party batteries are available.

  • Did that, immediatly offered 40% discount on new unit which I thought was poor, and they clearly know there is an issue. Thanks, will look at battery replacement.

  • My bolt is 4 years old now though it's been used 2 or 3 times a week minimum in that time and it has seemingly no battery decline. I recorded a 14 hour ride a few weeks ago with it.
    Strange how they can be so different huh. Maybe a batch thing

  • Batteries these days like to be kept charged so I wonder if it was left flat for too long and that's caused battery degredation?

  • Did it sit for a long time without being charged? From what I understand lithium ion batteries don't like this. It's quite likely the battery cells have degraded which is why you're seeing worse battery life than a more regularly used unit.

  • Is there an echo in here?


  • Are circular routes - specifically the King Alfred Way - directional? ie if I load it to my Garmin and then start going anticlockwise, will it keep telling me I am going the wrong way?

  • Thats going to be annoying then

  • RidewithGPS will let you reverse a route

  • There may be an option to reverse it. Some have it, I can't remember where though.

  • Yep. It's not perfect, so definitely worth checking over the reversed route, but it's definitely quicker than doing it manually. Also, someone has probably done it already so search RWGPS routes.

  • cool, reversing it via ridewithgps seems to have worked

  • Does it matter that the route starts/ends in Winchester, but I will be starting out from Reading?

  • Garmin will just pick up the route. But it will "finish" when it gets to the routes finishing point and you'll have to restart it.

    You can change the start/end points of a route in RWGPS too though so you could fix it in advance. I rarely bother though.

  • Maybe it did, I don't know, but I couldn't say not.
    Maybe we will just swap the battery if easy, I'll look up a guide.

  • I think I need to split the route at Reading, and then join up the small gap in Winchester, but splitting requires a premium version of RideWithGPS

    Anyone fancy doing this for me?

  • You can just 'always display' the route rather than navigate it.

  • what is the difference? (I've never used my garmin to follow a route before)

  • 'always display': The course displays as a static, non-directional coloured line on your map (possibly with static labelled waypoints on the map the course file includes them)

    'navigate': directional, active navigation cues, rerouting.

    So on Sunday I loaded up two North Downs-ish routes, set them to 'always display' red and green, and made up my own route mixing the two, reversing bits.

    This is an 830, might be a bit different on other devices.

  • Put a control point at the split
    Save 2 copies of the route
    On copy 1-delete the control points after the split
    On copy 2-delete all the control points before the split.
    Drag the start or end point to the right place

  • thanks both. i think i'm there now

    Another question - is it possible to stop the map rotating instead keeping North at the top of the screen

  • Yeah - it's buried in Navigation settings within each activity profile. Although I'm pretty sure some settings affect all profiles...

  • got it, ta

  • My Garmin Forerunner 35 has just failed: broken where the straps screw into the watch body (see photo below). I bought it in April 2018 so it's past its 2 year warranty period, and Garmin's response has been to offer a restored device for £66. Given that a new one retails at c.£85 this isn't an amazing offer, especially as the warranty on the former is only 90 days whereas a new product comes with 2 years. On the other hand it will avoid electrical landfill.

    Question is to whether this is still the right option for me. Things I like about the F-35:

    • "Silent" (wrist vibrating) alarm: helpful for early morning ride wake-ups
    • Easy run tracking with optical HR and cadence plus pace measurements etc
    • Small and unobtrusive
    • Sleep tracking (albeit of dubious quality, like the HR)

    Things I don't like:

    • Limited lifespan/fragile. This is my second one to break (first one was a digital rather than physical fault)
    • Poor quality HR/sleep data

    Is there another option of similar price? I don't need emails or music on my watch so this isn't something I'm looking for

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GPS tech ( Garmin , Hammerhead , Wahoo , RWGPS , etc)

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