Garmin Edge 810 switches itself off mid-ride

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Garmin Edge 810 switches itself off mid-ride

Post by Andy Terry » 22 Mar 2018 18:33

Is it just me? It's happened a few times.

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Re: Garmin Edge 810 switches itself off mid-ride

Post by AlanW » 23 Mar 2018 11:07

Same location or different locations Andy?
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Re: Garmin Edge 810 switches itself off mid-ride

Post by George » 23 Mar 2018 15:03

A couple of weeks ago, my previously flawless Garmin Touring (very similar to the 800, minus a few of the fancy features) simply froze mid-ride. Everything stopped: recording, time display, the works. And it didn't respond to pressing any normal function buttons: I had to do a complete reset, since which it has worked normally. It happened at a location I have passed countless times before without incident.

I've previously had occasional issues with a 500 freezing as well, which I thought might be linked to using it for both breadcrumb navigation and data recording, and toggling between screens. However, there was no very consistent pattern.

And, >5 years ago, I had an earlier model (can't remember the number... 250?... big clunking thing by modern standards), which did simply switch off as you describe, on one or two occasions. I vaguely recall posting a question about it on the MB, in response to which you offered to examine the file, and reported back that it looked as if I'd accidentally turned it off myself. I thought that that was a bit unlikely (I hadn't been holding the middle of the bars), but I couldn't be totally sure that that wasn't the explanation.

In short, I think that they simply have bugs. It's a bit of a pain, but I've resigned myself to the fact that they just let you down occasionally.

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Re: Garmin Edge 810 switches itself off mid-ride

Post by Andy Terry » 23 Mar 2018 20:00

Different locations, Alan. Never had any such problems with my trusty eTrex 30, so on some rides I take it as backup.
I'm resigned to fact there's a bug somewhere in the Edge.

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Re: Garmin Edge 810 switches itself off mid-ride

Post by David Cole » 25 Mar 2018 18:59

It happened to me with my Edge 705 last year on Georges retro ride. It was near Inkberrow and happened to one other rider in the same place

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