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    Question Garmin 305 "Pause" Question

    Just got my Garmin 305 recently and am trying to sort it all out. I'm a casual rider, mostly just exercise around the neighborhood. I find the statistics motivating.

    So today I decide to get back in the habit of riding to the Y, working out there, and riding home. A very short, quick trip. Roll out of the drive, start the Garmin, ride to Y. Pull up, stop the Garmin, go in and hit a few machines. Back on the bike, ride home. The Garmin recorded the whole time (55 minutes) showing the ride (22 minutes). But... it also recorded my heart rate much of the time, which lowered my zone & stats much lower than my usual ride.

    Is there any way to have the Garmin stop recording everything when I stop riding? I already have the speed set, but am looking for something to allow me to stop completely for a while, like gym time, and pick right up where I left off.

    All that said, I still love the Garmin! The statistics motivate me to keep riding! And GeoMan provided good service. I especially like the fact he posts here and helps users.

    Thanks for all your help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WTOCMike View Post
    Just got my Garmin 305 recently and am trying to sort it all out. I'm a casual rider, mostly just exercise around the neighborhood. I find the statistics motivating.

    So today I decide to get back in the habit of riding to the Y, working out there, and riding home. A very short, quick trip. Roll out of the drive, start the Garmin, ride to Y. Pull up, stop the Garmin, go in and hit a few machines. Back on the bike, ride home. The Garmin recorded the whole time (55 minutes) showing the ride (22 minutes). But... it also recorded my heart rate much of the time, which lowered my zone & stats much lower than my usual ride.

    Is there any way to have the Garmin stop recording everything when I stop riding? I already have the speed set, but am looking for something to allow me to stop completely for a while, like gym time, and pick right up where I left off.

    All that said, I still love the Garmin! The statistics motivate me to keep riding! And GeoMan provided good service. I especially like the fact he posts here and helps users.

    Thanks for all your help!
    I believe if you stop the timer when you get to the gym & then restart it when you leave it will do what you want. It won't start a new session until you reset it either by holding down the lap button (I think, I don't have the booklet with me) or uploading the data to your computer with Training Center.
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    Push the lap button to stop a lap at the Y (the screen will show basic info for lap 1). You have to push it while moving and before the unit auto pauses (if you've set auto pause) for lap to work.

    Push the start/stop button to stop recording (the screen should say "Timer Stopped"). You can then leave the unit on or turn it off.

    When you leave the Y push the start/stop button to start recording again (the screen should say "Timer Started").

    Push the start/stop button when you get home (the screen will show "Timer Stopped").

    When you look at the info you'll have 1 lap to the Y and 1 lap to home. If you don't push the lap button when you get to the Y, it'll show as 1 lap.

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    Thanks for the tips guys. I tried to try them today, rode about a mile, and the battery died! Grrrr. But my bad. I'm old school and don't plug something into a charger until it dies. So I have no Garmin stats for today. Glad I still ride with the backup Cateye!

    Chinarider, I did exactly that, hit stop, then hit start when done at the Y, and still got the total time (55 minutes) & statistics instead of what I expected, a ride (25 minutes) with a pause.

    Tornado, I did NOT hit the lap button, and also didn't think about hitting it while still moving. I realized I came to a full stop, under the portico, so the Garmin likely lost contact with the motherships before I hit any buttons.
    Yes, I do have the auto pause running. I will try the lap thing, I haven't worked with laps at all yet. Honestly, I'd love to have the whole ride as one lap, but one lap without the half hour or so I'm in the gym, not moving wheels, so not moving the odo or cadence.

    Thanks all for helping a newb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WTOCMike View Post
    Chinarider, I did exactly that, hit stop, then hit start when done at the Y, and still got the total time (55 minutes) & statistics instead of what I expected, a ride (25 minutes) with a pause.

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    Per the Edge or a software program or what? In my experience the Edge discounts stopped time, as does Training center. Motion Based is inconsitent, counting it for some purposes, but not for others.
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    Try Sporttracks from www.Zonefivesoftware.com. It's the best product on the market, imo and it's fully functional shareware. You can merge different workouts with it.
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