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!