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Old 06-07-12, 08:34 AM   #1
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Question Edge 800 Dummy Question

So I just upgraded from an Edge 500 to Edge 800 and did my first 20 mile ride. Was really digging it until I arrived at the office and went to upload my ride. It apparently did not save it. Training center/communicator see no rides and I see nothing in the Activities folder when I look at the filesystem.

With my Edge 500, I never had to do anything special to save my ride. I just powered it off when I was done, and when I connected it to my PC I was able to upload the ride. Is the Edge 800 different? Do I need to explicitly hit the Lap/Reset button before I shut it off in order to save the ride? Or did something freaky just happen?
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Old 06-07-12, 09:43 AM   #2
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If it's like the Edge 705, you have to "start timer" to make the unit record. The "lap/reset" button only forces it to start a new track when it would otherwise continue appending to the current track.
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Yeah, that's the same as the Edge 500 I had before. I hit start at the beginning and it was recording the elapsed time, distance, etc. And I only used the lap/reset button on the 500 as you described.

But in this case, after I powered off my 800 it didn't save the ride for some reason. I just wondered if it behaved differently from the 500 or if it was a glitch or some kind of defect.
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Not and expert, just an '800 user. I think that you press the start button when you start your ride, and it records the ride - once you press the start button, it begins to leave a trail showing where you have been.

While you were riding, if you looked at the map, was it leaving a trail of where you had been?
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Yes, it was leaving a trail on the map, counting the time, etc. But there's no data file in the Activities folder.
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When you finish your ride you press the button marked "start/stop"and then hold down the "Lap Reset" button to save the ride to the history. It will tell you when it has completed. It counts down from four to one. You will find the manual here. Maybe worth a read?

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Yes, I understand start/stop and the lap/reset, as my 500 had those too, and I actually have read the manual. However, nowhere in the manual did I find a warning that if I power off the device without doing lap/reset that it would lose the current ride data. I was not expecting that behavior because on my Edge 500 I only did the lap/reset if I wanted to split up a session into multiple rides. E.g. ride my bike to the group ride, the group ride itself, and then riding back I wanted to split into three rides, so I did Lap/Reset. But for the majority of my rides (commuting) with the 500 I have always just powered off the device when I got to work (after hitting stop/start), and then been able to upload that ride when I got inside the office. So I was not expecting the behavior to be different with the 800.

Further, a friend of mine who has an 800 told me last night that he routinely does it the way I expected it to work - he only does Lap/Reset when he does multiple rides without being able to upload immediately after the ride. So I think it may have been a glitch. Although, now I'm paranoid enough about losing my ride data that I'm doing the lap/reset every time anyway.
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The only time I use lap/reset is if I forgot to press start/stop at the end of a ride and, after the unit automatically shuts down, when I turn it on it states 'Press reset to save your activity.' Otherwise I usually just press start/stop at the beginning and end of a ride. The unit states 'timer stopped' when pressing start/stop at the end of a ride.
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Edge 800 Dummy Question

I had the same problem. The 800 has the capability of a memory card and you might have the Garmin set to record to the card and the Training Center is looking at your internal memory for your route history. Direct the Training Center to look at the card and you will more than likely see your route. Also check the history on the Garmin itself to see if it recorded.
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