Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: East Tennessee
Bikes: 2002 Lightspeed Classic; 2010 Pedalforce RS
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Hope your problem doesn't come to this, but my Garmin is on its way to Kansas for warranty repair for the 3rd time in 6 months.
On my first ride with my Edge 305, I got caught in a real downpour (what my Grandad used to call a toad strangler) and it took on water and died. I talked to Garmin and at their instruction, returned only the head unit. Garmin sent me a whole new unit plus cadence sensor, so now I have cadence on both bikes.
Recently I dropped it and shook the battery loose (you could hear and feel it rattling around inside). It still worked fine, but after talking to the fine folk at Garmin, I returned it for repair.
When it came back, the elevation function was wacky, often off by over 1000 ft and once showed me climbing a 124% grade, so off it went again for repair, for the 2nd time in as many weeks.
Every time before I've had the unit back in about a week and I remain quite happy with my Edge 305 and with Garmin service, but I am coming to not really trust the reliability of the unit.