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Old 01-05-12, 09:32 AM
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Stopwatch time on Garmin

I'm using the Garmin Edge 500, and am looking to reconfigure my pages a bit for different applications. I see the field, "Time" listed with the definition of "Stopwatch Time." Is there some way that you can reset this time to 0:00 while riding? I'm wondering if it's possible to use this like an actual stopwatch to determine time gaps while racing.

If this is not possible, what's the difference between "Time" and "Time - Elpased," which they define as, "Total time recorded from pressing start to reset?"
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Old 01-06-12, 11:52 PM
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The answer to your second question is that one is total time elapsed, and the other is moving time (not including any stops).

I'm just in the "planning to race" phase, so I'm not sure why you would need to know how much time gap there is.
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It sounds then, like there is not a way to reset the time.

When racing, you'd want to know the time gap to determine how far up the road a break is from your group. You by knowing the time, you can determine the distance, and whether you can or should close the gap.
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If you want a time field that resets while riding, you can do it with the lap function. Turn off autolap, put "Time - Lap" as a field, and the LAP/RESET button will reset that time field when you do a single short press. Off course, you will lose the ability to take lap or other time splits, but that might not matter to you while racing.
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Hm, that's not a bad idea. I may be able to do that when road racing, but I think I'd be better off sticking to actual time, and mental math in a crit.
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