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Old 10-09-17, 06:59 AM   #101
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Yesterday's ride was not a good one for the 1030...

All the sensors refused connect automatically. Rebooted the Edge, no dice! Finally manually connected them. I didn't have any sensor disconnects after that.

Next up were BT phone issues. I had several disconnects during the 38 mile ride. I was never alerted to these disconnects but was alerted after the phone auto reconnected. I believe I had 7 or 8 disconnects total. I heard my phone ringing during one of these disconnects and was not alerted on the 1030.

I had not changed anything settings wise so not sure what prompted the issues I saw.

I did a factory reset last night and will see if that solves the problems. Today I am doing a 52 mile route before my rest day tomorrow.
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Factory reset before yesterday's ride. Went 51 miles and everything was fine. BT stayed connected, sensors auto connected and segments worked fine.

I did setup WiFi then turn it off as others have reported at WiFi might be interfering with BT. I hardly ever use the WiFi so not an issue and I can always toggle it back on if needed.

Since there does not appear to be much interest here for the Edge 1030 I won't update the tread anymore. If I hit any major issues or problems then I'll post back.
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Factory reset before yesterday's ride. Went 51 miles and everything was fine. BT stayed connected, sensors auto connected and segments worked fine.

I did setup WiFi then turn it off as others have reported at WiFi might be interfering with BT. I hardly ever use the WiFi so not an issue and I can always toggle it back on if needed.

Since there does not appear to be much interest here for the Edge 1030 I won't update the tread anymore. If I hit any major issues or problems then I'll post back.
Actually, I have been following as I've been wondering as to current Garmin stability. I've no interest in buying a 1030 or 1000 as they are too big for my use. I've an 810 and went thru some teething early on and then later, which led me to the Bolt.

I do like the maps on the Garmins though, but painfully read your 10/9 post as this seems to be typical of Garmin's - mostly stable and then they're not.

Agree that it would be useful for a weekly follow up, as many will search and discover this thread.
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2 more rides in the books. 38 and 42 miles. No issues yesterday and none today, so I thought, until I ended the ride. After ending today's ride I went to take off shoes ect and when I came back the Edge had turned itself off.

Garmin released new firmware today, version 3.40, as a staged rollout so hopefully I'll get it soon and can test it out. Right now the Edge 1030 is fine for the most part but it does have issues.

So far the issues I've seen are random and do not happen on every ride. To recap the issues I've seen:

1. Sensors failed to automatically connect on one ride.
2. BT phone disconnects on one ride with numerous disconnects.
3. Strava Segment issues on one ride.
4. Edge 1030 shut itself off after today's ride.
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I suspect it's just early days with the firmware. One thing Garmin does do is update the firmware quite regularly.

With the Edge 1000, the thing that annoys me the most about firmware updates is how I lose my saved locations sometimes. But overall, the product is quite stable now. You're an early adopter of the 1030 so I imagine there'll be a few issues for the first year or so before it's considered stable.
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I suspect it's just early days with the firmware. One thing Garmin does do is update the firmware quite regularly.

With the Edge 1000, the thing that annoys me the most about firmware updates is how I lose my saved locations sometimes. But overall, the product is quite stable now. You're an early adopter of the 1030 so I imagine there'll be a few issues for the first year or so before it's considered stable.
I'll give the 3.40 update a chance before deciding what I am going to do with it. If I am still having issues after the update then it's probably going back.

Don't think I've seen Garmin do a rolled out update before on the Edge computers so I am wondering why this is the case with 3.40. Maybe they are unsure if it's going to cause more problems so they are limiting the number of possibly effected devices.
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I'll give the 3.40 update a chance before deciding what I am going to do with it. If I am still having issues after the update then it's probably going back.

Don't think I've seen Garmin do a rolled out update before on the Edge computers so I am wondering why this is the case with 3.40. Maybe they are unsure if it's going to cause more problems so they are limiting the number of possibly effected devices.
Likely they have limited tech support and desire to only have to handle XX number of phone calls at a time.
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Likely they have limited tech support and desire to only have to handle XX number of phone calls at a time.
Got the 3.40 update this am so heading out for a 40 mile route now. Hopefully it's improved.
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2 rides since getting the 3.40 update and meh! Went 40 and 38 miles.

Issues:

I am having silent BT phone disconnects. What I mean by silent is that you are not notified of either the disconnect or the reconnect.

When I started both of the rides I was given a fire hazard weather warning which I dismissed. Usually I never get the warning again unless the phone drops connection and then reconnects, prompting the weather warning to be displayed again.

I had a least 4 on the 40 mile ride and at least 3 on the 38 mile ride as the weather warnings kept showing up.

Grade issues. The grade % is way off and double digit grade causes the 1030 to display odd characters.

Others are reporting map crashes when zooming or scrolling on the map but I have not had this issue.

Last ride for the week today as tomorrow is my rest day. I'll probably do a 48 mile route today. I had WiFi turned back on for the previous 2 rides so I'll turn it back off today and see of I get BT phone disconnects.
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I’d be tempted to say return it, except your 2 current issues, BT and elevation are common to a lot of different units, Wahoo and Garmin.

I suspect the BT dropouts are actually phone related, not the fault of the device(s) My Bolt loses the connection to the companion app during a ride. I don’t pay much attention to it as I don’t care about messages, I only notice after the ride on a remote finish, when the unit won’t automatically port the ride to RWGPS. If it has no BT connection, the ride won’t save to the phone app, thus cannot use cell data to send to RWGPS. I use an iPhone on iOS 11.

Elevation as well, is a big complaint across devices and I suspect it inaccuracies between the map data, the 14 ft location error inherent in all GPS units and the inability of the units to calculate quickly enough where you are on a climb as you are moving. Then you add in that GPS in general sucks at elevation, combined with barometric sensors, and I just suspect the limited processing power in the units can’t deal with it all. Thus wonky information displayed.

Thus I’d maybe wait on the return

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2 rides since getting the 3.40 update and meh! Went 40 and 38 miles.

Issues:

I am having silent BT phone disconnects. What I mean by silent is that you are not notified of either the disconnect or the reconnect.

When I started both of the rides I was given a fire hazard weather warning which I dismissed. Usually I never get the warning again unless the phone drops connection and then reconnects, prompting the weather warning to be displayed again.

I had a least 4 on the 40 mile ride and at least 3 on the 38 mile ride as the weather warnings kept showing up.

Grade issues. The grade % is way off and double digit grade causes the 1030 to display odd characters.

Others are reporting map crashes when zooming or scrolling on the map but I have not had this issue.

Last ride for the week today as tomorrow is my rest day. I'll probably do a 48 mile route today. I had WiFi turned back on for the previous 2 rides so I'll turn it back off today and see of I get BT phone disconnects.
???

Are you near any of the fires?

What is the warning telling you? Burn nearby? Hot dry weather? What?
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Thus Id maybe wait on the return
Yeah I'll wait it out a bit. BT notifications are important to me though. I turned on device connection aid in the GC app so I'll see of that helps any.


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???

Are you near any of the fires?

What is the warning telling you? Burn nearby? Hot dry weather? What?
I am in So Cal area. Here is what the warning says today:


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It could probably say that almost ever day of the year.
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It could probably say that almost ever day of the year.
Yup.. I usually just clear it and as long as the phone stays connected I won't see it again on that ride. The fact that it popped up numerous times tell me I was getting silent (not notified) BT disconnects.
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Yup.. I usually just clear it and as long as the phone stays connected I won't see it again on that ride. The fact that it popped up numerous times tell me I was getting silent (not notified) BT disconnects.
Yea I've seen flood flash-flood warnings on my E1K. As far as BT drops, could either be your phone or the Edge...E1K had a long history of BT quirks-particularly with iPhone devices.
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As far as BT drops, could either be your phone or the Edge...E1K had a long history of BT quirks-particularly with iPhone devices.
It's the Edge 1030 as I didn't have disconnects on the 520 or the 820.

Today I had one known BT disconnect and the 1030 also froze and became unresponsive after ending the ride. I previously mentioned that it had shut down after ending a ride and today it froze on the ride summary page. Had to hold the power button in to force a shutdown.

Summary of my issues thus far:

1. BT phone disconnects

I have a Sony Xperia Z5 Compact. No issues with it on Edge 520 or 820.

After reading that some thought WiFi was causing their BT issues I turned my WiFi off. I was still having disconnects so I turned Device Connection Aid on in the GC App and that did not help either.

2. Edge 1030 freezes after ending ride. I am taken to ride summary screen and then the device freezes and becomes unresponsive. Need to hold power button in to force a shut down.

3. Grade % is way off.

I did ANOTHER (#3) factory reset just now. I am having some sort of issue on every ride.

BT disconnects are daily and the Edge has frozen and / or shut down on 2 out of 6 rides at the summary screen.

Not sure if I want to continue to subject myself to alpha tester status. Might give Garmin one more update then decide what to do.
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It's the Edge 1030 as I didn't have disconnects on the 520 or the 820.

Today I had one known BT disconnect and the 1030 also froze and became unresponsive after ending the ride. I previously mentioned that it had shut down after ending a ride and today it froze on the ride summary page. Had to hold the power button in to force a shutdown.

Summary of my issues thus far:

1. BT phone disconnects

I have a Sony Xperia Z5 Compact. No issues with it on Edge 520 or 820.

After reading that some thought WiFi was causing their BT issues I turned my WiFi off. I was still having disconnects so I turned Device Connection Aid on in the GC App and that did not help either.

2. Edge 1030 freezes after ending ride. I am taken to ride summary screen and then the device freezes and becomes unresponsive. Need to hold power button in to force a shut down.

3. Grade % is way off.

I did ANOTHER (#3) factory reset just now. I am having some sort of issue on every ride.

BT disconnects are daily and the Edge has frozen and / or shut down on 2 out of 6 rides at the summary screen.

Not sure if I want to continue to subject myself to alpha tester status. Might give Garmin one more update then decide what to do.
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Gradient being way off is troublesome. All prior Edge units got gradient via mathematics from altitude-traveled/distance-traveled. For gradient to be way off, either your altitude or your distance needs to be way wonky. Unless Garmin went like Wahoo Bolt (IIRC) and used a hardware gradient meter, unlike prior Edge units.
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Thanks for all your update. I know it is a lot of work but some of us are interested.
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It's the Edge 1030 as I didn't have disconnects on the 520 or the 820.

Today I had one known BT disconnect and the 1030 also froze and became unresponsive after ending the ride. I previously mentioned that it had shut down after ending a ride and today it froze on the ride summary page. Had to hold the power button in to force a shutdown.

Summary of my issues thus far:

1. BT phone disconnects

I have a Sony Xperia Z5 Compact. No issues with it on Edge 520 or 820.

After reading that some thought WiFi was causing their BT issues I turned my WiFi off. I was still having disconnects so I turned Device Connection Aid on in the GC App and that did not help either.

2. Edge 1030 freezes after ending ride. I am taken to ride summary screen and then the device freezes and becomes unresponsive. Need to hold power button in to force a shut down.

3. Grade % is way off.

I did ANOTHER (#3) factory reset just now. I am having some sort of issue on every ride.

BT disconnects are daily and the Edge has frozen and / or shut down on 2 out of 6 rides at the summary screen.

Not sure if I want to continue to subject myself to alpha tester status. Might give Garmin one more update then decide what to do.
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My 810 was NEVER as flaky as what you have detailed here, but bad enough for me to go to Wahoo, which has never hiccuped.

Id be returning the 1030 and call it lesson learned.
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My 810 was NEVER as flaky as what you have detailed here, but bad enough for me to go to Wahoo, which has never hiccuped.

Id be returning the 1030 and call it lesson learned.
I'll give Garmin one more update. If it's still a mess after that then I'll probably send it back and either pick up an Edge 1000 or a Wahoo Bolt.

I really want to keep the 1030 as I am starting to dig the ginormous screen which is very readable in direct sunlight and touch is very responsive.
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I'll give Garmin one more update. If it's still a mess after that then I'll probably send it back and either pick up an Edge 1000 or a Wahoo Bolt.

I really want to keep the 1030 as I am starting to dig the ginormous screen which is very readable in direct sunlight and touch is very responsive.
Or get an Elemnt. Its got the larger screen, same software as the Bolt.
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Or get an Elemnt. Its got the larger screen, same software as the Bolt.
I'll probably stick with Garmin as I have a Varia Radar I use every so often. Now that I am use to the larger screen it'll be hard going back to something smaller. If I scrap the 1030 I'll more than likely get the Edge 1000..
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I'll probably stick with Garmin as I have a Varia Radar I use every so often. Now that I am use to the larger screen it'll be hard going back to something smaller. If I scrap the 1030 I'll more than likely get the Edge 1000..
Both are about the same size....Edge1K has more convenient (I presume) hardware buttons, but is has a lower screen:bezel ratio. Being past the Garmin Public Beta period, it is more stable....catch being you have to Macguyver things together to have the 1K run long enough to do century rides IME.
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I'll give Garmin one more update. If it's still a mess after that then I'll probably send it back and either pick up an Edge 1000 or a Wahoo Bolt.

I really want to keep the 1030 as I am starting to dig the ginormous screen which is very readable in direct sunlight and touch is very responsive.
Having owned many Garmins over the years, you need to give 6 months before a newly released device is reliable, you may want to send it back and get a 1000. Early adopters are beta testers for Garmin.

I haven't had too many issued with my 1030, but I'll run 2 Garmins for a couple of months until I know I can trust my 1030 without crashing or losing ride files.
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More like “early adopters are alpha testers. Long time users are beta testers”.

Garmin just sucks at getting things fixed.
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