Oct 6, 2009

Dead Batteries

Yes, the batteries are dead. I charged it up and turned it on and it promptly turned itself off again. The Garmin of course. Aaaaaaauuuuuuuugggggggghhhhhhh! IT'S LESS THAN THREE WEEKS BEFORE THE MARINE CORPS MARATHON!!!!!!! I mailed it in, what else could I do. The Garmin service agent said I'd have it back in 10-14 days. I'm not so hopeful. I'm pretty much hopeless.


Maybe my batteries are somehow cosmically linked to the Garmin's batteries. Somewhere in the past three years of use my electrical system has been linked to the unit on my wrist. It's like I started myself up on my marathon paced run today and turned myself off just as quickly. Five measly miles. Didn't seem to really have it physically; maybe mentally as well. This isn't unprecedented; it usually happens once or twice in each marathon cycle. This is the first time for this marathon, I guess that isn't so bad. So I just shut it down to have a better workout next time.

Stupid Garmin...

All in: 5 miles at 7:53.

7 comments:

Megan said...

What kind of Garmin do you have?? I am nervous about mine now!

Meg Runs said...

This is what I always say on a post when a Garmin is mentioned as "dead."

"Another one bites the dust..." It's the same story every time. I love mine but I wouldn't be surprised if it suddenly took a turn for the worst...it's 3 years old!

lindsay said...

ahh technology. so helpful and fun, when it works. when something goes wrong, end of the world :)

do you think the bad run/workout was a result of mentally 'checking out' after finding out garmin was dead? i know i let stuff like that interfere with my workouts sometimes.

Glenn Jones said...

Yup. I've had mine replaced once too. Most of the time you can get by by resetting the device and/or reloading the software. PITA. While I love my 305, all I've got to say is that it's a good thing there nothing else comparable out there. Or maybe if there was, Garmin would get their act together....

(BTW - they *did* take less than 14 days to get mine back to me)

Anonymous said...

Dude, you can borrow mine if you don't get yours back in time. Mine should be fine, it's been untouched for a year.

LBG

Beth said...

If it's any consolation, my husband had to send his 305 in and we had it back very quickly. I want to say 5 or 6 days. I was shocked at how fast it was. Hang in there!

AZ said...

Thanks for all your comments. This is the second time in 3 years that the battery has gone belly up. Am I that hard on it? It sounds like Garmin is pretty good at getting them back in time. If not, I might be taking you up on your offer LBG. Really, has it been a year?