We will look at how to get started with the Garmin Forerunner 910 so that we can sync our activities and pair our heart rate monitor.
Out of the box, the most important pieces are the USB charging cable and the ANT+ stick. First thing is to charge the device to 100%. During this time, you can download & install Garmin Express on your computer.
Once your Forerunner has been charged, you can now prepare it for pairing with your computer. This will allow us to transfer activity data and to receive workouts and firmware updates.
1. Make sure your device is ready for data transfer by turning on pairing.
settings | system | data transfer | pairing = yes
2. Plug in the ANT+ stick and open Garmin Express. The forerunner should be discovered by the program. When it does prompt, select “ADD DEVICE”. The last step will be to accept the pairing on the device itself.
3. At this point, your device should have sync and technically you are ready to go. But lets continue and setup our HR monitor and transfer any existing workout or training plans to our device. You should see a “SEND TO DEVICE” button top right of the HR zone & calendar page.
4. When setting up your user profile and HR zones, make sure you specify the HR zones for all three activities, and not just the default.