Going out on your first run with your garmin forerunner 610 is pretty easy. First thing is to get outside to get our satellites so that the watch knows its position. Otherwise, we will get a message asking if we are indoors or not. If we say that we are indoors, then we will be turning off the GPS antenna. You will need to manually turn it back on, or restart the device.
This quick tutorial will show you how to calibrate the touch screen on the garmin forerunner 610. There is no sensitivity setting, but this will rather adjust the accuracy.
1. power off the device
2. hold down the start/stop & power button at the same time
3. when the “software loader” screen appears, release the power button, but keep the start/stop button pressed.
4. the splash page will appear, keep your finger on the start/stop
5. release once you see the calibration dot.
6. use a pen or stylus to calibrate the screen.
once done, you can resume normal operation.
In this tutorial, I will show you how to navigate waypoints using your garmin forerunner 610.
there are 2 types of navigation: free form & backtrack.
free form is where you create waypoints, either parking spots, trailsheads or other points of interest. you can navigate back to that point at any time.
The other type is backtrack, this is where you are running an out & back an want to make sure you are on course. You get turn alerts, but remember that the navigation is a straight line from point A to B.
To access the navigation part, simply tap on your screen: where to?
from there, if you want to save a waypoint, tap : where am I? this will save your current location. If you are geocaching, use this method to them edit the coordinates.
waypoints are sorted nearest first and by default will name the waypoint by the current time.
This video tutorial quickly shows you how to update the firmware of your garmin forerunner 610. This process is actually the same for all of Garmin’s wireless devices such as the 405, 410 & 310.
This video shows the upgrade from firmware 2.20 to 2.30
First we go to garmin connect, sometimes, we see an alert that we have a new firmware available. Other times, we can check on my.garmin.com on our dashboard.
We assume that you registered your garmin device.
From there, you need to install the garmin communicator plugin for your browser and you can start your download.
The first part to download from garmin’s servers is easy & quick. The next step, transferring to your device may take up to 15 minutes. It’s important to not touch anything while this happens.
once the firmware has been transferred via the ANT agent, it will load & install the software. This might take 2-3 minutes.
Once complete, the device should reboot and you are ready to use your forerunner
Changes made from version 2.20 to 2.30: Fixed an issue with GPS accuracy decreasing for a short period of time when the timer was started or lapped.
Improved transfers to Garmin ANT Agent.
Added a progress bar for files currently being transferred to Garmin ANT Agent.
Fixed screen pixilation issue seen on some devices while in power save mode.
Fixed an issue with the average lap timer data field not populating correctly.
Fixed an issue with the workout banner not always appearing on the screen to display the next step.
Fixed an issue with activities created while using a custom workout with a high alert not uploading to Garmin Connect.
Fixed an issue with Virtual Races created from indoor activities.
Fixed an issue where the foot pod would not provide distance correctly if the GPS signal dropped out.
Improved elevation smoothing algorithm.
Improved auto pause filtering.
Out of the box (unboxing) of a Garmin Forerunner 610 fitness GPS. We will go over what’s in the box, how to charge your device, how to install your ANT agent software on your PC or macbook, how to pair the device and how to get started on Garmin Connect.