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Discussion: Garmin 305 Resurrected

in: Orienteering; General

Jan 28, 2017 11:33 PM # 
I just pulled my 305 out of a box where it sat unused for 5 years and it still works. Yay!

I just had to download the PC drivers and the Communicator browser plugin, and then replace the HRM strap battery.

I found that it does not work with Garmin Connect website in or with Attackpoint on Chrome browser.

But it works with Attackpoint on IE! Excellent.
Jan 28, 2017 11:42 PM # 

I'd suggest installing Garmin Express on your pc, then you can use the attackpoint gc_web_sync to pull them into AP: (not sure if you need to donate to get this)
Jan 29, 2017 6:09 AM # 
Yes. Yes you do.
Jan 29, 2017 3:29 PM # 
Still using mine, actually have several , as I resurrect old ones others have given up on. (usually a battery replacement).
Jan 29, 2017 3:46 PM # 
Speaking of battery replacement. the June 2016 issue of Compass Sport had an article on how to replace the battery
Jan 29, 2017 5:09 PM # 
I installed Garmin Express. Then I was able to sync the 305 activities to Garmin Connect. Then I was able to import those activities from Garmin Connect into Attackpoint using Chrome.

It is nice to use Chrome, but that seems like a circuitous route to import training session data into Attackpoint. Am I missing some other advantages of this method?
Jan 29, 2017 8:50 PM # 
GC import is manual for AP, but if you use other tracking sites like Strava, Citystrides etc then GC can push new workouts automatically.
Jan 30, 2017 11:07 AM # 
As cmorse says I use it primarily to push to Strava, then pull into here. A bit circuitious but apart from the AP bit it all happens automatically for me as I have a bluetooth connection from watch-phone, so the only bit I actually do anything for is the AP bit. It would be a bit more work for a 305...
Feb 1, 2017 1:02 AM # 
Thank you. It is working fine now. Garmin Express and Garmin Connect are importing the workouts automatically when I connect the 305 to the PC. The final step of importing into AP using the gc import function is all that I need to do each time. I like it.
Feb 1, 2017 4:33 AM # 
I gave up using mine after I got a Fitbit Surge. I had a lot of trouble with the charger.

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