Which garmin do you have??
Forerunner 45 (finally got home to have a look).
I have managed to stop it going bing, ping every time my pace changes, which is pretty much all the time, but it still goes bing ping every 10 mins or so, which is distracting, as my old one only did that if it had turned off. It is going to be distracting when l go orienteering. Also, the satellites take ages to load, and wouldn't load at all at Mornington.
Finally turned the alerts off l( think). It was a lap alert. The Mornington problem may have been the smoke.