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    Garmin shut off due to low battery during ride. Track recoverable?

    Title pretty much says it. Due to some circumstances, I hadn't been on my bike in a while. I went for a ride just now with my ForeRunner 610. (And a bike, of course.) There wasn't much charge on it to begin with and it shut down during the ride.

    So I have it on charge now and it just did its sync routine. Nothing from today is visible, and I don't see it in the history either. The watch also doesn't believe it's in the middle of a ride.

    Did I lose the track? Not that it's so important, but I do get a kick out of being able to look at them. If I didn't lose the track, how do I find it?
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    I think it's lost. My wife has let her Forerunner 205 die on runs a few times and when it does, there is no track.

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    Well, darn. That's what I get for missing rides for a few weeks. I guess if it comes up again, I'll turn it off.
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    So along with asking the Internet, I did also Google it and email Garmin support. In case someone else has this question later, here's what Garmin support says.

    Quote Originally Posted by Garmin Support
    Dear Andrew XXXXXX,
    Thank you for contacting Garmin International. I would be happy to assist you with saving the activity on your Forerunner 610. If the watch shut down mid run it may not have reset the timer and saved to your history. Once charged if you power it back on you should have the ability to reset the timer which will then save the activity and you can then upload the run. It is possible the unexpected loss of power caused the run to be corrupted in which case you may not be able to recover it.
    Please let us know if we can be of further assistance.
    With Best Regards,
    XXXXXX XX.
    Product Support Specialist
    Fitness/Golf Team
    Garmin International
    I'm a little disappointed that they haven't done something to make the shutdown graceful. Although I guess it's only because a lot of these devices are improving in that regard that I even expect that. Anyway, it would seem that since I didn't find my Garmin still recording when I attached it to the charger (and since I recorded more stuff yesterday) the interrupted track is just lost. Oh well.
    "Don't buy upgrades; ride up grades." -Eddy Merckx

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