How to create laps on your Garmin Forerunner 305

I find that having 1 mile laps is useful and do not understand why it was never a default setting as it seems to have become one on later watches.

How to create 1 mile/km or custom laps on your Garmin Forerunner 305:

Press Mode > Training > Training Options > Auto Lap > Auto Lap Trigger (Set this to ON)
Lap at (Set this to 1 mile or 1 Km or there is also a custom setting)

Press Mode to come all the way out

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How to set data fields on your Garmin Forerunner 305

Having reset my Forerunner 305 to factory defaults, I now need to apply all the settings that I previously had!

To change the fields on your display:
Press Mode > Settings > General > Data Fields
Main 1 > Select how many fields that you want to display. The default is 3, Time, Pace and Distance
I want 4 fields. Clicking ‘Enter’ button in each field allows you to select the type of data to display. Using the arrow buttons allows you to go to the next/previous field and the Mode button takes you back a step.
I want Time and Distance on the top 2 fields and Current Lap pace (Pace – Lap) and overall pace (Pace – Average) in the bottom 2 fields. Press Mode to come all the way back out.

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How to factory reset your Garmin Forerunner 305

The reason I have a need for this is because in recent runs the Garmin has been reporting the correct time yet when I upload to Garmin Connect the time is often inexplicably a few minutes more. I am hoping that a factory reset of the watch will resolve this.

Important! Please note that this will erase all personalised settings and any previous training data. Back up any data before resetting.

– Power off
– Hold down both the ‘Mode’ button and the ‘Power’ button
– When the watch powers on select ‘Yes’ to ‘Do you really want to erase all the user data?’
– The watch automatically restarts and prompts to select location, time zone and other Garmin specific accessory settings