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Old 12-12-2012, 02:06 PM   #16
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Did you turn off the tones in the menu? If so, turn them back on and try again. It will beep each time you hit a button though.
I just tried turning the tones on again and my Forerunner 10 will not beep at intervals. It says on the website it will beep at miles, but makes no mention of run/walk intervals. My Forerunner 10 never makes a sound.

I hope I don't have to return it, I bought it a few months ago and I'm sure I put the paperwork somewhere safe, but I don't know where that would be right now!
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:43 PM   #17
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I just tried turning the tones on again and my Forerunner 10 will not beep at intervals. It says on the website it will beep at miles, but makes no mention of run/walk intervals. My Forerunner 10 never makes a sound.

I hope I don't have to return it, I bought it a few months ago and I'm sure I put the paperwork somewhere safe, but I don't know where that would be right now!
That's so odd. As I said I've borrowed my husband's and it does these three beeps for the intervals (different from the one beep I get at each mile). My friend's does the same thing as I just let her do the intervals when I'm running with her. She has hers set to do the intervals continuously while my husband has his to not count if we're paused. But they both do the three beeps to tell you to walk or run.
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:56 PM   #18
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I just tried turning the tones on again and my Forerunner 10 will not beep at intervals. It says on the website it will beep at miles, but makes no mention of run/walk intervals. My Forerunner 10 never makes a sound.

I hope I don't have to return it, I bought it a few months ago and I'm sure I put the paperwork somewhere safe, but I don't know where that would be right now!
Very weird. Now that you have the tones on does it beep whenever you press any of the buttons? From this forum it sounds like Alert tones are different from Key tones (see post #3): https://forums.garmin.com/showthread...-and-backlight

A couple of years ago I sent my Forerunner 305 to Garmin (the screen got all pixelated, but it worked fine otherwise) and they were pretty good with customer support...they sent me a refurbished watch within a week I think. So if you do need to send it back you'll be without it for a bit, but not long. If you call them they may try to help you out over the phone and possibly have you reset the watch (you can probably find how to do this in your manual or online if setting Alert tones doesn't work)...keep in mind that depending on whichever reset you do the data in your watch may get erased. Good luck!
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:08 AM   #19
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Ii is completely mute, no sounds even when I push buttons. I have sent an email to customer service and we'll see what they have to say. I would love to get it resolved, as constantly checking it to see when it is time to walk is such a hassle!
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:21 PM   #20
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Garmin Forerunner 305

I have the Garmin Forerunner 305 and I love it. It's a little bulky but it works great. I've programmed my run/walk intervals into the watch and it does a 5 second beep countdown letting me know when it's time to start running or walking again. Good luck!
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:04 AM   #21
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It's low-tech, but I use a Pampered Chef kitchen timer for pacing! It clips to my waistband or running belt, or I just hold it in one hand (it's light). I set the timer to one minute, start each minute with the running portion, then walk until it beeps again...push a button and start all over.

There's a second setting that counts up at the same time I am doing intervals, so when I do a distance day I can see how long it takes me overall. I also use it to keep track of the 30 mins during the week.
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:53 PM   #22
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Update: Garmin has asked me to reset the watch and then if that doesn't work, I need to send it in to get it fixed. The good news is it is still under warranty.
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:00 PM   #23
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Update: Garmin has asked me to reset the watch and then if that doesn't work, I need to send it in to get it fixed. The good news is it is still under warranty.
Good luck!! Just FYI...I think there are 2 kinds of resets you can do on a Garmin and one of them will erase any data you have, so you may want to transfer your runs to the computer first (if you use the software or Garmin Connect) just to be safe. I know the 10 doesn't hold a lot but just so you know.
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:33 PM   #24
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Update: Garmin sent a new Forerunner 10! I just got it and haven't charged it yet, but the irony is, I was using the intervals to get up to 30 minutes of solid running and of course, I'm up to 36 minutes now and don't need the interval beeps!
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:51 AM   #25
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I was just reading about the 10 and it only show 5 hours battery life in training mode.. is there a race mode also that lasts longer or is 5 hours the most you will get out of it?
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