- Garmin connect – registering/de-registering devices
Any idea if it is necessary to register a device with a Garmin Connect account? Or, more particularly, is it necessary to de-register a device before someone else can use it to upload to their own account?
I’ve used 3 different devices with my account – Garmin 305, 500 and 110. In each case it has been plug&play and any association between account and device seems entirely transparent. Problem is I’ve now sold the 305 to a mate and he’s having problems uploading his own workouts to his existing GC account. Seems it wants me to de-register the device first but I can’t find an obvious way to do this.
Each device seems to have a unique device ID but I can’t find anywhere to change the name/ownership status.
Any advice appreciated!
SCPosted 4 years ago
None of the 3 Garmins I’ve used have seemed to need this plugin, unless it is installed transparently from the device as a driver (possibly the case with the 500 and 110 which I’ve bought in the last year).
The 305 is a good few years older and I used it with an old PC which had the Garmin software installed from CD. I sold it with all the original bits and pieces and I’m not sure if the buyer has installed anything, perhaps assuming that it would automatically connect via his GC account.
I’ll suggest the plugin and see if that fixes the problem.Posted 4 years agobensalesMember
A Forerunner 305 won’t automatically upload. You need to connect it with the USB lead, then vist connect.garmin.com and click on ‘Upload’ in the top right. It’ll then detect the watch and show if there are any new activities to upload. It’s only the newer watches that do it automatically.
Your buyer will need to make sure they have the Garmin Communicator plugin installed in their browser. They can get this from the Garmin site.Posted 4 years ago
The topic ‘Garmin connect – registering/de-registering devices’ is closed to new replies.