Out the box, the 620 already has the auto lap feature enabled. So, on my very first run, it very nicely recorded every mile split that I ran.
Recently, I did a hard reset on it due to the battery showing 100% charged when plugged into the wall. Yet, it wasn’t 100% charged. It was even 50% charged. In fact, there wasn’t even enough battery life to keep my Garmin on longer than 30 seconds out of the cradle.
As you can tell, there is a bit of bitterness when I think about this one.
Anyway, so back to the auto lap saga, after the hard reset, I go for run. I pass by the mile point. Nothing happens. Meaning, it doesn’t pop up an alert showing my mile split.
Going through the watch settings, I see that the auto lap is one. I check a bunch of different things. Over the course of several runs, I still haven’t figured it out.
Finally, I am wondering down the through the various sub levels of the settings on my Garmin, and I stumbled across the auto lap distance. Interesting, I hadn’t looked here so I selected it.
What I saw next left me scratching my head.
The default mile split was 99.9 miles. Now, for every other Garmin that I have owned I seem to remember them all defaulting to 1 mile.
Why one would default the auto lap mile to 99.9 mile is beyond me. How many runners will ever hit 99.9 miles in one run? It is a pretty small group.
By the way, I have come to think of my Garmin 620 as a box of cracker-jacks. Every day there is some new surprise for me.
The Cool Down Runner