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Frozen Screen or Unresponsive to Button Presses ¶ 

The device performs very slow, freezes up, and does not respond.

Too Many Operations ¶ 

A frozen device could be caused by the watch performing several tasks at the same time. Before resetting the device, wait a few minutes and try again. If the device is still unresponsive try resetting it.

To perform a master reset: Ensure the watch is powered off. Press and hold the DOWN button. Power on the watch while continuing to hold the DOWN button.

Doesn't Charge ¶ 

The device will not charge.

Faulty USB Adapter ¶ 

Check to make sure the USB adapter is plugged in. If it is, make sure the adapter is attached tightly to the back of the device. If the adapter is snug and plugged in, check for and clear any debris on the contact points on the back of the device. After doing all of this and the device still does not power on or charge, consider purchasing a replacement adapter.

Short Battery Life ¶ 

The battery only lasts for a few hours instead of all day

GPS is constantly updating ¶ 

To adjust the GPS settings to optimize battery life, go into the GPS settings. To do this hold Menu key > Select Settings >Select Activity> Choose Activity > Select GPS Mode

If activity is around 8 hours, select Normal

If activity is over 8 hours, select UltraTrac, select the appropriate interval time, and finally select Done

Settings are Configured Improperly ¶ 

To set all the settings back to their default you will perform a master reset. To perform a master reset, ensure the watch is powered off. Press and hold the DOWN button. Power on the watch while continuing to hold the DOWN button.

Faulty Battery ¶ 

If your Garmin Fenix 2 still has a short battery life you may have to replace the battery.

Screen is Dim ¶ 

The screen is not dark enough.

Contrast is set too Low ¶ 

To adjust the contrast and, hold MENU, and select Settings > General > Display. Next select Contrast, press up to darken the display or down lighten it.



I connected a Fenix2 to the charger while was wet! It immediately turned off and doesn't turn on at all. What should I do now?

Hanif Khodaverdi - Reply

Hi, All!

I have a question.

Can I replace LCD display on my Fenix2 with LCD display from Fenix 1-gen. ? I think that LCD from Fenix 1-gen. shold be same with Fenix2 Special Edition. Or I wrong?

Waiting for your reply.

Alexandr - Reply

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