is it normal that the hr sensor always blink? even when the watch is taken off. that may be why the battery consumption is high
We are finalizing work on a fix for this issue and hope to have this available very soon. I apologize for not having a definitive release date for this and I understand the frustration caused by that.…
HERE, video demonstration It doesn't stop blinking
It doesn't help, the issue is still there. It gets triggered by recording an activity. The only way to fix it is to turn off/on the watch. It stops until next recording.
I have returned mine to the retailer. I online got it a few weeks ago. Had a lot of issues with it not connecting, battery drain after a sudden Bluetooth-disconnect. Garmin did not suggest the update, but I found it and now this issue. Better return it now while it’s still easy.
I will check the forerunner 245 (running is my main activity)
For me it's only after any kind of workout. For example today, after short hiking, came home, take of the watch and it was blinking like crazy. Differently and more intensive than on the hand. Turning HRM off/on didn't help, only turning off/on the watch.
I'm not wearing the watch all the time when I'm at home and it's really annoying to have to turn the watch off/on (no restart option) every day.
Ironically, watch had that bug, Garmin fixed with 3.5 and now bug is back with 3.6.
I have exactly the same issue.
This started after the latest software update. (SW Version 3.60)
Rebooting the watch solves the problem until next activity, but IMHO this is not how it should be.
Hoping GARMIN solves this issue very soon in the next software update, but it indeed shortens the battery life.