I've been having issues with my Bluetooth/ANT+ not really working on my FR 245 for the last couple of weeks.
I use a Stryd Footpod when running and recently my watch has struggled to maintain a connection with it - it'll connect when the two devices are immediately next to each other, but once the Stryd moves more than 20cm away and it's as if it just doesn't exist.
I've managed to isolate the issue to the watch as my Stryd works flawlessly with the Android app, and you can also see this in the two links to one activity below.
I also broadcast my HR via the Virtual Run setting to Zwift for indoor riding, and I've been experiencing constant dropouts (every minute or so), even when connecting via the Zwift Companion Android app and my phone being immediately next to the watch.
Has anyone ever had a similar issue?
I've tried all sorts, including a full factory reset of the watch, but nothing so far has improved the situation.
My current suspicion is that the actual Bluetooth/ANT+ component of the watch is starting to fail, or Garmin have released a firmware update that has caused problems.
I've started a ticket with Garmin Support, but it's been 5 days with absolutely no response, hence why posting here.