Garmin Forerunner 230/235 wrong time?! [SOLVED]

My wife’s Garmin Forerunner 230 recently started having some time issues. Specifically, showing the wrong time 🙁 First I tried setting the time manually and that worked until her next Bluetooth sync, then it seemed to get the incorrect time again.

Eventually, the following worked to fix her watch time permanently:

  1. set the time back to Automatic
  2. make sure GPS is enabled* (and GLONASS for good measure)
  3. make sure the watch gets a GPS lock to sync the time

*Enable GPS: Select Menu > Activity Settings > GPSGPS + GLONASS.

Voila, the issue was fixed after that 🙂

If you are having a similar issue, I hope those steps help you too!

Garmin Forerunner 230 5:55:55

PS here are some more resources on the incorrect time issue:

Wrong date and time? [Archive] – Garmin Forumshttps://forums.garmin.com/archive/index.php/t-338747.htmlHello! My 230 froze while I was scrolling through notifications and I had to hold the on/off button for 10 seconds to restart it. Once I restarted it, the date was incorrect as was the time. I even…
Syncing incorrect time [Archive] – Garmin Forumshttps://forums.garmin.com/archive/index.php/t-356617.htmlThe joys of owning Garmin product…. Woke up this morning to my watch being 10mins off. Definitely a sync issue as I manually changed the time and then put it back in auto set mode and it reverted…

 

 

 

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