I did try to figure out what link I followed that gave me that 20 file. I thought it was the link in the manual. I went there, but it was linked to the 201 file. I don't know. . . I think someone put a bad file out there and has updated the download. That's what I think. Cause I was going to be all up in Garmin's face if they had the wrong link in the manual. lol
Now I still have to figure out what's going on with the HR monitor. Maybe. . . just maybe. . . I didn't have it on right. That's a possibility. A small one, but it was like 5:30 am when I put the thing on. I had other things on my mind, so it's possible. I shall try another run before I annoy the people at Garmin any further.
Let's talk about GPS accuracy. In my mind Garmin and GPS are synonymous. TomTom? Who are they? You know what I mean? Garmin is like a household word. Now I was having serious issues with my previous phone. It was Samsung Galaxy S2 and I used Runkeeper to track all of my running to this point. I had a refurbished replacement S2 and the GPS was whacked. Totally. It would give me mileage and the longer the run, the more free mileage I got. The previous S2 was very reliable. I got a S4 last month and it's been much more reliable. Maybe not quite accurate. . . . like my path didn't follow roads exactly, but close enough. Maybe I had unrealistic expectations for my Garmin. That's possible . . . but. . . .I expected if I ran ON a street in downtown St Louis, then my path would be rendered *on* that street. It's not living up to those expectations. . .
So. . . I consider that to be inaccurate. How about you? There is chatter about this online. So I'm not the only one with this problem, clearly. But maybe this is why my watch said I ran 9.4 when I really ran 9.3. Now that's splitting hairs. I'm fine with 0.1 difference. With that crappy S2 I could run 5 miles and it would tell me 5.25 or more. That was not cool. I mentioned this issue in my emails with Garmin and they told me they posted a statement and are addressing it. We shall see. Lesson of the day: don't buy the newest device. *eye roll*