How do I master reset my Forerunner 610, 210, or 110?

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There are a few instances in which a master reset can be performed on the Forerunner, such as:

  • Not functioning properly
  • Needing to be restored to factory default settings
  • Not receiving a satellite signal*
  • To bring up language selection prompt if incorrect language text is showing
  • Unable to pair up accessories, such as the heart rate monitor or foot pod

By doing this reset, all user information, workout history, and satellite data may be erased. Workouts can be backed up to training programs like Garmin Connect. Also, refer to FAQ article, "How can I back up my personal settings and profiles on my Forerunner 620, 220, 210 or 110?" if using the Forerunner 210 or 110.

To perform the master reset:

  1. Power off watch (press and hold Light, Yes on prompt)
  2. Press and hold Start/Stop and Lap/Reset
  3. Press and hold Light (three buttons should now be pressed in)
  4. After first beep, release Start/Stop
  5. After second beep, release Lap/Reset
  6. Release Light

The reset on the Forerunner is successful if the device finishes powering up and goes to the setup wizard. Try the steps again if the setup wizard does not appear.

Leave the device outside with a clear view of the sky for a minimum of 20 minutes to acquire satellite data once the reset and setup wizard are complete.

*If the Forerunner 610 is not receiving a satellite signal, perform an AutoLocate before performing a master reset.

If the Forerunner will not power down, press and hold Light until the watch powers off. This causes the watch to reboot itself.

Referenced Links:

Garmin Connect -

Backup FAQ -

610 AutoLocate -

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