Can the battery in my Forerunner be replaced?

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03/26/2014

Some devices utilize a user-replaceable battery. Reference the FAQ, "How do I change the battery in my FR70, FR60, or Forerunner 50?" for assistance with this process.

Many of our Forerunners utilize a rechargeable, lithium ion battery. This battery has an expected life of about 1,000 charges and is not user replaceable. It will need to be replaced by Garmin via the RMA process.

Often power issues are not related to a battery failure. If your Forerunner is not charging or is quickly losing power, try cleaning the charging contacts on the back of the device and on the charging equipment with rubbing alcohol and Q-tip. This will remove any possible invisible residue.

If a battery power issue is still present, it is possible the issue is software related, in which a software update is suggested. Refer to support FAQ, "How do I update the device software on an ANT enabled Forerunner device?" for wireless devices or "How often should I  update the system software on my Garmin device?" for all other Forerunners.

Referenced Links:

How do I change the battery in my FR70, FR60, or Forerunner 50? - https://support.garmin.com/support/searchSupport/case.faces?caseId={b6b5f2e0-6d24-11dc-6782-000000000000}

RMA process - https://my.garmin.com/rma/en-US/repair/repairLanding

How do I update the device software on an ANT enabled Forerunner device? - https://support.garmin.com/support/searchSupport/case.faces?caseId={64a023c0-9495-11e1-5188-000000000000}

How often should I  update the system software on my device? - http://support.garmin.com/support/searchSupport/simpleCase.htm?caseId={336ade00-ba4e-11dd-f612-000000000000}&kbName=garmin

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