How to Set the Date & Time on a Garmin Forerunner

by Melissa King
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The Garmin Forerunner, a training tool designed for runners, calculates calories burned, tracks your heart rate and helps you create custom exercise plans. The Forerunner displays the date and time on the main screen for your convenience. Once you select your time zone and daylight saving time settings, the Forerunner automatically receives date and time information from Garmin's satellites.

Step 1

Press the "Power" button to turn the device on while standing outside. Wait a moment while the Forerunner acquires a satellite signal.

Step 2

Select "Settings," "General" and "Time" from the main menu.

Step 3

Select the "Time-Format" drop-down menu, then set the time to display in 12-hour or 24-hour format.

Step 4

Choose "Time Zone" and choose your time zone from the drop-down menu.

Step 5

Select "Auto" under the Daylight Saving Time menu if you want the Forerunner to automatically detect daylight saving time settings.

Exit to the main menu to verify that the date and time are correct.


  • The Forerunner must have access to a clear satellite signal to receive date and time information.


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About the Author

Melissa King began writing in 2001. She spent three years writing for her local newspaper, "The Colt," writing editorials, news stories, product reviews and entertainment pieces. She is also the owner and operator of Howbert Freelance Writing. King holds an Associate of Arts in communications from Tarrant County College.

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