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I replaced my battery last week (after 10 months) and it is

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I replaced my battery last week (after 10 months) and it is showing "low battery" again.
JA: What's the make/model of your GPS unit? How old is it?
Customer: Garmin Vivofit
JA: What happened right before this popped up?
Customer: nothing
JA: What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: none, it is still working fine. It was working fine before I changed it last week and it took me ten days to find a replacement battery and it continued to work well during that time.
JA: Anything else you want the gps expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: I don't think so.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: GPS
Expert:  GeekGal replied 6 months ago.

Hi there! My name is***** am a computer professional with over 15 years of experience with both Mac and Windows computers, phones, tablets, and printers. It would be my pleasure to assist you with this.

Expert:  GeekGal replied 6 months ago.

This problem and many others are often the result of a "glitch" in the software. Luckily, it is easily fixed.

Please do the following:

To get a full factory reset and will make the device, as new out of the box:

  1. hold button to put it in SLEEP mode ;
  2. press button 5x very quickly; hold on 5th press until version appears and screen goes blank; (takes about 20sec)
  3. release and press button quickly then hold until restart.

That should resolve the issue so your Vivofit can accurately read battery life again. If it does not, please reply back and let me know the exact model of your Vivofit. For instance, is it the Vivofit HR, Vivofit 1, 2, or 3?