Not of the 305.
No, that bugger is d-e-a-d. Yes, I tried a hard re-set; I even tried two different versions of the hard-reset. On the charger, it seems to revive itself, but take it off the charger, and it's caput.
After researching all the interweb has to offer about the 305, my diagnosis is that its battery is probably a dud and needs to be replaced. Garmin will do this if you mail the device to them...for a price. I contacted customer service and am awaiting a reply from them about maybe having this replacement service waived: The device is not old, I've been a loyal Garmin customer for a long time, I have a blog read by many, many important runners and fellow Garmin consumers ready to cast aside their devices at my behest...
...We'll see what they say.
Truth is, don't tell Garmin, but either way, it's definitely cheaper to send it in and have it re-furbished/fixed rather than buy a new one. So, I'm willing to pay their fee if I have to; I just don't want to.
In the meantime, it occurred to me that I never tried a hard re-set on my old 110. Long time readers may remember by brief stint with the 110: I reviewed it here. There are things I like about the 110, but a few features I don't. So, when it started acting finicky (it would work and then not work), I put it in a drawer and began using the 305 that I also had -- I know, I know, mine is a blessed runner's life to have spare Garmins hanging out -- and I never came back to the 110.
Yesterday, after looking at all the re-set info about the 305, it occurred to me that I could try a hard re-set on the 110 and see if I could resurrect that bugger.
Seems I did.
Muwah-ha-ha! Life is in my tiny, but capable fingers! Watch out, Dr. Frankenstein! I could be dubbed Dr. Garminstein!
*Ahem, excuse me.* Anyhoo...it turns on. It seems to be doing its job, but I haven't actually taken it out for a test run yet -- I'll do that this evening -- so I can't guarantee that it has truly been resurrected, but I'm hopeful.
So, that's The Plan, Stan: Send the 305 to Garmin for fixin' and use the 110 in the meantime.
Last thought on this for today: Yes, I have a smart phone; yes, I know there are apps. But, I find that carrying my phone for running is cumbersome and there's no quick, easy way to glance at any data while running. I like the convenience of glancing at my wrist as I run to see what I need to see. That's just me. We all have our differing preferences, don't we?