May 13

My Garmin watch is stating ‘Workouts full’ (or ‘Maximum number of workouts reached’ . What do I do?

Category: FAQs

Garmin watches can only store a limited number of workouts.

If you see a message along the lines of ‘workout storage full’ then old workouts must be removed before the watch can load any more. You can delete workouts one by one on the watch via the training menu, but it is usually quicker to connect to a computer and just delete all files from the GARMIN/WORKOUTS directory.

Please note that workouts are different to activities – deleting activities from the watch will not help.

Furthermore, many users report that the message continues following workout deletion. All then spontaneously begins to work a few hours (or even days) later. Sometimes rebooting the watch helps.

Unfortunately this is a watch issue and there is nothing we (TrainAsONE) can do to control it. We await Garmin to address the problem – around 4 years so far…

About The Author

Dr. Sean Radford, the Founder & CEO of TrainAsONE, is a medical doctor, IT expert, coach and podium finisher in international endurance events. He has dedicated more than 20 years to the research of health, fitness and social well-being of the general population. He has been developing Artificially Intelligent (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) tools to help tackle some of the world’s leading health issues. Dr Radford is a Tech Ambassador for the UK, considered a leading expert in his field, and is a regular speaker at key events, as well as an author of numerous research publications.