I didn't want it to come to this. The honeymoon with my Edge 305 and the MotionBased subscription service ended months ago. These days we're both just going through the motions and the lies and recriminations are starting to pile up. She's always been temperamental. Lord knows I've tried to provide a receptive environment, one that listened to her intermittent signals and tolerated her secrets. It's just not natural to expect a man to have only ONE USB partner, is it?
At times it didn't matter what I did, the only thing that satisfied her was to stop everything I was doing, and give her my undivided attention. Her witless friend from the Training Center kept popping in at the most inopportune moments anytime I wanted to talk to her Agent alone. Sometimes she'd just clam up completely and I'd have to press all the right buttons to get her to communicate. If only she was by Polar this might be easier.
Eventually she'd blurt out some XMLpletives and then lie there with that horrible blank look, while I tried to pick up the pieces. I looked for solace online; I'm not too proud to admit, I paid for it. The service was cheap and I was just happy for some company. I didn't spend a lot of time there, I just wanted to get in, and get out but it gave me little satisfaction or release.
The service was slow, there were no shortcuts and at times it was downright painful. They were just going through the same Baseless Motions, promising they loved me, but with every vacant interaction I knew they didn't care about anything but my money. They never remembered any of the things I liked to do. Each time, it was the same robotic, repetitive process. I tried to Digest it all but couldn't.
It gets worse, my Edge is sick, she's lost some of her pixels and I can barely make out what she's saying. Her family, the Garmins, recently asked me to stick around for another year – think of the data, but I don't know if it's worth it. They've promised to help us make a new start, to re-Connect, but I just don't understand the Plus and minus of it all anymore. Sometimes it's just better to walk away.
It's sad when relationships end, sadder still when you've travelled many miles together. MapmyWords.
Humor aside, I really don't know what to do about Garmin's new Connect service. MotionBased development in 2007 has been glacially slow, and customers get no direct communication. It's left to us to search through the forum or blog for scraps of information. Garmin has some good products, but their web services are hamstrung by poor usability and they've got some serious customer-relationship issues.