+Chrysalides Posted October 18, 2010 Share Posted October 18, 2010 Once programmed the first time, its "locked" to the gps that programmed it. I believe it can be cleared by another Garmin device if you have the serial number of the original owner device. So if your GPSR breaks, you can reprogram with your new one, as long as you keep the old one or write down the serial number. I only have one compatible Garmin so I haven't tried it, but I saw a post describing how it works. Thanks for the clarifications (and to others as well). I'll be sure to write down the serial # somewhere. The manual that comes with it is quite useless. I hope that didn't come as a surprise to you. No, not really. It is a time honored Garmin tradition Another couple of observations : 1. It has a little odd-shaped indentation at one of the sides, not sure what it is for. I wish there is a place to attach a wire and hang the device, but this is definitely not its purpose. I'll take a macro photo if I have any energy left after getting back from office today. 2. The top, black cover is slightly transparent. You can just make out some antenna traces in the PCB below. Probably to provide less obstruction to the 2.4 GHz signal? 3. It is a pain to remove the battery. It wedges in pretty tightly with the cover. But I just recalled something - I should try a strong magnet. OK, that's one more than a couple, but I'm only on my first cup of coffee. Quote Link to comment
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