Found Garmin GPS near Callander - Scotland

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Found Garmin GPS near Callander - Scotland

Postby Mr.Benton » 28 Oct 2016, 6:26pm

Found - Garmin GPS bike computer near Callander, Scotland.
If you can identify it as yours I will return it to you.

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Found Garmin GPS near Callander - Scotland

Postby Heltor Chasca » 28 Oct 2016, 6:29pm

Garmin can contact the owner if you provide them with the serial number. Good find. You've saved someone some cash

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Re: Found Garmin GPS near Callander - Scotland

Postby Mr.Benton » 28 Oct 2016, 7:06pm

Hi, I have sent an email to Garmin with the serial number and I am waiting to hear back. thought I would advertise on this forum as well. Hopefully I can return it to the rightful owner.

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Re: Found Garmin GPS near Callander - Scotland

Postby Paulatic » 28 Oct 2016, 7:30pm

Timely reminder for Garmin owners:

Go into the 'startup.txt' file and edit it.
I always put "If found please return to name contact details. You can also stipulate length of time to display.
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Re: Found Garmin GPS near Callander - Scotland

Postby Redvee » 29 Oct 2016, 12:53am

Paulatic wrote:Timely reminder for Garmin owners:

Go into the 'startup.txt' file and edit it.
I always put "If found please return to name contact details. You can also stipulate length of time to display.


Not sure if all models can do this but it's something I've got on my 810.

For the OP, turn the Garmin on and look at the rides and the maps of the rides and you might get a clue to where the loser lives.

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Re: Found Garmin GPS near Callander - Scotland

Postby Paulatic » 29 Oct 2016, 10:32am

It works with
applies to the Edge 510, Edge 520, Edge 800, Edge 810, Edge 1000, and the Touring & Touring Plus. It will NOT work on the Edge 200, 500 and Edge 705.


I've done it with my Oregon 600 too
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Re: Found Garmin GPS near Callander - Scotland

Postby PH » 29 Oct 2016, 2:59pm

Redvee wrote:you might get a clue to where the loser lives.

That's a bit cruel, they've just misplaced their Garmin, doesn't make them a loser :wink:

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Re: Found Garmin GPS near Callander - Scotland

Postby PH » 29 Oct 2016, 3:00pm

Paulatic wrote:Timely reminder for Garmin owners:

Go into the 'startup.txt' file and edit it.
I always put "If found please return to name contact details. You can also stipulate length of time to display.


Top tip, thanks. Didn't know you could do that.

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Re: Found Garmin GPS near Callander - Scotland

Postby ibbo68 » 29 Oct 2016, 4:54pm

My 800 and 820 both display my name and number for 1 minute on start up 8)
I think it's possible on all Garmins?

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Re: Found Garmin GPS near Callander - Scotland

Postby Mr.Benton » 5 Nov 2016, 5:04pm

Update:
I traced the owner by contacting Garmin customer support with the serial number. Unit now returned.

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Re: Found Garmin GPS near Callander - Scotland

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Re: Found Garmin GPS near Callander - Scotland

Postby Spinners » 9 Feb 2017, 7:13am

An excellent result.