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Found Garmin GPS near Callander - Scotland

Posted: 28 Oct 2016, 6:26pm
by Mr.Benton
Found - Garmin GPS bike computer near Callander, Scotland.
If you can identify it as yours I will return it to you.

Found Garmin GPS near Callander - Scotland

Posted: 28 Oct 2016, 6:29pm
by Heltor Chasca
Garmin can contact the owner if you provide them with the serial number. Good find. You've saved someone some cash

Re: Found Garmin GPS near Callander - Scotland

Posted: 28 Oct 2016, 7:06pm
by Mr.Benton
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.

Re: Found Garmin GPS near Callander - Scotland

Posted: 28 Oct 2016, 7:30pm
by Paulatic
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.

Re: Found Garmin GPS near Callander - Scotland

Posted: 29 Oct 2016, 12:53am
by Redvee
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.

Re: Found Garmin GPS near Callander - Scotland

Posted: 29 Oct 2016, 10:32am
by Paulatic
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

Re: Found Garmin GPS near Callander - Scotland

Posted: 29 Oct 2016, 2:59pm
by PH
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:

Re: Found Garmin GPS near Callander - Scotland

Posted: 29 Oct 2016, 3:00pm
by PH
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.

Re: Found Garmin GPS near Callander - Scotland

Posted: 29 Oct 2016, 4:54pm
by 100%JR
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?

Re: Found Garmin GPS near Callander - Scotland

Posted: 5 Nov 2016, 5:04pm
by Mr.Benton
Update:
I traced the owner by contacting Garmin customer support with the serial number. Unit now returned.

Re: Found Garmin GPS near Callander - Scotland

Posted: 5 Nov 2016, 5:08pm
by Heltor Chasca

Re: Found Garmin GPS near Callander - Scotland

Posted: 9 Feb 2017, 7:13am
by Spinners
An excellent result.