HomeGarmin


Garmin Mobile PC with 10x Discontinued
xPosTech
Since our shipping origins are different I'm gonna keep my fingers crossed that I'm gonna get a version I can update.

Maybe there is some New Old Stock floating around. Apparently my Garmin Mobile PC shipped from DrivenGPS itself. Maybe they have more than one warehouse or ?

Or maybe I can't accept defeat till the fat lady sings? In reality I guess the fat lady probably has laryngitis. (At least in my case.)

Ted
Ever the optimist
xPosTech
Quote:
Originally Posted by tcassidy
Your copy will already have seen the entire US, if only from a plane!

Terry
Yeah. It probably has a Garmin Cockpit!

Ted
tcassidy
Maybe USPS sends all west coast products bound for BC via Los Angeles - oops San Fransico - well Califonia anyway. Maybe these copies actually were in the back of a dusty warehouse in Everett!!

Terry
xPosTech
Lets hope it wasn't too dusty.

Mine left Houston at 11:34PM and arrived in Beaumont at 6:06 AM. That's a little misleading for a 90 mile trip. The local UPS (not USPS) complex opens at 6 AM. It went out on the delivery truck at 7:18AM. It's a short trip to Nederland.

I have to try again to cut the grass at the senior citizen's center (stopped by rain yesterday and the day before) so I won't be here unless it rains again. I'll have to sign the slip they leave and get it tomorrow.

Heard anything from Garmin yet? (Not that I'm a little anxious or anything . . . )

Ted
xPosTech
You mentioned BC. In the late 60's/early 70's I covered Oregon, Washington and Idaho for a stock market quotation company. By myself. It got kinda hectic at times. It was my ninth trip to Seattle that it wasn't raining (it was snowing).

Vancouver BC was considered the quintessential party town back then for a computer tech in his early twenties. I liked it.

Ted
tcassidy
I haven't received a reply from Garmin yet nor have I phoned them. However, I compared 2 Mobile PC products I have registered on My Garmin. One is this one with the 10x and the other an older one with a 20x (you can't register the software-only version). Note the 'Update Available' button for the 20x version which leads to a one time and lifetime purchase option.

From this I definitely get the impression the product we received is a one time thing similar to the software version. I don't know if this applies to all 10x packages - maybe they can't make their confirmation software talk to non-physically connected devices. I know it won't see mine even though I recall an update to the WebUpdater specifically for this problem.

I will let you know if Garmin can shed any light on this.

Terry
Attached Images
map-update-available.jpg  
Ken in Regina
Maybe apples and oranges, Terry? Your 20x only shows CNNA 2009 so there is obviously a 2010 update available.

Your 10x shows CNNA 2010 and the web site might only be set to show available updates for anything older than what is currently shipping. 2010 is what is currently shipping. 2011 is only coming on the upgrade path and is not yet a shipping product.

Just guessing. Never underestimate how stupidly Garmin's web site is set up, especially where updates are concerned.

Besides, we don't really want to totally squash Ted's optimism, do we?

...ken...
tcassidy
My thought too Ken, except the button leads to a page that offers the nuMaps lifetime updates. Something you can't get to from the other product.

And anyway, I like being a party pooper!

Terry
Attached Images
map-update.jpg  
xPosTech
I've given this whole situation a lot of thought. Especially when trying to sleep. I got home at 6:30 to find a box from DrivenGPS on my front porch. When looking over the Order Details/Packing Slip the primary reason for all the confusion hit me like a ton of bricks.

I searched, found and ordered this thing on Friday 13th!!!

Or it may be just a coincidence. I've always considered Fri. 13th to be a lucky day for me. After all, my belly button birthday falls on the 13th. Even if I ordered it on the 12th the only difference would be I would have probably got it a day earlier. So much for that theory.

Is there anybody out there with the 10X bundle that has purchased the Lifetime Update package? If so, please chime in. Inquiring minds want to know.

I guess I'll pop the seal on the box and load it up.

Ted
tcassidy
Although my first reply from Garmin could have been written on toilet paper, it was so useless, they did confirm that all versions that include a GPS are elligible for you to pay them more money.

I asked again how I might line their pockets so we will see what happens.

Quote
"Thank you for contacting Garmin International. You cannot update the software version of the program, a new map version is available every year but the software must be re-purchased. A lifetime map update can not be purchased for the software only version as well. If purchasing the Mobile 10x version, bundled with software, then a map update is possible, as well as adding the Lifetime maps to the device."


Terry
tcassidy
I wonder if the description on the receipt means something. 'Garmin Mobile PC Software w/GPS 10x Bluetooth Receiver - MM Storefront'.

I wonder what MM Storefront means? Sure looks suspicious!

Terry
tcassidy
Now this is better. I wonder what will happen when I send a copy of the receipt with that extra low price.

Quote
'Dear Terence Cassidy,


Thank you for contacting Garmin International. My mistake, however when I run this particular serial number it does not come up with a list of updates as it should. I have forwarded on the issue to our web team, but I am not able to establish why the Garmin website does not like this serial number.


I can add your free map update to your account, but I would need a copy of the proof of purchase in order to have it approved, it would need to have been purchased within the last 60 days. Please reply with a receipt attached. If you do want to add a lifetime update to the unit you can do so by purchasing the update directly from this link;
'

Terry
xPosTech
It does look suspicious. Mine says the same thing. But the response you got from support sounds promising.

I saw a typo (?) in the quick start guide that said "Garmin Mobile XT". It's at the bottom page 4.

Gotta stop and watch Nightline on ABC. They have a segment on GPS horror stories. RV's hitting low bridges, etc. It's on now - 11 PM CST. I'll return after it airs.

Ted
tcassidy
Good catch. I found one of my 20x books and it says 'bars in the upper right corner of the Menu page'. Funny, the book part number is 190-00939-01 Rev. B. that sounds newer than the 20x one (from 2008) 190-00880-01 Rev C. Guess we'll see what Britton H of Garmin has to say!!

Terry
xPosTech
Speaking of numbers . . .

I have found three serial numbers for this thing. One is on a sticker on the flap of the DVD envelope. Another is under the battery of the 10X. Another is the GPS Unit ID found on the about page of GMPC. Which one do I use for registration?

Ted
laptopgpsworld.com About