Start Up message for New Generation Garmin Outdoors units
It’s useful to have a personalised welcome
message in the start up routine on your device; it should contain simple
contact details in case of loss, like name, telephone number and maybe email
We know of several lost GPS that have been restored to their owners simply because they had added a welcome message with contact details. It’s easy to do if you follow these simple instructions.
your GPS to your PC
On your PC > go to My Computer and
look for the drive the computer assigns to the internal memory of your device
> which will read something like Garmin Oregon (E:) this is the internal
memory of your device.Click on the drive > and select and
click on the Garmin Folder
Look for the file labelled >
startup.txt >click on the file to edit contents
Set the time the display message is
displayed to 20 as it gives a bit more time for the message to be read
Add your message as seen below
When complete the completed file should
look something like ours below
Once you are happy with the file changes
then don’t forget to save them > go to File > Save.
- If you do don’t have this file it should be pretty easy to create using Notepad or other similar program.
Your Start Up message should read like this
<!-- Edit this file to display a message while your unit is powering on -->
<!-- Allow one full power cycle after editing for your message to be updated -->
<!-- Set the display number to the minimum number of seconds your message is displayed -->
<!-- Type your message on the next line -->"
This GPS belongs to GPS Training if found call 01669 621044