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G Vice
LSU Fan
Lafayette, LA
Member since Dec 2006
8714 posts

re: GPS unit stolen: Is it possible for Garmin to track it or remote wipe it?


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Nope, it has no tracking or remote access capabilities.
You KNOW this how?






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Gujam8
Member since Jun 2010
2361 posts

re: GPS unit stolen: Is it possible for Garmin to track it or remote wipe it?


Fyi-

I always put in and store an address which is a block or two away from my house as my HOME address. It still gets you to the general vicinity when you need it and in the event your GPS is stolen/lost, you don't have to worry about random folks showing up at your house.






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G Vice
LSU Fan
Lafayette, LA
Member since Dec 2006
8714 posts

re: GPS unit stolen: Is it possible for Garmin to track it or remote wipe it?


Thanks for your responses.

Now






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Tigris
Colorado Fan
In a van by the river.
Member since Jul 2005
5769 posts

re: GPS unit stolen: Is it possible for Garmin to track it or remote wipe it?


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I got hosed by my insurance company.


Much better to go with a high deductible than to claim items like a GPS. Insurance company is just going to raise your rate for filing a claim and for something that really isn't all that expensive.






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tiger91
LSU Fan
South of Lafayette
Member since Nov 2005
12981 posts

re: GPS unit stolen: Is it possible for Garmin to track it or remote wipe it?


Hey G Vice .. sorry about your GPS BUT fyi I didn't need your friends at Acadian! I made it ... all 5 freaking miles!!!





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wadewilson
LSU Fan
San Francisco
Member since Sep 2009
15797 posts

re: GPS unit stolen: Is it possible for Garmin to track it or remote wipe it?


I also lost 3 pairs of sunglasses in the break-in. My deductible was high, almost the value of the GPS and the sunglasses, so that's a losing situation right there, plus, they would only pay for an entry-level GPS unit, and mine was really nice.

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can you show me stats? why would you be any more likely to be robbed by someone who stole your sat-nav? That makes no sense, your house is just another house like anyone else's on the street I'd assume.


I mean, I don't have any stats, but it's pretty easy. Somebody breaks into your car while you're at the mall, jacks your GPS - they know you're not home, so they go straight to your house. It's always better to not put your home address on your GPS.

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StormTiger
LSU Fan
Norwich, England, but from TX
Member since Dec 2003
3970 posts

re: GPS unit stolen: Is it possible for Garmin to track it or remote wipe it?


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they know you're not home, so they go straight to your house


ah, I can understand that, but if you ain't jacked when you get home, you probably don't have anything to worry about...



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G Vice
LSU Fan
Lafayette, LA
Member since Dec 2006
8714 posts

re: GPS unit stolen: Is it possible for Garmin to track it or remote wipe it?


Glad to hear it. I know it was a very satisfying morning for you, to participate in and complete this event.

Glad I didn't get a phone call about a 40 yr old chick shitting herself at the finish line

Now fix your man a sammich and go ice those shoulders.







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wadewilson
LSU Fan
San Francisco
Member since Sep 2009
15797 posts

re: GPS unit stolen: Is it possible for Garmin to track it or remote wipe it?


Yeah. When I got a new GPS, I didn't even put my home address in.





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tiger91
LSU Fan
South of Lafayette
Member since Nov 2005
12981 posts

re: GPS unit stolen: Is it possible for Garmin to track it or remote wipe it?


The hubby is cutting soybeans (bless his heart) and I'm here with a 15 yo know it all who wants to know why I didnt' "win" ... I asked him why the heck he didn't get up at 530 to run 5 miles!

Thanks ... it did feel great. I will admit I "almost" turned an ankle ... NEVER would I have lived that down.






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bryso
Clemson Fan
The Real Death Valley
Member since Dec 2006
27062 posts

re: GPS unit stolen: Is it possible for Garmin to track it or remote wipe it?


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I doubt they will use it to come rob your house. Actually, it's pretty common.


I think this is some internet chain mail rumor Why would someone need directions to a house to rob they can just drive down the damn street






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sbr2
Member since Apr 2011
12258 posts

re: GPS unit stolen: Is it possible for Garmin to track it or remote wipe it?


Because they know you aren't at home and most likely cannot get home quickly.





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I Love Bama
Alabama Fan
Alabama
Member since Nov 2007
31923 posts

re: GPS unit stolen: Is it possible for Garmin to track it or remote wipe it?


Who would steal a gps these days? They are pretty cheap and I'm sure they don't pawn for much.





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bryso
Clemson Fan
The Real Death Valley
Member since Dec 2006
27062 posts

re: GPS unit stolen: Is it possible for Garmin to track it or remote wipe it?


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Because they know you aren't at home and most likely cannot get home quickly.


What do they think everyone lives alone?






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sbr2
Member since Apr 2011
12258 posts

re: GPS unit stolen: Is it possible for Garmin to track it or remote wipe it?


It's likely. But go ahead and hand over your address if you like, I just don't put mine in.





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Tigah in the ATL
LSU Fan
Atlanta
Member since Feb 2005
23846 posts

re: GPS unit stolen: Is it possible for Garmin to track it or remote wipe it?


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Actually, it's pretty common
in an urban myth kind of way.

I think the thieves are often named La-a.






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