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Are U.S Humminbirds now Geo-Fenced
« on: July 02, 2011, 05:01:19 PM »
Is this true ? Can Greg comfim this !  What is Geo- fencing ?   There may be a small message on the bottom of the gps screen saying that this unit is not designed for use outside of the US. They do it to protect their overseas dealers.

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Re: U.S Humminbirds now Geo-Fenced
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2011, 05:06:32 PM »
I have not heard of this for HB.....
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Re: U.S Humminbirds now Geo-Fenced
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2011, 05:09:53 PM »
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            This info was from a dealer in the States saying they have stopped sending Lowrance and HB products overseas due to this reason

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Re: U.S Humminbirds now Geo-Fenced
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2011, 05:12:41 PM »
Had not heard about this feature being a part of the products for HB...
for the fishermen, this might be a good request...
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Re: U.S Humminbirds now Geo-Fenced
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2011, 05:16:06 PM »
What is geo-fensing.
In a nutshell, it is an alarm that when you get within a preset distance from a location the unit will establish a different display showing you a fense (usually a different background color) around the preset location.
It might be helpful,
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Re: U.S Humminbirds now Geo-Fenced
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2011, 07:01:14 PM »
But in the other hand it might not be... if you buy your unit from the States and you live in Australia or Europe the unit might  flash a warning over the GPS screen saying  that this unit is not designed for use outside of the US...If this is true and all new units have this then maybe any updates may have Geo- fencing  built in
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Re: Are U.S Humminbirds now Geo-Fenced
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2011, 10:23:27 AM »
No, our products do not employ any sort of geo-fencing for the GPS.  The Domestic (U.S.) version units do not have all of the Time Zones, languages, and metric measurements available in them but that does not stop the GPS from working.

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