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  • cfuller47 Jan 12, 2009

    I have gone through these instructions several times and the unit now displays 3/010/ 2009 and is 12 hours off. How do I solve



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Most GPS units get time from the GPS, and add an offset for your timezone.

If you are in the Eastern Daylight Savings zone, (Toronto, Florida, Buffalo etc), the offset should be -4.0. After the time change, in November, it would become -5.0.

If you are in Newfoundland, Canada, your offset should include an extra half hour.

Posted on Sep 16, 2008

  • David Friesen
    David Friesen Sep 16, 2008

    Time zone can be set according to page 43 of the manual:

    1. From page 2 of the Main Menu, tap User Options.

    2. Tap System Settings.

    3. Tap Time Zone

    4. Use "-" and "+" buttons to cycle through the time zones until the time zone for your area is displayed.

    5. Check Daylight savings if daylight savings is in effect for your timezone. (Daylight savings is not automatically adjusted.)

    6. Tap Save.



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