The device occasionally would stop picking up signal. We have been given various instructions:
A factory reset should bring the device back to life. This is how you do a factory reset: Step 1) Remove the memory card from the device. Step 2) Press and hold the POI and Function button, then press the Power button as well. Press and hold all 3 buttons together for 5 seconds. Do not release the buttons until the status light turns green. Step 3) After about 13 seconds, you should hear a long beep - this will not take longer than 20 seconds. This first confirms that the factory settings have been successfully loaded. Only then has the factory reset also been successfully completed. Step 4) Insert the memory card and see if a positioning can now be successfully completed now. We hope these steps will bring your device back to life and look forward to your feedback
I can fully understand that you are not satisfied and no, this behavior is not usual. Can you please tell me what serial number your device has and what firmware is used? If it is firmware version V2.3, then this hangup may be due to this firmware. The firmware had a bug, which is why we don't offer it for download at the moment. A new firmware will be released next days. If you have V2.3, I would ask you to downgrade the firmware to V2.2 at the moment. This would explain the hangup of the device. You can download the older firmware here: https://www.columbus-gps.de/support/columbus-p10-pro-support [...] (more emails) [...] you can find the instructions on page 6 of the manual: https://www.columbus-gps.de/download/p10-pro/p10-pro-manual-english-v1.0.pdf Please send us your INFO.txt file.
We uploaded Firmware V2.2 and updated it, but the problem returned some time later.
They also provide a "TimeAlbum™ Pro" app, that can be run with Linux through java, although one needs for that the Oracle version, not the open one from apt:
laussy@covid:~/Dropbox/Fabrice/comp/java$ ./jre1.8.0_333/bin/java -jar TimeAlbumProLinux.jar
To Load the configuration file on the SD card, press the "Power Button" and the "POI Button “simultaneously until you hear 3 short beeps, then the 3 lamps will flash three times at the same time, and finally you hear one long beep, indicating the configuration is successfully completed:
We noted, although did not establish for sure, that GPX logging could be troublesome to pick-up satellites and record all data points.
CSV seems to be troublefree. This still needs to be converted to GPX format though, which we do with a little script I wrote:
For all them simultaneously, of course:
for f in *.CSV; do csv2gpx "$f"; done