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Columbus P-10 Pro firmware update and factory reset instructions.

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For firmware update instructions, please refer tohttp://cbgps.com/p10/firmware/index_en.html Below are factory reset instructions. 1. Unplug the MicroSD card. 2. Press and hold the POI & Function button, then press the power button(Press the three buttons at the same time). Hold pressing for about 5 seconds. Release pressing until the status lamp lights green. 3. You can hear a long beep after about 13 seconds.(Please notice that it should not take over 20 seconds to wait for the beep.)

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Instructions of setting Columbus P-10 Pro to 5Hz log mode.

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For background info of 5Hz Columbus P-10 Pro, please refer to our previous blog post here. (optional) Step 1: Update P-10 Pro firmware to V1.3 Make sure there are no files under the root directory of the MicroSD card. In the power-off state. Connect P-10 Pro with PC via the data cable. Download the firmware file from here. Copy the firmware file ”P-10.BIN” to the root directory of the MicroSD card, and eject the device. Disconnect P-10 Pro with PC. In the power-off state, press the "Power button" and the "POI button" simultaneously until you hear 3 short beeps, and...

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5Hz logging Columbus P-10 Pro

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The Columbus flagship logger P-10 pro has been around for a while. It has excellent accuracy but its log frequency is only 1Hz. Today, I am very excited about getting the 5Hz firmware from Columbus GPS. The firmware(V1.3) increases the log frequency from 1Hz to 5Hz. Very cool stuff!  This could be a groundbreaking feature for some people. For example, the ones who are in the car racing industry.  Below is a screenshot showing my test drive of P-10 Pro in 5hz mode.  P-10 pro maintains a high accuracy level and little drift. The track is far more smoother than...

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Battery runtime for Columbus P-1 GPS.

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P-1 has a built-in 1900mAhrechargeable battery. In normal mode, P-1 can continuously log at 1Hz interval for 60-65 hours. If using 5 minutes spy mode and 1Hz log mode together, the battery runtime can be 15 days.

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How to configure 5 minutes log interval for Columbus P-1 GPS data logger

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The available log intervals of P-1 GPS are 1Hz, 5Hz, and 10Hz.  P-1 GPS does NOT accept a 5 minutes interval. To achieve a 5 minutes interval, we have the below 2 options.   Option 1: Using the 1Hz interval in P-1 GPS, downloading the CSV file and using Excel to filter the data for every 300 seconds.    Option 2: Use “spy mode”. Set the spy mode to 5 minutes. When P-1 wakes up, it will log 8 waypoints. Meanwhile, the P-1 will need a little bit of time to get the position fixed. So you can achieve the...

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