BEWARE! Complete Loss of All Data!

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BEWARE! Complete Loss of All Data!

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Users Beware!

Adding your Garmin GPSr to Garmin Explore on your Android device can result in a loss of all data on the GPSr after syncing!

Backup all important data on your GPSr BEFORE adding your device to Garmin Explore!

This is a longstanding bug that has been present since inception and Garmin have yet to correct as of Explore v2.5.2
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Two years later, and Explore is still up to no good, deleting all user data on device microSD cards while duplicating waypoints, tracks, routes, etc three or more times each in the Explore Cloud Database...

Just stay away from Explore if you can.

There is a reason I often refer to Garmin Explore as Perses....
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Yep, also did run one time into that bug and all my stuff was duplicated.
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I haven't used Garmin Explore on the iphone yet. To be honest I am not sure what exact use it would have. Shall I just not bother at all with Explore and delete the app?
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If you haven't needed it yet, I would recommend leaving it alone!

inReach devices require it, otherwise I don't touch it.
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Thanks for the advice.
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