How to Change the Device Name on a Garmin Forerunner 205 GPS

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Garmin's Forerunner 205 GPS unit is a portable GPS unit designed for athletes and active individuals. When you set up your training program within the Garmin Training Center application, you can assign a unique personal name to your watch-like unit. With multiple people in the house, this design will allow you to monitor the progress of multiple units in one application. If you need to change the name assigned to a unit, there is no need to lose all of the data already collected on it.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • USB cable

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  1. 1

    Right-click the "Start" button on your computer's taskbar. Click "Explore," then navigate to the "Program Data" folder on your hard drive.

  2. 2

    Double-click the "GARMIN" folder. Select "Training Center." Right-click "TCAcct" and select "Copy." Right-click your desktop and choose "Paste." Highlight the "TCAcct" folder and press "Delete."

  3. 3

    Attach your GPS to the computer by plugging the USB cable into an open port on your computer. Plug the other end of the USB cable into the Garmin.

  4. 4

    Launch the Garmin Training Center software. Turn on the GPS device. Enter the device name you want assigned to the GPS unit when prompted. Input your user name, then click "OK." Close the Training Center application.

  5. 5

    Double-click the "TCAcct" folder on your desktop. Right-click and select "Copy" on the "HistoryTree.bin" file in the folder and paste it into the new folder, found in the Program Files location you copied the old directory from. Click "Overwrite" when prompted that the file exists.

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