Does the K2 have an FCC license yet?

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bikebikebike
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Does the K2 have an FCC license yet?

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When looking up a teardown of the K1 for repair,
I found this piece from the FCC , but the K2 wasn't there.
It could go by some other name, or sent forth all anon
But if put out by the parent group, perhaps it's not come that far along.

The K1 got its papers in mid Feb of Twent' 18
And took a brief few coupl'a months before it was really seen.
So I wonder what delays there are, and if I'm barking wrong
About just when the shelves will see it ship, I hope it won't be long.

https://fcc.report/FCC-ID/2ADMX-HK1

The K1 trickled out , promised in July of 17
but FCC approval didn't happen at full steam.
Did that delay the first one, after all the big promote
Had orderers start fussing, because all reviewers wrote
It up, perhaps prematurely, perhaps with hungry eyes
That saw product before 'twas ready, and got perceived as telling lies.
It needs FCC approval, just like other radios,
And if there's delaying in that task, delivery is getting hosed.
bikebikebike
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Re: Does the K2 have an FCC license yet?

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Facebook says they're taking money ,
the last of what they say they're due,
Without giving forth the shipping date,
More than "in a month or two".

There's still no FCC App listing
When I go upon their site.
So, I wonder if there's anyone
who can prove me wrong or right?

There's a shortage of transparency,
though they've labored long and hard.
So, I wonder what's forthcoming
from the folks in Hudson yard.
Steinello
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Re: Does the K2 have an FCC license yet?

Post by Steinello »

... now it seem´s that they could finalize the FCC certification process ;-)
... now we only have to wait for shipping.

https://fcc.report/FCC-ID/2ADMX-HK2/
bikebikebike
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Re: Does the K2 have an FCC license yet?

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Good to see. Nice interior pics and software screens in the manual that's part of the application..
Noted a 2500mA battery and screen edges that look exposed, but good power mgmt and a case would take care of that.
https://www.androidauthority.com/gorill ... on-886866/
K1 has 1.1mm thick Corning Gorilla Glass and 3200mA batt, just as reference.
As the K2 expands the hardware potential of the K1, it will be interesting to see what can be carried along and what cannot.
Controlling backward compatibility and connectability has been one of Garmin's great, um, challenges.


Anybody know what model of Garmin that is on our banner above and behind the K1?
Brolly33
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Re: Does the K2 have an FCC license yet?

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Because it is fun to try to guess forward: Looks like K2 may have a battery that is more widely available and it MIGHT have a standard ribbon connection.
I hope that will mean easy/low cost battery replacements that an average end user with a screwdriver can achieve.

https://fcc.report/FCC-ID/2ADMX-HK1/3742868
TMB 484472PPV

https://www.ebay.com/itm/TMB-484472PPV- ... 4509397017
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Re: Does the K2 have an FCC license yet?

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Possibly not totally plug and play but the soldered bat should be replaceable by board/phone repair folks who can do soldered phone battery stuff.
I have done R/C and ebike lipos, and it's not a huge deal, but again , not like plopping in a C-cell.
I have been bringing together the FB group's comments an tips and will put together an FAQ.
HH could put this to rest with a plan, and it would be a strong move from them.
Discussion of adding an external battery or a line on a plug that would gracefully add a pack, would also be a feather in their cap.

Lipo's can be a big warranty problem, and among the ebike guys they are considered
firebombs that store electricity, as a way of reminding users to give them respect.
Think hoverboards and early laptops.
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