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Getting started with Extended Display Device Profile (Varia Vision)

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I'm working on an nRF52832 hardware project and want to interface with the Garmin Varia Vision. I've checked under the device profile documentation pdf downloads page the but the Extended Display Device Profile isn't listed with the others.

Where can I find the documentation on the device profile?

Is there any example code for the connection between an nrf52 and an Extended Display?

Sorry if I just can't find it and it's somewhere obvious...      
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I've read in a few places around thisisant.com that the Extended Display profile pdf is on the downloads page. Now I'm wondering if it's there, but hidden under the hidden "MEMBER EARLY RELEASE" section.

Can anyone with full member status confirm if the information I seek is available to full members, but not adopters?

I'm currently an adopter, working on personal projects, and $1500 for some documentation is out of my budget. It would be strange if the Extended Display profile were considered an "early release" since the Varia Vision came out around 2015-2016 I think and is now discontinued, but I can't think of why else the documentation would not be available on the downloads page with all the other device profile pdfs.      
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I can confirm that the EXD profile is in Member Early Release. This status is a result of changes to the profile that occurred in 2019.

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Ian Haigh

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Thanks for looking into it.

Is there a way for me to get access to the documentation before the changes in 2019? Since I'm working with the Varia Vision, it was discontinued before then and the changes likely won't apply to my use case.      
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My project is at a stand-still. If anyone can help me find this documentation, please PM me.

If there ever was a public release before the changes mentioned above in 2019, I can't find any archived copy of it, or any mention.

It doesn't make sense to me why the Extended Display profile seems not to have been been released publicly in all these years, even after the Varia Vision was released and then discontinued. Is there somewhere I can make an appeal to release the documentation?      
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Yes, i have a similar problem.

I'd like to know whether the extended display device profile would enable my scenario. However, I can't read that profile without coughing up $1500 bucks to get membership level access. As others have said, clearly devices shipped with this profile.

the specific thing i'm trying to figure out is how segregated/typed the extended display device is eg. is it bitmapped display items or are the messages like 'navigation update'/'some info'.

thanks,
Adam Glass