Garmin software update

 

I just finished running the Garmin WebUpdater.It show I had the latest software.Continue on to next screen and seen the update called Localization Dat,XML File. Anyone got any info on this and is it a necessary update.I know it was not there when I updated before from 4.50 to 4.60.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

Update

I installed the update on my 260W last night and have had no problems as of yet. I used my 260W today and everything seems fine. I did a search on the net for the update and it appeared to be a connection port update for updating software from computer but I am not sure if this is correct.

Installed on Nuvi 760

I had no issues installing the updated software and it seems to work just fine. In fact, some earlier bugs seem to be resolved (significant delays in voice announcing next turns).

Guess we will wait and see

Guess we will wait and see. I haven't seen anything new on the 760.

No problem here either...

on 255W. I wish they were more descriptive of the updates.

Had to do a "Hard Reset"

Hi -

On a Garmin 255W with the MSN cable. It seemed to update correctly using webupdater, but when I plugged it into the car it went into a endless reboot cycle.

I fixed it by doing a "Hard Reset". It then proceeded to update the MSN cable - which was kind of neat - I didn't know the the cable itself had any intelligence.

It appears that we got Multiple waypoints in a route (I've setup 3 waypoints so far). I think I got the ability to have custom POIs as destinations now (I may have it before - just didn't know it)

My sense is the traffic maps are little more detailed. But once again I'm not sure.

What we didn't get (I keep hoping - Garmin are listening) was a way to store routes and a full time compass (in degrees) on the main navigation screen.

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jrpend wrote:

What we didn't get (I keep hoping - Garmin are listening) was a way to store routes and a full time compass (in degrees) on the main navigation screen.

Compass readings in degrees (based on GPS readings) would be very inaccurate and dependent upon motion. Handheld gps units actually incorporate a true compass.

As far as getting route capability, I doubt that owners of more expensive units with route capability would be very pleased if Garmin suddenly gave away a feature that they paid dearly to get.

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Nuvi 660 -- and not upgrading it or maps until Garmin fixes long-standing bugs/problems, and get maps to where they are much more current, AND corrected on a more timely basis when advised of mistakes.